Trauma

How Crisis Stabilization Services in NJ Can Help Struggling Adults

How Crisis Stabilization Services in NJ Can Help Struggling Adults

“I’m not experiencing a mental health crisis, I just need my meds.” As counselors who work in a mental health crisis program, this is something we commonly hear from clients every day. In some cases, this might be true. However, in other circumstances, a mental health crisis may be bubbling up just below the surface. …

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LGBTQ+ Mental Health: How to Help and Support Each Other

Break out your rainbow flags and gather your glitter. It’s Pride Month, ya’ll! For those who might not know, the first pride parade was a riot. On June 28th, 1969, the local police raided the Stonewall Inn, an underground LGBTQ+ bar in the Greenwich Village section of Manhattan. Following numerous incidents of harassment and violence …

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How to Help a Suicidal Friend Over Text: Modern Mental Health

How to Help a Suicidal Friend Over Text: Modern Mental Health

As you begin reading, please know: The National Suicide Prevention Line is available 24/7 in both English and Spanish. They are available by phone and chat at 800-273-8255. There have been so many advances in technology over the years. It seems like once the internet was born, then came along computers and cell phones, and …

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The Aftermath of COVID-19: Managing Pandemic Stress Two Years Later

The Aftermath of COVID-19: Managing Pandemic Stress Two Years Later

If you’ve turned on the news lately, you may have noticed fewer stories about the pandemic. It seems Covid-19 restrictions, safety protocols, and urgent fears are being tossed out rather quickly. It’s nice to start to return to “normal,” see faces again, and engage in previously enjoyed activities such as dining out, traveling, and gathering …

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Quiet No More: Substance Abuse Awareness and Reversing the Silence

Quiet No More: Substance Abuse Awareness and Reversing the Silence

Did you know that the largest number of drug overdoses were recorded in 2020? More than 93,000 Americans lost their lives to drug overdoses. Given this staggering number, it is crucial that we raise substance abuse awareness. What is Substance Use Disorder? Substance Use Disorder is a complex condition where a person has an uncontrolled …

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Trauma Center Services | Addressing The Root Of The Issue

In its simplest of definitions, trauma can be defined as an experience that is both significantly distressing and presents as a real threat of safety to an individual. The impact and effects of a traumatic event on a person can begin to show signs in the days or weeks following the situation that occurred.  Every …

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