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How to Support Your Partner While They are Struggling with Mental Health 

    Mental health is a topic that affects a lot of people. Couples in a relationship are not sure of what to do when their partner is struggling with mental health and or showing mental health symptoms, particularly depression and anxiety. Partners in a relationship could have a negative or positive impact on each…

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Why Mental Health is so Important Today  

  The pandemic changed everything. From the way we work, live, communicate, and handle mental health. According to a scientific brief from the World Health Organization (WHO), the COVID-19 pandemic triggered a 25% increase in the prevalence of anxiety and depression worldwide. This is due to a number of stress factors, including social isolation and…

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Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): What is it, Conditions it Treats, and Finding the Right Program for You 

  As many of us have heard before, managing our mental health is not a linear process. Sometimes we take 3 steps forward, and 2 steps back. Sometimes unexpected life circumstances come out of the blue and knock us back to what feels like “square one.” Sometimes we’ve been feeling good for years, and suddenly,…

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): What is it, Who is it Good for, and How Does it Work? 

  Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive-behavioral treatment that was initially designed to help people who were chronically suicidal, self-injuring and also for treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder.  Since it’s existence, it has also shown to be proven effective for treating other issues such as: substance use/abuse, victims of domestic violence and trauma, PTSD…

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What is Gaslighting?

When someone upsets you and you confront them, do you ever walk out feeling like you were wrong even though it was the other person’s fault? Or get blamed for someone else’s action after an argument because the story was told differently than how you remember it? Did you ever wonder, “If I am the…

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How Social Media is Affecting Your Body Image

Social media is a significant part of today’s culture, with approximately 3.6 billion users worldwide. It’s used for a number of reasons today – connection, keeping up with friends and family, influencers, workout tips, food recipes, photography, makeup tutorials, gardening hacks, and the list goes on and on. With all of the good that comes…

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What is Social Anxiety: Signs, Symptoms, and Coping Methods

Social situations, especially new and unfamiliar ones, can sometimes make you feel nervous. You might feel a little nervous giving an important presentation at work or giving a speech at a conference. You might also feel nervous going to a party with people you don’t know or going on a date. These situations tend to…

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5 Helpful Tips for Managing Stress

We all experience stress at some point in our lives. This could be caused by work, home life, traffic, or even negative encounters. Stress can keep you awake at night and drain you mentally, physically, and emotionally. Symptoms of stress can even lead to higher anxiety levels and depression. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused added…

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Stress vs. Anxiety: Why You May Be Confusing Them & How To Treat Each

Life is peppered with moments of overwhelm. You wouldn’t be alone in trying to find a balance in your work life, relationships, and hobbies. In addition, being an adult requires a level of upkeep and responsibility most people can’t prepare for or don’t know is coming.  When struggling with overwhelming feelings, most people want to…

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5 Helpful Tips for Managing Stress

We all experience stress at some point in our lives. This could be caused by work, home life, traffic, or even negative encounters. Stress can keep you awake at night and drain you mentally, physically, and emotionally. Symptoms of stress can even lead to higher anxiety levels and depression. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused added…

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