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September 10, 2015
by Karen Allen,MS, LMHC, CAMS, CHt

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Is Suicide Preventable: World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10th

September 10, 2015 10:00 by Karen Allen,MS, LMHC, CAMS, CHt

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It’s an uncomfortable topic yet significant enough to talk about despite the uncomfortable feelings and awkwardness a frank discussion may elicit. Suicide. It’s in the news. People reading this blog may know personally someone who has attempted suicide or died by suicide. It’s such a significant issue throughout the world that public service campaigns have taken to multimedia formats to educate the public and to raise awareness that family, friends, acquaintances, and even strangers can help prevent an untimely death due to suicide. September has been designated as the time of year to draw attention to the growing tragedy of death by suicide. Aside from the readily recognized tragic elements is perhaps the greatest tragedy correlated with suicide – many people do not realize suicidality is treatable and often preventable. [More]

March 9, 2015
by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D

exercise

Exercise and Mental Health....The Missing Link?

March 9, 2015 07:55 by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D

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The benefits of exercise have been explored for decades. The profit of a holistic approach to psychotherapy that incorporates a physical regime may improve outcomes in mental health treatment (Weir, 2011). Three exercise routines per week, lasting 20-30 minutes in conjunction with psychotherapy and a concurrent medication regime has been associated with enhanced mental health treatment. [More]

February 20, 2015
by Mary Horn, Psy.D.

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The Bodacious World of Psychotherapy in 2015

February 20, 2015 07:55 by Mary Horn, Psy.D.

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Psychotherapy in the 21st century has changed its face. Growing from the early days of psychoanalysis and behavioral therapies, it was once primarily for the severely mentally ill. People who needed and entered therapy were usually viewed as “crazy”. Today, psychology in general, permeates nearly every important field. [More]

February 3, 2015
by Amy Berwick,PhD, LPC, NCC

collegeviolence

Sexual Assault on College Campuses

February 3, 2015 07:55 by Amy Berwick,PhD, LPC, NCC

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January 28th, two former Vanderbilt football players were found guilty on all counts of aggravated rape of an unconscious woman. The details of the story as reported in the Tennessean (Barchenger & Walker, 2015) were horrific. The rape occurred 19 months ago. The football players had taken photos and video of their sadistic acts and shared them with friends. The victim, who had been drugged, was unaware that she had been assaulted until video surfaced. [More]