Music Therapy: Can Music Help You Heal?

Music has positively impacted everyone’s emotional or mental health at one time or another. Imagine for a moment what it feels like to hear your favorite song on the radio. Now, reminisce about a favorite childhood song or a melody you associate with a particularly happy time. Music has the ability to quickly shift your […]

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Types of Mental Health Professionals

Many people struggle with stress, depression, anxiety, addiction, and other mental health issues. Life can be overwhelming. Here’s a short guide to the different types of mental health professionals who can help. Psychiatrist A psychiatrist is a medical doctor qualified to assess mental and physical aspects of psychological problems. People see a psychiatrist for many […]

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Overcoming Social Anxiety

Feeling nervous around other people from time to time or in certain settings is common. However, being anxious in all or most social situations could mean that you have social anxiety. This condition makes it difficult to interact with others, which can affect many areas of your life. The good news is that there are […]

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How Social Media Affects Your Mental Health

Social Media is one of the greatest innovations of our time. It has many benefits, like teaching social skills, strengthening relationships, allowing you to meet new people, and keeping up with all the world news right at your fingertips. Unfortunately, this comes with some downsides, and there are quite a few of them. The Downside […]

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Overwhelmed By Life? 5 Ways to Lessen The Stress

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by life, and it can seem exhausting and endless if you aren’t taking the necessary steps to improve your situation to allow some flexibility. While it may feel like all that stress is “out there,” what you experience as “stress” is actually based upon how your body and mind react […]

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How to Help Someone Who is Suicidal

On average, there are 132 suicides in the USA per day. White males account for 7 of every 10 suicides. The rate of suicide is highest in middle age. September is National Suicide Prevention Month. All month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness, and learn […]

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Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a serious trauma caused by an intense experience or experiences. This trauma will trigger flashbacks, nightmares, and anxiety that directly result from thinking about what happened. What you’re experiencing is a normal brain function that’s often misunderstood and can leave you feeling unheard. Your brain is processing painful memories […]

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5 Signs of Mental Illness

We all have feelings — positive and negative reactions to stressful situations. A mentally healthy person gives those feelings room to express themselves and considers what they tell them. But when do extremes become a mental illness for which you need treatment? Be on the lookout for these five common signs that you may have […]

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