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What really happens between therapist and patient

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Janet Malcolm once wrote that psychoanalysis requires the analyst and the patient to wrestle with an arrangement whose “radical unlikeness to any other human relationship” is dizzying for both parties involved. They consent to meet alone at the same time and place every week. Their mostly one-sided and confidential conversation is often staged with painstakingly positioned props: the couch, where the …

5 Tips to Help a Shy Child With Healthy Socialization

There’s nothing wrong with being a shy, quiet child. However, failure to develop social skills could haunt your little one for life, causing them problems forming friendships and intimate relationships and damaging some career prospects.  Caring parents don’t want to change their children, merely support their development to acquire the skills necessary to thrive as adults. Here are five tips …

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How To Choose a Mental Health Professional

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. In fact, research shows that people who are anxious or depressed can’t even fall physically ill more often. If you’ve been struggling with anxiety, depression, or other mental health ailments, it’s important to seek the help of a therapist or a psychiatrist. The key is to find the right …

4 Tips for Accessing Mental Health Resources From a Rural Area

Living in a rural area, even going off-the-grid, has many advantages, not the least of which is affordable real estate. However, you sacrifice many modern conveniences for the privilege of fresh air, sunshine and a little room to roam.  One of them shouldn’t be access to quality mental health resources, but distance often serves as a barrier to treatment. Fortunately, …

3 Signs You Should Look For An Addiction Treatment Center

Dealing with large amounts of stress is something the average adult is quite familiar with. Learning how to deal with this stress in a healthy way is important. There are millions of American adults that turn to drugs and alcohol to make dealing with the troubles in their lives easier. In some cases, a person will find that they are …

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Things Your Family can do to Support Your Mental Health Journey

While you struggle to maintain your mental health, it can be difficult for loved ones to know how to support you. However, there are many ways that your family can help you with this journey to manage the highs and lows of living with mental illness together. By checking in on how you are feeling, offering you support, and staying …

7 Alternative Forms of Therapy Gaining Popularity

Therapy is hard work. It challenges you to be the best version of yourself, whether you undergo mental or physical therapy. Therapy can be more than sitting in an office with a professional. You can find different forms of therapy in various areas of your life to treat any kind of ailment. Try these alternative forms of therapy alongside your …

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What to Expect From Drug Rehab

Attending rehab for the first time can seem like an intimidating experience. Even if you are ready to stop using drugs, it can be tough to know what to expect from your program. However, knowing what happens in rehab can ease your mind and help you prepare. In this post, we will go over some of the most common features …

How to Stage a Supportive Intervention

If someone you love is struggling, reaching out and offering help is the compassionate thing to do. However, sometimes the person doesn’t realize how far they’ve fallen and how their behavior affects everyone around them. When someone you care about needs help battling a mental health disorder or addiction, stepping in requires the right approach. In addition to the 5 …

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How Children Have Been Affected By the Pandemic

The pandemic impacted everyone in the world in various ways. Some people suffered from the illness, others had to make changes to their lives and other events occurred. However, people don’t always focus on the children and how the pandemic affected them, so we want to point out five different ways children had their lives changed by this pandemic. Online …