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Why We Need to Talk About Minority Mental Health

Every July we recognize and celebrate the Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month to help bring awareness to the struggles that racial and ethnic minority communities must endure regarding mental illness and access to mental health care. At the Grief Recovery Center in Houston, many of our clients have experienced barriers to […]

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How to Focus on Yourself Without Feeling Guilty

Reliability and consideration are critical in healthy relationships. Having people to care for who also take care of you is something we all seek out. The desire that we have for companionship, however, might result in putting the needs of others in front of our own. While being considerate of the needs and feelings of […]

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How to Cope With Shame

Throughout our lives, we all experience intense moments of self-judgment and criticism that leave us feeling bad or angry with ourselves. Whether it’s something seemingly innocuous as criticizing yourself for misplacing your keys, or recalling words and actions from your past with a slight cringe of embarrassment, these feelings of shame are natural and common […]

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6 Reasons to Start Therapy in the New Year

New year, new you, right? The new year often comes with a lot of social pressure to improve ourselves through making resolutions and setting goals for the upcoming 12 months. One great way to take advantage of the impulse toward self-improvement is to start therapy in the new year. It might never seem like the […]

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5 Ways to Cope With Toxic Positivity

Do you feel positive all of the time? Probably not, because you’re human and you experience a range of emotions. We’re not designed to feel just one thing all of the time. We feel waves of emotions, and these emotions range from negative to positive to neutral and everything in between. In the last few […]

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What Causes Inner Child Grief?

When was the last time you paid attention to your inner child? Picture yourself like a Russian nesting doll. Your present self, at the age you are now, is the largest outer toy. Since we can only see the outside, we assume each of us are showing up in the world only as our present […]

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How To Ask Your Parents For Therapy

Making the choice to start therapy is a huge one. It’s an incredibly courageous thing to prioritize your mental health at such a young age. The skills you learn in therapy can be a foundation for you as you grow and settle into your adult life. Sometimes, making the decision to go to therapy isn’t […]

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4 Ways to Deal with Caregiver Burnout

Caregiving is hard work. Taking care of someone else, whether it’s a child, a sick friend, or an older relative, Burnout is something that many of us are all too familiar with these days, as we approach the two year mark of the pandemic. Many of us have been through a lot in the past […]

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Coping with the Stress of the Holiday Season

Despite the relentless messaging all around us toward the end of every year, the winter holiday season is often not the most wonderful time of the year for many people.  Of course, any time there are high expectations on a one certain time of year or event, it can cause distress. There is so much […]

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