mental health

Depression as Comedy?

http://www.ted.com/talks/kevin_breel_confessions_of_a_depressed_comic.html Kevin Breel, a 19 year-old comedian, displays an incredible amount of awareness and bravery as he describes his battle with depression. Beyond his personal struggle is a greater issue: the stigma and ignorance that still clouds the importance of mental health.

What can you learn from Kevin? How can we be more loving of each other and ourselves? How can we support those in need, not push them away?

Authority in Parenting- Ron Taffel

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=binxVxEV5_I

As some of you know, I also work in an adolescent partial hospital program at Bradley Hospital. There, I conduct family therapy and focus on teaching parents the importance of consistency, limit setting, and acceptance of an authoritative figure with their teens.

In this video, Ron Taffel does a great job explaining the difficulties this generation of parents are facing and how to overcome them.

What's your idea of good parenting? What skills do you use?

Physical benefits of mental health

The National Center for Biotechnology Information has published a recent study on the positive physical effects of mental health counseling and behavior change therapy. Tell us what you think? What physical effects do you enjoy from working on your mental health? NCBI Study

Welcome!!

Welcome to the Center for Integrated Therapies blog! At the Center for Integrated Therapies, we are dedicated to providing the most comprehensive and quality mental health services. Mental health, both as a science and practice, is pushing to become more evidenced-based and effective for its clients. That is exactly what the Center for Integrated Therapies is aiming to achieve. The Center for Integrated Therapies believes in utilizing treatments that are as diverse as the people we serve. Individual and group services combine empirical treatments with innovative approaches to enhance self awareness, interpersonal communication, and deeply seated emotional issues. Check out this article from the National Institute of Health to learn more about this method: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1525119/

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