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…

Five Myths (and Five Facts) About PTSD

By Kathryn Taylor Millán, M.A., LPC/MHSP While all people are susceptible to the effects of trauma, conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder and acute stress disorder are often discussed without clear definitions or explanations. As with many other mental health concerns, people often guess which trauma reactions are normal or abnormal. Myths about trauma abound, but…

How Can Food Affect Your Mood?

By Cindy Coloma It’s a lazy Sunday afternoon, the kind that slips into your winter schedule when you’re not expecting it. This kind of day commands you to lounge around in your jammies with fluffy socks and bedhead and exactly zero guilt. You scroll through the Netflix menu, looking for something good to watch. Shuffling…

How Family Therapy Can Work for You

By Kathryn Millán, MA, LPC/MHSP If your family has undergone a period of high stress and conflict, or if you simply want to grow stronger together and make a plan for a better future, family therapy may offer a new beginning. Experts estimated that in 2015, 43.4 million adults in the US — nearly one…