Mental Health

Anger and Growing Up
Anger and Growing Up

July 30, 2018 I come from a passionate, Irish heritage.  We said what was on our minds.  It wasn’t until later that I learned that not all families were like that, but I also learned that many of my clients struggled with similar issues.  Over...

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Anger Gets a Bum Rap
Anger Gets a Bum Rap

July 16, 2018 If anger is an emotion like happy, sad and glad, why does it have such a bad reputation?  Before answering that we need a definition.  Like all emotions, it is a response to a person or event that involves our thinking, feeling and...

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Taking Care of Yourself
Taking Care of Yourself

May 21, 2018 According to NAMI, nearly one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness. That’s about 46.6 million people. As common as it is, not many people know how to to take care of their mental health, or their rights. As part of...

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Mental Health Awareness Month
Mental Health Awareness Month

May 7, 2018 Nearly one in six adults (44.7 million people) in the US experiences mental illness each year. That’s a lot of people, but you don’t hear a lot of people talking about it. These struggles include many different conditions that vary in...

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NCC Community Block Party!
NCC Community Block Party!

April 26, 2018 On April 6, The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center (NCC) hosted its annual spring fundraiser at the Lagunitas Community Brewing Room. Around 160 of NCC’s friends, both new and old, gathered for the NCC Community Block Party in NE...

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One Size Does Not Fit All
One Size Does Not Fit All

April 20, 2018 One of the tools available to people trying to learn how to be happy – or how not to be unhappy – is self-help books, articles, podcasts, etc. Such resources can be very helpful. It is useful, however, to understand that humans...

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Feeding the Wolves
Feeding the Wolves

April 10, 2018 At one time or another, we have all struggled with trying to let go of ruminating thoughts about an injustice or insult we have experienced.  What was said and how we could have/should have responded starts a negative, harmful loop...

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Self-Compassion
Self-Compassion

March 2, 2018 Not too many of us would see compassion as negative. Hopefully it is something we all desire to give and receive.  But, what about self-compassion?  Do we have the same positive reaction or do we slip into thinking we’re selfish? If...

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