Men & Mental Health: A Muted Cry

Posted by on Jun 15, 2018 in Anger, Coping, Vulnerability | No Comments
Men & Mental Health: A Muted Cry

“Not only do men and women communicate differently but they think, feel, perceive, react, respond, love, need, and appreciate differently.” John Gray, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: Practical Guide for Improving Communication Men don’t often verbally express their emotions. This unfortunately contributes to the notion that men don’t battle mental health stressors […]

Healing After A Loved One’s Suicide

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018 in Coping, Suicidal Thoughts | No Comments
Healing After A Loved One’s Suicide

It is never easy when a loved one dies from suicide. It often leaves family devastated and with feelings of disparity, anger, confusion, and guilt; but it is important to remember it is not your fault. You may have these feelings long after your loved one has passed away, along with nightmares, social withdrawals, and […]

Keeping Love First with Jeff Jay

Posted by on Jun 1, 2018 in Coping, Drug and Alcohol Use | No Comments
Keeping Love First with Jeff Jay

Image Source: http://www.interventionsupport.com/intervention-steps/10-tips-for-intervention/   Recovery Unscripted, addiction and mental health recovery podcast, sits down with author and interventionist, Jeff Jay. He shares information about his book Love First: A Family’s Guide to Intervention. Take a listen to learn more on his thoughts of using this method to connect with a loved one’s heart.   Take […]

How To Recognize Summer Depression And What You Can Do To Manage It

How To Recognize Summer Depression And What You Can Do To Manage It

Summer. It’s when we get to enjoy cool activities rather than just dream about them. And that includes long warm evenings, outdoor barbecues, holidays, vacations and so much more. So, after yearning for summer for months and months, it seems strange that anyone would feel depressed at that time of year. But for some people, […]

Attachment in Adoptive, Fostering, & Blended Families by David Bourne MS, LPC

Posted by on May 4, 2018 in Coping, Marriage, Parenting, Youth | No Comments
Attachment in Adoptive, Fostering, & Blended Families by David Bourne MS, LPC

Families come in all shapes and sizes. Recently I am seeing more created families coming into my office in the form of adoption and fostering as well as blended families. Families are beautiful expressions of love. That being said, families can require lots of work to help them flow smoothly. One frequent issue I see […]