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Alcoholism & the Effect on Family

Alcoholism doesn’t only impact the alcoholic. As many people are intimately familiar, family and friends can also bear the brunt. Speaking out about it can cause conflict—both inner and outer—and takes courage. Recently, writer Farrah Penn shared her experience...

Warning Signs of a Criminal Mind

In the United States alone, we have witnessed a sharp rise in mass shootings, particularly in schools. A scary time for many, and an important time to give our attention to matters of mental health. A recent article in Psychology Today listed several behavioral traits...

Surviving Survivor’s Guilt

Surviving a traumatic experience when others do not is a difficulty that an increasing number of people in the world face. Survivor’s guilt is a very real experience for adults and children, particularly with the rise of mass shootings. If you have recently survived...

Understanding Anxiety & Depression

Anxiety and depression are fairly common, and yet for those who are unfamiliar, the symptoms of mental illness can be difficult to understand. A recent article in the Huffington Post hopes to help, listing “10 Things I Wish My Family And Friends Understood About...

Anxiety Into Art

Anxiety can be debilitating at times. While we here at the Center for Effective Living encourage you to seek help for managing mental illnesses such as anxiety, we occasionally come across a human doing something interesting like turning anxiety into art. We wanted to...

The Cost of Ignoring Anger

Society today can provide a plethora of reasons for angry feelings. Everyone deals with anger differently. Holding on to our past anger, though, can contribute to eventually feeling apathetic, anxious, depressed, or emotionally withdrawn. The skills to deal with anger...

Journey to Sobriety

Alcoholism affects millions of people. Speaking out about it or seeking help can be difficult. Women’s Health recently shared eight women’s stories about their journey to sobriety. Their hope is to remove the stigma and pave the way for others to seek the help...

Coping with Negative Emotions

Negative emotions are a commonplace occurrence in day-to-day life. But when anxiety, depression, anger, or guilt, go beyond temporary emotions, it may be time to reach out for help. For those in the West Side Cleveland area, schedule a consultation with us today. So...