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Be Multidimensional

Be multidimensional!  The longer I live, the more I realize we were not born to only fulfill one specific duty, but rather to live, to experience, to love, and to inspire those around us to be and do better. I recall being in high school and being told, follow your passion, then I grew [...]

By |2019-01-29T05:52:17+00:00January 29th, 2019|Public Mental Health|0 Comments

Inspire

By Dr. Dean Aslinia I recently read a book, which asked a smilingly simple question. What is your mission in life? I thought, oh I’ve pondered about this before. What purpose do I want my life to have? Or what do I want my life to mean. Then I continued reading and it said, [...]

By |2019-01-08T21:52:27+00:00January 8th, 2019|Life, Public Mental Health|2 Comments

Fine Line between Helping and Enabling

By Dr. Dean Aslinia Helping a loved one struggling with a mental health illness or addiction can be a difficult challenge. Oftentimes, there is a huge rate of comorbidity (simultaneous presence of two conditions or diseases) when it comes to different types of addictions and mental health struggles. Similarly, the fine line of helping [...]

By |2018-10-11T21:12:00+00:00October 11th, 2018|Public Mental Health|0 Comments

University Counseling Chair Shares Advice for Suicide Prevention Month

By Dr. Dean Aslinia Originally Published for the University of Phoenix (PhoenixView) Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. and September is designated as Suicide Prevention Month. It is important to know that suicide is seldom an isolated incident. It is often associated with years of pain, pressure, anxiety, unhappiness, [...]

By |2018-09-08T17:11:10+00:00September 8th, 2018|Public Mental Health|0 Comments

Anthony Bourdain – A life Celebrated – Suicide Awareness Month (September)

By Dr. Dean Aslinia Over the past decade, as a mental health professional, I have sat through hours of excruciatingly painful counseling sessions with many. Some hopeless, beaten, ashamed, tired of life, and contemplating suicide. Others heartbroken, devastated, and shocked by the abrupt death of their loved ones through suicide. Trying to make sense [...]

By |2018-09-08T16:59:09+00:00September 8th, 2018|Public Mental Health|0 Comments

What the U.S. does better than Europe to prevent home-grown terrorism, and what I should tell my children about the dangerous world we all live in.

By Dr. Dean Aslinia Watching the news these days, it is filled with grim realities of the uncertain and dangerous world we live in. As a psychotherapist and professor of counseling, I am often faced with questions from parents of “what do I tell my children?” “How do I keep them away from danger [...]

By |2018-04-07T05:35:16+00:00April 7th, 2018|Public Mental Health|0 Comments

The Power of Graduate School: A Professor’s Experience

By Dr. Dean Aslinia Tonight, (March 12, 2018) I experienced something I don’t think I had ever experienced at this level and with this emotional intensity. Teaching my Advanced Clinical Counseling Skills class, my students requested that I do a demonstration of an individual counseling session, as I would do in my private practice. [...]

By |2018-04-07T05:33:40+00:00April 2nd, 2018|Graduate School, Public Mental Health|0 Comments

Keeping the Ring? Life after Infidelity

By: Dr. Dean Aslinia Infidelity. A word that seems so terrifying to so many. It sparks so many negative and panic feelings that most individuals don’t even want to think of the possibility of it happening in their relationship, much less actually having a plan for it when it does. I say, “when” it [...]

By |2018-02-04T04:47:51+00:00February 4th, 2018|Marriage & Family|0 Comments