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Making Connections During Depression

November 14th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
Making Connections During Depression

Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses in the U.S. and people often find it difficult to cope with their symptoms. In many cases depression can lead people to become isolated from family and friends which can ultimately worsen their feelings of sadness and helplessness. Attempting to make connections with others is crucial …

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Too Scared to Sleep

October 18th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
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There are many different factors that can come into play when someone has issues with sleep. Mental and physical health, stress and many other problems can contribute to difficulty falling and staying asleep. In some cases, sleep problems may be caused by issues with fear and anxiety that may be causing a person to stay …

Filed Under: Mental Health, Phobia, Pychotherapy, Stress

Narcissist Abuse

October 15th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
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Sometimes the people around us have self-centered tendencies but it can be difficult to spot a true narcissist especially at first. Unfortunately many people end up getting involved in relationships with a narcissist and are not aware of how much their behavior is affecting them until it is too late. Narcissist abuse is a problem …

Filed Under: Emotional Abuse, Mental Health, PTSD

The Trauma of Sexual Assault Discussion is Center Stage

October 9th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
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After the powerful testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford before the Senate Judiciary Committee, more attention has been drawn to the issues of sexual assault and its impact on victims. Ford asserted that not only was the event itself terrifying but it affected her for the rest of her life in many ways. Her story …

Filed Under: PTSD, Therapy

How Does One Overcome Trauma-Induced Severe Social Anxiety?

September 24th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
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Anxiety disorders often occur among people who have had a difficult upbringing, history of abuse or some experience with trauma. Although anxiety can be caused by many factors including genetic vulnerability, trauma is a significant issue that can impact a person’s mental health and lead to the development of symptoms related to anxiety. There is …

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Eating Disorders Effect on Mental Health

September 13th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
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People that struggle with issues of control about food are dealing with serious psychological issues. An eating disorder is considered a type of mental illness but people with problems such as anorexia or bulimia are often comorbid with other disorders like depression and anxiety. Mental health issues are at the core of an eating disorder …

Filed Under: Mental Health

What Does Psychological Trauma Do to the Brain?

September 10th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
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People that experience trauma not only suffer from mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, they may even have significant changes in their brain. Victims of trauma, particularly those who develop PTSD may have their brain “rewired” in a sense due to their exposure to trauma. Childhood trauma can even impact the developing brain …

Filed Under: Mental Health, PTSD, Pychotherapy

Personal Empowerment as a Prevention Strategy

August 15th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
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When it comes to your health, taking matters into your own hands can sometimes be the best method for preventing issues such as substance abuse and physical or mental health problems. Personal empowerment means doing what you can to stay healthy and being more aware of what you need for self-care and prevention. Although there …

Filed Under: Mental Health, Mental Health Treatment

What Exactly is an Addictive Personality?

August 13th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
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People that struggle with addiction are not just hooked on a particular substance; their behavior is often part of underlying issues that are difficult to resolve. Although the concept of an addictive personality is part myth and part reality, there are certain traits that can create a higher risk of addiction. There is no single …

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Do I Need Grief Counseling?

August 7th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
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The loss of a loved one can be devastating and many people don’t know how to navigate the feelings and stages of grief that they are experiencing. When someone passes away, all the people around them may deal with the grief in their own unique ways. Some people may seem like they are handling things …

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