12 Things Young Adults Learn After One year Sober
29August

12 Things Young Adults Learn After One year Sober12 Things Young Adults Learn After One year...12 Things Young Adults Learn After One year Sober

By Mike Hench

I have worked solely with young adults over the past 12 years of my career and have had the joy and pleasure of experiencing many clients that are enjoying the benefits of long-term recovery. After interviewing several of my previous clients about...

I have worked solely with young adults over the past 12 years of my career and have had the joy and pleasure of experiencing many clients that are enjoying the benefits of long-term recovery. After interviewing several of my previous clients about what they learned following one year of...

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Going Fishing: Young Adults in Mental Health Therapy
29August

Going Fishing: Young Adults in Mental Health TherapyGoing Fishing: Young Adults in Mental Health...Going Fishing: Young Adults in Mental Health Therapy

By At The Crossroads

There is a great movie called “A River Runs Through It” about family ties and learning how to unconditionally love those who challenge us with decisions and choices in their life that we may not agree with or understand. “Each...

There is a great movie called “A River Runs Through It” about family ties and learning how to unconditionally love those who challenge us with decisions and choices in their life that we may not agree with or understand. “Each one of us here today will at one time in...

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International Boost Self-Esteem Month
29August

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By At The Crossroads

Someone brought to my attention recently that February is International Boost Self-Esteem Month, so it’s been on my mind ever since, making me extra aware of the struggles we have with it. I’ve been narrowing my thoughts to a couple...

Someone brought to my attention recently that February is International Boost Self-Esteem Month, so it’s been on my mind ever since, making me extra aware of the struggles we have with it. I’ve been narrowing my thoughts to a couple things. One, we all struggle with...

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The Broad Stroke of Trauma
29August

The Broad Stroke of TraumaThe Broad Stroke of TraumaThe Broad Stroke of Trauma

By At The Crossroads

The simple definition of trauma is that it is a very difficult or unpleasant experience that causes someone to have mental or emotional problems usually for a long time. Merriam-Webster gives a more comprehensive definition of trauma. 1. a: an...

The simple definition of trauma is that it is a very difficult or unpleasant experience that causes someone to have mental or emotional problems usually for a long time. Merriam-Webster gives a more comprehensive definition of trauma. 1. a: an injury (as a wound) to living tissue caused...

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November 2016 National Adoption Month
29August

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By Mike Hench

November 2016 National Adoption Month – A Clinician Q&A How Many Of Your Clients Are Adopted? The percentage of adopted children in the U.S. is anywhere from 2-4% of the population. I would estimate that anywhere from 20-30% of our...

November 2016 National Adoption Month – A Clinician Q&A How Many Of Your Clients Are Adopted? The percentage of adopted children in the U.S. is anywhere from 2-4% of the population. I would estimate that anywhere from 20-30% of our clients are adopted. This is significantly...

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The Critical Role of Positive Validation in Early Recovery
29August

The Critical Role of Positive Validation in Early RecoveryThe Critical Role of Positive Validation in...The Critical Role of Positive Validation in Early Recovery

By Mike Hench

During a recent group therapy session, I asked several of my clients to write about what they perceive are the benefits of sobriety. Below are several examples of what they identified: “To experience and appreciate the smaller joys in life...

During a recent group therapy session, I asked several of my clients to write about what they perceive are the benefits of sobriety. Below are several examples of what they identified: “To experience and appreciate the smaller joys in life and not be blinded by numbing myself. In...

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Depression: The Most Misdiagnosed Mental Illness in the World
29August

Depression: The Most Misdiagnosed Mental Illness in the...Depression: The Most Misdiagnosed Mental...Depression: The Most Misdiagnosed Mental Illness in the...

By At The Crossroads

Meet Depression, The Most Misdiagnosed Mental Illness In the World Unlike physical sicknesses like cancer or diabetes, mental illness is difficult to diagnose. And like the aforementioned physical maladies, mental illness is all too easy to...

Meet Depression, The Most Misdiagnosed Mental Illness In the World Unlike physical sicknesses like cancer or diabetes, mental illness is difficult to diagnose. And like the aforementioned physical maladies, mental illness is all too easy to misdiagnose as there are no physiological...

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Mental Illness Rethinking the Medical Model
26August

Mental Illness Rethinking the Medical ModelMental Illness Rethinking the Medical ModelMental Illness Rethinking the Medical Model

By At The Crossroads

For most of the past three decades, there has been one narrative that dominates our understanding of mental health, both generally and within the medical world. It goes like this: conditions such as depression are caused by an imbalance of...

For most of the past three decades, there has been one narrative that dominates our understanding of mental health, both generally and within the medical world. It goes like this: conditions such as depression are caused by an imbalance of chemicals in the brain called...

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