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The Power of Gratitude

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The Power of Gratitude

Blog by Ashley Simpson, LCSW at Agape Therapy Institute

If you enter into a Google search “science behind gratitude” you will get 96,500,000 articles. Obviously, there is something to gratitude. What is gratitude? How is it beneficial? How can I build a gratitude practice?

What is gratitude?

Gratitude is the practice of feeling and acknowledging appreciation. It is focusing, intentionally, on the things that we have, instead of thinking of the things we do not have. It can be focusing on things in your life (your health, your home, your relationship, your kids, etc.), it can be broader things (the sunshine, a sweet smell in the air from spring flowers), or it can be concrete things (a phone call from a friend, a gift, words of encouragement from a coworker). It can be an ...

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  • existential therapy
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  • mental health
  • mindfulness
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September 10, 2018 is National Suicide Prevention Day

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September 10, 2018 is National Suicide Prevention Day 

The National Alliance on Mental Health states that, “each year more than 34,000 individuals take their own life, leaving behind thousands of friends and family members to navigate the tragedy of their loss. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death among adults in the U.S. and the 3rd leading cause of death among adolescents” (NAMI).

A few ways we can partake in National Suicide Prevention Day are by being aware of possible warning signs and risks, what resources are available, and by engaging in activities to raise awareness about suicide.

Potential Warning Signs in Behavior:

  • Withdrawal from social settings or gatherings  
  • Increased use of substances (drugs, alcohol)
  • Reckless or unusual behavior Read more

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    • counseling
    • depression
    • mental health
    • psychotherapy
    • self-care
    • self-care
    • self-care
    • self-care
    • stress
    • stress
    • substance abuse
    • suicide

New Blog!

Our web host company just launched a new blog feature, and we are excited! Stay tuned for blogs written by our therapists and interns...

Sincerely,
Susan Deane, LMHC, LMFT
Founder & CEO of Agape Therapy Institute

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