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Providers Working with Communities to Address Student Mental Health

Read insightful and timely articles by Dr. Ronit Molko on a wide range of behavioral health topics.

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August 2

Providers Working with Communities to Address Student Mental Health

Emotional wellness has become the elephant in the room in our schools today, as young people struggle like never before with their mental health. A student at Long Beach State University in California called a friend in an emotional crisis, desperate for help and threatening to harm herself. The friend knew she had to act …
November 10

Value-Based Healthcare

A patient desperate for pain relief opts for spinal fusion surgery, a procedure that typically costs between $80,000 and $150,000. Spinal fusion can offer benefits to healthcare patients but it has a woeful success rate often tabbed at 50%. We know that three of every seven patients who undergo the operation require further surgical intervention …
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June 30

Coping with Stress in Unprecedented Times Part 2

In my previous post, I explored the tumult of unusual activity flowing into and out of our brains as a result of the novel Coronavirus and the worldwide response to it. The threat to lives and livelihoods, the near-total curtailment of social interaction and the departure from normalcy – all of these taken together are …
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May 30

Coping with Stress in Unprecedented Times- Part 1

By Ronit Molko, Ph.D., BCBA-D Pity your brain. This unprecedented epoch we are experiencing is playing havoc with our most vital organ, the one that is designed to act as the air traffic controller of our bodies during the impenetrable fog of a lockdown. Our brain through our nervous system is constantly evaluating and detecting …