What is Social Anxiety?

Social Anxiety or Social Phobia is a fear of social or performance situations where a person is unfamiliar with the people, place, or activity. There is also a fear of scrutiny by others leading to a person fearing that they will act in an embarrassing way. Exposure to these situations provokes anxiety and in some…

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Mental Health vs Behavioral Health

When are the terms “Mental Health” and “Behavioral Health” used, and what specifically do they refer to? The field of mental health has been undergoing significant changes in recent years. When referring to the types of difficulties people face that include biological, genetic, social and environmental factors (such as depression, anxiety and stress), the terms…

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What is Motivational Interviewing?

Motivational interviewing (MI) is a therapy approach that works on facilitating and engaging intrinsic motivation within a client in order to change behavior. While it is goal oriented, it is also client-centered, meaning that the course is less directed by a therapist and focused on the level of the client. the therapist and client are…

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Avoiding the End of School Slump

As kids approach the end it can be difficult to keep them motivated. This lack of motivation often results in difficulties completing work, power struggles, melt downs, and sometimes even anxiety or depression. It is a culmination of things that lead to this slump and while not every kid will experience it, it is different…

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What is Co-Dependence?

Co-dependency is an emotional condition that affects someone’s behavior and ability to have healthy and mutually satisfying relationships. People who struggle with co-dependent traits often have many relationships that are one sided or even emotionally abusive. They may also struggle to maintain relationships due to the inequality of power. These types of relationships are common…

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Prepping For a Mentally Healthy Summer

There are two type of people when it comes to the anticipation of summer, those who rejoice and those who dread. As a child, summer holds everything that we desire: nice weather, outside time, friends, and no school or responsibility. As an adult, it still holds some of that, but also brings its own set…

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Coping With Political Stress and Conflict

It’s politics season. Some people love it, some people loathe it and chances are those people often collide. For those who love it the constant media coverage, social media debates, and discussions are enjoyable and often invigorating. For those who loathe it, it can be stressful, hurtful, and exhausting. Whether you agree with candidates, fear…

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