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What is Acculturative Stress? Living in a New Culture

March 26, 2021

Comfort zones aren’t just a figure of speech. They are a very real phenomenon that allow us to feel secure in familiar locations and circumstances. When these comfort zones are broken, it can cause a lot of stress on the psyche.

What is Rape Trauma Syndrome (RTS)?

March 26, 2021

Traumatic life experiences can cause deep emotional, psychological, and possible physical damage to an individual. Although types of traumatic experiences and severity of reaction can vary among different people, most individuals will undergo a similar set of responses.

Religious Trauma Syndrome: Everything You Need to Know

March 26, 2021

Religious and spiritual beliefs are important parts of life for many people. Practicing religion is a great way for people to discover their faith, feeling a sense of peace and belonging. With that said, authoritarian religious institutions can be much more intense than most indoctrinations.

What is Reactive Abuse? Everything You Need to Know

March 26, 2021

During an act of abusive violence, it is common for an abused person to lash out toward their abuser. They may scream, cry, use insults, or even physically defend themselves against the attack. In turn, an assailant may retaliate against them by claiming that the victim is in fact the abuser.

What is Disenfranchised Grief, and How to Seek Help

February 28, 2021

Typically, when we experience a loss of life, we are met with kind words and shows of love and support, allowing us to feel like our loss has been accepted and recognized. However, on the other end of the spectrum, is disenfranchised grief.

Trauma Bonding: Definition, Examples, Signs, and Treatment

February 10, 2021

Trauma bonds can make it extremely hard to leave an abusive relationship because of the kind of emotional attachment it fosters. Trauma bonds can be confusing and overwhelming, and if you are looking for a complete guide on what trauma bonding is and how to recognize it and break it, we have you covered.

Acute Stress Disorder: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

February 1, 2021

ASD, or acute stress disorder, can cause a wide range of psychological symptoms. If left untreated, acute stress disorder can progress into post-traumatic stress disorder. That being said, becoming familiar with risk factors and symptoms of ASD can help you recognize a problem, whether it be within your own life or that of a loved one.

How to Reduce Anxiety During the COVID-19 Pandemic

December 7, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has largely defined 2020 in a way that no one could have anticipated just one short year ago. For many people, especially those that are younger, the pandemic marks the first global health crisis that they have experienced during their lifetime.

Social Media and Depression: The Real Facts and Connection You Need to Know

December 3, 2020

In 2021, it’s hard to think of anyone you know that doesn’t use social media in some way. Whether it’s your parents’ prolific posts on Facebook or your teenager’s constant use of TikTok and Snapchat, social media is a huge part of the day for many people. In fact, approximately 77% of all Americans have a social media profile of some kind.

Major Depression Inventory: Symptoms and Treatment

December 1, 2020

Although sadness is a normal part of life, most people find that their sadness comes and goes quickly, and is usually tied to a challenging life experience, such as losing your job or going through a divorce. However, sometimes feelings of sadness become more intense and last for an extended period of time.