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Adults: How to Talk to Youth About Mental Health

Mental health is an important topic for people of all ages, but it can be especially challenging for adults to talk to youth about this subject. It’s critical for adults to create a strong connection with children and adolescents to...

What Does “Sliding Scale” Mean When it Comes to Accessing Mental Health Care?

Cost can often be a barrier to accessing mental health care.  To provide therapy to uninsured Americans and people who have trouble affording it, many clinicians use a “sliding scale” to set their fees. The sliding scale bases fees on...

What is EMDR, and How Does it Treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

The scope of mental health treatment is ever expansive and includes a diverse array of specialties and disciplines.  EMDR, or eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, is one of those. It has become an acknowledged treatment since it was developed over...

5 Coping Strategies to Get Through a Difficult Holiday Season

For many people, the holiday season is anything but joyous and exciting.  While everyone seems to be soaking in the warm feelings and good cheer of the season, you may end up with unwelcome and unwanted guests, such as stress...

5 Ways Companies Are Providing Better Mental Health Care for Their Employees

In 2020, The Society For Human Resource Management (SHRM) reported that 61% of workers said their productivity was affected by their mental health, and 30% noted that their work environment contributed to their symptoms. Employers have taken note, with SHRM...

The Clinical Explanation Behind The “Winter Blues”

Darker, colder days can lead to the “Winter Blues.”  While this general feeling of weariness and melancholy is not uncommon, for a small percentage of us, it goes beyond the odd Blue Monday or Blue Christmas. When your winter blues...

988 Suicide Prevention & Crisis Lifeline Fact Sheets

Download fact sheets for the new 10-digit National Suicide Prevention 988 Lifeline, 24/7 crisis care number. Available in English and Spanish. National Fact Sheet – English National Fact Sheet – Spanish Illinois Specific Fact Sheet  ...

U.S. Transitions to 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

The U.S. has transitioned the 10-digit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to 988—an easy-to-remember three-digit number for 24/7 crisis care. The lifeline, which also links to the Veterans Crisis Line, follows a three-year joint effort by the U.S. Department of Health...
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