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Autism Spectrum Disorder: Insights into Neurodiversity

March 27th to April 2nd marks Autism Awareness Week, a time dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This week serves as an opportunity to celebrate the unique strengths and talents of individuals with autism while promoting inclusivity and acceptance within our communities. This week, it’s an opportune moment to delve […]

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How to Support a Young Adult with Problem Gambling

There is a concerning increase in gambling among teens and young adults in the United States. Which appears to be driven by ease of access, enticing potential winnings, and thrilling gameplay. The expansion of online gambling platforms allows young people to engage in gambling from their homes or smartphones. Research highlights a high risk for […]

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Gambling Awareness Month

A Guide for Understanding Problem Gambling The month of March is dedicated to raising awareness about problem gambling. Gambling Awareness Month serves as an important opportunity to shed light on the impact of problem gambling on individuals, families, and communities. With the widespread availability of gambling opportunities both in-person and online, it’s more important than […]

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Tips for Teens: Managing Test Anxiety

Anxiety before taking a test is normal and can help increase your motivation to study. Test anxiety, however, is different because you may experience excessive worry, self-doubt, or physical symptoms such as nausea or fatigue. These feelings can come either when thinking about taking the test or immediately prior to testing. Managing test anxiety is […]

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7 Steps to Successfully Start a New Habit

One of the most effective ways to introduce positive change into our lives is by starting new habits. Habits shape our daily routines and mindset and contribute significantly to the trajectory of our self-care, careers, relationships, and else. However, habit formation can be challenging and can feel overwhelming. You may not know where to start. […]

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Navigating Adulthood: A Guide to Managing Your Sensory Needs

Sensory needs aren’t exclusive to children. Adults, too, have unique sensory requirements that significantly impact their overall well-being. Just as we mature physically and emotionally, our sensory experiences evolve. For some adults, sensory sensitivities can be a challenge to navigate in daily life. Whether you’ve recently recognized these needs or you’ve been managing them for […]

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Harmony of Emotions: Music’s Influence on Emotion Regulation

Music has a profound impact on human emotions and can play a significant role in emotion regulation. Emotion regulation refers to the ability to manage and modulate one’s emotional responses to different situations and stimuli. Music can influence emotion regulation in several ways. How Our Listening Choices Affect Us: Music for Mood Elevation We can […]

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How to Work Through a Friendship Breakup

Friendship is a beautiful and essential part of life that provides companionship, support, and shared experiences. However, just like romantic relationships, friendships can sometimes come to an end. A friendship breakup can be as painful as a romantic one. It’s a common life experience that can be challenging to navigate. Here are some tips on […]

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5 Ways to Identify Work Burnout

Work-related stress is a prevalent issue, with a 2021 study revealing that 79% of people have experienced it at some point. This stress can manifest as work burnout, a state of physical and emotional exhaustion that leaves individuals feeling unaccomplished and disconnected from their personal identity. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of work burnout is crucial for addressing the issue before it affects our work, home life, and personal relationships.

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Relationship Catastrophizing: Emotional Distortions and Communication

In the journey of any relationship, ups and downs are an inherent part of the experience. We all face challenges and difficulties, and sometimes, our minds have a tendency to amplify negative experiences. Which can lead us down a rabbit hole of catastrophic thoughts. This phenomenon, known as catastrophizing, can wreak havoc on our relationships. […]

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Tips for Parents: Helping Teens with Going Back to School Anxiety

It is that time of year again where summer is drawing to a close, and the number of days until school begins gets smaller and smaller. As summer comes to a close, the anxiety of heading back to school can increase. If you notice that your teen has begun to feel anxious about going back […]

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5 Things a Parent can Do When Their Teen has Suicidal Thoughts

It can be scary to think about your teen having suicidal thoughts. What do you do? How do you talk about it? According to America’s Health Rankings (2021), in 2018, suicide was the second leading cause of death among 10-24 year olds. Suicide rates are higher among males than females, as well as individuals who […]

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How to Find a Middle Ground with your Teen

Being a parent to a teenager can be difficult. There is confusion and a lot of gray areas, and not every decision has a clear cut answer. There is no guidebook or formula to raising a teenager. Sometimes it can feel like you are going along with your teenager and that you’re on the same […]

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5 Ways to get a good night sleep when you are feeling anxious

Whether it is a test, presentation, or new situation, falling asleep the night before we have something anxiety-provoking planned can be a challenge. You may find yourself tossing and turning prior to the day before any of these situations. Other times, it can feel impossible to get a good night’s sleep when feeling anxious. Five […]