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Understanding and Providing Grief Support to People in Recovery

Life can be complicated, and most of us have dealt, on some level, with grief and loss. Certainly, the global pandemic moved grief into a ce...
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Exploring Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is a troubling and costly mental health issue that affects millions of people. Yet most people with anxiety disorders do not receive...
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The Basics of Trauma Counseling for Urban Communities

As behavioral health professionals know, trauma is an unfortunate reality in many urban communities. Trauma is worsened by a lack of social ...
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Heart-Mind-Body: Holistic Stress Management in Challenging Times

Stress is everywhere, it seems. Our society is still dealing with the loss and uncertainty of the pandemic. People are still getting sick an...
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What Is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a complex condition that leads people to experience intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and engage in rep...
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Self-Care: Implications on Health and Happiness

Have you ever had a day where you could not catch up, and you put yourself on the back burner just to complete your tasks of the day?
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Unlearning Weight Stigma to Embrace Our Beautiful Bodies

From the time we are little children, we are bombarded with images of idealized bodies and taught that our bodies take up too much space. Th...
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Caring for Older Adults in Behavioral Health Settings

One thing is certain in this life — we all age. And older people face particular mental, physical, and behavioral health challenges that can...
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Reimagining Mental Health Care by Focusing on Psychosocial Interventions

Psychosocial interventions — or psychosocial treatments — are various ways of addressing a person’s mental health challenges by looking at t...
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