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Dealing with Grief and Loss during the Holidays

Taking care of your mental health is challenging throughout the year but can be especially taxing during the holidays. While gathering with friends and family, the absence of the ones we’ve lost is magnified, and the grief can all but overtake us. After the death of a...

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The Health Implications of Caregiving

By: Shelly-Anne Johnson, LCSW Family caregivers are the backbone of this country’s long term care system. Taking on the essential role of caring for family members with disabilities, loved ones who are ill, and wounded service members is a reality for many Americans....

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Suicide Today

Despite growing awareness around suicide and suicide prevention, it remains a leading cause of death in America. The pandemic has only served to worsen this issue as the CDC reports that “about twice as many people reported having serious thoughts of suicide than they...

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How to Create Space for a Mental Health Reset in 2022

Covid has changed our lives. With plenty of alone time, many of us have finally found the time we needed to look within. However, a lot of us are finding things inside ourselves that are unresolved, found parts of ourselves that we have exiled, or parts that are still...

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Mental Health and Men in the LGBTQ+ Community

By: Shelly-Anne Johnson, LCSW According to the CDC, “…compared to other men, gay and bisexual men have higher chances of having; Major depression, Bipolar disorder, and Generalized anxiety disorder… Gay and bisexual men are more likely than other men to have tried to...

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Professional Spotlight: Luca Valentine

Meet Luca Valentine (aka Lucia Caltabiano) (they/them). They have over eight years’ experience in mental health, with five years post masters. They have most of their experience in substance use and eating disorders, and have been working almost exclusively within...

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The Kids Are Not Alright

By: Shelly-Anne Johnson LCSW Our kids are in trouble. While the rates of drug and alcohol use and teen pregnancy are down, the rate of mental health issues have grown exponentially among adolescents in the past few decades. Kids are reporting and are being diagnosed...

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