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

November 2016 National Adoption MonthNovember 2016 National Adoption MonthNovember 2016 National Adoption Month

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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Meet the Dancing, Autistic Barista
25January

Meet the Dancing, Autistic BaristaMeet the Dancing, Autistic BaristaMeet the Dancing, Autistic Barista

By Craig Rogers

It is tough holding down a job these days for anyone, but for those burdened with Autism, that task is especially difficult. Check this out, less than forty eight hours ago, a video was uploaded to Facebook that is already approaching a...

It is tough holding down a job these days for anyone, but for those burdened with Autism, that task is especially difficult. Check this out, less than forty eight hours ago, a video was uploaded to Facebook that is already approaching a whopping 50 million views. This viral...

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7 Key Components in a Successful Therapeutic Program for Young Adults
07December

7 Key Components in a Successful Therapeutic Program for...7 Key Components in a Successful Therapeutic...7 Key Components in a Successful Therapeutic Program for...

By At The Crossroads

When a person enters their twenties and moves away and leaves their teenage years behind, they begin their lives as young adults. At this stage in life, most 20 somethings are thinking about moving out of their parents home and living their own...

When a person enters their twenties and moves away and leaves their teenage years behind, they begin their lives as young adults. At this stage in life, most 20 somethings are thinking about moving out of their parents home and living their own independent life. During this time, young...

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The Rise Of Autism Spectrum Diagnoses And Its Impact On Services Offered To Young Adults
24June

The Rise Of Autism Spectrum Diagnoses And Its Impact On...The Rise Of Autism Spectrum Diagnoses And Its...The Rise Of Autism Spectrum Diagnoses And Its Impact On...

By Craig Rogers

Each day, we come across yet another story about issues related to children and young adults with autism. More and more autism spectrum diagnoses are being made about these struggling young adults and, as a result, awareness is growing. The more...

Each day, we come across yet another story about issues related to children and young adults with autism. More and more autism spectrum diagnoses are being made about these struggling young adults and, as a result, awareness is growing. The more awareness that is being garnered, the...

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