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CBT vs. DBT: When Is Each Type of Therapy Most Effective?

When someone is struggling with a behavioral health issue, there are a variety of therapeutic models that can be used to treat it. Each type of therapy approaches …
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How Avon Community School Corporation and Cummins BHS Are Supporting Students’ Mental Health

The school years are an exciting period of learning and growth for children and teens. It’s a time for young people to develop the personal, academic and social …
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Acceptance and Change: Dr. Aarika V. White on the Role of Validation in DBT

Taking action to improve our mental health can be difficult. On top of the emotional work needed to change our thoughts and behaviors, we might also struggle with …
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What Do Food Critics Know About Savoring Life?

On first thought, professional food critics don’t necessarily strike us as experts in mental health. While there’s no denying that eating makes us feel good, this wouldn’t lead …
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Why Giving In to Anger Makes Us Dumber

“Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.” — Albert EinsteinEveryone knows what it’s like to feel angry. Our heart beats faster. Our chest tightens. We become …
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Dr. Ashleigh Woods Explains How—and Why—to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

“The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep.” — E. Joseph Cossman, American businessman and authorIt’s hard to overstate the good that sleep …
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Training Ourselves to be Optimists: Positive Psychology

“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet…Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and …
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Laughter: Do It Just for the Health of It!

“The human race has only one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.” — Mark Twain, novelist and writerTake a moment to think about what you were …
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Supplement Your Journaling Routine with These Easy Therapeutic Exercises

In our last post, we spoke with Cummins therapist Mindy Frazee about the mental health benefits of keeping a journal. Studies have shown that journaling can have …
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Journaling: A Simple Way to Manage Stress, Anxiety and Depression

“In the journal I do not just express myself more openly than I could to any person; I create myself. The journal is a vehicle for my sense …
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Building Connected, Healthy Communities: National Night Out 2019

Tuesday, August 6th is National Night Out!The website for National Night Out—an initiative of the National Association of Town Watch—includes a quote from former Texas senator Kay …
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Calm Down Quick With this Simple Trick: Extended Exhale

What is 4-7-8 breathing?“Unlike the heart’s one-dimensional, slow-to-fast continuum, there are many distinct types of breaths: regular, excited, sighing, yawning, gasping, sleeping, laughing, sobbing. We wondered if …
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