Supporting Teen Mental Health

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Teen Mental Health: How to Support Growing Pains From experiencing big emotions and hormonal changes to navigating major life events, teenaged years are tumultuous by nature. Unfortunately, this can make it difficult for parents to differentiate normal adolescent behaviors from signs of mental illness. Here, we explore five signs that a teenager in your life […]

Mental Health in the Moment

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Go-To Grounding Techniques When difficult emotions build up, causing anxious or depressive thoughts, it can be a challenge to stay in the present moment. Grounding is a meditative practice that helps mitigate overwhelming thoughts by helping you tune in to the world around you. Read on for some methods to ground yourself and feel more […]

How to Choose a Therapist

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Picking the Right Professional Looking for a new therapist? With some careful planning and support from others, you can take the next step in your mental health journey with confidence! Specify The first step to finding the right therapist for you is to get specific. Define your areas of concern, and decide what goals you […]

The Ultimate Benefits of Pets List

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There’s nothing quite like coming home to a furry friend after a long day at work. If you have noticed that you tend to feel happier in the presence of your pet, you aren’t alone. Pets offer a whole host of benefits, many of which positively affect your mental health. While some breeds and species […]

The Hidden Side of Eating Disorders

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Eating disorders are serious conditions characterized by unhealthy patterns of food consumption – typically either eating too much or too little. Contrary to what the name suggests, however, these disorders are about much more than food. In this article, a local expert explains why there is more to eating disorders than meets the eye.   […]

Bipolar 1 vs. Bipolar 2

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Two Sides of the Coin Bipolar disorder is a commonly known condition, but not many people know about the differences between bipolar 1 and bipolar 2, which are separate diagnoses. Unfortunately, this can prevent some people from recognizing the signs of bipolar disorder that they may be presenting, often leaving them to go untreated. Here, […]

Grieving Later in Life

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How Elderly People Experience Loss Differently It is an unfortunate fact that the longer a person lives, the more loss they will experience, but grieving the loss of a loved one never gets any easier. In fact, research shows that it can be significantly more difficult for the elderly. Here, we explore the many ways […]

The Truth About OCD

OCD – which stands for obsessive-compulsive disorder – is perhaps one of the more misunderstood mental health disorders. Colloquially, many people believe it to simply refer to extreme organization or perfectionism; but in fact, the scope of the disorder extends far beyond those traits. Read on to learn the truth about what it’s like to […]

Imposter Syndrome

Understanding and Overcoming False Feelings of Inadequacy Anyone who’s ever experienced a high-pressure situation is likely to be familiar with the gut-twisting feeling of self-doubt. In those moments, when success is more or less demanded, people who lack a strong internal sense of value may conjure up intrusive thoughts like, “Am I qualified?” or “Do […]

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