Navigating the Impacts of Childhood Trauma into Adulthood: Part II

This is the second installment in a two-part blog series examining the impacts of childhood trauma. To access Part I in this blog series, click here.   Trauma is not just an emotional experience, and includes physical changes to our functioning. Because of this, the life expectancy of childhood trauma survivors can be nearly 20 …

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Navigating the Impact of Childhood Trauma into Adulthood

From painting pumpkins and apple picking to participating in nightly family dinners, one’s childhood experiences are the building blocks of their adult future. Unfortunately, it is also common for a young person to have experiences over the course of their childhood that are not as happy or positive. For those who are exposed to trauma …

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Addressing Suicide Ideation: How to Find the Right Therapist

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 for free, confidential, 24/7 support. Many adults who experience suicidal thoughts do not access mental health services, and those who do begin treatment often do not finish it. In fact, the American Psychological Association has found …

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Finding Happiness: the Pursuit of Mental Wellness

The pursuit of happiness: It’s something we have all aspired to. It’s a concept so common as to have inspired countless books, movies and art. It’s even in the Declaration of Independence! Yet, it is the pursuit of mental wellness that will actually give people the effect they truly desire. That is because ordinary happiness …

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Taking Back the Control: Non-Suicidal Self-Injury

In the 1990’s, Great Britain’s Princess Diana was one of the first high profile people to open up about her struggle with self-injury. Awareness about non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) has since continued to grow. Yet, it is still widely misunderstood and the behavior remains just as prevalent today. In fact, one study found up to 24 percent of …

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Overcoming Depression in a Marriage

Love is one of the most powerful and exhilarating emotions to experience, and when two people are happy and satisfied in a relationship, it flourishes. However, as life presents inevitable challenges, even the strongest of bonds will become stressed. Most couples do recognize that happy times will be interrupted by hardships at some point, such …

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10 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

For some people, the winter months are a welcomed time of year associated with festive holidays, snow days and family gatherings. But for others, this time of year might not be the season of Yuletide cheer. While mood changes, low energy and an increased appetite may just be a result of the cold weather, the symptoms …

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