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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or DBT, is a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). It was originally used for individuals with borderline personality disorder, but is now used for treating depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, and eating disorders. DBT teaches skills to cope with overwhelming emotions, improve relationships, regulate emotions, and develop mindfulness. Dialectical means combining […]

EMDR Therapy – What It Is & How It’s Used

Overview EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is recognized as an effective treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by organizations such as the American Psychological Association (APA) and the World Health Organization (WHO). During EMDR sessions, a certified therapist helps the individual revisit memories while guiding them through bilateral stimulation. This is […]

Chronic Stress Effects on Physical Health

Many know that stress negatively affects mental health, but what happens to the body? Your physical health can be at risk if prolonged, intense stress is never addressed. Those with chronic stress may feel restless at night, have unexplainable sickness, and have trouble focusing on daily activities. Physiological Impact of Chronic Stress on the Body […]

Prioritizing Mental Health in the New Year

As the new year approaches, many establish new goals and resolutions. These could be mitigating bad behaviors or starting good behaviors. While setting goals and making positive changes are admirable endeavors, it’s essential to approach the new year with a focus on mental health. Take some time to reflect on the past year. Journaling can […]

5 Ways to Manage Holiday Stress

Not everyone experiences a joyful and cheerful holiday season. Numerous individuals grapple with stress stemming from work, life adjustments, relationship status, exams, financial challenges, and the demands of travel. The prefrontal cortex, responsible for managing thoughts and emotions, becomes particularly active when confronted with multiple tasks. Holiday stress is also known as “acute stress,” which […]

Mental Health in Young Adults

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Young adults, aged 18-25, often undergo life changes during the transition from high school to adulthood. This period is marked by diverse experiences, including pursuing higher education, forming families, embarking on new careers, and facing uncertain futures. Feeling apprehensive about these life transitions is a common and completely normal experience. Some struggles many young adults […]

LGBTQ+ Community and Mental Health

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Many people of all ages question their identity and sexuality. According to SAMHSA (2023), 5.8 million LGBTQ+ identifying Americans reported having a mental illness in the past year. LGBTQ mental health refers to the mental well-being of individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning, as well as those who may identify […]

What is Anxiety? – Symptoms and Treatments

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It’s common for people to feel a little anxious from time to time. We might worry about our health, money, or family issues. However, anxiety disorders are more than just occasional worry or fear. If someone has an anxiety disorder, it doesn’t go away, and it can even get worse over time. This constant anxiety […]

College Exam Stress in 2023

Stressing for college exams? Are you prepared? College stress levels can be at an all-time high this time of the year. With it being mid-term exam season, how do you know it’s time to get some help? Difficulty concentrating, irritability or low mood, unmotivated, fatigue, having less fun than normal, changes in appetite or sleep? […]