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February 9, 2017
by Hilda Huj

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The Case of Valentine’s Day: Relationship Rapture or Massacre?

February 9, 2017 10:30 by Hilda Huj

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Valentine's Day is an annual festival to celebrate love. A day when we celebrate love in all of its forms, but especially romantic love. However, multiple studies have shown that couples are more likely to break up in the weeks before and after Valentine's Day. Why would a day, meant to celebrate love, result in more break-ups? [More]

February 1, 2017
by Henry M. Pittman, MA

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Black or White Thinking

February 1, 2017 12:30 by Henry M. Pittman, MA

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Defense Mechanisms are not bad or good, they just are. They are behaviors that inform us on how we naturally cope with uncomfortable thoughts, emotions, and stressors. If a persons thought pattern is irrational, then their behavior will follow as irrational as well. A way to better cope with stressors is to look at the good and the bad, the usefulness or uselessness of something. [More]

December 23, 2016
by Hilda Huj

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The Immigrant's Perspectives: Holiday Blues

December 23, 2016 01:55 by Hilda Huj

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It is the holiday season, the most wonderful time of the year. Or, is it? For most people, being an immigrant means that they are far away from their family and friends abroad. During the holiday season, when family and friendship values are the highlights of the celebration, it is hard not to feel sad and lonely. [More]

December 12, 2016
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Childhood Revisited

December 12, 2016 02:23 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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What is the one activity of childhood that is, in all likelihood, universally accepted as an effective way to withdraw from the pandemonium of daily life? What will occupy the mind and restore serenity in less time than one can measure? What is the diversion that has been adopted by the world of adults and has sold over 12 million units of functional escape from reality as the numbers continue to grow? [More]

November 9, 2016
by Theravive

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Post Election Stress And Anxiety Are Real

November 9, 2016 07:19 by Theravive

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Disbelief. Shock. Denial. Then anger, confusion and uncertainty begin to swirl, eventually giving way to depression and despair. These are the very real symptoms that millions of people are having right now as the result of last night’s election. Post election stress and anxiety are not something to dismiss, and have been documented by psychologists. [More]