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With all the things that are happening in the world, everybody could use somebody to talk to about their fears, concerns, problems, mental health issues, etc. With all the stigma surrounding mental illness the thought of going to therapy is scary,…
After collecting patient outcome data over a 22-month period, clinical evidence now shows that patients’ symptoms are actually decreasing and patients are getting better.
A certain amount of moodiness and acting out is normal for teens, so I’m often asked how to know if a teen is struggling with depression. We usually think of sadness as the main symptom, but depressed teens may act irritable, angry, and agitated…
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How to stay informed and protect your mental health Technology advances have allowed society to stay in touch and be informed of other’s doing in an instant. This has been a great thing especially during COVID when we were all in quarantine, but it…
Learn what you can do to show support and fight back in the stigma of seeking mental health help–during BIPOC Mental Health Month and the whole year through!
If you’re scrolling through Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest or Tik Tok, you may have seen that “The Soft Life” post. It has been gaining popularity on social media among minority women, specifically black women.  The soft life…
With all the things that are happening in the world, everybody could use somebody to talk to about their fears, concerns, problems, mental health issues, etc. With all the stigma surrounding mental illness the thought of going to therapy is scary,…
No one is exempt from PTSD. It can permanently and profoundly impact anyone. But there is hope. With faith, love, support and resources, any person can thrive in spite of PTSD.
When we think about posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it’s typically in the context of active duty service members and veterans—for good reason. Dangerous and potentially traumatic situations are common occurrences in the context of military…
In the past few decades, many prominent psychologists of color have studied the effects of racial trauma, and how it leads to higher rates of depression, anxiety, and stress. It has also been linked to posttraumatic stress disorder, substance use…
As a parent, you may be struggling with how to talk with your children about a community shooting at a school or elsewhere. It is important to remember that children look to their parents to make them feel safe. This is true no matter what ages your…
As summer approaches, it’s not uncommon to hear friends talking about how they “love to travel.” However, most people don’t really love the process of traveling to a vacation destination—especially if there are children involved! Most of us…
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a complex mental illness that is both historically and presently met with widespread misunderstanding among the general population. Due to the distinctive nature and high intensity of symptoms associated with…

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