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988 Lifeline: What’s Working and What’s Not For Mental Health Crisis Callers

988 Lifeline: What's Working and What's Not For Mental Health Crisis Callers

It's been over a year since the nationwide launch of the 988 Lifeline as an alternative to calling 911 for mental health emergencies. Many reports indicate that there are good results in terms of awareness of the lifeline and use of it. However, many say that more awareness could be helpful. Moreover, some flaws have been identified that are important...[ read more ]

Podcast Recommendation: Moving Forward for Women and Girls with ADHD with Dr. Ellen B. Littman

Moving Forward for Women and Girls with ADHD with Dr. Ellen B. Littman

As part of 2023 ADHD Awareness Month, we thought we'd point you to this podcast episode. ADHD is a complex diagnosis that has often been confusing when it comes to female-identified people in our society. This podcast episode sheds a little bit of light. About the Podcast Karen Sampson Hoffman of CHADD and Roxanne Fouché of the ADHD Coaches Organization combined...[ read more ]

The ADHD Medication Shortage: What to Do and How Therapy Can Help

The ADHD Medication Shortage: What to Do and How Therapy Can Help

In the past year, a shortage of ADHD medications has left countless children, teens, and adults struggling to access medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This disruption in medication availability can introduce significant stressors into the lives of those affected. People who have been on medication and suddenly have to go off of it due to the shortage can...[ read more ]

The Crucial Role of Therapists of Color in Addressing Racism

The Crucial Role of Therapists of Color in Addressing Racism

In the face of racism and the pervasive impacts of white supremacy, seeking support from a therapist who comprehends the intricate complexities of these systemic problems is indispensable. Therapists play a critical role in helping individuals navigate the psychological and emotional effects of racism, explore racial identity, challenge internalized biases, and foster personal growth and anti-racist action. Culturally competent therapists,...[ read more ]

BIPOC Mental Health Month 2023: Culture, Community, And Connection

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Mental Health America recognizes July as BIPOC Mental Health Month. This year, the theme is culture, community, and connection. This theme reflects the importance of belonging, inclusion, and relationships to individual and collective mental health. It acknowledges generational trauma and systemic racism in contributing to mental health challenges. What Is Mental Health America? Mental Health America (MHA) is a nonprofit...[ read more ]

Understanding Attachment Through The Dynamic-Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation

The Dynamic-Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation

This article was written in collaboration with one of our therapists, Mark Resch, whose work is informed by The Dynamic-Maturational Model of Attachment. If you're intrigued by this work, you might want to check out Mark's bio in our therapist directory or the interview we did with him about his work. The Dynamic-Maturational Model (DMM) is a significant new model that expands...[ read more ]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This annual observance is dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of mental health issues, reducing stigma, and promoting access to mental health resources and support. Actually, though, October and July are also mental health awareness months, which is kind of interesting. We'll get into the distinction below. Recognizing this, what exactly does it mean...[ read more ]

Mental Health Pros and Cons of TikTok

Mental Health Pros and Cons of TikTok

We love connecting with people on TikTok. We follow therapists and other mental health professionals. It can provide a great way to get tips, ideas, inspiration and just a break from whatever is going on in the world around us. There's a whole world of therapytok and tiktoktherapists. However, there are mental health pros and cons of TikTok use for...[ read more ]

Overlapping Symptoms in Mental Health Diagnoses: A Fresh Perspective

Overlapping Symptoms in Mental Health Diagnoses: A Fresh Perspective

This blog post was written by Associate Marriage and Family Therapist Mark Resch. He has looked at a recent paper about the overlapping symptoms in mental health diagnosis. This study aimed to map the repetition of symptoms across diagnoses in the DSM-5. The researchers looked at the 202 diagnoses in the adult psychopathology section of the DSM-5 and identified 1,419 symptoms. They...[ read more ]

AI Technology Used In Conjunction With Different Types of Therapy

AI Technology Used In Conjunction With Different Types of Therapy

We are continuing our conversation with ChatGPT about the role of AI in therapy for mental health. If you haven't been following along with us, you can start here. That's where we asked ChatGPT to provide us with information about the topic. Then we went on to ask about the best and worst possible outcomes for using AI in therapy....[ read more ]

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