The CHRIS – Mental Health and Human Sexuality Blog

This blog is for informational purposes only.  It does not, nor is it intended to, replace working with a mental health or medical provider. Please contact your mental health or medical professionals when addressing mental and medical health concerns. If you do not have a mental health provider, please reach out to a member of our team, seek a therapist through our referral network, or find one through a therapy directory.

  • What is Depression?

    In the next few blog posts, we will be examining Depression, its definitions, causes, and treatments. Depression is more than just a temporary feeling of sadness or a rough patch that everyone experiences from time to time. It is a…

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  • Causes of Anxiety

    Anxiety can arise from a combination of factors, including but not limited to: Genetics: A family history of anxiety disorders may increase your risk. Brain Chemistry: Imbalances in neurotransmitters, such as serotonin and dopamine, can contribute to anxiety. Life Experiences:…

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  • Anxiety Disorders

    Anxiety is a common human experience that can manifest in various forms and degrees of intensity. Whether it’s a fleeting feeling of unease or a persistent sense of dread, anxiety can impact our lives in significant ways. As a therapist,…

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  •  Embracing Positive Coping Skills

    What are Coping Skills? Coping skills are the ways folks can cope with challenges or problems. The ways in which we  respond to challenges and/or problems can significantly impact our well-being. In this blog post, we’ll look at some positive…

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  • Who is Therapy for?

    Therapy is often misunderstood, surrounded by myths and misconceptions. The largest and most prevalent myth, is that only folks with severe mental health issues need therapy. In reality, therapy is for anyone seeking support, guidance, and personal growth. Often, clients see…

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  • Transition Your Way

    There is no “right” or “wrong” way to transition. If you identify as Trans, Non-Binary, or Gender Non Conforming (GNC), you may be considering some type of transition for yourself. Maybe you want to transition and have hormones, and Gender…

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  • Going Through A Breakup/Divorce: Ways to Cope

    Consider these ways to cope if you are struggling with the ending of a relationship. Most folks will go through at least one breakup with a romantic partner, at some point in their lives. Most folks go through many breakups…

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  • What To Do If You Are Newly Diagnosed With HIV

    If you have become newly diagnosed with HIV, please consider reviewing these steps. Steps to take in no particular order: This blog post was written by Liza Linder, LCSW. To find out more about Liza, please see click on her…

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