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Acacia Spotlight: Therapy Interns

Acacia Spotlight looks to highlight the clinicians, staff, and programs that make Acacia what it is today. In every hopeful student’s eye is a glimmer of the unknown. Perhaps for some, there is panic or fear, for others

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Acacia Spotlight: Marlee Dorsey, LPC

Acacia Spotlight looks to highlight the clinicians, staff, and programs that make Acacia what it is today. April’s clinician is Marlee Dorsey. Marlee Dorsey was born in Minneapolis and as of April 2019, she has been at Acacia

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“Mental Illness is an Excuse for Failure”

This article was originally written for and published by Um Magazine. Have you ever been degraded, doubted, or discounted for a disease you did not ask for? Your initial reaction is most likely a sense of disbelief at

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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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Depression in the Workplace

If you’re anything like me, then you’re shown as a very personable and happy individual who is more than amazing at working with people. Honest. I am very good when it comes to communication and public relations in

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Grieving While Depressed

I am here to tell you that depression really, really sucks. I’m sure you know this but hey, I felt I should just lay all my cards on the table. On a decent day, I wake up, after

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Acacia La Jolla Open House

On Friday, March 1st, Acacia La Jolla was officially open for all the community to see, just two months after opening in January. La Jolla follows the Acacia Westwood (Los Angeles) which opened in September of 2018. The

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Acacia ROOTS Valentine Fundraiser

Acacia Isla Vista’s Mental Health Advocate (MHA) Interns organized a Valentine’s Day carnation fundraiser that took place on Pardall in Isla Vista just outside of UC Santa Barbara’s campus. Proceeds went to ROOTS, which enables low income students the

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5 Misconceptions about Grief

Grief is a journey that we all must undertake. Loss is a universal experience of the fullness of life. However, it is a journey for which we have no map and no GPS to know precisely the way

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I’m Still Here.

I am sad.  I dressed in bright clothing.  I’m engaging in conversation.  I have a smile on my face.  I am sad.  I accepted the invite to your party.  I had drinks with you last week.  I texted

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5 Ways Therapy Changes your Daily Life

Therapy is a great way to improve the quality of your relationships, friendships and work. Here are a few ways therapy can help make a difference: 1) Your mind is clearer. Do you ever get trapped in a

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Glory

To the people in the back who don’t get enough sun. To the people in the front who fake their fun. Just know I see you in all your glory. I’ve peeped through the blinds and saw you

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