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How to do a Suicidality Assessment

  According to the World Health Organization suicide is a leading cause of death around the world. In 2019 700,000 people died by suicide. That is 1 in every 100 people.     In young people ages 15-29 they found that suicide is the 4th leading cause of death. They also found that in the

When Do You Know You Need Therapy?

According to a new report from Mental Health America, the number of people in the United States who are looking for help with mental illnesses like anxiety and depression has increased dramatically. In 2020, for example, the organization saw a 93 percent increase in the number of people taking its anxiety screen and a 62

How To Help My Teen Find a Counselor

It can be very challenging to find a good therapist, or any therapist, for your teen. Some teens are very motivated to go to therapy, others are not.   Mental health is just as important in teens as it is any other age group. Below are some commonly asked questions and thorough guidelines to help

Signs its Time to Break Up With Your Therapist

  Sign# 1: You realize your progress has plateaued.   Has it been a long time since you felt you have made progress in therapy? Do you find yourself often feeling worse after your therapy sessions? If you can answer yes to either or both of these questions, it may be time to break up

What is World Suicide Prevention Day?

  World Suicide Prevention Day was created in 2003 by the International Association for Suicide Prevention, in collaboration with The World Health Orgnaization, in an attempt to create international awareness about suicide and suicide prevention.   The WHO classifies suicide as a serious public health problem citing approximately 20 million suicide attempts and 800,000 deaths

Miscarriage and Mental Health

  How does a miscarriage affect mental health?    Experiencing the loss of a pregnancy is categorized as a traumatic event and is a loss that can greatly impact a person’s mental health. Research has shown that it is common for a person mourning the loss of a pregnancy to experience both short and long

Grieving the Loss of a Parent

    What does it feel like to lose a parent?   To start, it will greatly depend on the relationship you had with your parent. Did you have a really close relationship with them, or were you more distant? Were they a part of your everyday interactions or did they live far away? This

Who Can Prescribe Mental Health Medications?

  Approximately 40 million Americans take at least one psychiatric drug (antidepressants, anxiolytics, sedatives, hypnotics, antipsychotics, etc.).   Despite the fact that millions of Americans take and benefit from mental health medication, a lot of people are still unclear on who can and cannot prescribe it. This lack of information can hold them back from