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How Fear and Trauma Contribute to Anger

November 24, 2021

Feeling upset or angry about a situation is a normal reaction; however, certain forms of anger result in self-destructive or potentially dangerous behaviors, such as substance abuse. According to the National Council for Behavioral Health, around 70% of all adults face at least one traumatic experience in their lifetime. Depending […]

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Veterans Day – A Day of Awareness and Honor

November 11, 2021

Veterans Day is a federal holiday recognized on November 11th, a day that marks the anniversary of the end of World War I. The day is used to acknowledge and honor those who have served our country through the darkest of times. However, recent studies reveal that military suicides have […]

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Case Study: Middle Aged Male Mental Health Patient

November 10, 2021

Client was a 60-year-old male presenting to Destination Hope for mental health treatment with a history of anxiety consistent with generalized anxiety disorder including: overthinking, feeling threatened, nervousness, restlessness, difficulty concentrating, fatigue, and muscle aches. Client had a history of panic attacks, PTSD and trauma which client attributes to his […]

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A Career in Mental Health Counseling

October 27, 2021

Considering mental health counseling as a career? You’re looking at a challenging, rewarding field with plenty of opportunities for growth. Becoming a mental health counselor can be an exciting process, with new discoveries and research contributing to rapid development in the field. Your education and training can be very important, even after you begin working professionally. A mental health counselor never stops learning, no matter how long they’ve been practicing!

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Traumatic Military Experience | DH Case study

October 20, 2021

Client was a 23-year-old male from the Midwest.  He presented for treatment for increased Anxiety and Depression. The client’s motivation for treatment was “I need to be able to cope with my Depression and Anxiety.” The client had a history of traumatic events while in the Marine Corp boot camp […]

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October 10th, 2021 – World Mental Health Day

October 10, 2021

October 10th is annually recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as World Mental Health Day. This is a day to bring awareness to mental health conditions from which so many suffer around the world. Anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD – to name a few of the countless conditions that […]

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Case Study of a Late 20s Primary Mental Health Client

September 29, 2021

This case study discusses a female client in her late 20’s female from the Midwest. She presented for treatment for primary mental health including OCD, trauma, Major depressive disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Client’s most severe symptoms arise from her trauma due to a bad accident involving her father several […]

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5 Healthy Coping Mechanisms

September 22, 2021

Tragedy strikes us when we are least expecting it. You do not have time to prepare or understand what is happening, and your whole world can turn upside down at the blink of an eye. This can lead a person down a dark road of self-medicating through drugs and alcohol, […]

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How to Help Your Loved One Say No to Suicide

September 8, 2021

  If you you or a loved one are having thoughts of suicide please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline immediately. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress.                                      1-800-273-8255 September is National Suicide […]

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