Internalized Homophobia and Mental Health

  • By Holly Lapka
  • 12 Mar, 2019
Most of us recognize the idea of homophobia-a fear or dislike of homosexuals; what might be a little less understood is the concept of internalized homophobia. This occurs when a gay person believes the negative stereotypes and beliefs some people hold about homosexuals, as...
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The Real Face of OCD—The Personal Side

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 06 Mar, 2019
I met Angie 7 years ago. We are close friends and she told me I can share her story with you as she wants to help as many people as possible. Angie is gifted in intelligence, funny, honest, extremely artistic—she went to college on...
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The Real Face of OCD—The Practical Side

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 01 Mar, 2019
I am not sure if I watched a movie, read a book or just had my own misinformed idea of what OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder was before I began graduate school. Twenty years ago if you would have asked me to describe the...
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Impactful Parenting: Encouragement in Action

  • By LECS Counselor
  • 17 Feb, 2019
Think back to your childhood and try to remember something that made you feel proud.  How do you remember deriving that sense of accomplishment?  Was it handed to you through some kind of evaluative praise, or were you left to simmer in its glory...
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  • By Holly Lapka
  • 12 Feb, 2019
Are you ever amazed by the strength and resilience of others and wonder if you would be able to withstand the hardships you see others face? I think most of us have that person in our lives that we see get dealt blow after...
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Therapy 101—The Personal Side

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 06 Feb, 2019
A very close friend of mine recently hurt her leg. She wasn’t doing anything special—meaning no marathons, or weekend warrior events—just living life for the most part. Anyways, she somehow damaged a nerve and now has to attend physical therapy 2x each week. As...
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