How Can I Help Someone Struggling with a Mental Health Issue When I'm Not?

How Can I Help Someone Struggling with a Mental Health Issue When I’m Not?

How Can I Help Someone Struggling with a Mental Health Issue When I’m Not? By Bridget Nash MA LLPC It can be extremely difficult to watch a friend or family member struggle with a mental or emotional issue, especially when you can’t identify with their pain. Even with the best […]

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Learn about Psychosomatic Pain from Dr. Gaynel Nave.

Psychosomatic Pain: What it is and what you can do about it.

Psychosomatic Pain: What it is and what you can do about it. By Dr. Gaynel Nave, ND Psychosomatic pain is defined as pain that involves the mind (psyche) and body (soma). The mind cannot be separated from the body (it is part of the entire system), therefore when we get […]

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Depression in Men

Depression in Men is a Public Health Crisis

REPORT: “Depression in Men is a Public Health Crisis” by Paul Krauss MA LPC If you have lived in the United States in the last 100 years you are surely familiar with the fact that many men live with depression and “don’t want to talk about it.” Many men in […]

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Are you feeling SAD?

Are you feeling SAD?

Are you feeling SAD? The leaves are falling. Hour by hour the days are getting shorter. Gray is filling the sky. These are all signs of winter. While some love the season, many suffer from SAD. SAD stands for Seasonal Affective Disorder. SAD is a temporary mood disorder that’s characterized [...] Read More



Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder: Symptoms, Relief, and More

Bipolar Disorder: Symptoms, Relief, and More What’s bipolar disorder? Euphoric (or extremely elevated) or irritable mood and increased energy or activity for one week (or more) that displays 3 out of 7 symptoms of Mania including social or work impairment, followed by one-two weeks of a depressive episode. Usually, depressive […]

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What is Major Depressive Disorder?

What is Major Depressive Disorder?

What is Major Depressive Disorder? Major Depressive Disorder, commonly known as MDD can be characterized by feelings of sadness or a lack of interest in outside stimuli. What could be my symptoms? Sadness Interest Loss Guilt or Worthlessness Energy Loss Concentration Loss Appetite Change Psychomotor Agitation or Persistent Irritability Sleep […]

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counseling for anger

What do I do about my Anger? (3 tips from Paul Krauss)

Paul Krauss MA LPC is a professional counselor in Grand Rapids who has a great deal of experience helping men, women, and teens overcome anger outbursts, irritability, and resentments. There are many good reasons to be angry and so Paul Krauss will not tell you to stop being angry. Anger [...] Read More