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Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month & Mental Health Awareness

Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month & Mental Health Awareness May marks the celebrations Asian Pacific lslander histories of Americans hailing from across the Asian continent and from the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. The U.S. Department of Labor defines AAPI as “A person with origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East …

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Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month May is designated as “Mental Health Awareness Month”, though like most proclamations, the awareness in question should be every month of the year. The desire is to raise awareness of the impact traumas have on our physical, emotional, and mental well-being, including children, families, and communities. Mental Health Month provides a valuable opportunity …

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Why Do Non-Monogamous People Need Relationship Therapy?

Why Do Non-Monogamous People Need Relationship Therapy? Introduction to Non-Monogamous Relationships Let’s start with some definitions before we get into our discussion. For our purposes, let’s keep it simple for now, since a full examination of the topic would consist of dozens of blogs. Consensual non-monogamy describes those relationships in which all participants agree that one, both …

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Peer to Peer Support Services for Queer Males

Peer to Peer Support for Queer Women What are Peer Support Services and what is a peer counselor? Peer counseling is an effective way of assisting and supporting people, on a variety of issues, by pairing them with people who have shared those life experiences. Peer counselors use their own stories in helping others develop hope …

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Why We Need Inclusive Therapy

Why We Need Inclusive Mental Health Inclusive therapy is, simply put, the idea (and practice) that all people, regardless of their gender, abilities, orientation, age, minority status, religion….everyone…should have access to competent, quality mental health care. How a person identifies is an irrelevant consideration when we talk about inclusiveness. Those other issues may be what is discussed in therapy, …

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The Impact of Domestic Violence

The Impact of Domestic Violence Signs of abuse: Using Intimidation- An abuser may use threats of physical violence or even subtler tactics, such as the invasion of personal space, displays of physical size and strength, or certain looks, gestures, or other body language to intimidate and thereby gain control over their partner. Using Emotional Abuse- …

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LGBTQ People and Therapy

LGBTQ People and Therapy This is a great article from the Huffington Post.  I love how it quotes real people and their expenses. LGBTQ People Share How Therapy Changed Their Lives Negative experiences like stigma, bullying and discrimination are a daily reality for many LGTBQ people. Not to mention the constant barrage of negative news …

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