Mental Health Benefits to Volunteering

There is a Chinese proverb that says: “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.” This famous proverb holds a substantial amount of wisdom, and research supports the theory that volunteering benefits your mental…

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The Link Between Teen Depression and Addiction

Being a teenager is hard. Depression is also hard. But to simultaneously navigate depression and the challenges of being a teen can spiral from hard to overwhelming, and many teenagers turn to drug use to cope with painful feelings if their depression isn’t effectively recognized and treated. As a parent, your love, guidance, and awareness can help your child get the help needed to…

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5 Psychological Benefits of Gratitude

In America, we often think about gratitude more as Thanksgiving approaches, but Emmons, the leading scientific expert in gratitude, teaches about gratitude as a lifestyle. His research consistently reveals that gratitude improves all aspects of our health: physically, socially, and psychologically. People who cultivate gratitude into their lifestyles have stronger immune systems, so they are less physically sick. They also sleep better and tend…

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Are Men More Likely to Hide Anxiety and Depression?

“You’re fine!” “Big boys don’t cry.” These are the messages most little boys hear when they get hurt or feel sad. They learn not to trust or acknowledge how they genuinely feel. Little boys grow up, and society tells our men to “Be strong!” and “Man up!” The message is clear to men; hide how you feel. We’ll examine the hidden signs and symptoms…

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When is Counseling Recommended?

Maybe you have a hard time ever feeling motivated to get routine chores done. Maybe you're crying all the time. Or maybe you're feeling defeated and hopeless about ever finding that perfect someone to spend your life with. Maybe you have so many demands on your time, both at home and at work, that you think you can't juggle any more. Perhaps you think…

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