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9 Myths About Therapy

Therapy can be an affirming and enriching process, but if you have never visited a mental health provider before, it might seem intimidating. There is sadly a lack of mental health knowledge and awareness in society and this

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5 Self-Care Tips for Highly Sensitive People

It was only a few years ago when I learned about the term highly sensitive person (HSP) and it drastically changed my life. I can recall so many moments throughout my life where I thought, “why am I

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Managing Your Mental Health as a College Student

Students are commonly exposed to circumstances that place them at risk for mental health issues. New, unfamiliar environment, challenging assignments, tight deadlines, and conflicts with peers – all these things make college life complicated and sometimes even unbearable. 

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Celebrating World Kindness Day

What is World Kindness Day? Today we celebrate World Kindness Day. World Kindness Day has been observed around the globe since 1998 as a time to reflect on the positive potential of kind acts both large and small.

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Overcoming Bad Days For A Better Today

Guest writer, Wendy SashiMini, shares her mental health journey and how she overcame her depression after two traumatic experiences.

TRIGGER WARNING:

This post contains content related to depression, self-harm, and suicide.

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What Equity Could Look Like at a Mental Health Company

I recently searched equity vs. equality to get a clearer understanding of how the two concepts are different from each other. I found a nice article on Mental Floss explaining that equality is about distributing the same resources

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What is Acacia Roots?

College is an exciting time, but as the classes begin and routines become established many students find that they are overwhelmed by multiple stressors. Issues such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, relationship issues, drug and alcohol abuse, and

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5 Great Ways to Fight Depression

Are you struggling with Depression? Globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression. According to the World Health Organization, depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide and is a major contributor to the overall global burden

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8 Ways Writing Can Improve Your Mental Health

When you look at it from another perspective, the writing process is magical. It allows us to materialize our thoughts and share them with other people. It’s a way of communication where you have all the time in

Acacia Counseling & Wellness Ranks No. 350 on the Inc. 5000

For the 2nd  Time, Acacia Counseling and Wellness Appears on the Inc. 5000, Ranking No. 350 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 1,299% Percent NEW YORK, August 12, 2020 – Inc. magazine today revealed that Acacia Counseling and Wellness is

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Careers in Mental Health Night

On Monday, April 15th, Acacia Isla Vista hosted our annual “Careers in Mental Health Night” in collaboration with UCSB’s Career Services. The night consisted of four interactive workshops that focused on mental health stigma, career pathways, graduate school,

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