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Children and Mental Health
Children and Mental Health
Bailey Ryan, tLMHC

Why Therapy is Great for Children and Mental Health

Children are resilient. If they experience a traumatic event, it does not mean they have to be affected now or later in life. They can recover. It is important to recognize the signs of mental health problems and try to get your child help before these events impact them even more.

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SAD
Mental Health Awareness
Kayla Reisinger, MS, tLMHC

Why Do Some People Get Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that is related to the changing of seasons. The mood changes occur around the same time every year. Symptoms typically begin in the fall and will continue throughout the winter.

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Trauma
Mental Health Awareness
Kylie Russell, MA, LMSW

Trauma Impacts the Mind AND the Body

I often hear people say, “My experience is not as bad as someone else’s experience, so I have no reason to feel this way.” This type of thinking can slow the healing process, because when we invalidate our own trauma, we’re essentially locking ourselves up with our own shame and throwing away the key. It’s important to consider that your trauma is your own.

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Adult Bullies
Mental Health Awareness
Pete Campie, MA, tLMFT

How to Handle Adults That Bully Others

When we think of bullying, we typically envision the kid stealing lunch money or shoving their peer to the ground at recess. Sure, these are the most common depictions of bullying in pop culture, but bullying doesn’t end when we graduate high school. So how can we handle adults who bully us?

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sexual wellness
Relationships
Christine Topping, MS, LMFT

How to Improve Sexual Wellness with Endorphins

No longer the taboo word it once was, sex is a normal and healthy part of our relationships as humans. Similarly, sexual wellness is the blend of our physical state, mental state, and social well-being in connection with our sexuality.

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Viktor Frankl Logotherapy
Mental Health Awareness
Rodney Dieser, PhD, LMHC

Viktor Frankl: The Founder of Logotherapy

Seventy-five years ago, Viktor Frankl wrote one of the greatest books in mental health. First published in 1946, Viktor Frankl’s memoir Man’s Search for Meaning remains one of the most influential books of the last century, selling over ten million copies worldwide and having been embraced by successive generations of readers captivated by its author’s philosophical journey in the wake of the Holocaust.

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Keeping Resolutions
Mental Health Awareness
Jeff Brookens, MBA, MA, TLMFT

Tips for Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

Many of us may find that we hope to focus on making headway in 2021 by setting New Year’s resolutions. While it’s very common for us to use the New Year as a launching point for self-improvement, I would like to take a moment to discuss some important themes to keep in mind now that we are approaching 2021.

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Mentoring
Children and Mental Health
Jacob Christenson, PhD, LMFT

How to Help Yourself and Others Through Mentoring

Mentoring, at its core, is helping another person. There are many benefits of mentoring, for all parties involved. Of course, the obvious ones involve career development or personal advice, but what about the impact on our mental health?

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holiday stress vlog
COVID-19
Christine Topping, MS, LMFT

Navigating Holiday Stress in a COVID World

Holiday Stress is something that is probably impacting a lot of us right now — this year especially. The holidays are presented as a very joyful, warm, and fuzzy time of year. A lot of us want to decorate, give gifts, and bake treats. However, is this stereotypical image of the holidays realistic? What is the reality of bringing this vision to life?

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disenfranchised grief
Mental Health Awareness
Megan Fernandez, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C, PMHNP

Disenfranchised Grief and How to Navigate it

Paid bereavement days, meal trains, flower arrangements and condolence cards are often sent as acknowledgement during traditional losses. These gestures do not typically accompany disenfranchised grief. Unfortunately, this absence further supports the misbelief that a person’s feelings of loss are not valid.

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holiday family stress
Stress Relief
Megan Smalley, MA, tLMFT

How to Manage Holiday Stress and Family

There is no rule book on what we should feel or do during the holidays. Even though there is no holiday rule book, sometimes the demands of the holidays spike our stress levels anyway. Finding ways to cope with the stress of the holidays can help us to find our joy this holiday season.

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holiday financial stress
Stress Relief
Erin Hill, LMHC

How to Manage Holiday Stress and Finances

The American culture seems to reinforce people by valuing productivity and being “stressed out” over mental health. Sometimes it seems as if slowing down is seen as undesirable and linked with being lazy. Is it possible that some stress could be self-inflicted?

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teletherapy tips
Teletherapy and Telehealth
Pete Campie, MA, tLMFT

4 Tips for a Successful Teletherapy Session

Telehealth allows you to receive treatment from anywhere and eliminates a lot of inconveniences. In addition, digital document management and signing systems can help you avoid spending large amounts of time completing forms.

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