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How to Spot the Warning Signs of Child Abuse

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By Rita Rippentrop, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

For the majority of us, home is somewhere we are excited to return to at the end of the day. It is a place where we feel loved, respected and safe to be ourselves.… Read the rest →

Understanding Current Adolescent Vaping Trends

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by Deepak Santhiraj, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

When Americans engaged one another on the country scenes of the Civil War during the 1860s, morphine became a battlefield standard. Millions of doses were given to soldiers in need of treatment from surgeries, accidents, as well as diseases and injuries.… Read the rest →

5 Signs You’re Struggling with Alcoholism

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By Rita Rippentrop, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and while alcoholism is extremely common, it often goes overlooked. Have you or a loved one shown up late for work, disappointed family members or frequently can’t remember what happened the night before because of alcohol?… Read the rest →

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: (Part II of II)

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By Natalie Stage, MA Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

perinatal mood disordersThere are many myths surrounding Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders,

As I mentioned in Part I, Postpartum depression is the most commonly known term for when a mother faces an illness surrounding the birth of her child, but there are many other disorders that can impact her too.… Read the rest →

The Most Common Misconceptions About Depression

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By Grant Stenzel, MS Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

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It is extremely common for the go-to idea of depression to be someone spending their entire day in bed with a tissue box at the ready because they can’t seem to stop crying.… Read the rest →

Achieving a Healthy Work-life Balance

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By Deepak Santhiraj, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

A former U.S. Gallup Poll report highlights that the average full-time American worker engages in work-related activities for more than 47 hours on average each week. This has become substantially more than even Western European nations as Germany and Sweden that work on average of 35 hours a week.… Read the rest →