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Is my job ruining my mental health
Is My Job Ruining My Mental Health?

    It doesn’t matter if they’re working from home or in an office. According to a 2021 Gallup survey on the State of the Global Workplace, 57 percent of workers in the United States feel daily stress — this is an 8 percentage point increase from the previous year’s study.   Lots of people

Depressed Wife Husband
How To Help My Depressed Spouse

    Depression is a common illness that affects approximately 4 percent of the global population. This might seem like a small number, but it works out to roughly 280 million people.   The same data linked above also shows that depression is on the rise and has been for the last 30 years. Even

No Sex Marriage
What is a Dry Marriage

    Approximately 15 percent of married couples have not had sex in the last 6 to 12 months or longer.   This statistic resonates with a lot of couples, and a poor sex life can have a significant impact on the quality of their marriage and relationship.   Answered below are some of the

My Marriage is in Crisis
What To Do If Your Marriage Is In Crisis…

    The latest data from the United States Census Bureau states that the national marriage rate is 16.6 per 1,000 women, and the divorce rate is 7.7.   Both the marriage rate and the divorce rate have decreased over the last few years, but there’s still a significant number of couples separating. This is

Somatic Experiential Therapy
What Is Somatic Healing or Somatic Experiential Therapy

    Although the concepts that guide it have existed for more than a century (according to this study from the book EMDR as an integrative psychotherapy approach), somatic therapy or somatic healing is still a relatively new approach that professionals are using to address mental health challenges.   For those who are skeptical about

Why am I waking up depressed?
Why Am I Waking Up Depressed?

    According to the World Health Organization, depression affects approximately 5 percent of adults worldwide (or 280 million people). Furthermore, according to this study published by JAMA Psychiatry, 10.4 percent of Americans have struggled with major depressive disorder during a 12-month period and 20.6 percent have dealt with a lifetime prevalence.   Some people

Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)
What is Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)

    Pathological demand avoidance (also known as PDA or extreme demand avoidance) is a relatively rare subset of autism spectrum disorder (formerly known as pervasive developmental disorders).   Many people are unfamiliar with PDA and how it can impact a person’s everyday life and well-being. For those who are confused and unsure of where

Black Counselor
How to Find a Black Therapist

    According to data collected by Zippia, 198,811 therapists are working in the United States. Of these nearly 200,000 professionals, 76.4 percent are white and a mere 4.1 percent are Black.   For many Black individuals, it’s more comfortable to attend therapy sessions and work through mental health challenges with a Black therapist rather