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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...

10 Things You Can Learn after Being Cheated on Part 1

10 Things You Can Learn after Being Cheated on Part 1

Being cheated on sucks. There’s no way around that. It’s natural to feel depressed, angry, frustrated, and confused after infidelity. Before you fall into a cycle of self-loathing though, take a moment to evaluate your situation. Something bad happened to you, but you...