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How Grief Support Groups Can Help You

When a loved one dies, your world can be turned upside down. Even when the loss is expected, it can still be painful. Trying to go through grief alone can often be hindering to the process of healing. Grief support groups were created to help others get through the pain of losing someone dear. There are many positives to attending a grief counseling support group.

Choosing the Right Time to Pursue Children’s Counseling

It can be hard for parents to know if their children need counseling or if they are just going through a phase. Most children do not know how to communicate their needs, making it even more difficult for you to determine if they need help. Being proactive by educating yourself on when to seek children's counseling is beneficial. Learning the types of counseling and the most common issues among children can help you decide if your child needs treatment.

Why a Hobby Can Improve Mental Health

You spend a lot of time working and give your time and efforts to help others. What do you do for yourself? The answer to this question can influence your mental health. Having a hobby has been shown to improve mental health. Examples of hobbies includes acrobats, geology, cliff diving and making pottery. Other examples of hobbies are yoga, ballroom dancing, mountaineering or writing.

Help Your Teen Get the Most Out of Adolescent Counseling

If you have a teenager, then you know they can go through emotional ups and downs. Their hormones are fluctuating, as well as their friendships. Hormones affect the brain, the body and emotions. Teens are trying to cope with extra-curricular activities, academic responsibilities and for many, job duties. Teens are stressed out!

5 Reasons to Get Pre-Marital Counseling Before Saying, “I Do”

You are getting married. Congratulations! This is one of the most exciting times of your life. You are happier than you have ever been. As a couple, you and your fiancé are a perfect match. You rarely have an argument. You are making fun memories. You cannot wait to start your life together.

Recognizing Symptoms of Self-Harm and Suicide

Both self-harm and suicide involves emotional pain and the efforts a person makes, to get rid of that pain.It is the intention behind the acts that matters most, however. Does the person want to end his or her life? Is it to release emotions? Is it to stop anxiety or escape debilitating mental health issues?

Understanding the Different Forms of Depression

Throughout your life you will have moments of great happiness and moments of great unhappiness. Most of your time may be somewhere in the middle. Unfortunately, there may be periods where you seem to feel sad or depressed for a lot longer than usual.  You may even start to wonder if you are just sad or if you have a mental health disorder such as depression.

Tips For Better Communication At Home

People often hear about how relationships are destroyed by a lack of communication. When the honeymoon period ends and two people go from being romantic explorers to becoming partners in each other’s lives, the need for clear communication becomes more apparent – a couple that cannot express its problems and individual needs without turning to arguments and anger won’t last long.

How to Tell Your Child They Have a Mental Illness

Talking about your own mental illness is much easier than talking about your child’s. Parents would much rather have any type of problem rather than have their child suffer. Telling your child they have a mental health disorder can be difficult and provoke anxiety.