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How To Cope With An Eating Disorder In College

When you think of going off to college, it can be very exciting, as well as very scary. You will be leaving all your current support systems. Many people transition and are easily able to find new support systems. However, if you currently have, or in the past have struggled with mental illness, then going [...]

By | June 19th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on How To Cope With An Eating Disorder In College

What Does It Mean To Be a Father?

Since Father’s Day is right around the corner, I thought it would be apropos for this weeks blog. What comes up for you as you think of your father? Many mixed emotions may come up. My wish for you is that you have warm and reassuring thoughts when you think of yours. Hopefully he was [...]

By | June 12th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on What Does It Mean To Be a Father?

How To Relax When the World Won’t Let You

Learning to relax is something we all need to do. Life and work are stressful. Many of us go through our days with a list of tasks that never end. It is important to recharge your batteries, as even the energizer bunny will wear out. In addition, it is important for you to take care [...]

By | June 4th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on How To Relax When the World Won’t Let You

6 Easy Steps To Improve Your Mood

Do you feel sad or depressed? If so, there are many different things you can do to improve your mood. Perhaps these exercises will help. If not, you may want to seek help from a mental health professional, as therapy has been shown to be effective. These tips come from a workbook by Lawrence E. [...]

By | May 30th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on 6 Easy Steps To Improve Your Mood

10 Tips For Dealing With The Aftermath of School Shootings

As the number of school shootings continues to increase, you may have a whole host of overwhelming and conflicting emotions. These are all normal. Since the latest shooting was in our own backyard, I wanted to focus on ways to cope. No one knows how to deal with the senselessness of these crimes. I obviously [...]

By | May 22nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on 10 Tips For Dealing With The Aftermath of School Shootings

Ways In Which People With Mental Illness Struggle

May is Mental Health Awareness month, so I thought I’d focus this weeks blog on that topic. Many people suffer from mental health issues. Unfortunately, many of them also suffer in silence. There is still a stigma about mental health, and people think it is a sign of weakness to get help. Nothing is further [...]

By | May 15th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Ways In Which People With Mental Illness Struggle

15 Signs You Are In An Abusive Relationship

Do you think you are in an abusive relationship and wonder how you got to that point? I’m guessing everything was wonderful in the beginning, but slowly over time things went increasingly downhill. It’s like the analogy of the frog in the pot of water. If you put a frog in a pot of water [...]

By | May 8th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on 15 Signs You Are In An Abusive Relationship

7 Ways To Restore Trust

My guess is that at some point in your life someone you cared about broke your trust in him or her. It may have felt devastating, or just disappointing. Whatever the range, it doesn’t feel good. Thus, most people want to find ways to restore it. You may ask yourself, what is trust? The dictionary [...]

By | April 30th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on 7 Ways To Restore Trust

Ways To Prevent Youth Suicide

I recently saw a wonderful presentation by Scott Poland PhD on youth suicide. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death of people ages 10-24 according to the CDC. I can’t imagine anything more tragic than losing a child by suicide. I pray it never happens to anyone reading this blog. Dr. Poland told us [...]

By | April 24th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Ways To Prevent Youth Suicide

Eating Disorders: It’s Not Just a Woman’s Issue

Men and Eating Disorders Many people don’t realize that men suffer from eating disorders. They think it is a women’s disease. It is difficult for many men to admit that they have an eating disorder because of this. And may be less likely to receive help due to their shame. According to National Association of [...]

By | April 17th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Eating Disorders: It’s Not Just a Woman’s Issue