Wendy Hawkins, LCSW

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All About CBD

What is CBD? Now that “weed” day has come and gone, let’s learn all about CBD! Cannabidoil or more commonly referred to as CBD is an oil derived from marijuana or industrial hemp which is considered at this time a dietary supplement. CBD lacks THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) that is found in marijuana therefore we don’t get…

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DIY Your Mental Health Toolbox into Life!

“Take good care of yourself.” For many of us sometimes sprinting through the rat race of life, the statement rings exceptionally loud as it floats through conversations with colleagues, family members and healthcare practitioners. What does self-care mean for you? From a holistic practitioner standpoint, it means to identify the needs of your mind, body…

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Self-injury awareness

Self-injury awareness Sixteen year old Allison** has been cutting her arms for years. She has many scars that tell a story of self-hate and loathing due to past sexual abuse. She was violated as a young girl by her sister’s boyfriend. When she experiences intense emotions she feels she can’t tolerate, Allison** takes any object…

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The Mental Choice to be Happy

The Mental Choice to be Happy The mental choice to be happy is tough at times but can be done. Most of us make the mental choice to get out of bed every morning and brush our teeth groggily; we choose milk and sugar with our coffee and choose a radio station on the way…

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Trauma and Ethnic Mental Health

Trauma and ethnic mental health There’s a direct connection between trauma and ethnic mental health. There’s no getting around it or sugar-coating the facts. Due to racial trauma, the mental health among communities of color continues to decline due to a very specific social injustice that still exists in America. Racial trauma, which is similar…

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Building the Mental Health Toolbox

Building the Mental Health Toolbox As with all tasks, having the proper tools empowers one to be prepared, knowledgeable and ultimately successful. When thinking of mental health and developing one’s sense of well-being there is no difference. Building a Mental Health Toolbox is essential to the positive evolution of one’s mental health overall. If we…

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Take back your time!

I don’t know about you but I NEVER seem to have enough time. Time to do the things I need to do let alone time to do the things I want to do. Time to clean. Time to rest. Time to work. Time to love. Time to self-care. Did somebody say self-care? Learning to take…

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Clear the Clutter, Clear the Mind

“Out with the Old and In with the New” is commonly associated with ringing in the New Year.  It’s sentiments can be strongly felt shortly after the holiday season, when stress, anxiety and depression can be higher than usual.  Before these feelings explode, work through them by starting with your surroundings; Clear the Clutter, Clear…

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