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14
Jan

Gearing Up for COVID-19’s Mental Health Toll – Johns Hopkins Medicine

Everly estimates that from 20% to 30% of Americans could benefit from some form of psychological intervention because of the pandemic. He expects those numbers to rise. At the same time, Everly cautions mental health professionals to take care of their own emotional health. The three greatest risks the pandemic brings, says Everly, include burnout...
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01
Dec

5 Reasons Why Giving Thanks is Good for You

NUTRITION, HEALTH AND WELLNESS | Feb. 1, 2017 In an article in Parade, psychologist and scientist Matt Killingsworth revealed findings from his Johnnie Walker-backed project, “Joynomics: The Study of Joy and Progress.” According to Killingsworth, the happiest people practice the following: The human need to express gratitude seems to be a powerful and almost universal phenomenon. But why?...
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02
Nov

Virtual Adolescent Support Group

Helping teens deal with stress during the pandemic. Cognitive, behavioral approach with supportive techniques for those experiencing depression and anxiety. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
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21
Sep

Free Suicide Prevention Training Offered In Oakland County

Oakland County Suicide Prevention Task Force is offering two ‘Suicide Prevention 101’ virtual trainings in honor of National Suicide Prevention Month in September. The free trainings will be held on Tue., Sept. 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Tues., Sept. 29 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. and are recommended for anyone 15 years...
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06
May

Addiction and Recovery: How Mindfulness May Help

An itchy sensation develops on your neck. Your first instinct is to scratch. But instead of reaching for the area, you wait for a second, studying the sensation. Is there another way to manage what you’re feeling? READ MORE Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in...
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23
Apr

Ask the Cruz Clinic Psychologist

Janis Haggerty, MS Mindfulness has been a popular subject lately. “The Mindful Revolution” was on the cover of Time Magazine and it is now widely accepted as an important behavioral tool to enhance our ability to cope with our stressful and hectic lives. Research supports mindfulness and meditation as ways to reduce anxiety, depression, and...
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20
Apr

Coping with Uncertainty in Troubling Times

Written by: Don Zaksek, PhD, LP As a clinical psychologist who oversees a small practice, I’ve spent many hours over the past few weeks discussing COVID 19. People’s fears, frustration, sadness, loneliness, guilt and shame have been an ever-present topic and remain on the forefront of my mind. Sometimes my friends and family ask if...
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07
Apr

Kids and the Covid-19 Crisis

Sometimes the wise idea of not involving children in adult concerns at home does not apply in times of crisis like the one we are currently facing. We are bombarded with information about the coronavirus, the number of people getting sick, number of dead individuals, etc. It is impossible to contain all this information and...
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01
Apr

What does boosting the immune system mean and should you do it?

You might be reading a few articles on social media about boosting your immune system.  A more accurate phrase would be activating or supporting immune function. A holistic or naturopathic approach can be a great option to prepare your immune system for foreign invaders or disease-causing agents. This holistic or “Naturopathic Approach” is based on a few mechanisms involved in cellular physiology. The three major lines of...
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