Posts Categorized: Laura Arcuragi

Redefining Success

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Each of us innately have a definition of success, which we carry around as an unspoken measuring stick.  We use it to make decisions about ourselves and others regarding performance.  We use it to make decisions about relationships, jobs, family, religious congregations we attend, neighbors, cars, schools… the list is unending.  Each interaction draws our […]

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Suicide-Part 2

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Continued from Part 1                 Most people do not know how to respond to suicidal conversation or topics, other than with fear or jumping to solutions.  Although that makes sense to the person trying to help, that does little to help with the person who is struggling.  Desperation from a seeming or literal lack of […]

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Validation – The Key to Communication

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When one member of the family is suffering with any sort of mental health concern or crisis, the whole family is affected.  During these times, it is often hard for family members to know how to effectively communicate with that family member.  Do you say something? Do you ask how they are doing? Do you […]

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8 Myths of Self-Harm

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Self-harm can no longer be considered a myth.  With growing attention toward internal struggles shown outwardly, the presence of self-harm is prevalent in our current culture. In spite of its presence, it is still misunderstood.  For those who have struggled with self-harm  in their lives, they know all too well the misunderstandings that come from […]

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Self Harm Awareness Month

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Stress in our society is a problem that evades no person. Stress comes from outward pressures like work or school and inward triggers such as appearance, illness or expectations. As adults, we have hopefully learned healthy ways to cope with our stress. We exercise, talk to a friend or see a therapist. But when stress […]

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