For essential workers like first responders, police officers, social workers, hospital staff, and grocery store workers, chronic stress can lead to a loss of interest and motivation that led them to take on their role in the first place.

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Throughout the United States, online therapy programs have gained immense popularity as a source of support in an otherwise isolating environment.

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Both psychiatrists and psychologists explore mental health issues. However, psychiatrists and psychologists approach patients and mental illness from different points of view.

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When you’re searching for a mental health professional, you might find that the terms therapist and psychologist are often used interchangeably. You’ll probably also see these practitioners referred to as counselors, social workers, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, or even clinicians. You might be able to write off these differences to semantics when you’re casually discussing the topic of mental health conditions and the people who treat them. However, when it comes time to make an appointment for your own therapy needs, it’s essential first to understand which type of professional practice is right for you.

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Loneliness isn’t restricted to seniors and young adults. Any human being, at any age or life stage, may feel lonely or isolated at any time. The different types of loneliness stem from various situations you may encounter during your life journey.

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A brand new year is approaching. It’s a time for fresh starts, new experiences, and of course, the requisite resolutions. Making New Year’s resolutions is a tradition not only for Americans but for people throughout the world. It just seems wholly appropriate to use a new calendar year as an opportunity to commit to personal and professional improvements.

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A 2018 study of 14,000 students published in an American Psychological Association journal found that more than one-third of first-year college students worldwide reported “symptoms consistent with a diagnosable mental health disorder.” Alarmingly, only 15 to 20 percent of the students planned to seek assistance from a mental health professional. We’ve created this guide to help parents and students recognize mental health struggles and provide ideas on how to help.

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Stress is the body’s reaction to unexpected changes. When any change occurs, whether it’s positive (birth of a child, a promotion, planning a wedding) or negative (loss of a job, traffic, coming up short of a mortgage payment), your body reacts with physical, mental, and emotional responses. A skilled therapist can help you to better understand the particular elements of your life that cause your stress and help you to get to a better place. 

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There is no “statute of limitations” on seeking help for trauma. Working with a therapist can have multiple benefits for victims of sexual assault and abuse and help victims move forward toward a healthier and happier life.

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Everyone’s mental health is a highly complex web of struggles and elements of extraordinary resilience. The most effective therapists know this and use many sources of data to personalize treatment. From our vantage point, new technology and increasing openness to using technology to enhance therapy are just beginning to show its true potential for transforming mental healthcare.

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