It matters that people have a way to use the latest findings in psychology beyond buying a pill for depression. It matters that people have a way of looking at their lives that lets them ask the big questions and determine how they want to live – and that this is supported by therapists and mental health professionals.

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One of the key tenants of Existentialism – and one of the key lessons of life – is that you have to accept the consequences of your actions. Ducking responsibility can only last so long, and inevitably makes things worse. Even if you “get away” with it socially you’re scarred by it psychologically, living with a sense...
We exist on a middle scale.  This means when we look down in scale, there are things much smaller than us and, if we look up in scale, there are things much larger. It is easy to think the middle scale represents reality and that these other scales are simple distractions, unimportant, and strange.  But is the middle scale really that...
This past Friday I did something I have never done before, I attended a protest meeting.  Now, it was an organizational meeting and we didn’t actually get out on the street, but I stepped outside my comfort zone, and connected with a group of people I didn’t know for a cause from which I have nothing to gain.  You see this is...
Witnessing the death and pain of war can leave deep scars on the psyche of a soldier. Those scars are more commonly known as being PTSD related symptoms. In 2008, the RAND Corporation estimated that 300,000 returning troops currently suffer from PTSD and depression related to combat duties. This trauma can rattle someone to their core, challenging...
Who am I? What am I doing here? I feel so alone…what’s the point? These are all questions I have heard from the youth that I have been fortunate to work with over the years. These are hard questions to ask at 12, 13 or 17 years of age. But this is what they were asking. How can we help adolescents find answers to these questions? By...

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