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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

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How to Maintain Your Mental Health While Working From Home

During the lockdown, most of us take care of our physical health first, forgetting about the equally important mental wellbeing. We remind ourselves to wash our hands, yet we forget about a number of other factors. Taking care

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Acacia Spotlight: Brayan Barron

Acacia Spotlight looks to highlight the clinicians, staff, and programs that make Acacia what it is today. July’s spotlight highlights our ‘billing wizard’ Brayan Barron, Acacia’s Insurance Manager! Having moved from Mexico when he was three years old,

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Find Your ‘Music’

Hey! My name is Max Gruber and I am a rising sophomore majoring in neurobiology at UCSD. I have worked as a Mental Health Advocate at Acacia, La Jolla over the past year and I am excited to continue

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Silencing the Stigma: College Students Speak Up II

More people than ever are seeking mental health treatment. However, the negative stigma around mental health care remains prevalent. The devaluation of dialogue surrounding certain topics may discourage people from seeking social & professional support.  To encourage open

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The Students Behind @covid19studentsupport

Amidst the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Michigan students Sarah Wish & Marissa Levey recognized a need for support amongst college students. They created the Instagram page @covid19studentsupport as a platform for peers – and now

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Psychiatry & Psychology: What’s the Difference?

I’m Dr. Stephanie Woodfin, Director of Psychiatry for Acacia Counseling and Wellness! Throughout my years as a practicing psychiatrist and dedicated provider to a wide range of patients, I’ve often come across that there is, at times, some

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Acacia Spotlight: Jonathan Truong

Acacia Spotlight looks to highlight the clinicians, staff, and programs that make Acacia what it is today. June’s spotlight highlights our very own “ray of sunshine” Jonathan Truong, Acacia’s Talent Acquisition Specialist! Hello and thank you for tuning

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Planning My Coming Out Party

I sat in my car a little longer than normal. Just a week ago, at the same time, I would have happily left the parking lot behind to bound upstairs and discuss that week’s revelations from therapy. But

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