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Most Common Symptoms of Depression Explained

  Depression is a mental health issue that can affect anyone. It doesn’t discriminate based on socio economic status, age, gender, race, culture or career. I’ve seen famous musicians struggle with depression and I’ve seen homeless individuals. According to the World Health Organization over 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression. Depression can seem like […]

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Tips to Rebuild your life after an Abusive Relationship

Ending an abusive relationship can leave you feeling lost, alone, broken and unsure of the future. For a period of time your life was controlled by your partner. You may have lived in constant fear and made attempts to relentlessly please your partner. Healing after an abusive relationship is a process and below are a […]

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When Love Hurts…What is Domestic Violence?

When Love Hurts Domestic violence doesn’t start with broken bones and bruises. It starts with a partner with unresolved issues or trauma. They may have witnessed violence or experienced abuse during their childhood or teen years. Perpetrators can transition from the victim to the perpetrator in attempt to gain control they couldn’t attain while growing […]

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What to do when your life is overwhelming you!

How to Take Charge: 1. Break from Social Media: Society has a way of making us feel like we’re not enough. FAKEbook and social media does too! As soon as I log in I see people traveling the world, beautiful wedding pictures, happy family photos, flawless makeup and amazing fitness results. People tend to glamorize […]

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The biggest misconceptions about PTSD

One of the biggest misconceptions about PTSD is that it is a personal flaw. That there is something intrinsically wrong with you. That you were weak and easily susceptible. The biggest lesson I can explain to you is that… You aren’t experiencing the symptoms because of who you are. You are experiencing them because of […]

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PTSD Criteria Explained

Mental health professionals use a manual called the DSM-V in order to list the criteria and diagnose mental health disorders. It can be difficult to understand so I’ve consolidated and outlined the criteria for PTSD in the following article to make for easy reading. Criteria A: (One required) The person was exposed to: death, threatened […]

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What is Trauma?

What is a Trauma? People often throw around the word “trauma” but what exactly is it? According to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network: “A traumatic event is a frightening, dangerous or violent event that poses a threat to one’s life or bodily integrity. Witnessing a traumatic event that threatens life or physical security of […]