Is Comparison Really the Thief of Joy?

Hikers on the Appalachian trail have the motto “hike your own hike”– that is, resist the urge to compare how many miles you cover in a day to how far other hikers are traveling. Nevertheless, the urge to make comparisons is strong. Our research has found that more than 10% of daily thoughts involved making […]

Why Most Couples Could Benefit From Marriage Counseling

Have you considered going to therapy with your partner before? If you and your partner are having trouble with a tough-to-resolve issue or it feels like the two of you are drifting apart, you might wonder whether marriage counseling can help. So…can it? It’s normal to be a little skeptical. Therapy is an investment—and the […]

Five Enlightened Ways to Think About Mental Health

It’s time to eradicate stigmas. Life is hard even under the best of circumstances. Without physical and mental health, it’s difficult to enjoy life and to thrive. It makes good sense to take care of ourselves and that includes getting help when we suffer physically or psychologically. When we feel sick we get ourselves to […]

For the first time, researchers say Facebook can cause depression

Spending too much time on “social media” sites like Facebook is making people more than just miserable. It may also be making them depressed. A new study conducted by psychologists at the University of Pennsylvania has shown — for the first time — a causal link between time spent on social media and depression and […]

Opioid and Heroin Abuse and Addiction Resources

Heroin abuse is an epidemic. It is one of the most addictive illegal drugs, which makes it incredibly difficult for users to quit. With the highest relapse rate for illegal drugs at 78%, heroin users often find they have to return to rehab multiple times. Heroin’s high risk of overdose and relapse has resulted in […]

Effects of Bullying

Bullying is an attempt to undermine and harm someone based on some perceived weakness. It is often systematic and ongoing. Although commonly associated with children, bullying can occur at any age. Members of minority groups are significantly more likely to be bullied in adulthood. A person who experiences mental or emotional health effects as a […]

The Relationship Between Suicide and Mental Health

No suicide attempt should be dismissed or treated lightly! Why Do People Attempt Suicide? A suicide attempt is a clear indication that something is gravely wrong in a person’s life. No matter the race or age of the person; how rich or poor they are, it is true that most people who die by suicide have a […]

Can Grief Counseling Really Help? What It Is And How It Works

What Grief Counseling Isn’t Grief counseling can be a powerful thing. Yet, it won’t solve every problem you ever had. Although your time in grief counseling may have far-reaching effects, there are certain things it should never do. It won’t make you totally forget the deceased It won’t allow you to bypass the pain of […]

Individual and Couples Counseling

Now that we’re settled into a new year, it’s time for many couples to focus on strengthening their relationship. For some people this may include seeking the help of a marriage therapist. Here are three quick tips to help maintain a healthy relationship. Healthy Communication Healthy communication is necessary for any marriage to be strong […]

Holiday Depression And How To Deal

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… well, not for everyone. While images of love and joy fill storefronts, TV screens and magazine pages, for many people, the reality of the holidays isn’t so cheerful. Between stressful end-of-year deadlines, family dysfunction and loss, poor eating and drinking habits, and increasingly cold and dark winter […]