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How CBT Can Help Your Suicidal Teen

Do you have a depressed teen who has been contemplating or openly discussing suicide? This is a very scary prospect because it can be so unpredictable. Most people who commit suicide do it on a whim or an impulse. As a result, it is important to identify …

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Treating Depression by Increasing the Levels of Serotonin in the Brain

You may have heard that serotonin fluctuation in the brain leads into depression. It’s possible that your brain may just not be producing enough serotonin. It may also be the case that serotonin is produced but isn’t absorbed by the brain. Serotonin may n…

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The Ways That Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Help With Addiction

Drug addiction can create a powerful hold on a person's life that can seem impossible to escape. However, cognitive behavioral therapy can break that grip and help you get back on your feet in a new sober lifestyle.

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Reducing Anxiety in Kids: Observation and Communication

Everyone gets anxious now and then. But the difference is that when a kid gets anxious, they often don’t have the vocabulary to deal with it. Adults can say, “I’m feeling anxious/worried/tense/stressed out.” But kids don’t often know exactly what is troub…

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PTSD Therapy Includes Multiple Approaches

The timer is on. You have 30 seconds to come up with eight ways PTSD therapy can help you. 30, 29, 28 ... Ding! Really? Hey, no one can shout out eight therapeutic approaches to PTSD in 30 seconds. You may not have even heard of all eight?

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How Families in Denial Think and Behave Regarding Substance Abuse

Families of addicts are in a difficult situation. They love someone who is lost due to a substance dependence. For many people, a natural way to protect themselves from pain is to avoid the truth. In these cases, it is imperative for everyone (or at least…

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Anxiety Counseling for Social Anxiety

There are many individuals who suffer from social anxiety in one form or another. For many people, it's a full-blown psychological disorder. It's one of the most common mental health issues. Many people are on medication for it, and others are in therapy …

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Addiction: How to Heal the Family

As family members of people in active addiction or early recovery, the path to a healthier life is strewn with hurdles and barriers. Frustration and resentment often fuel anger and fear toward the addicted family member, causing rifts and distrust to grow…

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How Couples Counseling Can Help 3 Types of Couples

When should you go in for couples counseling? Is there a best time? Sometimes, couples go in for counseling when the relationship is on the rocks. At this time, it might be a bit late to rebuild the relationship. So it's best to go in for couples counseli…

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5 Natural Ways to Controlling Your Anxiety

Some individuals carry stress in manageable ways, others however go beyond that. Carrying high levels of stress is the main cause of anxiety, and from there it becomes an everyday lifestyle. Here are some tips and tricks on controlling your everyday anxie…

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