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How Having a Narcissistic Parent Impacts Young Adult Mental Health

Reading Time: 9 minutes Parents have an enormous effect on their children. They not only pass along genetic traits, but they help shape the way their children perceive and navigate the world from early childhood all the way into adulthood. Because no parent is perfect, all children grow up with parents who make mistakes—and some of those mistakes have […]
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Identifying and Healing Adult Child Syndrome

Reading Time: 6 minutes What is an adult child? As defined within the context of mental health, an adult child is someone who grew up in a dysfunctional family environment that prevented them from fully maturing emotionally. Adult child syndrome is characterized by an inability to navigate adult decisions and relationships due to the long-term impact of childhood trauma.  […]
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What Is Failure to Launch Syndrome in Young Adults?

Reading Time: 8 minutes The pandemic forced many emerging adults to take a few steps backward on their path to maturity. College students who had recently left the nest returned home. New graduates lost jobs or struggled to find one. Dating and romantic relationships stalled. From the outside, the early pandemic time for young adults resembled what’s known as […]
Mental Health

What It Means When You’re Feeling Emotionally Numb

Reading Time: 7 minutes You might have seen the phrase “feeling emotionally numb” on a list of common symptoms of various mental health disorders. But what does that really mean? Feeling numb inside is different for every individual.
CO-Occurring

How to Turn Trauma Dumping into Authentic Connection

Reading Time: 9 minutes If you’ve ever watched a reality dating show, you’ve probably seen an example of trauma dumping. It’s that moment during a date when someone opens up about an intense and distressing event in their personal history.
Mental Health

A College Mental Health Checklist for Students

Reading Time: 9 minutes College can be one of the most exciting times in a young adult’s life—and one of the most stressful. Being away from home for the first time, without the support of family, is both freeing and frightening.
Mental Health

What Are Avoidant and Anxious Preoccupied Attachment Styles?

Reading Time: 6 minutes What does attachment mean, in the context of mental health? Attachment is trusting that we can count on another person for a sense of safety, connection, and belonging. It’s rooted in our experiences with our primary caregivers in infancy, long before we developed conscious awareness. And it sets the stage for how we approach our […]

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