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Denial – What You Need to Know

July 23, 2020

We often have an instinctive tendency to deny the magnitude of life’s challenges and how they affect us. Although a little bit of denial can be an effective coping mechanism, more often, denial prevents us from overcoming our problems. This is particularly true for people struggling to control their mental […]

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Art Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

July 9, 2020

Some experiences are simply too painful for words. For many people who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, speaking about experiences can range from difficult to downright painful. Therapists have discovered that therapy employing art can dramatically help patients suffering from PTSD work through their traumatic experiences by communicating and expressing […]

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Identifying and Preventing Compassion Fatigue

June 17, 2020

Compassion fatigue is a legitimate concern among medical professionals who, especially now, regularly encounter people in traumatic situations with heart-breaking needs and circumstances. For them, caring too much is not only a possibility, but it is the underlying cause of a condition known as “compassion fatigue.” What Is Compassion Fatigue? […]

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Taking Charge of Our Lives for Our Physical and Mental Health

June 3, 2020

It’s clear, by now, that not all of us are faced with the same realities during this “quarantine” and isolation mandate. While some we know claim to be using this time to learn new languages, pick up a new culinary skill, or post endless self-made, how-to videos (who knew so many […]

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Trauma, Triggers and Metal Health

May 20, 2020

For those who struggle with addiction, depression, trauma or post-traumatic stress, the world is full of stimuli that can trigger intense reactions. This is especially true for those who have faced significant trauma in their lives. Facing past experiences, whether one-off or over long periods of time can have a […]

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How Does Diet Impact Mental Health?

May 6, 2020

As many of us are exploring the kitchen more, you may want to tune in to your body and how you are feeling. What we fuel ourselves with can majorly impact our systems, both physically and mentally. When dealing with conditions like anxiety and depression, research shows mood is impacted […]

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Differentiating True Threats of Self-Harm and Suicide From Cries For Attention

April 20, 2020

In this blog, we discuss some truly deep, life-or-death decisions that friends, family and loved ones have to make when they know that someone in their circle is hurting. Unfortunately, these extremely difficult decisions have incredibly important consequences. Sometimes we struggle thinking that if we give into empty cries for […]

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Domestic Violence is No Less Serious When We’re in Quarantine

April 13, 2020

By now, the vast majority of Americans are stuck in place, under mandatory stay at home orders from their local and state governments. While we have a pandemic to contend with, as well as an uncertain financial future, a very real concern is starting to worsen – domestic violence and […]

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FARR Certification for Mental Health Transitional Housing

April 7, 2020

One of the keys to successful post treatment life is support. While we, and many third parties, offer support systems for mental health patients, not everyone can transition from treatment directly into “normal” life. For many, transitional housing is a great way to ease out of the highly regulated treatment […]

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