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What Depression Feels Like

What Depression Feels Like

What Depression Feels Like Depression is a serious and life-altering illness that can affect every aspect of your life. While everyone feels sad once in a while, depression is different from sadness. Sadness is one aspect of depression, and you can’t just snap out of...

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5 Facts About Students’ Mental Health

5 Facts About Students’ Mental Health

5 Facts About Students’ Mental Health 1. Anxiety is the top mental health concern among students closely followed by depression. According to the American PsychologicalAssociation, about 41% of students suffer from anxiety disorders, and about 36%suffer from...

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Life After Depression

Life After Depression

Life After Depression Finding your way back to “Normal” In the world of recovery from depression there isn’t a “back to normal” blueprint to follow. Depression can often leave stains in our lives that we are left to somehow “soak” in hopes of removing or whitening the...

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The Mental Health Taboo among African Americans

The Mental Health Taboo among African Americans

The Mental Health “Taboo” among African Americans No Shame in Seeking Therapy Campaign In the African American communities, therapy is often viewed as a service “for the crazy people”. African Americans have had a history of suppressing their pain and praying their...

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The Journey of Grief

The Journey of Grief

The Journey of Grief Processing your Loss  The separation from or the loss of a loved one is a difficult journey to process. Grief is not only associated with the death, it can also be due to divorce, job loss, or separation from a friend. Loosing someone significant...

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Understanding Substance Abuse

Understanding Substance Abuse

Understanding Substance Abuse “The opposite of addiction is connection… -Johann Harri” I often thought of addiction as something that one could overcome if they simply “put their mind to accomplishing it”. I used to assume that one’s desire to fulfil their addictive...

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Pursuing Peace with an Anxious Mind

Pursuing Peace with an Anxious Mind

Pursuing Peace with an Anxious Mind how to cope with anxiety Finding peace within your life can be difficult when dealing with anxiety. Anxiety can be a very normal emotion to experience when dealing with a stressful life event or situation. It’s the signal in our...

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ADHD WITH DEPRESSION

ADHD WITH DEPRESSION

ADHD WITH DEPRESSION Understanding how ADHD can impact Depression When most people think of someone diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd) they are probably picturing a child who has an immense amount of energy who requires constant redirection...

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Depression Does not Discriminate

Depression Does not Discriminate

Depression Does not Discriminate! Avoiding the Stereotypes of Depression Among People What is depression? Depression is a serious medical illness that has negative effects on how you feel, think and act. It also affects relationships and may affect your ability to...

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The Gift and Curse of Social Media

The Gift and Curse of Social Media

The Gift and Curse of Social Media How Social Media Triggers Depression Social media is a platform used to connect millions of people all over the world efficiently and quickly. Social media has grown tremendously over the years with several different applications...

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The Connection Between Trauma & Addictions

The Connection Between Trauma & Addictions

The Connection Between Trauma & Addictions A Trauma focused Lens on Addictions Escaping Addictions  By Ashanti Shakespeare She tried to heal, But she began to feel, The hurt abuse and pain The years of trauma that covered her brain Using pills and potions to feel...

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I NEVER HAD A ROUGH CHILDHOOD

I NEVER HAD A ROUGH CHILDHOOD

I NEVER HAD A ROUGH CHILDHOOD Do you associate the word trauma with a horrific upbringing? If you do, you aren't the only one who does. Prior trading my path as a therapist I thought that trauma was only experienced by people who had been in a mass catastrophe, raped,...

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The Art of Positive Self-Talk

The Art of Positive Self-Talk

The Art of Positive Self-Talk 10 Ways to Address the “Anxious Voice” We all experience anxiety or worry from time to time. How we deal with those anxious moments determine whether or not we are able to navigate through the emotions, or if the emotions consume us....

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Depression, you don’t control me anymore

Depression, you don’t control me anymore

“Depression, you don’t control me anymore!” Finding the purpose in your Pain My mother always told me growing up, “if you’ve never learned, then you’ve never lived”. She always recounted her life’s journey by sharing a lot of her painful stories. Reflecting on these...

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Private: 4 Steps to Wining the Healing Game

Private: 4 Steps to Wining the Healing Game

Private: 4 Steps to Wining the Healing Game Covid-19 funneled in this new trend of awakening and healing. So what’s the big deal? well, many of us are being more intentional about selfcare, setting boundaries and managing our anxieties. What is rarely talked about is...

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4 Self-Care Routines to help you manage stress

4 Self-Care Routines to help you manage stress

4 Self-Care Routines to help you manage stress Main Points Self-Care is a commitment to your mind, body, and spirit Self-Care helps you to stay present Self-Care creates a foundation for resilience What is Self-Care? What does your self-care routine look like? Do you...

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Diary of a Recovering Overachiever

Diary of a Recovering Overachiever

Diary of a Recovering Overachiever The Five Stages of Academic Burnout The holidays are coming up! Though typically a cause for celebration, this phrase may inspire dread for college students. As a student myself, I completely empathize. Nothing's worse than hearing...

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How NOT to be the Grinch on Christmas

How NOT to be the Grinch on Christmas

How NOT to be the Grinch on Christmas Four Tips to Help Manage Holiday Stress The holiday season has officially begun! Growing up, the food, music, presents, and twinkling lights that typically accompany the holidays enchanted me. As I grew older, I was devastated to...

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Are You Disciplined or In Denial?

Are You Disciplined or In Denial?

Are You Disciplined or In Denial? 5 Steps to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Come True As the New Year approaches, many of us have started thinking about New Year's resolutions. Though it's never too late to make a change, there's something about the beginning of a...

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Should I Get Therapy ?

Should I Get Therapy ?

Should I Get Therapy ? And Why the Answer is YES ! Mental health has increasingly become a recognized aspect of overall wellness, especially in the light of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent mass quarantine, wherein the entire population (excluding essential...

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Social Media and The Death of Individuality

Social Media and The Death of Individuality

Social Media and The Death of Individuality ​Why It May Be Time to Detox Social Media is not reality. Actually, let me rephrase, for the people who are about to stop reading: Social media is only a snapshot of reality. Oftentimes, when people advise against social...

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The Power of The Tongue

The Power of The Tongue

The Power of The Tongue It’s Time to Start Using Words of Affirmation If someone could only write a book about you using words that you have already said, would you like that book? All too often, people say and do things without thinking about them. While overthinking...

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Power Up

Power Up

Power Up ! Four Ways to Boost Your Mental Wellness For The Upcoming Year Cheers to the New Year! At the beginning of each new year, people frequently adopt positive mentalities and set ambitious new objectives for themselves. However, by the end of the year, only a...

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GOODBYE LONELINESS SUPPORT GROUP!!!

GOODBYE LONELINESS SUPPORT GROUP!!!

GOODBYE LONELINESS SUPPORT GROUP!!! ​The thought of joining a support group may seem scary. Nicky believes that Healing is Maximized when Support is Multiplied! She is passionate about creating safe spaces for people to heal and learn to re-establish connection with...

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