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Jonathan Bannigan, MHC-LP

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Men And Mental Illness: It’s Okay Not To Be Okay

As men, we tend to believe that masculinity embodies and exhibits specific traits, characteristics, and values. These include autonomy, independence, achievement, courage, strength (which sometimes manifests as a desire to avoid the appearance of weakness), success, power, competition, emotional stoicism (which sometimes manifests as discomfort experiencing and communicating tender feelings),…
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Three Signs You May Be A Perfectionist

It may seem odd to begin a blog post about the pitfalls of perfectionism by affirming that there is absolutely nothing wrong with striving for excellence, but it’s true. Within reasonable limits, having high standards and pursuing excellence are good things: they facilitate problem-solving, yield high-quality work, and fuel innovation.…