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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 →

Stress or Anxiety? How to Spot the Differences.

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For many, the words “stress” and “anxiety” are interchangeable. And while it’s true that they share similarities, they are two very different problems. According to the ADAA, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the US, but only 36.9% of the people suffering from a disorder seek treatment for it.Read the rest →

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

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By Natalie Stage, MA Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Postpartum isn’t just depression.

Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders

Postpartum depression is the most commonly known term for an illness that a mother can experience after birth, but did you know that there are many forms of illness mothers experience during the pregnancy and following it?… Read the rest →

Dethroning the Voice of Shame

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By Deepak Santhiraj, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

feelings of shameWriting in his diary in 1892 at the height of the Russian Industrial Age, Leo Tolstoy observed, “Life cannot have any other purpose than joy and goodness. Only this purpose – joy- is ultimately worthy of life.” We can identify that goodness and beauty with unending joy can prevail in the face of monumental shame that releases a myriad of unsettling human emotions.Read the rest →

The Lifestyle Vision to Healthy Sleep Habits

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By Deepak Santhiraj, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

healthy sleep habitsAs day-light savings inevitably descends for the fall season, we give consideration to the necessity of understanding sleep science. According to scientific evidence, those who are sleep-deprived have poorer memory, impaired thinking skills, and react more slowly during conversations.… Read the rest →

Facing Fears and Controlling Anxiety

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By David Tobey, MA Licensed Professional Counselor

fearsWhat’s in your closet? Were you afraid of the dark when you were a child?

I was. I remember the terror that accompanied my parents saying good night followed by the click of the light switch.… Read the rest →