Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety is normal for small children and may occur at different times, and at different ages. There is a difference between sporadic, more “normal” Separation Anxiety, lasting a few days, and more severe diagnosable Separation Anxiety Disorder, which can last for four weeks or more. Separation Anxiety Disorder occurs when there is an excessive … More Separation Anxiety

Sanpete County C.A.R.E.S

The Sanpete Behavioral Community Health Network has created a subcommittee that focuses on children and adolescents in Sanpete County. Sanpete County C.A.R.E.S. (Children, Adolescents, Resources Enhancement and Services), is an organization of committed volunteers passionate about helping bridge the gap in mental health services for the youth in the community. The committee is comprised of … More Sanpete County C.A.R.E.S

Resilience: Learning from Mythological Heroes

If you research the definition of the word “resilience” you will likely find phrases like, “the ability to spring back into shape; elasticity,” and “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.” Whether we are dealing with yet another failed New Year’s Resolution, or battling a lifelong addiction, we should focus on the trait of … More Resilience: Learning from Mythological Heroes


By Karen Soper Are you a perfectionist? Do you spend a lot of time “perfecting” your work so everything comes out the way you want it? Webster’s dictionary defines perfectionism as a disposition to regard anything short of perfection as unacceptable. Most people experience an inner drive to improve their performance on some tasks, whether … More Perfectionism

Healthy Relationships

There is one thing that we as adults want for our children, regardless of their age; it is positive and healthy peer relationships. As adults, we work to create an environment at home and at school that fosters these types of relationships and supports children as they practice the skills necessary to form trust, confidence, … More Healthy Relationships