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6 Dangerous Delusions To Encounter

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Have you ever spoken to someone with delusions? Would you know a delusion if you encountered one? What about a person experiencing a hallucination? If you found yourself shaking your head "no" to these questions, that's okay because your are not alone. This and next week's article will attempt to thoroughly explain them.

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4 Ways Trauma Can Complicate Mental Health Treatment

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Do you have a history of trauma (, abuse, neglect, psychological or emotional chaos growing up, etc)? Trauma can include a host of experiences, too many to name here. But trauma is a powerful consequence of emotional and psychological chaos. What I mean by this is that despite whatever the traumatic situation entailed, the result is often chaos in the mind and emotions of the person who experienced...
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“Why Are You Suicidal?” 10 Triggering Responses

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How do you feel  about discussing the topic of suicide?

Sadly, most people struggle with the topic of suicide. Our society is anti-suicide because they not only lack knowledge about it, but would rather focus on more positive topics. But that's exactly the reason why these same people are shocked when a family member, friend, colleague, or other close person mentions the topic or completes a suicide.

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5 Warning Signs of Suicidal Thoughts

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This may come across as a very direct question but have you ever thought of suicide?

Have you ever pondered it so much that it became a daily preoccupation? If so, you are certainly not alone. As hard as it may be to believe, most people have suicidal thoughts and you should not ever feel abnormal for having them. In fact, when I see my young clients, I...
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12 Ways To Spot An Unethical Therapist

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Do you (or someone you know) have a therapist? Are they ethical? Do they follow the rules of their profession and engage with client(s) and staff with integrity and patience? If not, you might want to look a bit closer. If you begin to question the behaviors and words of the therapist because your intuition says something is off, looking closer is in your best interest.

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5 Ways To View Your Therapist

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Do you (or someone you know) have a therapist? If so, how is this therapist perceive by you or the person you know? Sadly, many therapists are perceived by clients as "arrived" and capable of navigating life without error.  Most people believe that therapists are trained professionals who know exactly what is needed to "cure" the problem the client is seeking help for. While part of this is...
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4 Signs You Have A Mommie-Dearest Parent

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Have you ever seen the movie Mommie Dearest? Do you remember the scene in which she awakened her adopted children by screaming, crying, and having a temper tantrum over iron vs. plastic hangers? The emotional intensity, the roller-coaster mood swings, and the self-centeredness of her anger frightened her children. Sadly, her emotional lability didn't stop here:


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15 Ways You Are Resisting Therapy or Recovery

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Do you (or someone you know) resist therapy? Is the resistance almost toward anything a therapist may be saying or doing? Have you questioned this resistance? Resistant clients are complicated. As a therapist, I have seen resistance in children, adolescents, parents, caregivers, and adults. It is a very draining reality for most therapists. In fact, some mental health, behavioral health, or personality disorders cause clients to be more...
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6 Ways To Cope With Narcissists on Christmas

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What comes to mind when you hear the word narcissist? Do you think of someone completely self-absorbed, arrogant, or haughty? If so, you are partially right.

What most people fail to recognize about narcissistic family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, etc. is that they often find little to no pleasure in the most wonderful time of the year, that is, Christmas.

Why? Because Christmas is all about empathy (, helping those...
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