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Are You Grieving?

Are You Grieving?

The Pandemic has sparked an enormous about of grief. We are living in a time of uncertainty. We have plunged into despair; many have suffered unexpected losses during this time. People are not only grieving but also dealing with guilt, regret, and shame. Many are...

Social Media Could End Marriage As We Know It

Social Media Could End Marriage As We Know It

Chioma is having troubles with her mother-in-law. I know because she made it headline news on her social media page. She does not share her concerns with the other party in the nuptial contract or with a trained counsellor, but with aliens on social media who are...

Growth Mindset in a Period of Stress

Growth Mindset in a Period of Stress

Welcome to the final weeks of 2020. Let’s ponder for a moment about our expectations for the year when it started, back in January. Perhaps we had some ideas, some to-do list items, or even some “resolutions”. Now we are approaching a new year on our calendar, when...

Breaking Tradition During the Holiday Season

Breaking Tradition During the Holiday Season

For many families, breaking tradition during the holiday season is inevitable – and a matter of necessity over time. Take the example of Debbie Bourgois of St. Clair County in Michigan. Her husband and two children spent holidays with her husband’s family for many...

Good Mental Health and COVID-19

Good Mental Health and COVID-19

Greetings and I hope this information finds you to be in the best of health as we all find ourselves continually challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are eight months in and all have had to make major lifestyle adjustments to stay safe such as testing, wearing a...

What Causes Depression?

What Causes Depression?

Depression is a complex condition that affects many walks of life. No matter what race, gender, social class, or religion you may be, you could be one of the 6.8 million American adults who suffer from depression. What causes depression, and what are the best...

We are What We Eat!

We are What We Eat!

Omega-3 fatty acids “Nutritional deficiencies and dietary patterns can affect its function and alter brain chemistry and the formulation of neurotransmitters—chemicals in the brain that can stimulate and calm,” says the researcher from CNC. These neurotransmitters...

Managing Depression after Miscarriage: Part 2

Managing Depression after Miscarriage: Part 2

Continued from Part 1 In the second half of this guide, we will provide additional tips for managing depression after a miscarriage. Talk to Other People with Similar Experiences It may help you to talk to someone who has gone through what you are currently going...

Managing Depression after Miscarriage: Part 1

Managing Depression after Miscarriage: Part 1

Miscarriage or pregnancy loss can be a devastating experience for a family. This may be your first miscarriage, or you may have been through this before. The pregnancy may have been surprise, or it may have been carefully planned. You may have been pregnant for a few...

Back To School

Back To School

As families are preparing to go back to school, we should remember the children and adolescents that live with mental health conditions. As a community, we may expect all children and adolescents to be excited about going back to school. However; for a growing number...

Is It a Bad Idea to Make Friends at Work?

Is It a Bad Idea to Make Friends at Work?

If you spend 40 hours a week, 50+ weeks a year with the same group of people, you’re bound to form bonds. For some, work is the only time they get to socialize with people outside of their family. This poses an important question: is it OK to make friends at work?...

Ten Practices for Authentic Living

Ten Practices for Authentic Living

Love and belonging give purpose to our lives. We often engage in fear-based behaviors to “try to fit in” or try to protect ourselves from losing the potential of love and belonging, but these behaviors end up separating us even more from feeling fulfilled, living...

Can’t Sleep? Try These 5 Tricks

Can’t Sleep? Try These 5 Tricks

A good night's sleep can turn a mediocre day into an amazing one. Your brain relies on that sleep time to sort through thoughts and emotions you may not have had time to process in the day. Less sleep means less processing time, which can lead to an assortment of...

5 Reasons You Should Like Your Therapist

5 Reasons You Should Like Your Therapist

Does it really matter what therapist I go to? Can I just see any therapist? The simple answer is no, you can’t. In order to have a good experience with therapy, you need to work with the right therapist. Here at Perspectives Counseling Centers, we believe it’s not...