Balancing Mental Health and Work

Americans have always been viewed as having a hard-working attitude.  We don’t take vacations and holidays as often or as long as most other countries do. Our work days are longer and more stressful than others.  Even starting in high school, our children go to bed later and wake up earlier than many European countries. …

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How Does EMDR Work?

How Does EMDR Work? Before we delve into EMDR, what it is and what it does, let’s first talk about trauma and what occurs in our brain when we experience it. This will help us understand EMDR better.  Our brains have a natural way to recover from traumatic memories and events.  In this process, different…

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National Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month.   Additionally, on September 10th, World Suicide Prevention Day, the globe unites to remember those affected by suicide and to focus on directing treatment to those who need it most. The entire month is dedicated to making a difference, raising awareness, and extending help and resources to those in crisis.…

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Is It Guilt Or Shame?

Is It Guilt Or Shame? Often we hear the terms guilt and shame used together, or thought of as interchangeable. The truth is, they are very different and impact us in different ways. It is important to know and understand the difference in order to take the necessary actions to improve our lives. Let’s look…

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