May: Mental Health Month

This topic is one that admittedly I am daily learning about, even as a mental health professional. I graduated with a master’s degree in counseling, but I have not mastered the intricacies of mental health. However, I do believe with every ounce of my being that the topic is worth talking about and not shoving…

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What Do You Mean?

A professor of mine, Joel Wixson, said in class “…it’s not about conflict resolution, it’s about difference recognition.” When it comes to relating and understanding others, I have come across one question to get to the heart of a matter: “What do you mean by that?” Wixson talks about how this question can engage others…

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44,193

It’s a big number. It’s the number of people who commit suicide each year according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. As counselors, that is the number we are up against every single day we go into work, and that’s just for the ones who have made it into counseling. Not every person who…

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