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Pandemic Era Increases Diagnosable Mental Illness Rates | Dr. Anna McCarthy

At The Mental Health Collective, we seem to be seeing an upswing in complex clinical presentations, with somatic issues accompanying them. The million dollar question is, WHY? It is near impossible to say with 100% certainty what the causal factors are. Having said that, many sources of reliable research data are showing that not only …

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How To Support A Loved One Who Is Struggling With Grief

What is Grief? Mayo Clinic defines grief as, ‘The natural reaction to loss. Grief is both a universal and personal experience. Individual experiences of grief vary and are influenced by the nature of the loss.’ Life can feel overwhelming and complex when supporting a loved one who is grieving.  Currently, people are experiencing grief at …

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Thrive Global: “Direct feedback is fairly easy to digest” with Dr. Anna McCarthy

THRIVE GLOBAL ARTICLE As part of Thrive Global’s series about “How To Give Honest Feedback without Being Hurtful”, writer Penny Bauder interviewed our very own Co-Founder and Clinical Director, Dr. Anna McCarthy, PhD. Trauma Programs Functional Recovery DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION? Send our team a message or call 888.717.9355 Requesting support for*: AnxietyDepressionTraumaOCDBPDGrief + LossBipolar DisorderPTSDPersonality DisorderOther I …

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How Do I Stop Blaming Myself For Mental Health Issues?

It isn’t easy for most people to share that they struggle with mental illness. More often than not, the stigma that surrounds this highly sensitive medical topic induces fears of rejection and humiliation. Unfortunately, this often results in feelings of self-hatred and self-blame as individuals begin to judge themselves as harshly as they think that …

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PTSD AND EMDR TREATMENT

Every year, eight million adults suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), be it from sexual assault, physical trauma or trauma inflicted during combat situations. Commonly associated with war veterans, PTSD can be incredibly debilitating, causing depression, anxiety, hopelessness, flashbacks to the event and behavioral changes.  Understanding PTSD According to the National Institute of Mental Health …

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