What Comes After the Process of Grief

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Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance. You'll likely recognize these five words in succession as the five stages of grief, a psychology model that outlines the way in...

7 Things to Know Before Booking a Session

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The past year has been a rough ride, through which we've had to navigate novel and challenging circumstances. In light of this, it's no wonder that over...

Is it Okay to Give Your Therapist a Thank You Gift?

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My therapist is currently on a well-deserved summer vacation, which has me realizing just how much I rely upon our weekly sessions for emotional regulation and support....

Cities Using Mental Health Emergency Services (Not Police)

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When you dial 911, a domino effect occurs: You're connected with a telecommunicator who assesses your problem, pings your location, and dispatches the appropriate emergency response teams...

Summer SAD: What You Should Know About Summer Blues

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From an early age, most of us are conditioned to anticipate summer. The sun is shining, and temperatures are warm, so more people are out and about....

How the Gut-Brain Connection Affects Your Mental Health| Well+Good

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Despite its less-than-charming moniker, the gut has become one of the sexiest areas of interest in medicine in recent years. While there is a lot still to...

How To Heal From Trauma Outside of Talk Therapy

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There’s no question that talk therapy—in its many forms—can play a crucial role in trauma healing. It’s why there’s such a dire need for trained, psychological therapists right now: Who hasn’t experienced some sort of trauma in the last 18 months? Psychotherapists are the pillars of mental health support. They are our...

10 Types of Mental Health Practitioners to Know

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Mental health care is not the easiest field to navigate—it’s basically the messy, expensive, and convoluted American health care system’s even messier, more expensive, and more convoluted cousin. Anyone who’s attempted to seek help through it knows that it can be confusing AF. There are so many different types of practitioners, and...

How To Remember Something, According to a Brain Expert

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It happens to everyone: Someone introduces themself to you and then you promptly forget their name 10 seconds later. Or maybe your memory fails you in other ways on a regular basis in other ways. Say you’re standing in the checkout line at Target staring at your full cart but can’t remember...

How to Overcome It, According to Chefs and Therapists

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You’d be forgiven for not wanting to do any of the things we were essentially forced to overdose on during the pandemic now that vaccinations have freed us from our bunkers. For me, even TV has lost its luster—and that’s, you know, TV—so you can forget about more intensive pandemic-ubiquitous activities, like...