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New Year, New You

The New Year is a time of natural reflection and goal setting. Frequently, people seek to begin therapy around the New Year because they are motivated to improve their lives, or because the holidays just wrapped up and family members have encouraged them to make changes. While we do not need a new year or…

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Count with Me: Bipolar Disorder & Anger

In a recent blog post, I talked about the difficulties of being a parent while managing bipolar disorder. But one of the most difficult aspects of this is dealing with the accompanying anger, which requires a whole separate discussion. Many people don’t know that bipolar mania isn’t just a precursor to depression: it also causes…

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Mental Health and Growing Up Asian American

My parents immigrated to the United States to give my siblings and me a better life. They gave up everything they had established in Laos so we could have a chance at something better. My mother always taught me to work hard to achieve my dreams. When things got tough, I was told I needed…

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The Truth About Postpartum Anxiety

I never fully recognized myself as an anxious person before having kids. I think this was mainly due to lack of self-awareness, but I was also able to live a more carefree life when I did not have children. Anxiety was likely always there, sneakily presenting itself in hidden forms, but I did not notice…

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Surviving the Holidays in Recovery

While most people view the holidays as a joyful time, they (the holidays) can prove to be difficult for someone in recovery for substance abuse. The holidays lead to stress, expectations, bad memories, and shopping pressures, to name just a few of the potential negatives. If you’ve dealt with previous holidays by drinking or using…

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10 Tips for a Happier Holiday

No matter who you are or what your circumstances, the holidays can be a stressful time for numerous reasons. Maybe traveling is hectic; maybe this is your first holiday season without a loved one; maybe you have strained relationships with family; maybe the holidays bring up bad memories; maybe finances are tight; maybe you struggle…

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Are Rage Rooms Helpful? MindPath Care Centers Providers Weigh In

Last summer, a woman brought a wedding dress, cake, and decorations into the House of Purge in Charlotte, NC, where she and her friends smashed and destroyed all of it. This woman was a bride left at the altar, and had sought out this newly opened “rage room” to confront her anger and frustration over…

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A Mental Health Friendly Gift Guide

The holidays are a time of gift giving, and it is common to struggle to think of just the right gift for your loved ones and friends. Many times we end up buying something out of desperation that we are not even sure the person will like, just because we felt obligated to purchase something.…

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CODEPENDENT BEHAVIOR: What it is, how to spot it, and what to do about it

I had my fair share of unhealthy relationships. I’ve been in both positions during breakups: The one who did everything in their power to keep the relationship going, and the one who pushed the other person away out of fear. I have allowed my insecurities to get the best of me, and I have hurt…

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