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The Benefits of Family Counseling for Children

Family counseling not only benefits parents, but it benefits their kids as well. It gives children a place to freely express their feelings without any interruptions from their parents. It forces the parents to fully listen and understand their children feelings and needs. Family therapy helps families realize how many commonalities they have with each other. 

Change Your Perspective by Identifying and Changing Your Negative Thoughts

When a person's mind is full of negativity, they may not see the world accurately. They might have a negative view of themselves, others, and life in general. However, that person comes to recognize that those negative thoughts and beliefs are not true and learns to change them, they can simultaneously learn to change their perspective. Their view of the world might get a little rosier, lighter, and happier.

How to Make the Changes You Want in Your Life

There’s a quote by the famous artist Andy Warhol. He said, “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”  And this is true – especially with the changes that are required in recovery from addiction. Any significant life change requires individual effort. If you want to transform your life from unmanageable to manageable, from chaotic to peaceful, from unbalanced to healthy, there are some things you’ll have to do differently.

9 Relaxation Techniques to Cope with Depression

Depression is a condition that affects your emotional health, and there is very little enthusiasm about life. Depression can be a result of certain health problems, or from loneliness. There are many other factors that could also lead to depression. Depression is difficult to deal with but there are ways to cope with the condition.  Ronald E Riggio Ph.D., a contributor writer for Psychology Today, has some relaxation techniques to cope with depression:

11 Tips to Help Manage Anxiety

Stress and anxiety are a normal part of life. As humans, we feel anxious because that is the way our body tells us to fear something. However, some people feel anxiety when there is nothing to be feared. This is when anxiety can start to affect your daily life. This is also when it might be time to look for some help to deal with the anxiety. Therese J. Borchard, the Associate Editor for Psych Central, has some tips to manage that unwanted anxiety. 

6 Stress Relieving Tips You Might Not Have Thought Of

Stress is one of the leading contributors to many illnesses, including heart disease, asthma, and diabetes. And without knowing how to cope with stress, including overwhelming emotions, some men and women have turned to drugs and alcohol. In that way, stress can contribute to addiction too. There's no question that stress is often part of one's day. To help manage and cope with stress in a healthy way, it's important to practice daily stress relieving activities. 

How You Can Get Your Partner to Talk to You

When a relationship first starts there may be no need to have difficult conversations. Or, these conversations may be easier to have because your aren't as invested and feel comfortable to say anything. However, as time goes on you become more invested in how the other person feels and some important conversations that need to be had, may not seem so easy. In some relationships the partner may avoid these conversations every time you try to start it. Whether your the own who has a hard time with these conversations or your partners does, here are some helpful tips to make your partner more comfortable with the more difficult conversations. 

How Do You Know if Your Anxiety is a Problem?

Everyone experiences anxiety at some point in their life. It is natural for human beings to worry about the safety of themselves and loved ones. There is a level of anxiety that is considered "normal," and there is a point where anxiety becomes a problem in someone's life, and makes daily tasks difficult. Here are some reasons to seek professional help for anxiety:

Proof that Mental Illness is Not Someone's Fault

Mental illness is a topic that a lot of people don't know a lot about. There is a stigma on mental illness, and people develop their views of mental illness based on that. A common mental health stigma is that it's all in the person's head, and if that it's all mind over matter. For some people this may be the case. However, for most people dealing with mental illness this is not the case. Lindsay Holmes, a contributor writer for the Huffington Post, has a list of some scientific studies, that suggest mental illnesses are a biological, physical condition. 

5 Ways to Help Someone in Emotional Pain

Dealing with emotional pain on own is very difficult. When there is emotional pain the help of friends and family is needed. However, some friends and family may not know exactly how to help a loved one with emotional pain. Dr. Sandra Hamilton, a contributor writer for the Huffington Post, has some helpful tips to help someone who is in emotional pain.