Tagged: educate yourself

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Types of Therapists

I have worked with a total of four therapists throughout the years, and they have all varied in terms of their therapy style. I recently talked to a friend of mine about her therapist’s method. It was...

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Is Depression in My Genes?

Where does depression come from? Like we talked about before, there are many theories (ideas for why something happens that scientists put together from facts and based on how the world seems to work). There is some...

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Is It Okay to Vent?

Venting is a way of verbally airing one’s frustrations with others. It can be super emotional and intense. And depending on the way you handle it, venting might feel like a ton of bricks was taken off...

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Peer Support: Why Does it Matter?

When anyone goes through a tough time, their first instinct is often to seek advice and help from someone who has gone through the same thing. This kind of help is sometimes called peer support. In the mental...

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Supporting Latina Adolescents

As some of the newest and most stigmatized immigrants to the United States, the Latino population is often exposed to many suicide risk factors. Not only do some of them have to deal with living in neighborhoods where...

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Becoming a Mental Health First-Responder

When we hear the term “first-responders,” we usually think of the workers in an ambulance, ready to help people with physical health emergencies. But what about people who have mental health emergencies—who’s trained and...

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What is self-care?

You may have heard the term “self-care” being used on social media or in interactions with other people. It’s an idea that has only recently become popular. I have seen arguments both for and against self-care. Some...