Entries by John

Interpersonal Effectiveness: Mental Health Meets Social Health

Last week, we talked about ways to implement mindfulness into your daily routines. While mindfulness is perhaps the most well-known module of DBT, it takes more than just “being present” to master this therapy. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) helps us to improve ourselves internally so that we can begin tackle the external. Among these external […]

5 Easy Ways to Make Time for Mindfulness

When you think of the word “mindfulness,” what images come to mind? A Buddhist monk meditating or maybe a private therapy session? The truth is that mindfulness doesn’t require a special room or the help of a professional. Anyone can practice mindfulness at any point in time. Simply, mindfulness is the act of being present […]

2017 DBT Summer Series

It’s summer! Time to kick back, relax, and pick up some DBT skills! John Mopper, LAC of Blueprint Mental Health will be offering two DBT training programs this summer: DBT Skills Training for Teens and DBT Skills Training for Parents/Caregivers. These 8-week programs will educate individuals on DBT, including the five skill modules: Mindfulness Distress […]

Mental Illness in Young People

“Roughly half of all lifetime mental disorders…start by the mid‐teens and three‐fourths by the mid‐20s.” (US National Library of Medicine; National Institutes of Health) Research shows us that most people with mental illness have been experiencing it since adolescence or young adulthood. In fact, prevalence of mental illness is nearly identical among adult and teen populations. The […]

Fast Facts & Resources for Mental Health Awareness Month

The last full week of Mental Health Awareness Month is coming to a close. Each year, mental health advocates launch campaigns to educate and advocate for mental health disorders and treatment options. Some of our favorite campaigns this month included the #1in4 and #1in5 tags on Instagram and Twitter and Child Mind Institute’s #MyYoungerSelf video […]

Quick Tips to Ditch Stress and Cope with Finals

As the weather gets warmer and school draws to a close, students across America face one last buzzkill: final exams. With their GPAs hanging into balance and a year’s worth of notes to read through, it’s no wonder that final exam season comes with a ton of stress for students. Teens face pressure from parents, teachers, […]

Getting Ahead: Teen Summer Treatment

With summer vacation swiftly approaching, teens across New Jersey are getting ready for two and half months of care-free fun. While sleeping in, playing video games, and hitting the beach might be on the agenda, summer is also a great time for self-improvement and preparing for September. School Stressors During the school year, teens experience anxiety, refusal, […]

Adolescent Group Therapy NJ: Peer Support Benefits

When you picture going to a therapist, what does it look like? Perhaps, images of red couches and interpreting ink blots come to mind. You sit alone in a room while your therapist asks difficult questions and takes notes on a clipboard. But what if, instead, you’re sitting around a table with other people just like you? Learn […]

Family Therapy NJ: Consistent Clinical Care

Mental health is rarely isolated. The people around us will affect or be affected by our feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. Therefore, clinical treatment should not be isolated either. In order to best help a family or a struggling individual, therapy should be considered for each family member. Read more about Family Therapy NJ below. Who is […]

NJ Teen Therapist: Finding Help When They Need It

When your teenager is experiencing mental health issues, finding help can be challenging. This can be especially hard when you and your child are having your own issues with communication. Sometimes, it can seem like s/he will only confide in their friends or their phones. When your teen needs help, you want them to talk to […]