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How to Talk to Someone About Suicide

How to Talk to Someone About Suicide

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in the United States. We’ve written before about the warning signs of suicide to look for, but once you know the warning signs, what can you do if you notice them? Suicide is a hard topic to talk about, both because it’s devastating and because mental health is […]

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depression

Managing Bad Depression Days

Depression can feel very isolating, which can amplify depressed feelings. However, depression is a disorder that doesn’t discriminate – it affects people of all ages, races, genders, orientations, classes, and backgrounds. NIMH’s website states that “An estimated 17.3 million adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode. But even knowing all […]

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Benefits of Talking About Grief

Benefits of Talking About Grief

Grief is something we all have to deal with at some point. Although we don’t like to think about it, grief is something that is unavoidable. It covers a broad range of experiences – grief can be felt because of a death or illness, the loss of a friendship or relationship, divorce, moving, switching jobs, […]

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trauma

How to Bring Up My Trauma to My Therapist

What does it mean to experience trauma? To experience trauma is to live through an experience that creates long-lasting pain or distress in our lives. There is no one size fits all definition of trauma. Things like witnessing violence, surviving assault, or being in an abusive relationship are common understandings of trauma, but it is […]

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Supporting Someone Who Is Coming Out

Supporting Someone Who Is Coming Out

June in the United States is Pride Month, where we celebrate and honor the LGBTQ+ community and to commemorate the Stonewall Riots that occurred in June 1969, kicking off the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement. Every June, queer folks and their allies use this month to recognize the impact that LGBTQ+ people have had on the […]

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What is Collective Grief?

What is Collective Grief?

Collective grief happens when a community, society, village, or nation all experience extreme change or loss. Collective grief can manifest in the wake of major events such as: war, natural disasters, or others that result in mass casualties or widespread tragedy. Like individual grief, there is a feeling of lack of control that comes with […]

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Self-Care When Grieving

Self-Care When Grieving

As we’ve discussed on the blog recently, the current coronavirus pandemic has changed the way most of us live our day-to-day lives and will for the foreseeable future. We have all had to adjust to major changes in our routines in addition to worries about finances, safety, and how long this will all be going […]

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Stay Connected While Social Distancing

With the spread of coronavirus, many of our routines have changed drastically in a short time. With the exception of essential workers (and those who already worked from home) the rest of us are now navigating a new all-at-home routine that we’ve never needed to have before.  Social distancing is the main thing we can […]

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