What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder?

What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder?

What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder?

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a mental health condition that impacts a person’s beliefs and perceptions around their body image. Those suffering with BDD are overly concerned about what they perceive as flaws in their appearance and/or different parts of…

Enriching Your Marriage: Counseling Before and After You Say “I Do”

Enriching Your Marriage:  Counseling Before and After You Say “I Do”

In the world of coupledom, there are many highs in the relationship and then some unexpected lows. There is no true destination in a relationship other than living a life together that fosters support, love and growth. You’ve met someone…

Spending Time Outdoors Improves Mental Health: Women’s Lifestyle Interview With Christine Mushlock

Spending Time Outdoors Improves Mental Health: Women’s Lifestyle Interview With Christine Mushlock

Stressful home, school or work environments can contribute to muscle tension, elevated blood pressure and increased levels of stress hormones in the body, which over time, can contribute to elevated symptoms of anxiety and depression. Research shows that spending time outdoors, in natural environments, can reduce these symptoms as well as improve cognitive functioning, energy and mood.

Business Leadership Lessons: NOBODY Walks Past a Weed

Business Leadership Lessons: NOBODY Walks Past a Weed

By Bob VandePol, MSW Years ago (and in seemingly another career lifetime), the organization I led was subject to periodic quality audits by our clients. A team of client representatives would invade our space, require documents, observe processes, interview staff,…

Minority Mental Health: How Can We Improve Access to Care?

Minority Mental Health: How Can We Improve Access to Care?
Mental illness touches individuals and communities physically, emotionally and spiritually. Individuals and communities cannot be fully understood without taking into account the full context and culture, including but not limited to: age, gender, ethnicity, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, disability, and...