5 Tips for Coping with Holiday Blues

The holiday season can shepherd love, gratitude and a sense of connection. Yet, oftentimes it can also bring unwanted feelings of anxiety, inadequacy and depression. The “Holiday Blues” are temporary feelings of anxiety or depression that can be associated with increased stress, unrealistic expectations or memories that accompany this season. Symptoms can include fatigue, feelings…

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Navigating Teen Substance Abuse

Adolescence can be a time during which young people may experiment with substance use. For some adolescents, experimentation can turn into dependence. For a parent or guardian of a teen, this can introduce feelings of fear, frustration, shame and guilt and navigating such a situation can be extremely challenging. To address teen substance abuse, there…

5 Ways Parents Can Work To Prevent Teen Drug Use

Proactive substance use prevention, as opposed to reactive substance use treatment, can save families time, emotional stress, and energy. Research supports the notion that approaching difficult topics with children and teens non-confrontationally and with support as opposed to using intimidation and threats can be one of the most effective ways to prevent your child from…

How to Seek Mental Health Help as a Professional

It is particularly difficult for high-achieving professionals to seek help in the area of mental health. Their achievements and the attainment of success in their careers can often become a barrier in accepting help from external sources. When professionals struggle with depression, anxiety, grief, loneliness, trauma, relationship issues, addiction, or other life stressors, they believe…