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Not Suffering Enough
Often in my personal and professional life I hear the phrases “Other people have it worse”, “It’s not that bad”, “I’m just having a moment”, “I don’t really have any problems” and “Nothing bad has really happened to me”. After further discussion, we determine while those phrases may be true there is a struggle going on inside needing to be validated and worked through. We tend to minimize the struggles we have in our... Read More
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Reading View. Press Alt Shift A for accessibility help. In the previous weeks we saw an influx of posts about suicide, how to talk about it and where/how to get help. Unfortunately, as is common, the conversation has dwindled. How do we keep this conversation going and how do we prevent another loss? Why do you even need to be worried?  Starting with the why, in recent reports from Center of Disease Control and Prevention, suicide rates have continued to increase at least 30% in most st... Read More
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It is actually 12 out of every 1,000 people that suffer from the severe, often misunderstood anxiety disorder known as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). This disorder, like so many others, does not discriminate.  Your age, race, or gender does not matter.  There are two aspects to OCD - obsessions and compulsions.  Obsessions are thoughts, ideas and urges which feel impossible to ignore by sufferers - and they can be very persistent.  Obsessions can cause a h... Read More
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Do Not Apologize
While there are indeed worse offenses than declaring an unnecessary apology, what makes the behavior potentially damaging is the cause and effect.  We often state an unnecessary apology out of caring too much what other people think or putting their feelings above our own.  Consequently, others may view constant apologizing as a sense of weakness or lack of confidence.  So, by all means, apologize when it's necessary - but stop saying sorry when you have no reason to.  ... Read More
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Stress affects people in all different ways – or at least, different people respond to it very differently. For some, it rolls off quickly, and they rebound in a reasonable amount of time. For others, it “sticks” and it takes much longer to recover, if ever. This is because people’s mental “resilience” varies enormously, which itself is based on both genes and environment. For people who aren’t so good at coping with stress, it may be that ... Read More
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We would like to be your partner and assist you to get through your struggles, and heal from them. With our Time Honored Methods we offer several approaches based on an objective assessment of your needs in conjunction with your goals. Together, we can identify issues, develop plans, and find the best versatile solutions for you that will put you back in charge of your life. Let us help you to regain a sense of well-being and to bring happiness back into your life. Anxie... Read More
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Stop Sabotaging Yourself
Many people struggle with following through on their plans, commitments, or stated desires. Sometimes it is as if there is another voice or person inside of us that gets in our way. This part of us might tell us to postpone an important task until tomorrow, or might tell us that we shouldn’t aim for that promotion. It seeks to lead us astray and ultimately keeps us from accomplishing our long-term goals. At other times, not only does this alternate voice get in our way, it actually harm... Read More
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Stop hostility, intimidation, abuse and bullying in school, in your personal life and in the workplace. Create bully-free relationships with spouses, partners, children, teens, friends, parents, bosses, co-workers and employees. Stop wishing for your problems to go away.  Instead, take effective action.   Easier said than done? Some of the best ways to stop bulling : Increase your independence, confidence and self-esteem. Develop the strength, courage, will and deter... Read More
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 To begin, an awful lot of mental health care is already self-pay, in that more so than probably any other health care profession a large number of mental health professionals do not accept insurance. For example, a recent New York Times article found that only 55% of psychiatrists accept insurance, compared to about 86% of other medical doctors. The picture for other mental health providers, such as psychologists and licensed therapists, seems to be similar. The good news is ... Read More
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Every 12.3 minutes an American dies by suicide. Deaths by suicide are often surrounded by unanswered questions. Those left behind may feel a combination of grief, guilt, anger, and confusion. People experiencing suicidal thoughts often struggle to feel heard. Myths about suicide, such as the idea that talking to a suicidal person an make them more suicidal, are pervasive.  Suicide is a preventable tragedy.  Knowing what to say and what to do when someone is having thoughts of... Read More
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