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PTSD in the Workplace: How to Support Your Employees

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In the US, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is experienced by approximately 60% of men and 50% of women at least once in their lives. And while having PTSD is just as difficult to address and manage as having employees with it, seeking advice from a trusted mental health service will help guide you to establishing a safe and supportive environment …

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VMAP in Virginia

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Those in the mental health field know that it is just as significant as physical health, yet our nation’s mental healthcare system cannot meet the needs of many. To fill this gap, organizations such as the Virginia Mental Health Access Program (VMAP) have been formed. VMAP seeks to increase the effectiveness of Virginia’s statewide mental health services, thereby boosting the …

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What To Do During Mental Health Emergencies

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Mental health emergencies require prompt and sensitive intervention. However, those who lack experience in dealing with crises may be at a loss about how to prevent negative outcomes from occurring. If you notice yourself or a loved one undergoing such difficulties, contact an agency that provides impactful mental health services to individuals and families in need. To prepare for mental …

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3 Ways to Building Emotional Intelligence/Self Awareness

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Think of a recent incident that either bothered you or brought you joy, then identify the emotions, bring light to the matter that concerned you or made you feel happy. Self-awareness brings light to the underlying emotions that ultimately cause you to have pain and suffering or peace and joy necessary to make a conscious choice. Here are the ways …

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The Fastest Way To Overcome Resistance

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How can we use this simple listening technique to build an immediate connection rapport and suggest an alternative solution or breakthrough resistance? Have you ever felt stuck in convincing someone with your point of view? 5 Senses We have five senses – taste, touch, feel, see, and hear. You have to listen to what kind of ‘senses’ person or family …

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Self-control: Do you ever question, “If I have done something wrong or If you have done enough”

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When dealing with symptoms of pain such as anger, sadness, frustration caused by a trigger, your body tends to react in a manner that either fight, flight, or freeze. Well, what is the cause of this automatic response? Being part of the so-called chaotic environment and having a sense of confusion about who you are, being abused and neglected by …

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How to Listen

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Listening is difficult for almost everyone. Have you ever wondered how you can improve your listening skills? The first step is to leverage what you hear and to reconfirm your understanding of their message. It is important for you to take the attention off yourself by making it clear you have heard and understand their emotional point of view. From …

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Practice Letting Go

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Pain and suffering in a relationship are common when one partner sees things differently than the other. These mind activities trigger negative emotions most of the time, and the body responds to these emotions by either fighting, running away, or freezing. If you are honest with yourself, you, like most people, are looking at those thoughts from either the past …

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Decisions

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We all need to take decisions in life at every moment for various things and we often hear people saying that they find it hard to make decisions. In its simplest statement, decision-making is the act of choosing between two or more courses of action.  In the wider process of problem-solving, decision-making involves choosing between possible solutions to a problem. …

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Tenth night of demonstrations across US

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By Alkesh Patel LPC, CSAC, CEO Racial division is closing the gap of being human first. I know there is a lot of uncertainty in this environment and that everyone has the right to express themselves. I just wanted to tell you that there has been progress. I see a lot more inter cultural connection, conversations, casual meetings, and minorities …