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February 17, 2020
by Amy Rollo

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How to Find A Therapist

February 17, 2020 10:54 by Amy Rollo  [About the Author]

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I happen to be a therapist who believes we could all benefit from therapy at some point in our lives. Therapy is a place to work on values, define purpose, strengthen relationships, learn coping skills, have a safe place to process emotions, and help with mood. Basically, if we need support, are struggling, or need a strength-based approach, counseling can help us. However, most people do not know where to start when searching for the right fit in a counselor. [More]

February 11, 2020
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Heartache and Sustenance

February 11, 2020 09:08 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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Across cultural and religious norms, food has been symbolic for attempts to heal the hurt. Death leaves a hole. Some are far deeper and filled with more despair than others. The loss of a parent, a child, a spouse, a close friend, and/or the loss of a pet companion commonly leaves a feeling of emptiness. This emptiness may well engulf body and soul. Who to lean on? Who to pick up the role that has, literally, turned to dust? How to withstand the pain that cannot (and should not) be ignored? [More]

February 11, 2020
by Patricia Tomasi

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Can An Apple A Day Keep Depression Away?

February 11, 2020 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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You are what you eat or so the saying goes. But is it true? A new review published in the Journal of European Neuropsychopharmacology looked at nutritional psychiatry and what the research says about mental health and the food we consume. While there is data that shows an association between mental health and nutrition, research is lacking when it comes to causality. [More]

February 4, 2020
by Patricia Tomasi

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This Parenting Program Helps Parents Manage Stress

February 4, 2020 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Family Systems and Health looked at whether Parenting Journey, a 12-week parenting program based on the principles of family systems theory, helps parents manage stress and improve family strengths. This is the first study of the impact of Parenting Journey on parent-reported outcomes. While there are many parent training programs, researchers say there is still a need for effective supports that can be delivered in the community to parents of different races and backgrounds. [More]

January 27, 2020
by Amy Rollo

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It is Normal to Grieve a Celebrity’s Death.

January 27, 2020 12:40 by Amy Rollo  [About the Author]

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I’m not a huge basketball fan, but when the alert that Kobe Bryant died suddenly in a helicopter crash came on my screen, I immediately felt shock. I felt this sense of sadness and tried to make sense of how someone so known and famous, could be taken so suddenly. I have felt similar emotions when other famous actors or athletes passed. It is completely normal to feel sadness or grief when someone famous dies. There are several reasons we might feel these intense emotions. [More]

January 27, 2020
by Patricia Tomasi

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How Sugar Affects Your Brain

January 27, 2020 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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How’s your New Year’s resolution diet coming along? This is about the time people start to fall off the wagon, if it hasn’t happened already. Have you been craving sugar? Has the yummy sweetness been your downfall? Well take heed. Researchers are finding sugar to be as addictive as drugs and alcohol so you've got a mighty opponent to contend with. A recent study published in Scientific Reports looked at the effects sugar can have on the brain. [More]