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Coping After a Loss: Grief and Change

Death is inevitable. Unfortunately, knowing that death comes to us all does not make losing a loved one any easier. Grief is a completely normal emotion, although a difficult one for many to endure. For four decades, doctors have described grief in five stages - denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. However, you will be… Read more »

Couples Counseling: What You Need to Know

A committed relationship can be a positive, supportive unity between two people. However, two individuals with different experiences and upbringings may have disagreements. The key to a healthy, long-term relationship is knowing that despite differences, there are, in most cases, ways to remedy any major dispute. Now, more than ever, couples are learning that seeking… Read more »

New Year Resolutions to Improve Your Mental Health in 2019

The new year means new goals, aspirations, and resolutions. For some, it can feel like a clean slate. A new year serves as an opportunity to fight for dreams that were pushed to the backburner or an opportunity to create new dreams. Apart from dreams, however, new year’s resolutions can be as simple as taking… Read more »

How to Help a Loved One with Alcohol Abuse Issues

The National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism conducted a study in 2015 to calculate the prevalence of Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) in the United States. The study found that 15.1 million adults above the age of 18 suffer from AUD – this is 6.2% of the age group. In fact, AUD is defined as… Read more »

Dealing with Parenting Stress During the Holidays

The holiday season is magical for children but creating that fantasy and joy can actually cause unimaginable stress on parents. With longer breaks from school, large family dinners and gift-giving, it can be a time-consuming and financially difficult time. In order to keep the joy alive for children and family, one or two parents may… Read more »