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Self care tips during the Covid-19 Outbreak

Self care tips during the Covid-19 Outbreak

Whether you’re quarantined, self-isolating, or simply following orders to settle in to help stop the spread of Covid-19, the reality is that social distancing and spending your days at home can start to feel monotonous. Therefore, it is important now more than ever...

Importance of sleep and mental health

Importance of sleep and mental health

The connection between sleep and mental health is a well known fact. Lack of sleep or having sleep disorders can definitely have an impact on your mental health. Amongst Americans, those with depression, anxiety and ADHD may commonly suffer from sleeping problems....

Can mental health cause physical illness?

Can mental health cause physical illness?

Eventhough there’s a clear distinction between mind and body, when it comes to mental health and physical health these should not be isolated. Seemingly unrelated psychological and physical issues may actually be closely connected. Those people who suffer from...

The role of trauma in our relationships

The role of trauma in our relationships

Trauma disorders are mental health conditions that are caused by traumatic experiences. Trauma disorders can happen as a result of abuse, neglect, witnessing violence, losing a loved one, or being in a natural disaster. Trauma disorders cause extreme fear, anxiety,...

ADHD is not just a childhood disorder

ADHD is not just a childhood disorder

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can negatively affect people’s daily lives. It is a disorder that makes it difficult for a person to pay attention and control impulsive behaviors. He or she may also be restless and almost constantly active. As a...

What is Vaping and How Do I Make Sure My Child Isn’t Doing It?

By: Steffanie Kelshaw, LPC, CSAC September 25, 2019 Vaping- the act of inhaling and exhaling the vapor produced by the heated nicotine liquid of an electronic cigarette or JUUL- has become an increasingly alarming habit, especially among teens and emerging adults....

Is your child dealing with OCD?

If your child has unwanted obsessions or compulsive behavior, or both, that interfere with his or her daily life, your child might have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). It is estimated that one in 100 children has OCD, which means that millions of children...

Experiencing ups and downs in marriage?

Marriage is a commitment, it’s commonly interpreted as a roller-coaster ride by many. Once you get into the roller coaster you have to make a commitment to ride it out and it’s not designed for anyone to get off at any point until it stops at the end. Unless you’re...

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