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Nothing New Under the Sun

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By Mrs. Danita Wright, LCSW-R, LCC Counselor  Today’s society appears to be overwhelmingly in emotional pain and distress. According to the National Institute for Mental Health, 17.3 million adults had at least one major depressive episode in 2017; 11 million had a depressive episode that impaired their daily life. 19.1% percent of the population of the United States has had difficulty with anxiety. These numbers are staggering but let’s look at some of the causes: bullying, depression, physical and sexual abuse, infertility. Statistics show that 49% of children grades 4-12 have been...

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OMG SMH

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By Rev. Anthony Stephens, PhD, JD, LMHC, LCC Pastoral Counselor There is a division of thought in the social media world as to whether SMH stands for “shaking my head” or “so much hate”. Let’s go with the latter for the moment. My question is why is there so much hate? What can we do about it?  Here is my underlying premise. I have noticed, for decades now, the intense polarization associated with political figures. This polarization frequently rises to the level of hatred (or its antithesis adoration or lionizing). A political figure can either do nothing right or nothing wrong. This,...

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