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Everyone experiences stress in their lives, and many experience stress at work. Most are able to deal with pressures on the job without it seriously affecting the rest of their lives. At times, however, that pressure may trigger depression and anxiety and an inability to function adequately at work as well as in other areas of one’s life. It is important to know the signs and symptoms of debilitating stress and to be an advocate for your own health and wellness.

Be Aware of Signs and Symptoms of Job Related Stress and Depression

The answer is both “yes” and “no”. Family involvement is one of the most important pieces in helping a loved one stop with their addiction. However, there are traps that many genuinely caring family members fall into that make the recovery process very frustrating. Addicts are very skilled at manipulating the family, and it is a cycle that is hard to stop. So, this article is meant to give some “Do”s and “Don’t”s with someone who is trying to get sober.

As a therapist, I hear it frequently. “But I don’t want him to get mad at me.” This response is usually given when I am explaining the importance of boundaries and consequences and how children need to have both. And consistently have both.

Many times, I have had parents bring their children to me, who are displaying problem behaviors at home (eg. tantrums, throwing things, not obeying their par-ents, screaming, etc.) but at school, they are respectful, quiet, and getting good grades. The parents don’t seem to understand why.

When Is Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Needed
Everyone experiences times in their lives when it may be helpful to reach out for assistance from a mental health professional. Many are able to receive help and guidance on an outpatient basis by their primary care physicians, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, psychologists and mental health therapists. When the symptoms become more debilitating, however, it will be important to consider a higher level of care.

If so, you are not alone. We read about it on Facebook or other social media. We see it on real news. We see it on fake news. We don't know what to believe anymore, except that many are getting more and more angry and/or more and more fearful. We are losing sleep. We are concerned for our family, our friends, and in some cases even people we haven't met before. However, if you are taking time to read between the lines, you'll notice that we are increasingly coming together because we seem to recognize the importance of doing so.

HIgher Education
Being a 17 or 18 year-old it can be challenging to make a choice regarding the ‘rest of your life.’ At this stage of young adolescence, is a time when identity development is occurring and decision making has often been swayed by meeting school requirements and managing parent’s expectations. So then how does a young person choose a university or college that is right for them? Below are tips that can assist in guiding you into the next chapter of your life..

Love. One word that packs so much meaning, and yet still gets misinterpreted and misunderstood. I often see couples who appear to miss the mark when it comes to giving and receiving love. I hear things such as “I don’t feel loved” from a client, as their partner then looks confused next to them saying, “But I do things that show my love all the time.” How is it that we miss each other when it comes to this feeling that we all desire? Herein lies the problem in relationships. I interpret love as abc, while my partner might interpret it as xyz. We have different perceptions and different expectations.

It's that time of the year where the weather is breaking and spring seems to be rapidly approaching. It may still be February but we can all imagine sitting by the beach or pool on a beautiful day in June. Thousands of Americans made the New Year's Resolution to get in shape, but less than 10% stick to their goal. A healthy eating and living lifestyle is one of the best resolutions to make. Clean eating and working out have never ending physiological and psychological health benefits. There's no better time to reevaluate a goal like the present. Let's talk game plan!

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The Behavioral Wellness Group is a counseling center providing therapy and behavioral health services and assessment including chemical dependency/drug addiction treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and other therapies. We also provide mental health or psychological assessments, and psychological,educational and bariatric testing. Providing services to the following communities in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga and Lake County: Cleveland, Ashtabula, Beachwood, Chardon, Concord, Eastlake, Euclid, Fairport, Geneva, Grand River, Highland Heights, Kirtland, Leroy, Lyndhurst, Madison, Mayfield, Mayfield Heights, Painesville, Pepper Pike, Perry, Russell, Solon, South Euclid, Thompson, Wickliffe, Willoughby, Willoughby Hills, and Willowick, from our offices in Mentor, Ohio.