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Overcoming the Millennial Stereotype

Pew Research Center defines Millennials as being born between the years of 1981 and 1996. For any of us that fall into this category, we are astutely aware of the negative connotations associated with this label. A simple Google search of “Millennials are” returns: lazy, entitled, and broke within the top 10 results. When it […] Read More

The Significance of Mental Health Sick Days

Mental health sick days have been brought up a lot more frequently recently, and most people agree that mental health is an important component in overall wellness. Taking a day (or more if needed) to address non-physical health counts as a mental health sick day. This is not necessarily limited to going to therapy or […] Read More

Bad Habits to Break

When I was a little kid, every night before I went to sleep I would go to my bookshelf and pull down all of my picture books (and I had a mini Library of Alexandria, to be sure) and bring them into my bed. Even before I could read a single word in them, I […] Read More

How Vacation Can Boost Your Mental Health

Taking time away from your daily routine can be a great way to de-stress your mind and body and come back re-energized and much more motivated. You just have to be certain to really disconnect and relax while you are there. Many Americans are not taking their allotted vacation days. In 2010, people took an […] Read More

How to Talk About Mental Illness in the Workplace

Mental health is one of those things that everyone secretly knows is important but publicly turns a blind eye to. People walk around pretending not to notice potential problems in themselves, their families and everyone else. The National Institute of Mental Health says that 1 in 6 U.S. adults lives with a mental illness. That’s […] Read More

Missing Your Hometown

A hometown is defined as the place where one is born and raised. If you grew up in small town like me, you might know almost everyone who lives there, and there can be families that have lived there for generations, yours included. As time goes on, though, people can eventually pick up and move […] Read More

Clinician Burnout: What is it and What You Can Do Now

Maddison arrived for her bi-monthly checkup. Her hands slightly trembling, she sat down across from me, adjusted her skirt, and said, “I-I-I think I’m ready to try therapy.” This was significant! She had resisted for months despite an ongoing anxiety disorder. As I quickly checked my practice’s computer system, my heart began to sink. Her […] Read More

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