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The Imperfection of Perfectionism
Setting high standards for ourselves can stimulate personal growth and push us to reach a peak level of performance. These high expectations can become problematic, however, when they are unrealistically high and inflexible. 
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Gratitude as a Daily Practice
Gratitude, integral to our Christian faith, is also a critical factor in ongoing health and well-being. Practicing gratitude is strongly correlated with an increased sense of personal happiness, decreased anxiety and depression, and beneficial changes in brain chemistry.
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Support When It’s Needed Most
Successful recovery involves simple, daily decisions that will continue to lead a person toward or away from health. Learn what it means to be a member of a support team for a priest or religious who completes residential treatment and is returning home.
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Changing Times
Founded in 1977, Saint Luke Institute began as a small outpatient alcohol treatment center for clergy and religious. Since then the approach has shifted from a focus on addiction recovery to a clinical psychiatric model encompassing a wide range of mental health problems. This year marks our 40th anniversary as an international leader in providing expert, compassionate mental health care for priests and religious.
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Is it ADHD?
It has become common to hear people self-diagnose that they have ADHD, but do they? A number of moods and behaviors can mimic ADHD and the wrong diagnosis can mean the wrong treatment. Learn ten criteria we use to help determine if someone has ADHD.
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Cultural Identity and International Ministers
Successful ministry in our diverse Church environment calls for acculturation – adaptation to a new culture through the adoption of values and customs while retaining elements of one’s own culture. Individuals who struggle with this ... may be at risk for developing depression and anxiety, and their new communities may be impacted. Learn more about cultural identity and strategies that work.
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Diagnosing Adult Autism
The effects of autism on adults can be broad and at times limiting as they typically face challenges in three core areas: communication, social interaction and repetitiveness. These adults may also have depression, ADHD or medical conditions such as epilepsy and may have been misdiagnosed in the past.
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Depression or Dementia?
It can be difficult to determine if certain behavior changes that occur as someone ages are due to depression or dementia since the two conditions share a number of symptoms. Neuropsychological assessment helps identify the cause of behavior change so a person can get the right treatment.
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Why Six Months: Choosing the Right Treatment
Why do two people with the same issue, such as depression or alcohol abuse, end up with different treatment recommendations? Learn how therapists make their recommendations, then meet "Sr. Patty" as she gains new insights into her challenges and how to address them successfully.
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Relapse Recovery
Relapses are not uncommon in addiction recovery. Successful treatment focuses on identifying what happened, why the process of recovery failed and then adjusting a person’s skills and knowledge to the situation, not unlike the treatment of any chronic disease.
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