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Is Working from Home Bad for Your Mental Health?

Research shows that there may be a link between working from home and depression. Studies show that remote workers may experience feelings of isolation and loneliness, which can contribute to depression. Additionally, the blurring of boundaries between work and personal life can lead to increased stress and pressure to be…
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Accreditation and Licensing for Therapists and Counselors

In addition to obtaining a degree from a university or college, a therapist must also complete the necessary requirements to obtain professional licensing in the state where they plan to practice. We've listed some basic information on the various licenses and certifications, as well state board of examiners. Accreditations, Certifications,…
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What Is Addiction?

If you or a loved one struggle with addiction, you are not alone. Around 21 million people in the United States are believed to suffer from alcohol or substance addictions, and gambling addiction alone impacts at least 2 million people. But what is addiction, and why does it happen? Addiction…

Can a Blended Family Survive Different Parenting Styles?

Blended families are increasingly common today, with the Pew Research Center reporting that 40% of families have at least one partner with a child from a previous marriage or relationship. So, how do parents come together to make their perhaps different parenting styles work in blended families? Blended families can…

How to Know When It’s Time for a Divorce

All relationships go through rough patches. But when considering a permanent separation, how do you know when to call it quits? How do you know when it’s the time for divorce versus staying in the relationship and trying to make things work? This post will discuss some common reasons people…

What is Binge Eating Disorder?

Binge eating is an eating disorder where a person has a pattern of intentionally and regularly eating large amounts of food to the point of discomfort at least once a week for at least three months. Binges are the rapid consumption of abnormally large amounts of food followed by feelings…

Coming to Terms with a Terminal Illness Diagnosis

If you or someone you know was diagnosed with a terminal illness, you may be looking for wisdom about how to feel or react. The truth is, there is no one way to respond to receiving such news. This post outlines some common experiences among people who are coping with…

What is Substance Abuse?

Substance abuse describes the use of illegal drugs or the misuse of legal drugs that causes problems with a person’s day-to-day activities, work, relationships, and life in general. More than 20 million people in the U.S. were diagnosed with substance use disorder last year. Understanding Substance Use Disorder Substance use…

What is Financial Abuse?

When people think of domestic violence, they typically only consider physical abuse. But domestic violence includes taking away another’s autonomy and control of their lives. Financial abuse is one way people control others. Financial abuse occurs in 98% of abusive relationships. It’s the most common reason people stay in abusive…

How to Mentally Cope With a Child Leaving for College

If you’re struggling with your child leaving for college, you’re not alone. Many parents deal with emotions like distress, sadness, and confusion when it’s time for their children to leave the nest. This post outlines some of the challenges parents may face when their child goes away to college and…

Ways to Prevent Sexual Abuse

You can’t fully protect a child or adult from sexual abuse, but there are steps you can take to reduce the risk of sexual abuse occurring.

What Are Hallucinogens?

Hallucinogens are drugs that cause distortions in people's reality while producing a euphorically good feeling. While under the influence of hallucinogens, some people claim to see, hear, and feel things that seem real but aren't.

Healing with Rehabilitative Therapy

At its core, mental health rehabilitation works to help a person re-establish a sense of emotional health so they can once again function in their regular life. Often, rehabilitative therapy includes in-patient or intensive outpatient support for individuals recovering from mental health diagnoses.

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15 Benefits of Journaling Backed By Science

The benefits of journaling can be life-changing. Here are 15 benefits of journaling that you can start experiencing today.

Why Addiction Changes How Your Brain Works

Addiction is a chronic disease that profoundly affects your brain and how it operates. Understanding how addiction and the brain intercept is crucial to recognizing how substance and behavioral addictions hijack your brain.