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9 Tips for Overcoming Holiday Anxiety and Stress

Posted by Mark Nolte on Dec 10, 2015 3:04:44 PM

9 Tips for overcoming holiday anxiety and stress.

Topics: Depression

Why Men are "Stuck on Stupid" when getting Mental Therapy Services

Posted by Mark Nolte on Dec 1, 2015 8:53:00 AM

Why Men are “Stuck on Stupid” when it comes to getting Mental Therapy Services

Topics: Managing yourself online Therapy/Life Coaching

14 Other Signs you may have a Drug Problem

Posted by Mark Nolte on Nov 25, 2015 12:14:26 PM

14 Other Signs you may have a Drug Problem

Early I published an article regarding the 7 Signs of Prescription Drug Addiction. Now I would like to discuss some of the other not so obvious signs you may have a drug problem.

You may know someone or a loved one who you may think has a drug addiction. If you care about this person at all. It is important that you have them seek help right away. The sooner an addict gets help, the better.

Topics: Fight Addiction

7 Signs Someone you know has a Drug Addiction

Posted by Mark Nolte on Nov 23, 2015 5:39:12 PM

7 Signs someone you know has a drug addiction

You may know someone or a loved one who you may think has a drug addiction. If you care about this person at all. It is important that you have them seek help right away.The sooner an addict gets help, the better.

Here are some of the signs that some else may have an addiction problem.

Signs someone else is addicted:

Topics: Fight Addiction

Why Men refuse to get therapy- Vulnerability=Weakness

Posted by Mark Nolte on Nov 18, 2015 5:41:10 PM

Why Men refuse to get therapy- Vulnerability= Weakness

In Brene Brown’s book- “Daring Greatly” she talks about being vulnerability in order to start getting the help we need. That showing that vulnerability is the first step in admitting you may need to get help. But as a man that last thing we want to be considered is vulnerable because in the masculine world that is a sign of weakness. As a male showing weakness brings on the feeling of shame. Simply put for men showing Vulnerability = Weakness= Shame.

So it looks like this for males:

  1.        That someway “Asking for help” = weakness for males

  2.       That it is un-masculine to ask for help and therefore “shameful”.

  3.        To show “shame” is embarrassing or a sign of weakness

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Topics: What is Online Counseling & Life Coaching

8 Tops Tips for Surviving Thanksgiving with the Dysfunctional Family

Posted by Mark Nolte on Nov 17, 2015 11:16:09 AM

8 Tops Tips for Surviving Thanksgiving with the Dysfunctional Family

Topics: Relationships

7 Signs of Prescription Drug Addiction

Posted by Mark Nolte on Nov 12, 2015 1:59:57 PM

7 Signs of Prescription Drug Addiction

Street drugs have always has been and will continue to be one of the most common addiction problems. However a new and ever growing drug addiction problem is addiction to prescription drugs. If you are worried you or a loved one may have a presciption drug addiction problem. Here are 7 signs they may be addicted to prescription drugs according to Web MD.

You may have an addiction to prescription drugs if:

Topics: Fight Addiction

Higher Suicide Rate for Transgender Population-Why Online Therapy

Posted by Mark Nolte on Nov 4, 2015 3:40:14 PM

Last week I went to hear Greta Martela speak at the Kansas University campus. Greta is the Founder & CEO of Trans Lifeline. Trans Lifeline is a suicide hotline for transgender and gender nonconforming youth.

Topics: Depression

Giving our Ego a break & Learning to Cope living a New Life

Posted by Mark Nolte on Oct 16, 2015 2:07:15 PM

Giving our Ego a break & Learning to Cope living a New Life

Topics: Relationships

Getting Out of the Darkness with Online Counseling Services

Posted by Mark Nolte on Oct 9, 2015 8:39:22 AM

Getting Out of the Darkness with Online Counseling Services

Last Saturday I attend the Greater Kansas City “Out of the Darkness Walk” put on by the local Greater Kansas City chapter of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. All the people who participated in the walk had someone they know who had committed suicide or had experience depression themselves at some time in their life.

Picture of KU Active Minds Group

Topics: Depression