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It’s May, and mental health awareness month has started. Every year I look forward to the social media programming: the people who share stories of recovery, those receiving support for their current struggles, and the community of providers on social media sharing amazing mental health content. …

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Since the beginning, humans have needed others — regardless of gender, ethnicity, or geographic location, we are social creatures. Quality relationships make us happier, healthier, and more productive. Social support buffers stress and fulfills an important psychological need to belong and feel accepted by others.

In an ideal, harmonious world…

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“Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.” — Sigmund Freud

If we’ve experienced devaluation, then we know it never starts there. After all, who would stick around for that?

It starts with idealization, with the “perfect” shiny relationship where we’re…

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I want to be inspired. No- I need to be inspired. Even in the midst of planetary despair with trans-humanism looming, draconian lockdown measures and a surreal NATO-Russia impasse portending nuclear disaster, there is an instinctual need to move beyond survival to thriving.

Of course, decades of complex trauma recovery…

Invisible Illness

We don't talk enough about mental health.

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