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CJL Blog: Staying Aware

The Insider to Trauma, Substance and Relationships

Posts tagged Mental Health Awareness
Finding Positivity in Your Life

Trauma forces us to live with the idea that we deserve the worst things and that this is part of life. Forcing us to relive the hardest moment in our minds and to see our pain, humiliation, and anger all over again. Allowing the worst incidents in our lives to be our fault.   How can someone look within his or herself and find that optimistic view of life?

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African American Versus Mental Health

Over the years, studies have been conducted to decide if there is a disparity between mental health assessment and discrimination in therapy. How has this influence the direction of therapy and the ability for a therapist to build a positive connection with his or her ethnic client?  Most importantly, the effectiveness in providing the correct diagnosis for an African American. As a mental health professional, it is important for us to examine the way relationships of dominance, submission, power, and privilege is embedded in the stigmatization of therapy.

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