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Thought Logs and Their Benefits

We have all heard of journals and perhaps, at some point, had our own, but not all of us may know that they can be used as a very effective form of therapy. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a form of therapy that helps us understand how our thoughts influence our behaviors, and thought logs are […] Read More

Creative Expressions: Art Therapy

If you can remember back to your school age days, try to think about your favorite art projects, drawings, talent shows, etc. Do those experiences bring back fond memories? As adults, sometimes it is difficult to remember back to those days when we have work, bills, family, kids, pets, and many other responsibilities at the […] Read More

March is National Professional Social Work Month

National Professional Social Work Month is an opportunity for social workers across the nation to highlight the important contributions social workers make to the country. The National Association for Social Workers (NASW) has made this March 2019 theme, “Elevate Social Work.” The NASW is dedicated to promoting social work, educating the public on social work, […] Read More

Staying Healthy at Your Desk

Sitting down all day is one of the worst things we can do for our health. A sedentary lifestyle increases risk for weight gain, heart disease, and pain in muscles and joints among other things. But what about those of us who have a job that requires us to sit at a desk for the […] Read More

Mental Health Decision Making

The decisions you make for your mental health are important to staying mentally healthy and well. Decisions about your sleep cycle, your alcohol intake, your socialization, your compliance with medication, and your overall health are daily activities that impact you. The first decision you should make is your sleep cycle. The adequate amount of sleep […] Read More

Minority Mental Health

There is a known disparity between mental health care and minority populations. According to the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, African Americans are 20 percent more likely to experience serious mental health problems than the general population. Women of color also tend to have higher levels of cortisol, the body’s main stress […] Read More

Social Isolation

“Never expect to outgrow loneliness. Never hope to find people who will understand you, someone to fill that space…If you expect to find people who will understand you, you will grow murderous with disappointment”.-Janet Fitch, White Oleander Is this true? Is loneliness, indeed, “the human condition”? Modern-day psychiatry says no.  We are meant to be […] Read More

Benefits of a Bucket List

Have you ever thought of all the things you’d like to accomplish in your life and wonder if and when you’ll get the opportunity to achieve them? These items may include far-flung travel destinations, significant career benchmarks, or personal growth ideas. A bucket list is an incredible way to compile all of these ideas into […] Read More

Overcoming Fears

What is your greatest fear? Is it making a speech in front of a large audience? Is it appearing incompetent? Is it a phobia of heights or spiders? Let’s face it, everyone experiences fear. Fortunately, there are effective ways to overcome fears. Are you curious? Keep reading! Biological Basis of Fear In order to most […] Read More

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