Talking to a Therapist Vs A Friend

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When to Talk to a Therapist vs. a Friend A common reason people don’t seek the help of a therapist is because they think it’s just like talking to a good friend, only it costs a lot more money. However, seeing a therapist is so much more than having a heart-to-heart with a loved one. If you are caught between deciding when to talk to a therapist vs. a friend,…
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Wellness and Healthy Relationships

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Why Healthy Relationships Are So Important  Humans are social creatures by nature. The relationships we build with others are vital to our mental, physical, and emotional well-being, and ultimately, our survival. The reason why healthy relationships are so important is because they support us living a healthier life overall. Remember, a relationship doesn’t mean there has to be romantic feelings. Friendships, familial relationships, and romantic relationships all count! Now, what…
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What is Gaslighting and What to do About It

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Gaslighting is a form of emotional manipulation that can often cause you to doubt yourself and question your reality. It often occurs in abusive relationships and can be considered a form of emotional abuse. Gaslighting makes the victim question their judgments and own reality because the abuser creates a false narrative in order to make the victim dependent on the deceiver. Read below to learn about examples of gaslighting and…
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Holiday Depression

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Are you not feeling very joyful during the holiday season? You may be suffering from holiday depression (yes, it's a thing). Shopping, family gatherings, and the pressure to maintain that “holiday spirit” can add lots of stress to your already busy life. Plus, the cold and rainy weather don’t do us any favors. If you’re already dealing with mental health conditions, the holidays may be challenging for you. However, the…
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Tips for Avoiding Procrastination

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Many people experience procrastination at one point in their lifetime. Procrastination is often not about being lazy since we are often working long and hard before our deadlines. To overcome procrastination, first understand why you are procrastinating. As always, awareness of the problem is the first step to solving it. Some other tips to avoid procrastination include creating a calendar, finding your flow, setting a timer, and avoiding distractions.  Create…
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Five Essentials to a Healthy Relationship

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Think about the most positive relationship you’ve ever had with someone. What made that relationship so good? The five essential relationships to any healthy relationship involve communication, respect, boundaries, trust, and support. If you are looking for ways to improve your relationship or any of these essentials, read down below for some tips. There’s always room for growth and improvement in your relationship! Communication As you may know, any healthy…
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Mental Health Myths

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How well do you understand topics around mental health? Getting rid of stigmas surrounding mental health has improved a lot in recent years and it’s important we keep pushing in the right direction because many Americans have experienced mental health challenges. In 2014 alone, one in five American adults experienced a mental health issue. Understanding common misconceptions surrounding the mental health field can help you be a better support system…
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Social Media: The Good vs. The Harmful

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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 harmful? Follow along as we discuss more…
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Moving on After a Rough Breakup

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Are you going through a rough breakup? Breakups can be tough no matter the circumstance, especially ones around the holidays. They can flip your life upside down and trigger unsettling emotions. It’s important to prioritize looking after yourself and let yourself feel all of your feelings. It’s normal for you to feel sadness, anger, frustration, and more after a break-up and it will take time to move forward. Healing after…
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Am I “Sick Enough” for Treatment? 

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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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