The Crisis of Suicidality in LGBT+ Populations

We need to talk about suicide. Approximately 800,000 people die a year as a result of suicide. Amongst individuals aged 15-24, it is the number one cause of death around the world. Men are more likely to complete suicide, but women are more likely to attempt. Suicide rates are failing […]

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When therapy is not enough. You need a proactive approach to mental health!

Almost half of all Americans know someone who goes to therapy or have been themselves, and 97% of Americans consider mental health care important. It is encouraging to see the stigma associated with mental healthcare decreasing, but there is still more we could be doing. Even if you are currently […]

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The Danger is in the Details: Understanding Eating Disorders

Think about the last time you heard about eating disorders. It may have been in high school health/PE class, or maybe a sitcom having an “eating disorder episode” where everything was all fixed and wrapped up in a bow by the end of the 30 minute episode. Full House anyone? […]

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Overcoming Hoarding Behaviors through Empathetic, Humane, and Ethical Methods w/ Elaine Birchall

[Episode 50 of The Intentional Clinician] Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews Hoarding Behavior Expert, Author, Consultant and Therapist Elaine Birchall, MSW, about her work helping people all over the globe be able to overcome hoarding behaviors. Elaine is a hoarding behavior and intervention specialist and coauthor of Conquer the Clutter: […]

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The Loneliness Epidemic and Implications for Mental and Physical Health with J.W. Freiburg

[Episode 45 of the Intentional Clinician Podcast] Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews Dr. J.W. Freiberg about his work as a Social Psychologist and Lawyer and his expertise on the topic of loneliness. Dr. Freiberg says that there are two different types of lonely people: those who are isolated, and also […]

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Exploring the Physiology of Trauma, Mental Health, and Dysautonomia with Dr. Robert Rhoton

[Episode 44 of The Intentional Clinician Podcast] Paul Krauss MA LPC talks with Dr. Robert Rhoton about the physiology of trauma. Dr. Rhoton is the CEO of the Arizona Trauma Institute and has experience as a supervisor, professor, and collaborator. His knowledge of developmental trauma has been a great contribution […]

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and in 2020 we need to remember this more than ever. Social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the mental health of almost half the U.S. population. Whether due to isolation, job loss stress, or apprehension, the coronavirus pandemic is impacting […]

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Balancing the darkness with the light during the virus outbreak and quarantine with Dr. Karthik Ramanan

[Episode 43 of The Intentional Clinician] Paul Krauss MA LPC and Dr. Karthik Ramanan discuss the importance of maintaining mental health during the current quarantine situation due to COVID-19. Depression and anxiety have been common responses to the pandemic, and many people have a grief response to the situation. Paul […]

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10 Ways To Protect Your Mental Health While Social Distancing

After almost a month of social distancing, we are starting to feel the toll that the quarantine taking on our mental health. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced us to slow down and be more isolated than usual, but there are some things we can do to combat the various […]

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I Hate Video Games

Not really. But if the title got your attention, this article might be a good read for you. Similarly, you’re probably not reading this for a video games history lesson so I am going to cut right to the main points I will be talking about today: the cognitive benefits […]

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