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Mental Health Awareness


Diversity and representation in counseling: Improving access to mental health care with a diverse clinical team

When searching for a health care provider, we consider education, years of experience, customer reviews… and perhaps whether or not that person is like us. For certain individuals, this last consideration can be an important one: Specifically for those in marginalized communities searching for a provider who truly understands what…

Black History Month: Celebrating Black psychologists and researchers

Black history month celebrates the progress and recognizes the tribulations of Black Americans, and many notable people of color have contributed to the fields of psychology and psychological research.  Despite racial tension, bias, and discriminatory treatment, these Black psychologists paved the way for providers of color to continue expanding and…

Restorative vs. reflective nostalgia: Learn to spot the differences and combat memory distortions

Nostalgia is a familiar feeling, but there are actually two different types—reflective and restorative nostalgia. Restorative nostalgia involves happy memories and associations with the past. When we feel restoratively nostalgic, we’re likely to feel motivated to seek out new and rewarding experiences. Conversely, reflective nostalgia may often make us feel…

Children of depressed parents suffer inadvertent effects—these mental health interventions can help

The children of depressed parents could be at an increased risk of developing depression or other mental health disorders. Our external environment, in addition to our parent’s own experience with mental health conditions, may set into motion subtle shifts in our genetics; one allele, in particular, might leave kids vulnerable…

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