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Suicide Prevention

Written by: Nichole Dabrowski What is suicide & suicidal ideation? Suicide is when someone ends their own life. It is usually because that person is in a great deal of pain and does not see a way out of suffering. Before attempting suicide, a person might have...

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Women in Recovery

By: Kaleigh Nobbe, Clinical Intern The processes of recovery in both the area of substance use disorder and mental health present qualities that go far beyond abstinence, symptom reduction, or remission. In the most comprehensive studies to date of how persons who...

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Peer Pressure

By Jacki Haworth, Clinical Intern Peer pressure is the effect of a person’s friend group or peers on that person’s behaviors and actions. Peer pressure can be positive and it can be negative. Peer pressure can affect people of any and every age. Peer pressure can help...

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Understanding Empathy

By Jacki Haworth, Clinical Intern Empathy is the ability to understand the feelings and emotions of others. Empathy is having the ability to feel the pain of others. Empathy is different from sympathy which is much more common. Sympathy is when you are able to share...

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Coping Skills

By Jacki Haworth, Clinical Intern Coping skills are techniques to manage stressful situations. These skills can be useful in processing emotions and to decrease stress. There are many different types of coping skills and not all coping skills are healthy. Coping...

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Self-Acceptance

By Jacki Haworth, Clinical Intern   Self-Acceptance is a type of mindfulness that involves accepting yourself. This involves acknowledging your strengths as well as acknowledging your weaknesses. Self-Acceptance helps open the possibility to greater happiness....

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Anxiety and Depression are not a Sin!

Anxiety and Depression are not Sin – and Here is Why!    Written by Staff Therapist Kiersten Williams    If you had an upbringing in the church, it is likely you have heard the message (intentionally said or not), “one only needs to pray ______ away”. While well...

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Who’s Your Worst Critic?

By: Kaleigh Nobbe, Clinical Intern   It can be hard to hear people remind us of all the ways in which we can improve – at work, at home, with friends, you name it. Sometimes it can feel like we don’t meet anyone’s standards, even our own. I want to eat better or...

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Judgement: Does It Help reach Goals?

By: Kaleigh Nobbe, Clinical Intern   One way in which I try to work with clients is in identifying judgment: "good or bad;" "right or wrong." When we replace these judgments with "helpful or unhelpful," "beneficial or unbeneficial," we can start understanding the...

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Why Grief is Like a Sandwich

By Jacki Haworth, Clinical Intern     Grief can be a difficult topic to understand and grasp. Grief can look different in people. Grief is not the same for everyone, but the main theme is the same. Just because someone completes the grieving process...

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