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November 22, 2015
by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D

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Charlie Sheen Admits to Having HIV: Self-medicating, Substance Abuse and Mental Health

November 22, 2015 05:41 by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D  [About the Author]

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On November 17, 2015, in an interview with Matt Lauer on the Today Show, viewers were shocked to hear actor Charlie Sheen disclose that he is HIV positive. After numerous reports of Mr. Sheen having over 700 women, many of his ex-lovers were livid about the confession leading some to panic. [More]

July 17, 2015
by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate

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Nintendo CEO Dies at Age 55, Leaving a Legacy of Happiness

July 17, 2015 07:55 by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate  [About the Author]

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The same day that Satoru Iwata, president of Nintendo for more than a decade, passed away from a long growing tumor, there was a rainbow seen over the headquarters of the gaming giant’s headquarters in Kyoto. This symbol served as an appropriate tribute to the man who ushered in an age of cross cultural, cross national and cross age interaction with technology. Iwata had a vision of future with video games that made them accessible all kinds of people, especially those who had never felt comfortable with them before. [More]

July 3, 2015
by Raushannah Johnson-Verwayne,Psy.D.

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The Power in the Practice of Mindfulness

July 3, 2015 23:59 by Raushannah Johnson-Verwayne,Psy.D.  [About the Author]

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Although the brain is complex, it requires regular maintenance in order to operate at its full capacity. Mindfulness is likened to closing the apps running in the background on a smart phone in order to increase speed and performance. Slowing down and living in the moment can actually improve the function of the mind, body, and overall life experience (Albeinz & Holmes, 2000). [More]

April 23, 2015
by Lee Kehoe, MS, LMHC, NCC

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Acetaminophen Linked to Numbing Emotions

April 23, 2015 07:55 by Lee Kehoe, MS, LMHC, NCC  [About the Author]

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A recent study out of Ohio State University found that Acetaminophen may be numbing emotions in addition to physical pain. Acetaminophen is a common compound found in multiple over the counter drugs, the most widely used being Tylenol. There have been numerous studies measuring the effectiveness of acetaminophen on different forms and intensities of pain, but this study is the first to examine the possible emotional impact of acetaminophen. [More]

March 19, 2015
by Charity Finch,MS, LPC Intern, CRC, BCN

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Religion and Spirituality in the Treatment of Mental Illness

March 19, 2015 07:55 by Charity Finch,MS, LPC Intern, CRC, BCN  [About the Author]

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There are many challenges facing the care of persons with mental illness. Most people who have been diagnosed face stigma from multiple directions, such as society, friends, family and health care practitioners and face obstacles to the best course of treatment depending on the philosophies of their healthcare provider. Historically, the medical model approach in Western culture continues to attempt to address only the physiological aspects of mental illness without taking into account the individual’s needs. [More]

March 17, 2015
by Mary Horn, Psy.D.

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How You Coach Your Teenager Can Have Negative Effects

March 17, 2015 07:55 by Mary Horn, Psy.D.  [About the Author]

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American youth are growing up in a society where competition and the pressure that comes with it, begin at the very beginning of their life experiences. It is not uncommon for parents to go to classes, read books, do research, and gather as much information as they can about parenting. Well-meaning parents want the best for their children. There are programs for babies to read, infants to swim, even sports that begin in toddlerhood. Often, parents will pick homes in good school districts so they can ensure a good education for their children. [More]

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

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

March 9, 2015 07:55 by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D  [About the Author]

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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]

March 4, 2015
by Dr. Christina Barber-Addis,Psy.D

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"Alive Inside" - Music Therapy for Alzheimer’s- Documentary Shows the Facts

March 4, 2015 07:55 by Dr. Christina Barber-Addis,Psy.D  [About the Author]

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In the mental health field, music has been used as an effective mode of therapy since the 1800’s (American Music Therapy Association, 2015) and is still widely used today for many mental health issues and disorders. In particular, it has been found to be highly effective for those with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. [More]