Am I “Sick Enough” for Treatment? 

Am I “Sick Enough” for Treatment?  Eating disorders affect hundreds of thousands of people each year and have one of the leading causes of mortality, especially among young women ages 15-24. They are a pervasive disorder that can cause physical and mental health challenges for those who experience them, with anxiety being one of the most common symptoms.  Because of how impactful eating disorders are, beginning the recovery process can…
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Is Family Therapy Right for You?

Is Family Therapy Right for You? Is family therapy right for you? If a conflict or hard circumstance has put a strain on your family in any way, it just may be. It’s important to explore all your options, but before trudging on through the uncertain waters of self-help, take a step back and consider calling on a professional for guidance. Family therapy is a form of psychotherapy that aims…
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Social Media: The Good vs. The Harmful 

Social Media: The Good vs. The Harmful  We often hear about how social media is harmful to mental health and well-being, especially amongst younger generations. However, a recent study by the Harvard School of Public Health, proved that mindful, routine social media use can actually be beneficial to one’s social well-being, mental health, and self-rated health. You may be wondering, where is the line between social media being beneficial and…
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Why We Hold Grudges and How to Let Go

Why We Hold Grudges and How to Let Go Are you holding onto a grudge you just can’t seem to let go of? If so, you are not alone. Many people hold grudges, some so deep rooted they can last a lifetime. However, failing to let go of a grudge can take a big toll on your mental, physical, and emotional well-being. To clarify, holding a grudge is when you…
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Being Outside is Good For Your Mental Health

Being Outside is Good For Your Mental Health It is obvious that going outside and taking a walk is beneficial for your physical health, but the benefits go beyond that. Research shows that being outside is good for your mental health as well. With the increase of technology in the past decade, our reliance on technology and the global trend towards urban living means people are spending less and less…
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Being Jealous vs Being Envious

Oftentimes, people confuse their feelings of envy for jealousy, or vice versa. However, there is a difference between these two emotions. How do you define being jealous vs being envious? Generally speaking, envy is wanting something someone else has while jealousy is more about holding onto something you already have. Another way of looking at these two emotions, in the context of relationships, is that envy usually happens between two…
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How to Support an Anxious Partner

How to Support an Anxious Partner Living with anxiety can be tough and may take a big toll on someone’s day-to-day life. However, loving someone who struggles with anxiety can be arguably just as tough and stressful. You may feel powerless, like there is nothing you can do to help your partner through their anxiety. You may also feel overwhelmed by how your partner’s anxiety affects your own daily life.…
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How Anxiety Manifests in Your Body Physically

How Anxiety Manifests in Your Body Physically When you hear about anxiety, you generally hear about the mental and emotional effects it can have. However, it is important to recognize that anxiety may also include physical symptoms. The connection between how you are feeling physically and your emotional state may not always be obvious to you. Follow along as we clarify how anxiety manifests in your body physically and why…
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How to Deal With Life Transitions

How to Deal With Life Transitions Change is a constant and inevitable part of life. Whether it's moving to a new city, becoming an empty nester, going through a divorce, getting married, having kids, or starting a new job, major life transitions can be difficult and may take a toll on your mental well-being. The reason it is tough for some people to deal with major change comes down to…
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Staying Informed and Your Mental Health

Staying Informed and Your Mental Health It is important to stay informed. However, it is equally important to take care of your mental health. With the amount of time we spend using technology and social media platforms, we are constantly bombarded with the latest stories and may feel pressured to always know what is going on in the world. Don’t forget, having a 24/7 news cycle that is always available…
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