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Sobriety: 10 Ways That Sobriety Can Improve Your Life

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

How to Identify an Employee or Coworker Who Needs Help

Everyone has ups and downs in life.In general, most people manage these ups and downs without experiencing significant problems.However, the challenges of life sometimes become so great that they overwhelm a person’s normal ability to cope. As a result, an individual may begin to experience significant mental distress or begin to abuse alcohol or drugs. The checklist below is designed to help you identify employees or coworkers who may be in crisis and may need help.  Some of the signs to look for include: Text

Friday, April 19, 2019

HOW TO FIND A THERAPIST OR PSYCHIATRIST

For many people, psychotherapy can be a life changing experience.Therapy can help you overcome a variety of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, family problems, stress, and substance abuse.Therapy can also help you develop communication skills, parenting skills, stress management skills, relationship skills, and a variety of other coping skills.In order to maximize the benefits of therapy, it is important to find both the right type of treatment and the right type of therapist.To help with this process, we have listed some steps you can take to find a therapist. Text

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Suicide and Trauma

The recent suicides by Parkland shooting survivors and the record number of suicides by veterans are tragic reminders of the devastating impact that trauma can inflict on individuals, families, and communities. While it is often easy to see the physical effects of trauma, the emotional impact is often hidden. As a result, a survivor may appear to be healed on the outside, while suffering from episodes of anxiety, depression, grief, and despair on the inside. These “hidden wounds” can begin to take a toll over time and for some people can lead to thoughts of suicide. For this reason, it is important to recognize that trauma can have lasting effects and that help and support may be needed long after the tragic event occurs.  Text

Sunday, March 31, 2019

How to Identify an Employee Who Needs Help

Everyone has ups and downs in life.In general, most people manage these ups and downs without experiencing significant problems. However, the challenges of life sometimes become so great that they overwhelm a person’s normal ability to cope. As a result, an individual may begin to experience significant mental distress or begin to abuse alcohol or drugs. The checklist below is designed to help you identify employees who may be in crisis and may need help. Some of the signs to look for include: Text

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Signs of Stress in Teenagers

If you are worried that your teenager may be stressed out, look for the warning signs below.  Text

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Why Does Someone Self-Harm?

Self-harm can happen at any age but is most common in teenagers and young adults. Some common self-harming behaviors include: Text

Monday, February 25, 2019

Signs of Alcohol or Drug Relapse

If you are living with someone who is recovering from alcohol or drug abuse, you have probably wondered “How will I know if they relapse?” Below are listed some signs to look for that may indicate that a relapse has occurred. Text

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Help for Step Parents and Blended Families

Even in the best of circumstances, parenting is a challenging job. Step parenting is often even harder. The reason for this is that blended families have to manage a number of unique issues that don’t typically occur in nuclear families. Listed below are some of the most common challenges faced by step parents.  Text

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Suicide Rates on the Rise

According to the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) the suicide rate among the US working age population increased 34 percent between 2000 and 2016. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US and is a contributing factor to the recent decrease in life expectancy rate. In addition, according to the CDC, in 2016, suicide was the second leading cause of death among people between the ages of 10 and 34 and the fourth leading cause of death among people between the ages of 35 and 54. In fact, in 2016 there were twice as many suicides in the US as there were homicides. According to research, mental health issues, relationship problems, substance abuse, physical health problems, money issues, job stress, legal problems and housing problems were all contributing factors to the risk of suicide.  Text

Monday, February 04, 2019

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