By: Amanda Wiegert, LMHC, NCC In our world today, almost all of us can say that we know someone who is struggling with or has struggled in the past with an addiction. We see it on the news, on social media, and in our own communities. Recently, we learned that singer/songwriter Demi Lovato relapsed after battling with substance abuse and
By: Mike Martinez Oftentimes you will see men getting angry and exhibit rage-like symptoms. What does this look like? Throwing things, violence, yelling… power? It’s highly unlikely that it will look like sadness. More often than not men will choose to express themselves in ways that show power and control versus the vulnerability and hurt that is associated with depression.
By: Janie Lacy How can anyone explain tragedies like the relatively recent killings in Parkland, Florida to kids? There are a few things that parents can do to address any questions or any fears that may come up in children after being exposed to news reports or conversations from classmates. 1) Be Flexible It is important that you realize there is
"I am so sick of people minimizing my assault because 'it could've been worse'" http://postsecret.com/#jp-carousel-12116 Dear postsecret, You are experiencing so much pain, anger, and hurt after hearing the phrase "it could've been worse." Assault is horrible, wrong, and a violation. You do not deserve what happened to you and it was traumatizing. The cutting phrase "it could've been worse"
The toxic/vindictive ex-wife or husband that doesn't respect the boundaries of their relationship with their ex is because they have never really let go emotionally and will hang on for dear life all the while undermining the Ex’s capability to co-parent with them and move on to a new life. It would be nice if everyone involved could just get
By Jessica Lipsy I think we ask ourselves this question because we want answers. We want to get to the root cause of someone’s drinking. Maybe we are hopeful that if we can figure out why they started in the first place and solve that problem then it won’t be an issue all together. Or maybe if we figure out
by Mike Martinez As the new year begins I can’t help but think of the many new beginnings that it will bring. Maybe you’re starting a new job this year. Perhaps you’re moving into a new apartment, house, or maybe even a new city. Maybe this year you’re becoming a Mom or a Dad for the first time. That’s quite
Fighting the Holiday Blues It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Is it really? For many, the holiday season is a somber time where we remember loved ones lost or the scarcity and pain in our lives. Here are some ways to combat the holiday blues. Reach out! As human beings we need to be with people. Making new
By: Colleen Andre, LMHC In 2016 as Election Day was nearing the head-line news became about Trump’s leaked conversation with Billy Bush in 2005. A large group of people consider Trump’s words to be deemed as sexual assault while others consider it just “locker room talk”. CNN's article titled “Trump’s ‘locker room talk’ stirs real talk about sexual violence” highlighted
3 Ways Men Grieve Differently Than Women | Orlando Mens Counseling It’s no surprise that men grieve differently than women. However, it’s important to note that not all men grieve in the same manner. This article, talks a little bit about the male and female models of grief. Here, I would like to quickly present to you some of the