Normal Teenage Behavior vs. Early Warning Signs of Mental Illness

It is not uncommon for parents to wonder whether their child is acting like a normal teenager or behaving differently due to mental illness, drug use or behavioral difficulties. Normal teenagers are often moody due to hormonal and physical changes that happen during puberty. However, when mental illness is involved, …

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CAUSES OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Work is still being done to determine the direct causes of substance abuse and mental health issues. While there is still much to be discovered, it is known that a number of factors play into the development of these disorders, and many of these factors are similar across both mental …

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THE BENEFITS OF COUNSELING AND THERAPY

RATE OF SUICIDE
Seventy-nine people had committed suicide between April 8, 2017, and May 12 this year, according to the data obtained by Daily Trust from content analysis of Nigerian newspapers.

In other News:
– Girl commits suicide over JAMB- March 15, 2018- Vanguard
EXACTLY a week …

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RELATIONSHIP, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY COUNSELING

 

Why relationship, marriage and family counseling

If you are seriously concerned about your relationship and wonder if it needs help, chances are it does. Research has shown that couples often wait many years after they first notice problems before seeking couples counseling. This makes couples counseling less likely to …

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THE NEED FOR PROPER PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING IN NIGERIA

Counseling could be said to have started as a result of World War II when the U.S. military had a strong need for vocational placement and training (wikipedia.org/wiki/Counseling). Ever since that time, counseling as a profession has progressively expanded and is now represented in numerous countries around the world. Furthermore, the …

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CHARACTERISTICS OF A CRISIS COUNSELOR

 

Before a counselor can effectively apply and assess the crisis theories and techniques to crisis situations he/she must possess the under listed qualities:

Many times, a client may stir up painful memories from your own past. Effective crisis counselors are aware of their own triggers and have spent time …

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