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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  [About the Author]

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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]

March 22, 2015
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.

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Helping Children with Social Anxiety

March 22, 2015 07:55 by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.  [About the Author]

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If your child is struggling with Social Anxiety, it’s important to know that you are not alone. It is a very common disorder that can be treated effectively. Listening to your child, and providing support and encouragement will go a long way toward helping your child recover from this disorder. Social anxiety does not have to limit your child or keep them on the sidelines. [More]

November 17, 2014
by Dr. Chloe Carmichael, PhD

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How Much Fire is OK in Therapy Sessions?

November 17, 2014 07:55 by Dr. Chloe Carmichael, PhD  [About the Author]

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How much passion should a psychologist have for clients' issues to get resolved? Therapy should be a place where you can discover different sides of yourself, and then work with your therapist to make sure that your needs get met in a way that makes space for diverse feelings. If it is a supportive and collaborative environment, therapy can be a great place to discover and make peace with different sides of yourself so that you can move forward in an integrated, self-aware manner. [More]

September 4, 2013
by Ashley Marie

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Poor Manners, Poor Mental Health

September 4, 2013 15:38 by Ashley Marie  [About the Author]

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A couple of months ago, our neighbor knocked on the door of apartment 24. She had never done so before, so she had no idea who would answer it. That person happened to be me. She quietly sighed with relief – probably thankful that I was not a grumpy scrooge in a shabby robe that had just been awoken by a total stranger on a Saturday morning. Then she sheepishly asked, “Do you happen to... [More]

August 30, 2013
by Cindy Marie Hosszu

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This is not a rite of passage...

August 30, 2013 08:00 by Cindy Marie Hosszu  [About the Author]

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Back to School Series: Bullying and being bullied is not a part of growing up. Bullying is not “kids being kids.” Being bullied is not a rite of passage. Over time, psychologists have come to understand just how damaging bullying behaviors can be to children, and into adulthood. Kids who are bullied are more likely to experience depression, anxiety, sadness, loneliness, changes i... [More]

July 10, 2013
by Cindy Marie Hosszu

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Traumatic Stress: Natural Disasters

July 10, 2013 23:36 by Cindy Marie Hosszu  [About the Author]

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In a matter of minutes, an entire community can be devastated by forces they cannot control. Whether it is natural or manmade, disasters are traumatic, and nearly everyone who experiences this kind of stress will need help coping with what they have experienced. Traumatic Stress Different types of natural disasters present different stress varying by how close the person is to the event. In ... [More]

November 2, 2012
by Dr. Kevin Kappler, Ph.D.

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How to Avoid the Fallacies of Thanksgiving

November 2, 2012 14:43 by Dr. Kevin Kappler, Ph.D.  [About the Author]

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The origins of Thanksgiving have nothing to do with a bunch of Indians and pilgrims sitting down for a bountiful feast of turkey. In reality although the settlers with pale faces had been bothering the Indians in addition to giving them many new diseases they had never had were starving by this time. The Indians took pity on them and brought them some corn and fish. Thanksgiving has a lot of emoti... [More]

February 2, 2011
by Elaine M. Corona, MSW, LCSW

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ANXIETY?

February 2, 2011 17:21 by Elaine M. Corona, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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WHAT IS ANXIETY? To understand anxiety, let’s look at fear first. Fear is a protective mechanism and an appropriate reaction to a real danger. Anxiety is a reaction to a perceived danger or threat and becomes a problem when magnified out of proportion. Some of the symptoms that may be experienced with excessive anxiety are: panic and fear sleep problems obsessive thoughts heart palp... [More]