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The Pursuit of Mental Health in Goal-Oriented Society

Goal-Oriented Society Living in a goal-oriented society, I am often preoccupied with the task of collecting an array of tangible achievements in order to reinforce a personal sense of value. My accomplishments in school, research, networking, and professional

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Minneapolis Graduate Intern Program

Acacia offers a structured 9-month training program from September to May for master’s- and doctoral-level practicum students interested in working with College Students and other Emerging Adults. Deadlines: Master’s level applications are accepted from January 14 through February

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5 Tips for Handling Food Stress During the Holidays

This year has been a challenge for many of us that are dealing with, working through, and attempting to regulate our eating habits. Our routines were disrupted, our support systems separated, and our relationship with food altered. 2020

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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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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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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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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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