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13 Things Never To Say To Trauma Survivors

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Do you or someone you know struggle with memories, flashbacks, depressed mood, anxiousness, fear, regret, guilt, or other negative emotions stemming from a history of trauma? If so, this article is for you. As I have stated multiple times in previous articles on trauma, most people not only struggle with understanding what trauma is and how to treat it, but also how to relate to those struggling...
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9 Reasons Trauma Is So Hard To Understand

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What comes to your mind when you hear the term trauma? Do you think of physical or psychological trauma? Do you have preconceived notions about how trauma may affect human development? Sadly, many people struggle to understand the emotional, psychological, and/or physical toll trauma can have on overall health. Trauma is not well understood by society which leads to miscommunication, misunderstandings, and sometimes...
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7 Things To Ask About Suicidal Thoughts

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Have you (or someone you know) struggled with thoughts of suicide? Do you (or the person you know) experience guilt, embarrassment, or withdrawal from others after disclosing suicidal thoughts?

As a therapist working with children, teens, and even adults at times who are suicidal and thinking of killing themselves, I am hardly ever prepared for the emotional roller coaster ride a session discussing suicidal ideation creates. With years of...
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8 Triangulating Tactics of the Pathological Liar

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Do you know people who engage in telling multiple lies, even when you or someone else has caught them? Do you know someone who seems to manipulate others with his or her lies? If so, this article is for you.

As a therapist working with children and adolescents, I have seen my fair share of lies and juvenile-delinquent behaviors, which include pathological lies. Although we have all told a...
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