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Fight, Flight, and Freeze

Fight, Flight, and Freeze

Most of us have heard of fight, flight, or freeze. These are common responses that humans, and animals have when faced with various situations. Thinking about trauma, and how that impacts us we think about one more term “Fawn”. This term is coined by Pete Walker, a...

Gender vs Sexual Orientation

Gender vs Sexual Orientation

Gender and sexual orientation are frequently talked about together. Heck, they’re even in the same acronym! Both are used to describe our identity as humans, and to describe how we navigate the world. Clearly there’s a difference, though, right? Otherwise, there...

What Keeps You Going?

What Keeps You Going?

I think we can all agree that depression is draining. A common thought to getting out of the pit of depression is - where do I even start? When a person is struggling with depression things that were once important and things that once made them happy gives them no...

Suicide

Suicide

How to talk about suicide During my work as a crisis counselor in a community session, a common question that would come up a lot is how to talk about suicide to a person who may be experiencing suicidal ideation or might be planning an attempt. I noticed that the...