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What is LGBTQIA+ counseling and why is it important?

The LGBTQIA+ community consists of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex, and asexual individuals. While society is growing increasingly supportive, LGBTQIA+ individuals still face unique challenges that can harm their mental health and overall wellbeing.  But with the help of an LGBTQIA-based counselor, who can help their clients…

Observe World Mental Health Day on October 10: Understand, prioritize, and raise awareness for mental health

World Mental Health Day is observed annually on October 10th in over 100 countries to promote mental health awareness and advocate for individuals with mental health issues. Since its inception in 1992, World Mental Health Day has helped to expand knowledge, advocate against social stigmas, and support people suffering from…

Can depression cause fever and other flu-like symptoms? How to tell the difference between depression and the flu

Depression is marked by intense feelings of despair and a loss of interest in daily activities—the remaining symptoms can vary and even resemble the flu. Depression and the flu share physical symptoms like fatigue and changes in weight or appetite; additionally, victims of both illnesses can experience similar changes in…

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