March 21, 2017
by Hilda Huj
We often talk about mental illness as something that only affects the person who is experiencing it. However, we often forget the other people who are affected by it - us. We may not experience a mental illness ourselves, but it is very likely that a family member, friend, or co-worker will experience difficulties related to the mental health illness. And, consequently, their experience of the mental health illness will affect us. No one's illness, whether physical or mental, affects only the individual and no one else. [More]
November 19, 2016
by Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT
Feeling blue from all the post-election drama?
You are not alone.
Presidential elections have always known to cause some anxiety and stress but the effects of this past election appear to be much more profound and pervasive. [More]
Michael Moore, the left-leaning filmmaker, called it in July. Moore is from Flint, Michigan and understands the experiences and concerns of individuals who live in the so-called Rust Belt. [More]
September 29, 2016
by Henry M. Pittman, MA
Many people talk about that they need to find happiness. The reality is that you do not ‘find’ happiness. Happiness is something that you create for yourself. [More]
September 27, 2016
by Hilda Huj
Throughout human history, migration has been a fact of life. However, as a result of globalization, it currently affects more people than ever before. Amnesty International ("People on the move", n.d.) reports that more than 230 million people live outside their country of birth. That is about 3% of the world's global population. And that number grows every day. [More]
In 1957 the movie, “The Three Faces of Eve” starring Joanne Woodward had a tremendous impact on the viewing audience. Ms Woodward won an academy award for her performance.
“Eve” was actually a woman named Chris Sizemore who suffered from what was then called “Multiple Personality Disorder”. [More]
In this era of mobile technology, video games have never been more popular. Among them, Pokemon by Nintendo is considered to be one of the most beloved games with the biggest fan base around the globe.
Since its creation 17 years ago, Pokemon has dominated the field of mobile games, especially with the latest version of Pokemon Go [More]
It’s Friday or Saturday night. It has been a long work week and one is looking forward to the weekend. A way to relax or reward oneself for the hard work one has put in generally is associated with a drink or two of an alcoholic beverage. No harm in that. The harm comes in when one has become intoxicated from the amount of alcohol he or she has consumed that night and decides to drive home under the influence. [More]
2016 will be a year remembered for dramatic exits and entrances, especially in issues related to ethics and equality. The field of professional counseling is no haven from various controversies as the preeminent national organization for professional counselors, the American Counseling Association (ACA), recently made headlines for their responses to legislation passed in Tennessee. [More]
The United Nations has declared Monday, June 13 to be International Albinism Day. Some may know what that is. Few know why that is. [More]