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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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Twenty Eight

Looking back on my twenty-seventh trip around the sun: I graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara & got to celebrate with myfamily (& friends who’ve become family). I began a full-time job in the Mental Health

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I May Have Learning Disabilities But I Am Not Stupid

I have been living with learning disabilities since 1982. As you all know, this is a pretty common condition to have.   There isn’t any medication to take to offset any symptoms. It isn’t fatal.  I have to just

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ESSENTIAL

On Sunday evening (April 5th, 2020), I sent in my formal resignation to my essential job as a temp mailroom clerk. Well…maybe it wasn’t formal since I gave no notice whatsoever. It was a spur of the moment

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How to Improve Your Mental Health Using Creative Writing

Taking care of our mental health is equally as important as taking care of our physical health. While there are numerous recommendations and methods for reducing stress, lowering anxiety, and staying mentally healthy, not so many people understand

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Silencing the Stigma: College Students Speak Up

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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Acacia Spotlight: Abby Hansen, LPCC

Acacia Spotlight looks to highlight the clinicians, staff, and programs that make Acacia what it is today. March’s clinician is Abby Hansen, LPCC. This down-to-earth Minneapolis native planted her roots at Acacia in May of 2019. Her mindful

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Acacia Spotlight: Sheena Edmonds, LMFT

Acacia Spotlight looks to highlight the clinicians, staff, and programs that make Acacia what it is today. November’s clinician is Sheena Edmonds, LMFT. Sheena is a La Verne, CA native who also claims Miami after spending time there

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