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Does Someone You Love Need Therapy? Here’s How You Can Help

Does Someone You Love Need Therapy? Here’s How You Can Help If someone you love shows symptoms of a mental illness or behavioral disorder, it can be hard to know what to do. You may be afraid for the person’s physical and emotional well-being. When you feel like therapy could help your loved one through this trying time, you may wish he or she…

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Video Blog: Bridges to the Future

Video Blog: Bridges to the Future You do not have to allow uncertainty to dictate your future. In the next few minutes, you'll be introduced to a way of responding to uncertainty that will allow you to avoid the cycle of negative thinking and build a bridge to your best future. When you are building a bridge to your future, assess where you are…

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What Depression Treatment Will Look Like in the Near Future

What Depression Treatment Will Look Like in the Near Future According to the World Health Organization, approximately 264 million people around the world live with depression. However, if you’ve met one person with depression, you’ve met one person with depression. That is to say, this mental health disorder affects each individual differently. Each person with depression has a unique set of causes, symptoms, and…

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Managing ADHD as an Adult

Managing ADHD as an Adult Many people think of ADHD as a childhood disorder. After all, media typically talks about the disorder in terms of its effects on children, and the diagnostic criteria were developed with children in mind. However, the mental health profession is beginning to recognize that the disorder is likely underreported in adults. As professionals and the general public start to…

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The Unexpected Benefits of Having Healthy Self-Esteem

The Unexpected Benefits of Having Healthy Self-Esteem In psychology, the term “self-esteem” describes the worth a person places on himself or herself. This feeling can encompass many different beliefs about oneself, including one’s internal monologue, body image, and close relationships. Generally, self-esteem tends to stay stable over time. It can be too high or too low to be healthy. If you live with unhealthy…

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Tips for Protecting Your Child’s Self-Esteem

Tips for Protecting Your Child’s Self-Esteem Although parents see how amazing their children are, other factors can hurt a child’s self-esteem. Between social media, traditional media, and school, children and teens get plenty of messages about who they “should” be. When that doesn’t match who they are, this can lead to issues with social media. That’s why it’s important for parents to be purposeful…

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4 Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem

4 Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem In simplistic terms, self-esteem is ones ability to like oneself. However, the term encompasses so much more than that. Having healthy self-esteem is often connected to respecting yourself and believing you are worthy of happiness. If you have low self-esteem, you may believe negative things about yourself, even though they are not true. Low self-esteem often feeds into…

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Managing Anxiety About Coronavirus

Managing Anxiety About Coronavirus

Managing Anxiety About Coronavirus It feels impossible to turn on the news these days without hearing about the novel coronavirus, formally known as COVID-19. This is especially true in Florida since several confirmed cases have been reported in the state. With so much alarming information in the news today related to the coronavirus, it is natural that you may be feeling alarmed, anxious or…

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5 Things To Do If Your Child is Diagnosed with ADHD

5 Things To Do If Your Child is Diagnosed with ADHD According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 9% of all children are diagnosed with ADHD. When it’s your child faced with the diagnosis, it can feel like the whole world revolves around ADHD and its symptoms. While it may feel overwhelming right after the diagnosis, your family can come…

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How Dialectic Behavioral Therapy Became So Effective

How Dialectic Behavioral Therapy Became So Effective Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is one of the many types of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that can help people who are living with mental illness. Typically, DBT involves one-on-one talk therapy sessions with a trained therapist. However, some patients also benefit from group sessions. Although DBT is primarily a treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), that is not…

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