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Raising a teenager is more difficult than I had ever imagined it would be. What had made it more difficult is the fact that my husband and I had separated and were contemplating getting a divorce. You know, teenagers are hormonal and emotional enough without parents throwing a wrench into their daily lives. Instead of giving up on our family, we all started going to a family therapist to get some help. It has helped us all a lot because we have learned how to talk to each other and discuss the problems that we had rather than screaming and not dealing with any of the issues at hand.

3 Tips For Dealing With Family Members Who May Be Experiencing Suicidal Thoughts

It can be difficult dealing with a family member who is going through a bout of depression. However, it's vitally important that you take steps early to avoid this depression spiralling into thoughts of suicide. To help you with this, below are three tips on how to deal with a family member who you suspect may be having (or is close to having) suicidal thoughts: Notice the Warning Signs Most people who are experiencing suicidal thoughts do not experience these thoughts on a whim. Read More 

Hoarding Disorders: Signs, Causes And Treatments

Even though people who hoard things have received greater attention in the media due to certain reality shows and spotlights, there is still plenty of misinformation about this legitimate mental problem. Hoarding is a complex behavior and is usually evidence of deep trauma or imbalance that needs to be addressed with medical help and cognitive behavior therapy. If you are close to someone who has a tendency to hoard things, you should educate yourself on what behaviors indicate serious problems and what interventions are available to help prevent a hoarding problem from getting worse. Read More 

5 Reasons To Seek Out Discernment Counseling For Your Marriage

No matter how committed or loving the couple, infidelity and resentment can turn any marriage sour over time. When the two parties are split on how to handle the situation, discernment counseling is a smarter alternative to traditional counseling visits. Find out how this type of therapy differs from other relationship counseling options to decide if it's right for you. Short-Term Commitment Are you or your spouse afraid of spending months or years in endless therapy sessions? Read More 

What Causes Depression & How Can You Treat It?

If you suffer from depression, you are not alone. In fact, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, about 14.8 million adults in the United States suffer from this mental disorder. Depression can make you feel hopeless and even be disabling in some circumstances. There is some good news though. If you get the right treatment, you can recover from depression and live a normal life again. The first step is determining the root cause of your depression. Read More 

5 Signs Your Teen May Need Treatment For An Anxiety Disorder

With all the rapid hormonal changes and genuine difficulties of growing from a child into an adult, it's often hard to tell if your teen is just going through a natural phase or struggling with a developing mental illness. It's especially difficult to separate the two when you're considering anxiety disorders. If your teen is starting to struggle with daily life and you're concerned that they may not be able to pull it together with your help alone, check for these five signs of anxiety so you can make an appointment with a psychiatrist early in the process. Read More