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How to Respond to a Mean Person [Advice from a Therapist]

How to Respond to a Mean Person [Advice from a Therapist]

It can be hard to deal with challenging or mean people in your life. Whether you’re dealing with a single negative encounter or facing a persistent pattern with a loved one, it’s important to learn how to respond to these individuals appropriately and effectively. ...

The Different Types of Stress

The Different Types of Stress

Stress is an inevitable part of life, but excess stress can take a serious toll on your physical and emotional well-being.  Research shows that 55% of Americans report feeling stressed during the day. Women report higher stress levels than men, and people aged...

Why Do Some People Struggle With Mental Health?

Why Do Some People Struggle With Mental Health?

And Others Don't? Mental health is undoubtedly complex, but mental health problems affect many people worldwide. Research shows that approximately one in five Americans (and one in six children) experiences mental illness. But what explains why some people have...

What Exactly Is Behavioral Health? 

What Exactly Is Behavioral Health? 

Behavioral health is often used interchangeably with terms like mental health or emotional health, but it’s important to understand its specific definition. Behavioral health refers to the various “behaviors” that improve the overall mind and body. Integrating these...

Mental Health First Aid | Learn It & Apply It

Mental Health First Aid | Learn It & Apply It

Unfortunately, we live in a society that largely stigmatizes mental health. For that reason, many people do not receive the support they need. As a result, their symptoms may worsen, exacerbating even more problems.  The concept of mental health first aid refers...

Safe Spaces Vs. Brave Spaces

Safe Spaces Vs. Brave Spaces

We all need to feel comfortable in expressing ourselves and being vulnerable with others. But how do we ensure this need for safety? When navigating discourse, safe spaces aim to offer non-judgmental zones, whereas brave spaces encourage some conflict and dialogue....

Why Is Mental Health Education Important?

Why Is Mental Health Education Important?

Nearly 1 in 5 American adults experiences a mental health condition during an average year. Additionally, about half of Americans will meet the criteria for a mental health condition at some point during their lifetime. Many people struggle with their conditions in...