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Recognizing and Treating Depression

What is Depression?  Depression is a mental health condition that negatively affects how you feel, think and behave. It is... Read More

Dealing with Impulse Control Disorder in Daily Life

What is Impulse Control Disorder?    Impulse Control Disorder is a disorder that makes it hard for people to control their... Read More

Am I having a midlife crisis and how do I handle it?

What is a midlife crisis?    The definition of a midlife crisis is a period of transition in life where... Read More

What to Expect When Breastfeeding

A How-to Guide for Breastfeeding your Baby Congratulations, Momma! Whether you baby is due any day now or has... Read More

What are Microaggressions?

Defining, Recognizing, & Addressing Microaggressions in Everyday Life July is BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month, which makes it a... Read More

What does BIPOC Stand For?

July is BIPOC Mental Health Month Formerly known as Minority Mental Health Month, July is now BIPOC Mental Health... Read More

What should I do if my child hits, kicks, or bites?

Dear Acenda, I thought the terrible twos were behind us, but my son is now 5 years old and... Read More

Gaslight, Gatekeep, Girlboss: The Message Behind the Meme

Definitions & consequences of gaslighting, gatekeeping, & girlbossing The internet is full of surprises! The latest meme trend to... Read More

Summer Family Activities

Summer Solstice is Sunday, June 20, 2021 With the summer season officially beginning, what a better time of year... Read More

Starting a Mental Health Dialogue with a Stranger

The smallest interaction may save a life We've grown up learning how to avoid strangers at all costs. "Stranger... Read More

How to Support a Loved One with Mental Illness

Support is in the Simplicities A mental illness diagnosis can often times feel scary. Being able to put a... Read More

How to Live with and Treat Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder or OCD is a disorder that features a pattern of unwanted thoughts and behaviors.... Read More