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March 28, 2024

Empowering Mental Health Professionals with AspiraCE’s Trauma Counseling Course

Within mental health services, the importance of trauma counseling cannot be overstated. This approach is grounded in an understanding of and responsiveness to the impact of trauma, emphasizing physical, psychological, and emotional safety for both providers and survivors. Trauma counseling is essential because it recognizes the widespread effects of trauma on individuals. Traumatic experiences, ranging…

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January 12, 2024

Navigating the New Frontier: Telehealth for Mental Health Services

The integration of telehealth into mental health services has transformed medical care, adapting to challenges posed by COVID-19. This shift from in-person visits to telehealth technologies enhances remote patient monitoring and telehealth care. Utilizing mobile devices and telehealth resource centers, it allows for effective remote monitoring of chronic conditions and vital signs like blood pressure.…

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February 11, 2021

Looking After Our Mental Health

Looking After Our Mental Health: As countries introduce measures to restrict movement as part of efforts to reduce the number of people infected with COVID-19, more and more of us are making huge changes to our daily routines. The new realities of working from home, temporary unemployment, home-schooling of children, and lack of physical contact…

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April 2, 2018

Hubs Help Native American Communities Address Youth Suicide

Hubs Help Native American Communities Address Youth Suicide Hubs Help Native American Communities Address Youth Suicide:  Three NIMH-funded collaborative research hubs are exploring the factors behind the high suicide rates among American Indian (AI) and Alaska Native (AN) youth and designing and testing approaches to preventing suicide. In each hub, research centers and tribal or urban AI/AN…

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December 20, 2016

Circumstances are not Predictive of Happiness

Many of us fall into the trap of being emotional slaves to our circumstances.  The truth is that circumstances have very little to do with our happiness, satisfaction, and joy. It is suggested that happiness is much more of a choice than a consequence of one’s good fortune. Circumstances are defined as: “condition, detail, part,…

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November 14, 2016

Don’t Confuse Acceptance with Agreement

Don’t Confuse Acceptance with Agreement Don’t Confuse Acceptance with Agreement: What do you think about this quote? What exactly is the difference between acceptance and agreement? Acceptance is defined as,  “1 : an agreeing either expressly or by conduct to the act or offer of another so that a contract is concluded and the parties…

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March 7, 2016

A True Relationship

“A true relationship is two imperfect people refusing to give up on each other”. Is this the definition of commitment? It certainly is a major contributor, Refusing to give up on each other is more unselfish perspective than the position most people take within relationships.  The word commitment is defined as : “1  a promise…

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February 29, 2016

Expect Problems

I just love this quote. We all have problems and trials throughout our lives. It’s how we respond to and deal with them that can either offer us a successful life or more struggle. The word “problem” is defined as “a matter or situation regarded as unwelcome or harmful and needing to be dealt with…

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February 23, 2016

Learn to Surf

Adaptation is a key principle in surviving and thriving in our world.  Adaptations is defined as “The action or process of adapting or being adapted, ‘the adaptation of teaching strategy to meet students’ needs” and “a change or the process of change by which an organism or species becomes better suited to its environment. ‘living…

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February 10, 2016

Eliminate the Unnecessary

  This statement may very well be one of the most instrumental keys to a fulfilling and successful life. Too many of us are overcommitted, overextended, overworked, and ultimately overwhelmed. That’s way too many “overs” folks.  Let’s add to the equation that our culture rewards overwork and over commitment while frowning upon those who put…

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