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Social Connectedness and Mental Health Benefits

By Katherine C., LCSW, CAS, CCTP, CTMH | April 5, 2022 |

Social connection is an important and valuable aspect of human life. This is true for people across cultures and lifespans. Studies suggest that being in a relationship with another person can benefit health, longevity, and a sense of overall well-being. Research also suggests how to maintain social connections in order to preserve relationship quality. To…

What is a Queer-Affirming Provider

What is a Queer-Affirming Provider?

By Jessica King, LMFT | November 5, 2020 |

What does Queer mean? The word “queer” used to be an insult towards people who are not heterosexual, and was most often used against gay men. The first definition listed in most dictionaries for the word “queer” is “strange, odd, or unusual”; so it was often used as a derogatory slur. At first it was…

Exercise and Your Mental Health

By Renae Wise, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC | November 4, 2020 |

Research, education, and information dissemination have largely centered on the necessity for exercise to ward off risk for many conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer (Lee et al., 2012), but what about the role of exercise and your mental health? Exercise has proven to be beneficial for improving overall mental well-being. One sizable study…

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a Real Treatment Option for Patients who Suffer From Major Depression

TMS received FDA approval in 2008 to treat "Treatment Resistant Depression", essentially depression that has not responded to traditional treatment. Since TMS's initial FDA approval, tens of thousands of patients...
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The Face of Mental Illness is Not Evil

Recent conversations have led me to wonder what image pops into people’s heads when they think about mental illness. I fear that most people picture the likes of Hannibal Lecter,...
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Telepsychiatry Brings Appointments to You

What is telepsychiatry? Telepsychiatry (also called telepsych) is a subspecialty of telemedicine, which allows health care to be provided from a distance using technology such as videoconferencing1. Through telepsych, mental...
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