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Pros and Cons of Teen Group Therapy

Getting a group of teenagers in the same room at the same time to discuss their feelings and resolve their problems. Well, that sounds like a pretty big goal. To some, it may even sound impossible. Similar to any other type of counseling, there are pros and cons to teenage group therapy.

10 Stats That Prove Mental Illness Affects Everyone

When most people think of mental illness there is a stigma that comes with the term. Most people have negative "thoughts" about it. There are so many stereotypes out there about people who suffer from a mental illness. Lindsay Holmes, a contributor writer for the Huffington Post, has put together a few stats that prove that mental illness is not just a personal issue but it is an issue for everyone. 

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.

8 Self-Care Tips for Parents of Children with Mental Illness

Being a parent is no easy task, but being a parent of a child who has a mental illness can be even more difficult. Taking care a child with a mental illness can be a lot of work and extremely stressful. When taking care of a child with a mental illness it is important that the parents also remembers to take care of themselves as well. Here are so self-care tip for parents of children with mental illness. 

9 Mental Habits That Will Turn You Bitter Over Time

Our psychological habits come from out personalities and emotional make-ups. Our psychological habits included things such as: how we interpret events, thoughts that run through our head, and how we think the world works. There are some psychological habits that can cause us to become bitter over time. 

5 Truths in a Having a Loving Relationship with Yourself

One of the most important relationships you can have in life, is the relationship with yourself. A lot of the time we forget to focus on the relationship with ourselves, and put more effort into relationships we have with other people. Sarah Bogdanski, a contributor writer for the Huffington Post says, "I'd rely on what everyone else thought and would constantly get everyone's opinions on something before making a decision." A lot of the time we are more concerned about what other people think rather than what we think of ourselves. Bogdanski says there are 5 great things about having a loving relationship with yourself. 

Why It’s Important to Learn to Self Soothe

When you’re an infant, one of the most important tasks you learn from your parents is how to self soothe. In other words you learn to relax when you’re anxious, settle down when you’re crying, and unwind when you’re feeling tense. An infant learns this through the relationship he or she has with the primary caregiver. When the caregiver approaches a child in a calm way, gently picks the child up, and rocks a child to rest, that infant is learning to self-soothe in the midst of feeling anxious.

What to Look for in a Therapist

Therapy can do great things for many people who deal with mental health issues, or people who are just going through a rough patch in life and need a little guidance. Robert W. Firestone, PhD., a contributor writer for Psychology Today says, "The psycho-therapeutic alliance is a unique human relationship, wherein a devoted and trained person attempts to render assistance to another person by both suspending and extending him or herself."  There is a very unique relationship between and a therapist and the client. If you are new to therapy, here are a few things to look for in a therapist. 

10 Ways to Increase Intimacy

As time goes on in a relationship, it is very easy to get too comfortable, and forget about intimacy. Many couples go through this. Susan K Perry Ph.D., a contributor writer for Psychology Today, says: " Intimacy is the sense of being fully known by another person, and of being loved because of who you are." Here are some ways to increase intimacy in your relationship. 

12 Ways to Quickly Kick a Rotten Mood

Many of us could say that we easily get in a bad mood. There are times something may not bother us and times that same thing could put us of the edge. In most cases, these actions that cause us to get in a bad mood are not all that important. Here are ways to help get you out of that rotten mood.