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Supporting a Child with a Mental Illness

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So you took your son or daughter to see a counselor – now what do you do? As your role shifts from being a parent to parent of a child struggling with a mental illness there may be a lot of changes you are experiencing. Your child has always needed you, but now he or […]

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Giving Thanks Beyond Thanksgiving

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Did you know gratitude is often associated with being a happier person? According to research published by psychologists Dr. Robert Emmons at the University of California and Dr. Michael McCullogh at the University of Miami, people who wrote things they were thankful for each day for 10 weeks, were happier than people who wrote about […]

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Complex Trauma: Adult Survivors of Childhood Neglect and Abuse

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How common is childhood abuse or neglect? By conservative estimates, about 40 percent of American children will have at least one potentially traumatizing experience by the age of 18. This traumatic experience may include the death of a parent or sibling, ongoing physical abuse and/or neglect, sexual abuse, or the experience of a serious accident, […]

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Mindfulness & School Year Stress

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Now that kids are back in school, more and more children are coming into our offices for anxiety-related problems. With pressure from parents, tests, competitive school atmospheres, and peers, academic work can sometimes cause significant amounts of stress and anxiety. Where does mindfulness come in? Mindfulness can help your child stop and enjoy the moment, […]

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The skinny on eating disorders

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Eating disorders are a prevalent issue among females and males. It’s a type of mental illness that is stigmatized and often misunderstood. In fact, individuals who struggle with eating disorders frequently report feeling judged by peers and feeling scared to talk about what they are experiencing. I can imagine being scared to talk about my […]

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Social Media: How It Relates to Depression and Anxiety

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Think about the number of times you open a social media application on your smart phone every day. Did you know that recent research says that viewing social media apps such as Facebook and Instagram on a regular basis can increase the likelihood of experiencing depression and anxiety? When you think about it, it does […]

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When Career Stress Feels Like a Mental Illness

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“James” walked into my office and met with me for the first time.  He talked about how he was having the following symptoms: Feeling sad or depressed for several weeks Unmotivated to go to work Reduced appetite Difficulty sleeping Lack of interest in leisure activities At first I thought he was experiencing symptoms of depression, […]

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