What Is the Difference Between Autism and Asperger Syndrome?

Mental disorders have been classified and reclassified over the years as science and medicine expand research with more targeted and innovative studies. New ideas as to what qualifies as a mental disorder are regularly arising and being tested for better classification.  Our understanding of mental health disorders evolves as the definitions and categorizations change. Mental … Read more

Expat Anxiety and Its Effects

You’ve taken the massive step of moving to an entirely new country, and everyone back home is sure you must be living the dream. So why do you feel like something’s wrong? Expats often perceive themselves as independent people who aren’t afraid of new things. Yet, this same independence can lead to some negative emotions … Read more

Need to Know: Expats and Mental Health

Moving to a new country can be a wonderful adventure to undertake. But, unfortunately, it can also be a very stressful one to navigate, and many expats are surprised by just how much it can affect their mental health. Even if you wanted to make a move, you could find that your expectations and reality … Read more

How Is COVID-19 Affecting Adults’ Mental Health?

Women wondering about mental health

As the COVID-19 pandemic heads into its second year, variants are spreading quickly, causing a new surge of infections in many countries, and lockdowns have begun again. The devastation of a year under lockdown from COVID-19 has marked an effect on mental health. There is a wide range of causes and a bevy of impacts … Read more

Maintaining Healthy Relationships During the Pandemic

The pandemic has been with us for more than a year now, and with it came drastic changes for everyone. Some were not as affected by the changes as others — as some endured significant life changes. Were you sent home to work remotely during COVID? Was your spouse also sent home? Did these changes … Read more

Group Therapy vs. Individual Therapy: A Look into the Differences

When you think of therapy, you often think of one-on-one sessions with a counselor and their client. However, group counseling is just as common as individual counseling sessions.  Individual therapy occurs when one person is in counseling with a therapist, psychologist, counselor, or psychiatrist. Group therapy is done in an entirely different setting and provides … Read more

Is Covid-19 Giving People PTSD

COVID-19 has had a tremendous impact on many people’s mental health — putting marriages and social lives under significant pressure. From anxiety about contracting the virus to the implications of losing one’s job or being isolated for extended periods, individuals all over the world are suffering from the effects of the pandemic. Depression and anxiety … Read more