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Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

If you or someone you love is considering suicide or shows warning signs for suicide, contact the Suicide Prevention Hotline at (800) 273-8255 or call 911 for immediate assistance. There can be no predicting when someone… Read More


What Is Trauma Bonding?

Monday, June 7th, 2021

Have you found yourself in an unhealthy relationship but can’t leave? Perhaps you have seen a loved one struggle with a toxic relationship that is unhealthy, but yet they continue staying with the person. Abusive relationships… Read More


Languishing: How to Understand the “Blah” of the Pandemic

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the world since early 2020. Now, in 2021, it has been over a year since anyone has had any semblance of normalcy. In the early days of the pandemic,… Read More


Being More Than Your Diagnosis

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

Receiving a mental health diagnosis relieves many people because they finally have a name to describe their symptoms. However, it can feel suffocating to now have this label, especially considering the stigma surrounding it. Realizing that… Read More


Understanding the Impact of Attachment Wounds

Monday, May 31st, 2021

Humans naturally form bonds with those closest to them when they are younger, such as caregivers. However, stress, broken trust, or other adverse experiences within the relationship can cause what is known as attachment wounds. Unhealed… Read More


What Are Mental Compulsions?

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

Some individuals who experience anxious thoughts perform compulsions to relieve the anxiety associated with an obsession; this is characteristic of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Some of the most familiar images of OCD involve individuals meticulously cleaning and… Read More


What It’s Like to Struggle With Addiction

Thursday, April 15th, 2021

Individuals that have never gone through addiction most likely don’t understand what it’s like to have the disease. Addiction is perpetuated by stigmas surrounding the disease, causing people to believe that addiction is a choice and… Read More


The Benefits of Physical Touch on Mental Health

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

In the age of COVID-19, there isn’t much physical touch going on. Lack of physical contact isn’t just occurring between different households, but those who live in the same house as well. Many partners have lessened… Read More


PTSD Symptoms in Men vs. Women

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can affect anyone of any background. Its symptoms can be general, but there are distinct differences in how they show up in men versus women. Being unaware of these differences can often… Read More


How to Fight Against Intrusive Thoughts

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

Have you ever experienced disturbing or unwanted thoughts that seem to penetrate your mind throughout the day? If so, you have most likely experienced intrusive thoughts. These thoughts can be troubling and have you feeling anxious…. Read More


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