Holiday Stress

Written by: Elizabeth Probst Every holiday can become stressful in its own unique way, but around December in particular, it seems to be the most hectic. Between November’s Black Friday, through January’s New Years Eve, many emerging and current adults tend to experience the apex of distress. This intense pressure… Read more

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Mood disorder: Stigmatization

Written By: Elizabeth Probst Mental Disorders have acquired a stigma throughout society as the years progress. Specifically, mood disorders, mood disorders can range from being extremely sad, irritable (depressed) or empty, or alternating depression with being excessively happy (mania). Common mood disorders are known as Major Depression, Dysthymia, and Bipolar… Read more

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The Power of Pets

Written by: Judy Lemke, MS, LCSW, LPC I have many ideas floating around in my head, accumulating from interactions with clients, fellow staff members, family, social media – the sources are endless. As a clinician at BHC, the blog site is a wonderful place to share that information.  My dream blogs… Read more

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Childhood Trauma as an Adult

Written by: Ellie Probst Childhood trauma can be on-going experiences, a specific event, or gradual neglect. Types of trauma can vary from parental divorce, to a death in the family, to neglect, to violence, or physical/mental/sexual abuse. This type of trauma can impede on physical and mental growth up into and… Read more

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Effects of Chronic Stress on your Body

Written by: Cali Schneller, LPC Whether it’s good stress or bad stress, everyone experiences stressful situations. When we experience a stressful event, our sympathetic nervous system releases stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline. These hormones trigger a “fight or flight” response which raises our blood sugar, heart rate, blood pressure… Read more

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A Letter – My Truest Love

Provided by: Kristen Brown, MSW, LCSW Recently a very special teenager shared with me the following letter she had written along her journey.  She asked that her name be withheld but expressed hope that her message could be shared in a way that might make a difference for others. “My… Read more

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Maternal Depression and Suicide

Written by: Stacy Luther, LPC-IT Recently, the Washington Post shared the story of a family with young children who lost their mother to suicide after a miscarriage. In the immediate days following this miscarriage, this mother told family members that she felt she had let her husband down, blamed herself,… Read more

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