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December 24, 2017
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New Years Resolutions

December 24, 2017 16:17 by Theravive

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A New Year has arrived and with a New Year comes new hopes and dreams just bursting to be fulfilled. Losing weight, quitting smoking, and getting healthy are by far the most popular resolutions. And yet the attainability of a resolution has become virtually impossible to achieve for most people. Breaking down goals into pragmatic parts results in more successful outcomes. [More]

October 31, 2015
by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D

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Lamar Odom Fights For His Life Against Depression and Substance Abuse

October 31, 2015 09:45 by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D

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Lamar Odom entered the NBA with high hopes. Despite his short college career that was clouded by an arrest in Las Vegas, Lamar had talent that was much desired and was picked 4th in the 1999 NBA draft by the Clippers. Lamar’s story is similar to many athletes that rose above the crime ridden streets of their childhoods to fame. [More]

September 5, 2015
by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D

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Incarceration, Depression and Suicide: The Case of Sandra Bland

September 5, 2015 07:55 by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D

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A young African-American woman was excited to finally land the job of her dreams. Though, she would be traveling some distance from her home town, she was ecstatic about the opportunity. Little did she know that she would never have the chance to start the job. On July 13, 2015, the woman was found dead in a prison cell. Where did it all go wrong? How did this young aspiring woman end up in jail and dead? [More]

August 12, 2015
by Lee Kehoe, MS, LMHC, NCC

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Hearing Loss Associated With Mental Illness: A World of Isolation

August 12, 2015 07:55 by Lee Kehoe, MS, LMHC, NCC

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The American Psychological Association (APA) just released a report citing multiple study findings that hearing loss may be associated with mental illness. The report provides evidence that people usually wait on average up to six years to seek treatment for any possible hearing loss. The lack of medical attention is partially due to people’s lack of awareness into the signs of hearing loss that can occur. However, over this time, as people lose more hearing, many of these people develop depression and forms of social anxiety. The APA report contributes such depression and anxiety to a difficulty with communicating, resulting in those with hearing loss withdrawing from their usual social activities. [More]

July 22, 2015
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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The Real Significance Behind The Semicolon Tattoo Trend

July 22, 2015 07:55 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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There have been a significant number of semi colon tattoos showing up in the news in July. This trend has been worldwide and was started by Project Semicolon, an organization that focuses on concerns of mental illness such as: suicide, depression, addiction,and self-injury.Because an author inserts a semicolon at a point where a sentence could be ended, but is not ended. The reminder is that you are the author of your own life and can choose to continue, rather than end it. [More]