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Overcoming Barriers to Reaching Goals

  by Julie Killion, MA, LPC, LCAS, NCC The beginning of the year is a natural time of reflection and goal setting.  This can be a happy and motivating time for some, and a disappointing reminder of failure for others. Goal setting is not as easy at it seems to be, and people go year…

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“Don’t Be Hysterical” – The History of Sexism in Psychological Treatment

We as human beings would like to think that our beliefs and actions are founded in reality and logic. While we have made mistakes as a species, we often see these as temporary blips in the grand scheme of history: sure, our psychological theories and treatment of women was sexist and not based on any…

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The First Mental Health Appointment: What to Expect and How to Calm the Nerves

It’s completely normal to feel nervous or scared before you see your first psychologist. It may even feel wrong in some ways, which is also normal. [1] Rest assured, though, the fact that you are taking or even considering this step is mighty impressive — so give yourself a firm pat on the back. Many…

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Road Rage: What Is It and How to Prevent It?

For some, driving can be a leisurely activity. Some people don’t mind driving for long periods of time, and it can be a relaxing experience for them. For others, though, driving can be very stressful, inciting some strong emotional responses. In extreme circumstances, people might experience road rage. What exactly is road rage? According to…

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Fibromyalgia and Its Effect on Mental Health

by Andy Greene One of the most common pain disorders, affecting roughly 3 to 6 percent of the world’s population [1], fibromyalgia is a very frustrating disorder with little understanding of what causes it and no real cure. This can become increasingly demoralizing to those who suffer from it. Sadly, fibromyalgia is not just a…

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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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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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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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Bullying Part 2: What To Do About It

In Part One of our recent discussion of bullying, we talked about what behavior constitutes bullying, and how adults can learn to recognize it when it’s happening. Here in Part Two, we’re sharing tips and strategies for how to deal with bullying and what you can actually do to stop it. Houston resident Aubrey Fontenot…

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5 Easy Ways to De-Stress at Work and Keep Cool, Calm, and Collected

1. Stretch You will be amazed at how refreshed your body can feel with just a simple stretch. Writer Maggie Bertram notes that “stretching increases blood flow to the brain and helps relieve tension in those muscles where you’re storing your stress.” The Mayo Clinic offers these stretching options. Also check out “10 Easy Desk Stretches”…

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Mental Health in the Military

As someone who has known more than a few soldiers from the military in my life, I can say with confidence that soldiers with mental health conditions are overlooked, and often struggle to get the care that they need. On top of this, there is a huge stigma that surrounds mental health, especially for military…

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Election Aftermath – Now What?

I was not a very political person three years ago. I had only ever voted twice, once being a primary, and in fact I had been determined to keep politics more or less out of my life as much as possible, mostly due to the stress and anxiety it brought me. I don’t think it…

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