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Does my friend have an eating disorder? If you’re concerned about a friend’s eating habits, educate yourself and be compassionate when opening up about your suspicions

Educate Yourself First, Talk to Your Friend Second If you suspect a friend or loved one has an eating disorder you should first educate yourself about the disorder. You want to familiarize yourself with the signs of an eating disorder, gain a better understanding of why people develop eating disorders…

College students are facing significant mental health challenges: Here are 7 conditions to keep an eye out for

College students face severe mental health challenges, which threaten to wreak havoc on their studies as well as their overall wellbeing. It’s important to keep a watchful eye on the college goers in your life, specifically if they exhibit harmful symptoms of a mental illness like anxiety or depression. In…

How counseling, counselors are portrayed in the media

Despite the credentials, skills, and experience mental health professionals possess, they are often depicted as unprofessional, unhelpful, and unqualified. In many TV shows and movies, the characters who play counselors or therapists are often portrayed as unprofessional and emotional: they engage in unprofessional relationships with their clients and let their…

Many struggle to understand mental health and mental illness—here are eight things to remember

  Those who don’t suffer with a mental health condition themselves often lack an adequate understanding of these conditions—which is why it’s so important we have conversations about mental health and continue to raise awareness. Mental health pros identified a few important things to know: first, depression can vary among…

Common counseling challenges for African-Americans

Stigmas surrounding mental health exist in all groups and societies, but are particularly prevalent in the African-American community—making the concept of therapy or counseling a foreign one, at best. Some individuals simply don’t understand the practice, while others frown down upon it… leaving those in the community who struggle with…

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