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Individual Therapy vs. Family Therapy

Mental health issues affect one out of five adults in America. Every day, millions of people seek help for these issues from trained mental health professionals. A broad range of mental health conditions needs treatment using an equally wide range of therapies. Finding the proper treatment for each patient’s situation is something that a good…

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3 Benefits of Family Therapy

A person’s family is usually the first and most important relationship that they experience. Because this relationship starts at birth, it plays a significant role in how a person develops and their ability to deal with stress and trauma. A person’s family can provide them with the support and guidance necessary to navigate life. However,…

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Family Therapy to Support Women’s Mental Health

Mental health issues are a widespread problem in the United States. More than 50 million American adults live with a mental illness, roughly one in five people. Half of the population will experience a mental health condition within their lifetime. Recovering from a mental health condition is a journey that is different from person to…

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What to Do If You Are Coping With Family Trauma

Traumatic events can happen to anyone, and the aftermath can be difficult to cope with, especially when the event in question involves a family member. Traumatic events are frightening and often life-threatening or violent, and trauma can cause devastating effects on a family. In the aftermath of traumas such as death, abuse, or disaster, families…

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3 Family Therapy Activities

Family members are usually among the most important figures in our lives, especially early in development. However, this does not always mean that families will be healthy and supportive. As anybody who has grown up in a dysfunctional family environment can tell you, your family environment plays a significant role in your development. Some dysfunctional…

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Your Family History and Your Mental Health

Your family history can pose important effects on your mental health, effects that all too often go unacknowledged. As we learn more and more about mental illness, it has become increasingly clear that some mental health disorders could have a genetic component. In addition, a mental illness in a family member can create additional environmental…