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Tips for Living with Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a long-term condition that can be difficult to manage. Many people with chronic pain find that consistent pain is both mentally and physically taxing. Fortunately, through a combination of carefully managed medication and coping techniques, it is possible to maintain some of your quality of life. Here we have some tips for […]     Read More >>

Introversion Versus Social Anxiety: What’s the Difference?

Many people self-identify as introverts. While the exact definition of what introversion is can vary on a case-by-case basis, it is always a reflection of personal preference. By contrast, social anxiety is a mental health disorder that causes you to actually fear social situations. For someone with social anxiety, the symptoms they experience during social […]     Read More >>

Benefits and Risks of Coming Out

Choosing to come out to family and friends can be a difficult decision at any age. You may find yourself wondering what you have to gain from telling those closest to you that you don’t identify as cis or heterosexual. Let’s look at the benefits and risks of coming out and how to adapt with […]     Read More >>

Explaining CBT to Your Child

The use of pediatric cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is increasingly common as peer-reviewed research continues to demonstrate the efficacy of CBT for children. Therefore, if your therapist or pediatrician suggests trying cognitive behavioral therapy with your child, it isn’t out of the ordinary. Let’s look at explaining CBT to your child. Explaining CBT to Your […]     Read More >>

What Kind of Therapy Is Right for Me?

Therapy is a personal experience. You may associate therapy with the treatment of mental illness or addiction, but therapy is actually useful for most people. The obstacles and challenges we face every day can be difficult to tackle alone, and therapy can help to reduce that burden. Unfortunately, therapy is still something that our society […]     Read More >>

Why Do I Pull Out My Hair?

Everyone deals with stress in their own way. Some coping mechanisms are considered healthy and can be helpful for lowering daily stress levels. However, other coping mechanisms are capable of causing more harm than the initial stress. Pulling out your own hair is one example of a harmful coping mechanism in response to stress. So […]     Read More >>

How Coming Out Can Be a Cycle

Queer rights organizations have made significant strides in recent decades. Their hard work and sacrifices have made it easier than ever before to come out in the United States. Unfortunately, being easier doesn’t mean it’s easy. True, there now is widespread acceptance of the queer community. Still, several vocal minority groups can make it anywhere […]     Read More >>

Helping Someone with Body Dysmorphia

In a world built on the concept of form over substance, it is difficult for literally everyone to remember the real purpose of physical health and fitness. However, this problem takes on new weight when it comes to people who suffer from body dysmorphia. Body dysmorphic disorder is a clinical condition that applies to individuals […]     Read More >>

How to Stop Feeling Ashamed of Depression

Depression is an insidious mental illness that exacerbates every worry and insecurity. When those side effects are coupled with the deeply ingrained social stigmas that surround serious mental illness, many patients who are dealing with depression withdraw into themselves. They may be afraid of censure or simply ashamed of what is happening to them, but […]     Read More >>

Why Do I Wake Up in the Middle of the Night?

Disruptions in normal sleep are never fun. Even when you can get back to sleep within a reasonable timeframe it can take your body a long time to achieve restful sleep. Just a few interruptions may result in your waking up feeling groggy and poorly rested. Of course, it’s perfectly normal to occasionally experience inadequate […]     Read More >>