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10 Effects of Depression on Relationships

Depression impacts the quality of your life and relationships. Specifically in romantic relationships, depression can make quality time with your partner less enjoyable and create feelings of hopelessness about where your relationship is going. Depression can also affect your relationship … Continue reading

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How to Get Over a Breakup — 10 Coping Tips (For Yourself & Friends)

The end of a relationship can be devastating, leading to changes in routine, mood, interest in activities and hobbies, and other physical symptoms, such as poor sleep quality and loss of appetite. Are you wondering what you can expect and … Continue reading

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Dating Someone with Depression

As a psychotherapist and relationship coach, I am passionate about spreading mental health awareness and promoting positive and healthy relationships.  When I was asked to write an article about dating or being in a relationship with someone experiencing depression, I was … Continue reading

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Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s Mental Health Blog- 15 Tips to Beat the Holiday Blues

This time of year is portrayed as a time of celebration, giving, gratitude, parties and cheer and for many, it is.  Although there is holiday joy in the air, the holidays can also bring on enormous amounts of stress, loneliness, … Continue reading

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Tips for Happy Transitions for the Changing Seasons and Approaching Holidays

There is a chill in the air. The leaves are changing colors. They are falling and the motion of the wind sweeps them around.  It’s that time of year- a time of transition, change, adjustment and potential growth.  We changed our … Continue reading

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A Plan to Live

Take time to evaluate your commitment to life and think about resources and supports to utilize when distressing times occur. Arm yourself with these tools (and others too) and remember to use them. Remind yourself that you do not have to act on suicidal thoughts (or any thought for that matter). Attempt to see the beauty of life and find ways to increase your quality of life through social connections, joyful activities, etc. When times get really tough, take your mind away from death and focus on ways to live. If you believe that you have options for life, they will appear. As founder of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), professor and psychologist Dr. Steven C. Hayes states in his inspirational book title- “Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life.” Continue reading

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If Only… Thinking

Many times the tangible things that we want represent our emotional needs. When we resort to “if only…” thinking, we are unable to reflect on the true origins of our unhappiness and forget that true happiness comes from within. By shifting our attention on ourselves and away from external things, we are able to look within and decipher the root causes of our current problems and create long-term happiness for ourselves. Continue reading

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Mindfulness for Pain and Mental Illness

“How do we consciously overcome reacting to unpleasant sensations in daily life? By cultivating mindfulness, moment by moment and grounding ourselves in our body and our breathing”- Jon Kabat-Zinn, Full Catastrophe Living “Feelings come and go like clouds in a … Continue reading

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