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Posted on Jun 28, 2019 in Counseling, Inspiration, News, Therapy

Friday Inspiration: Happiness

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Need help to find happiness in your life? The therapists at Agor Behavioral Health Services are available to assist you. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment by calling 630-621-5824 or send us a...

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Posted on Jun 21, 2019 in Counseling, Inspiration, News, Therapy

Friday Inspiration: Change

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” Walt Disney Need help to overcome changes in your life? The therapists at Agor Behavioral Health Services are available to assist you. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment by calling 630-621-5824 or send us a...

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Posted on Jun 20, 2019 in Anxiety, Counseling, Depression, Grief, News, Suicide, Teens

Teen Suicide Risk

Teenagers undergo major life changes and are prone to extreme mood changes. If they are unable to cope with these changes, they may experience episodes of anxiety, depression and other mental health concerns which may lead to suicide. Suicide is the second highest cause of death among teenagers worldwide. While suicidal ideation is not something you can particularly cure, you may be able to prevent instances of suicide in those that are in your reach. How do you figure out if a teenager is suicidal or not? Some teenagers expertly hide their emotions and it is difficult to tell whether they are in fact considering ending their lives. A close watch on subtle changes in their personality can sometimes help indicate whether they are at risk of suicide. These can include: Talking excessively about death and self-harm is an obvious red flag. Similarly, expressing hopelessness for the future and helplessness for one’s situation in life may indicate suicide risk. Changes in the teenager’s eating and sleeping patterns also hold...

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Posted on Jun 14, 2019 in Counseling, Inspiration, Psychiatry, Stress, Therapy

Friday Inspiration: Challenges

“You have to believe in yourself, challenge yourself, and push yourself until the very end; that’s the only way you’ll succeed.” G-Dragon   Need help to overcome challenges in your life? The therapists at Agor Behavioral Health Services are available to assist you. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment by calling 630-621-5824 or send us a message....

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Posted on Jun 11, 2019 in Counseling, Couples Therapy, Divorce, Family, News, Spousal Abuse, Therapy

Benefits of Couples Therapy

You may find it difficult to talk to a complete stranger about your relationship woes, but couples counseling can help improve communication between individuals engaged in a long-term relationship. Usually, couples therapy refers to an intervention or therapy between two romantic partners. Counselors who perform this unique type of therapy can come from a variety of backgrounds and use different approaches to the problem at hand. An experienced couples therapist can help you and your partner navigate couples therapy. Couples therapy can help in a variety of ways. Both partners come to a clear concept of their relationship. Couples therapy unifies the individual ideas that each partner has pertaining to their relationships. They begin to see their relationship as something that affects both of them equally and try to work constructively for the longevity of this relationship. The couple will come recognize problematic behavior. Once they become aware of the dysfunctional behavior that they are indulging in, they can follow the therapist’s advice to try to rectify it. Suppose...

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