Event: Well Mind, Well Body

April 25, 2018 8:30am – 12:30pm Chicago Conference Center 5730 W Roosevelt Rd Chicago, IL 60644 Presented by Hartgrove Behavioral Health System and MeridianHealth. Speakers will talk about substance abuse, mental health/compassion fatigue and domestic violence. Continuing Education Units (CEU) training will also be offered. The fair is free to attend and will include a…

What’s the Difference Between DBT and CBT?

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Male Friendship: An Investment in Mental Health and Wellbeing

By Melissa Riddle Chalos When it comes to friendship — and maintaining those relationships over time — men are certainly the more disadvantaged of the sexes. Generally speaking, women tend to nurture friendships over great distance and time with seemingly little effort. But for men, it can be difficult to do. We’ll get to why…

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