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November 28th 2018

Whether you're well-versed in the intricacies of mental illness or not, here's how to be proactive in recognizing the top warning signs of mental illness.

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January 24th 2018

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November 22nd 2017

Did you know that expressing gratitude can improve the quality of your health and even add years to your life expectancy? Robert Emmons, a psychology professor at the University of California at Davis, is a leading researcher in the field of “positive psychology”. His research supports the theory that those who develop an “attitude of gratitude” can experience a wide variety of health benefits. 

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September 13th 2017

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than a quarter of American adults experience anxiety, depression, or other mental disorder in any given year. In addition to that, there are many other adults who struggle with a serious illness, relationship issues, job loss, stress, death of a loved one, substance abuse or other issues. Many of those struggling could benefit from the caring support of a trained professional.

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May 2nd 2017

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that may develop after exposure to a traumatic event. A traumatic event can be experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, physical or sexual assault.

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April 18th 2017

The American Counseling Association (ACA) has named April Counseling Awareness Month and this year’s theme is “Train Your Brain with Counseling”. Getting your worries out in the open, particularly with someone trained to help you manage them, is a good thing for your well-being.

Semicolon
April 4th 2017

I just learned that Amy Bleuel, founder of Project Semicolon, lost her battle with depression on Thursday, March 23rd. She was 31 years old.

Project Semicolon is a faith-based non-profit that encourages and supports people with depression, addiction, and thoughts of self-harm or suicide.

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March 28th 2017

March is observed as Self-Harm Awareness Month. Self-harm, sometimes called self-injury, is any deliberate act that inflicts physical injury to one’s body. Self-harm by itself isn't suicidal behavior, but if the emotional distress that causes self-injury continues, it can cause suicidal thoughts.

In the United States alone, self-harm affects over 2 million individuals every year.

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February 21st 2017

We’ve all had those few nights where we’ve stayed up well past our bedtime or even never made it to bed. This may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but did you know that sleeping has an effect on your mental health? Skipping sleep or not getting enough sleep is bad for your brain and your body. You can’t function properly if you are lacking those precious Z’s. According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults need 7-9 hours of sleep each night.

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November 15th 2016

People attempt suicide for many reasons. Each case is different, and each underlying cause will be somewhat unique. However, there are a number of common causes for suicidal thoughts and actions that can help you better understand why you are experiencing these thoughts. The better you understand yourself, the more capable you will be of helping yourself. If you have attempted suicide, you should be aware of the following reasons you may have experienced suicidal thoughts.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Often Triggers an Attempt

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