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Category Archives: Mental Health

Understanding The Effects of Racism and Mental Health

One of the most challenging divides is the polarizing social construct of race, an underpinning of class warfare, social bias, prejudice, discrimination, and racism. According to Mental Health America “People who have been marginalized by those in power experience life differently from those whose lives have not been devalued. Racism is a mental health issue …

Understanding the Effects of Trauma

Trauma can strike suddenly, unexpectedly, or gradually. It can be recognized and treated, or it can be denied and suppressed in the “just get over it” scenario. Improving Lives Counseling Services‘ mental health professionals uncover the truth about trauma and its long-term effects in this blog.  TRAUMA – TYPE AND CAUSES Trauma affects the part …

The Never Give Up Toolkit for Preventing Suicide

Tragically, the suicide rate has increased by 24 percent over the past 15 years, according to the National Institutes of Health. What we absolutely can never forget is that every suicide is preventable. This toolkit presented below by Improving Lives Counseling Services offers tips and resources to those who are suffering. Experiencing Suicidal Thoughts? Here’s …