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  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy & Hope for Better Mental Health
    It’s often said that necessity is the mother of invention. And never has this proverb been more relevant than the story of Dr. Marsha Linehan and how her own mental illness contributed to the development of a groundbreaking new psychotherapy treatment called Dialectical Behavior Therapy, better known as DBT. Read more
  • Depression and social distancing
    Social distancing is the act of avoiding large gatherings, staying several feet away from the next person in the room, and most certainly not shaking hands, hugging or even fist bumping. Read more
  • Social Anxiety Myths
    Learn the truths about many of the myths behind social anxiety, and what it's like for someone who suffers from it. Read more
  • How to prepare for the DBT experience
    Dialectical behavior therapy is a treatment that was developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan in the 1980s. It was originally designed to treat borderline personality disorder, but has since been proven to be an effective treatment for a whole host of mental health disorders, including depression, PTSD, and anxiety. Read more
  • What is mindfulness and how does it help with DBT?
    Mindfulness is the act of being present in the moment. If you can pay attention to what is going on around you, where you are, what you’re feeling, what you’re seeing, what you’re hearing, all in this exact moment in time, you’re being mindful. Read more
  • What is social anxiety?
    It’s a feeling most are familiar with: that nervous, uneasy sensation of walking into a room and all eyes are on you. It’s that moment before you have to make a presentation at school or in the boardroom. It’s the nausea you might feel before a big first date, or having to introduce yourself to a room full of strange new faces. Read more
  • My anxious child is away at college: how can I help from here?
    While your anxious child is away at college, it will be tempting to call every day and check in, but a better idea is to support your child from a distance, allowing them to grow and learn on their own, but still providing them with tools and techniques to move through life – and those anxious moments – with grace and in good mental health. Read more
  • Medication and Depression - What's the best way to treat depression?
    Many people who live with depression – defined as a potentially debilitating disease that leaves you unable to function due to extended, long-term bouts of deep sadness – are able to find recovery through talk therapy and time. But there are also those who can’t seem to get through the depression on counseling and psychotherapy alone – they need the assistance of medication. Read more
  • What’s the difference between situational and clinical depression?
    Do you have clinical depression or situational depression? Do you know what the difference is? Learn more about depression and how to treat it. Read more
  • ADHD and aggression in kids and adults
    The ADHD diagnosis came as a relief to the family, who felt comforted that the aggression and defiance came as part of a disorder that “could be maintained, even if not entirely controlled.” Read more
  • Am I Depressed?
    If you've ever wondered if you have depression, you've come to the right place. Here we review what depression is and how to get help. Read more
  • How to handle depression over the holidays
    There’s a popular myth that depression spikes over the holidays, when that’s simply not true. But there may be some truth to the fact that stress and anxiety can increase from Thanksgiving and through the holiday season, thanks to potentially higher grocery bills, a growing Christmas list, and more family and work functions than one would rather attend. Read more
  • How to stop automatic negative thoughts (ANTs)
    Everyone blows things out of proportion now and again. It’s when we consistently and persistently distort reality that it can become dangerous. Read more
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