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Mental Health

Good Girl Blues

By Francesca Richardson, PhD, LCSW-C

“I am successful, but not with my weight”: Many female clients struggle with compulsive eating and weight issues. While other things in their lives may ... Continue Reading

Active Listening Vs. Talking At Someone

By Lynn L. West, PhDc, BCETS, LCPC

Effective communication requires mutual understanding of language, behavior, and knowledge. The most important aspect of relating to someone else is one’s ability to understand new ... Continue Reading

Healing Touch For Mania and Anxiety

By Maureen McCracken, PMHCNS, BC

It is an anecdotal observation in mental health that the change of seasons brings mood changes to people who have symptoms of bipolar illness. In ... Continue Reading

Stressed Out?

By Linda Ritchie, PhD

Stress can be a difficult thing to pin down because it is a very individual thing. Whether stress is real or imagined – our brains ... Continue Reading

Self-Criticism or Self-Compassion?

By Rokhsareh Shoaee, PhD, LPC

It is very common for clients to  see their therapists to report problems like, “I am very anxious,” or, “I am very depressed.” Some clients ... Continue Reading

Are You Listening?

By Linda Ritchie, PhD

Janie and Tom are sitting across in a restaurant talking after having dinner one evening.  Janie is talking about the conflict she is experiencing with ... Continue Reading

Treating Sudden Loss: The Chance To Exhale

By Joy McCrady, MS, LCPC, NCC

Most hospice organizations offer some level of grief support in alignment with the Medicare Hospice Benefit that allows up to 13 months of support to ... Continue Reading

Mental Health Awareness

By Karen Duffy, Chief Development Officer

This May will mark the 70th anniversary of Mental Health Awareness month. The campaign was originally designed as a way to educate the public and ... Continue Reading

Panic Disorders

By Umaru Labay-Kamara, MD

Panic disorder is recurrent unexpected panic attacks from either a calm or an anxious state. They occur abruptly without any notice. When people have panic ... Continue Reading

Mental Illness: What To Do?

By Joyce Abramson, RNMS

There has always been much said in the media about mental illness, particularly schizophrenia. There was the tragedy many years ago of the Yates family ... Continue Reading