Text HELLO … The reply could be the best holiday gift

Finding resources for patients is an ongoing practice for licensed professional counselors. These resources may include listings of community based support groups (e.g., AA/NA/Celebrate Recovery, SMART Recovery meetings) or after-hours and national hotlines.
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Reach out: One-on-one connections help reduce risk of suicide

Taking one’s life is unfathomable. Yet suicide rates have risen dramatically in the US since 2000, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced this week. In South Carolina, we don’t have to look far.
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How are you, really?

“How are you?” This common greeting can be uncomfortable for people who are feeling down.
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Tis the season to be merry or not

The holidays are a time to look forward to happiness, peacefulness, fellowship and harmony. It is a time of celebrations and gatherings with family and friends. However, the season can also trigger anxiety, stress and depression or what is often called the “Holiday Blues.” So, how do you beat the holiday blues? Preparation can minimize...
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The ways men, women deal with depression

Depression is a serious medical condition that involves mood, body and thoughts. According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated 6 million men in the United States have a depressive disorder every year. These may range from a major depression, to a dysthymia (a chronic, less severe depression), or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness).
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