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Depression

Children’s Hospitals See More Cases of Depression, Suicidal Thoughts
January 11, 2021

Written by, Nancy Clanton As schools shifted to distance learning and extracurricular activities were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, many kids lost vital resources for maintaining their mental health. Government figures show the proportion of children who arrived in...

Perfection
December 21, 2020

Perfection. We desire to be the perfect friend, perfect parent, perfect student, perfect athlete, and the list continues through different roles and environments we engage in. Perfection, though, is just as unattainable as it is tempting. That being said,...

The Importance of Giving
December 16, 2020

During the year, we have had many ups and downs. Throughout the months, we have been focused on survival and how to take care of our own household. This is understandable, we have to help ourselves before we are...

DBT Explained
March 30, 2020

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a specialized form of cognitive behavioral therapy originally developed by Marsha Linehan to treat those who suffer with repeated suicidal thoughts and urges. According to an article by the New York Times, during an...

The Power of Self Compassion
March 18, 2020

Most of us can be critical of ourselves from time to time. We may judge our performance, appearance, behavior, or personality. Feelings of guilt or shame may prompt us to reflect on something we said or did. Reflecting on...

You Don’t Have to Be Alone
March 9, 2020

September 10, 2019 was World Suicide Prevention Day. I work with many clients that deal with trauma and/or depression. I’ve worked with many clients that have contemplated or attempted suicide. Previous to my career as a counselor, I have...

How are Food and Emotions Connected?
March 2, 2020

Our culture now has a term for anger associated with hunger. Irritable, hungry people are often called “hangry”, a condition solved quickly by eating. While being “hangry” is not usually a serious problem, you may have wondered what kind...

Expressing and Showing Gratitude
January 7, 2020

Gratitude is recognizing the good in our lives and being thankful for those positive experiences. It turns out that the ability to acknowledge the good in our lives and to express gratitude for the people, places and things that...

‘Tis the Season for Sensitivity
December 19, 2019

While most professions do what they can to wind down as we near closer to Christmas and New Year’s Day, I’ve found myself ratcheting up with client crises here in the counseling world. See, I have the blessing and...

More than a “Bad Mood”: Identifying Teenage Depression
October 21, 2019

Adolescence is riddled with changes, being a teen means wrestling with identity, self-image, belonging, and much more. There are constant transitions which can be confusing and difficult for parents and teens to navigate. We know another contributing factor is...