The Black Church and Mental Health

For years, African-American Christians have turned to the black church as a source of inspiration and strength in the community. But when it comes to mental health, there has been a missing link in providing services much less information. Statistics provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health show that African Americans are 20 percent more likely to experience serious mental health issues than the general population.

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The Challenges of Forming Female Friendships

Females friendship are good for women’s health—that is according to the Nurses’ Health Study from Harvard Medical School. The study results revealed that a lack of friends or confidants is as damaging to women’s health as being overweight or smoking cigarettes. Even in the face of major life losses like the death of a spouse or sickness, women with close friends with whom they can share their troubles were better off than women who lack close friendships. 

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What Parents Need to Know About Internet Safety

Within the last decade, internet safety has become a growing concern for parents whose children seem to be born with a tech savvy gene and use technology in nearly every aspect of their lives. Parents have to be educated to stay even a step ahead of their children. While it’s easy to allow a child to use a device such as a tablet or smart phone with no restrictions, it’s also dangerous. Parents have to be just as vigilant with technology as they are with teaching their children how to cross the street or handle dangerous items like knives and fire.

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Benefits and Drawbacks of Telehealth Counseling

Have you been considering going to a therapy session? If so, then you might have been contemplating whether you should go with a traditional in-person therapy session, or if you should consider online telehealth counseling instead. Many people have found success with online therapy, and there is a chance that it could work well for you. However, it is important that you look at both the pros and cons of this type of therapy before you make your decision.

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Identifying the Face of Bullying

Bullying is the product of an unequal power dynamic—the strong attacking the weak or those who are different. It plays out in a myriad of ways through physical violence, verbal abuse (in person or online), or the control of relationships (spreading rumors, humiliation, and rejection).

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