October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. This awareness works in combination with breast cancer awareness (also this month), as both are significant issues affecting women. Check out the events in your community and see what you can learn about intimate partner abuse, historically referred to Domestic Violence. Mary Kay Cosmetics & Avon are two […]
Grief is a part of life. This is a hard truth and one that is often difficult to accept. Kubler-Ross outlined 5 stages of grief, which include anger and sadness. Some list 10 stages which include: 1) Shock, 2) Emotion, 3) Depressed and Lonely, 4) Physical Distress, 5) Anxiety or Panic, 6) Guilt, 7) Anger […]
Does it evoke positive emotions, negative feelings, or a mix of contradictory reactions? Family is about attachment; emotional attachment to other people. Family can mean many things. It is the elemental social unit of human beings. Family, in a basic sense, generally begins with the biological connections to relatives from our childhood – namely […]
While any time of year can be difficult for someone feeling suicidal, the coming of spring can be a hidden risk. While many individuals experience renewed energy and a feeling of excited anticipation as springtime approaches, often called “spring fever”, individuals who have felt hopeless may feel just enough energy to act on a desire […]
The term “domestic violence” is a catch-all phrase that covers a multitude of abusive behaviors that occur within a significant relationship setting, usually within family. In this article, we will begin with definitions, including acronyms, specifically those used within the state of Georgia, and close with state policy regarding domestic violence. This article will not […]
Speaking to the Psychology Club of Gainesville State College today about a career in mediation prompted a mental review of the importance of mediation and key points about the benefits of mediation. At its most practical, mediation is an opportunity for parties engaged in conflict to resolve disputes without going to court. This alternative form […]
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