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22. August 2014 02:55
by Eddins Counseling Group, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
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5 waysto improve your body image

5 Ways to Improve Your Body Image

22. August 2014 02:55 by Eddins Counseling Group, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP | Comments

5 waysto improve your body image
It’s summer, time for swimsuit season, sleeveless tops and cool, comfortable clothing. At least it is where I live, in hot and humid Houston, Tx. How is your body image in summer months? We are all bombarded by media messages day after day, but it can certainly increase in the summer months when we’re likely to be more exposed and more self-conscious of our bodies.
It’s summer, time for swimsuit season, sleeveless tops and cool, comfortable clothing. At least it is where I live, in hot and humid Houston, Tx. How is your body image in summer months? We are all bombarded by media messages day after day, but it can certainly increase in the summer months when we’re likely to be more exposed and more self-conscious of our bodies. [More]

21. August 2014 02:55
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.
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Confusion to Clarity: How Your Confusion is a Gift

21. August 2014 02:55 by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C. | Comments

confusionto clarity how your confusionisa gift
“I’m so confused”! Many of the clients I see come to me because they are confused about some aspect of their life. They ask things like: “What should I do?” “Should I stay or should I go?” “Is this person right for me?” These are some of the questions of confusion.
“I’m so confused”! Many of the clients I see come to me because they are confused about some aspect of their life. They ask things like: “What should I do?” “Should I stay or should I go?” “Is this person right for me?” These are some of the questions of confusion. [More]

20. August 2014 02:55
by Marti Wormuth, MA
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Befriending Those With Mental Health Struggles

20. August 2014 02:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA | Comments

befriending those with mental health struggles
Everyone has those people in their lives that they trust with everything and anything. Many of us don't know where we would be without friends. But sadly, many people who struggle with mental illness do not have friends and a support system that they can fall back on - most people who struggle with these things end up secluding themselves. In this article, we're going to take a closer look at befriending those who struggle with their mental health and doing it in a way that can help them to live a happier, healthier life. [More]

19. August 2014 02:55
by Caleen Martin
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Mourning your past self and living in the present with chronic pain.

19. August 2014 02:55 by Caleen Martin | Comments

mourningyourpastselfandlivinginthepresentwithchronicpain
When you are sat down by a doctor and explained that you have an incurable medical condition that could become completely debilitating to you, cause you daily pain, and change every aspect of your life, you die. Your physical life has died, your career has died, your ability to care for your family has died, your ability to enjoy the intimacy between yourself and your partner has died. But your lungs still breath air, your heart still pumps, and you must create a completely new life in spite of your medical conditions. [More]

18. August 2014 02:55
by Cathy England, MA
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Mental Health Care Coverage: New Laws and Remaining Problems

18. August 2014 02:55 by Cathy England, MA | Comments

mental health care coverage new lawsand remaining problems
In the not too distant past, there was a lot of difficulty for individuals needing to access mental health care services. Many health insurance companies treated mental health as a separate and unequal health issue compared with medical health problems. This made it difficult for the mentally ill to get adequate treatment, and to be able to afford that treatment when it was needed. In the last few years, those laws have begun to change, and mental illness is now considered to be equal in regard to insurance as is physical illness. [More]

17. August 2014 02:55
by Dr. DeeAnn Visk, Ph.D.
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How are Medications Used to Treat Mental Health Disorders

17. August 2014 02:55 by Dr. DeeAnn Visk, Ph.D. | Comments

howare medications usedto treat mental health disorders
Prescription medications are commonly employed to treat a variety of mental health illnesses. Diseases treated with prescription medication include: schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Ideally, these medications are used with talking therapy, at least until they are shown to be working well (Mental Health Medications, 2014). [More]

16. August 2014 02:55
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.
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"Let Go, or Get Dragged”: Find your Peace by Letting Go

16. August 2014 02:55 by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C. | Comments

let goor get dragged findyour peaceby letting go
The title of this article is actually a quote from Lama Surya Das in his book, Awakening the Buddha Within (1997). I was so stuck by the simple wisdom of this statement that I posted it on my computer at work, and my refrigerator at home, as a frequent reminder of the dangers of hanging on to things that are better let go. But letting go of feelings, people or situations that are destructive to us, or out of our control, is easier said than done. We hold on and attach for lots of different reasons, but learning to let go and detach in healthy ways can help restore our sense of peace and our relationships with others. [More]

15. August 2014 02:55
by Casey Truffo, LMFT
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Can Long-Distance Relationships Work?

15. August 2014 02:55 by Casey Truffo, LMFT | Comments

can long distance relationships work
If you're contemplating a long-distance relationship, there are a lot of things that you should consider. Really, it would be best to hear stories from others who have been in long-distance relationships. These stories may lead you to think about things you may not have considered, especially if you’re entering a new relationship and you are still in the "ga-ga" phase. Take time to think about everything involved before you jump into a relationship that is long distance. [More]

14. August 2014 02:55
by Cathy England, MA
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Evaluation of Sleep Disorders as They Relate to Mental Illness

14. August 2014 02:55 by Cathy England, MA | Comments

evaluationof sleep disordersas they relateto mental illness
Sleep disturbances are common in the United States population. Harvard Health Publications (2009), estimate that sleep problems are prevalent in at least 50% of patients receiving psychiatric treatment. This can be compared to the general population in which about 10% report sleep problems. What is not entirely clear is whether or not sleep disturbance is a symptom or a risk factor for mental health presentations. [More]

13. August 2014 02:55
by Marti Wormuth, MA
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embracing asexuality

Embracing Asexuality

13. August 2014 02:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA | Comments

embracing asexuality
Obviously, with all the news as of late, there are a number of different things that the public has started to hear about the LGBT community. But did you know that there are a number of people who consider themselves part of this community, but have a different type of sexual orientation known as asexuality? Many people don't think about asexuality as a type of sexuality, but it is, and we're going to explore it a bit more in this article. [More]
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