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According to the American Psychological Association, people who identify as LGBT utilize mental health services more than their heterosexual counterparts. They also experience depression, anxiety, substance abuse and suicidality at disproportionate rates, and are more likely to be homeless, suffer abuse and experience feelings of loneliness. Forty-two percent of LGBT youth say their communities are...
David Berceli
Trauma, according to the American Psychological Association, is an emotional response to a terrible event such as an accident, rape or natural disaster. Longer-term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships and even physical symptoms such as headaches or nausea. In some cases, long-term effects can cause post-traumatic stress disorder, a condition which can affect...
Mark Savickas
With the economic downturns and the advent of new technologies, people can no longer make a decision about their career in early adulthood and plan to stick with it over multiple decades until retirement forces them to leave the working world. Indeed, with economic changes that lead to cut-backs, technological advances that change the needs...
Logos of the NIU Counseling Association and Chi Sigma Iota
With the upcoming publishing of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V), the book which guides mental health professionals in diagnosing mental illness, the universal emotional process known as grief has been put in the spotlight. Controversy abounds on whether this experience is grounds for mental health diagnosis, or...