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Mental Health Struggles Are Rooted In Adverse Childhood Experiences

If my parents tell me I am stupid and ugly, I believe them. But if they tell me I can fly-I will grow wings.

The major finding in the Center for Disease Control’s ACE [Adverse Childhood Experiences] study wasn’t so much enlightening, as it was confirming. Although our intuition isn’t always accurate, in this case the longitudinal study confirmed what most of us suspect that a person’s adverse childhood experiences can make him/her more susceptible to the negative consequences of stress and more prone to having mental health struggles. […]

By |January 25th, 2017|Adverse Childhood Experience, Mental Health|Comments Off on Mental Health Struggles Are Rooted In Adverse Childhood Experiences

Why Close Friendships Can Be So Challenging

Two main reasons some people have difficulty being close to others
“If you have multiple fractures that have never fully healed, putting yourself in a position to experience new turmoils and fractures may seem impossible.”

There are two main reasons why some people don’t have close friendships, or why they may find it so difficult to form close friendships. Read through the following two examples and descriptions, and think about whether or not either one is true for you. […]

By |September 13th, 2016|Adverse Childhood Experience, Healthy Relationship, Mental Health|Comments Off on Why Close Friendships Can Be So Challenging