40 Reasons to Keep Living

September 10th is National Suicide Awareness Day.  My favorite mental health organization, To Write Love On Her Arms is currently running a hashtag to facilitate the discussion of suicide prevention (go check out #IKeptLiving).  According to their blog, more than 800,000 people die by suicide worldwide every year.  American suicide rates have increased by 24% […]

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Getting Prepared for College with Anxiety

The beginning of a new college semester can be stressful for anyone, but with chronic anxiety, it can start to feel like you’re not prepared at all.  The best way to ensure that you have a successful semester is to utilize every resource that may become beneficial to you.  College brings different challenges and responsibilities depending […]

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When Should You Cut People Off?

For some people, it’s hard to let go of people who wreck havoc on their lives.  For others, cutting people off is a habit.  Either way, it’s important to know what kinds of people are hazardous to your well-being.  Although it’s important to support the people you care about, you shouldn’t have to risk your […]

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What Dialectical Behavior Therapy Taught Me

Although I have been to many therapists with different approaches since I was eleven years old, I’ve found that the most effective form of therapy for me was Dialectical Behavior Therapy. This type of therapy, often abbreviated as DBT was developed by psychologist Marsha Linehan as a treatment for borderline personality disorder.  Since its inception […]

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