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Top 6 Anonymous Chat Apps for Lonely People

ChatOwl Mental Health, Online Counseling

Reading Time: 6 minutes Although we have technology that allows us to connect all around, we don’t always feel so connected… Sometimes all you really want to do is check your feelings with someone else to get an opinion about whether you are thinking rationally or not. And sometimes, just hearing yourself talk aloud is enough to sort through your feelings. But there are …

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Psychologist vs Therapist? It Depends on What you are Struggling With…

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Reading Time: 5 minutes “Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.” -Carl Jung People seek mental health services for various reasons. If you are considering talking with someone about what is …

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Chat Therapy Effectiveness: Is it the Encouragement You’ve Been Searching for?

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Reading Time: 7 minutes What if you could meld your bestie with an impartial third-party voice of reason? And what if they were available whenever you need them? Most importantly, what if you could tell them your deepest, darkest secrets without fear of judgment or reprisal? Text therapy might just be that bestie you’ve been looking for – Chat therapy effectiveness can’t be denied! …

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5 Reasons to Avoid Free Online Chat Counseling

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Reading Time: 7 minutes “You can’t think your way to a new way of acting, you must act your way to a new way of thinking.” David Schnarch One of the biggest trends in mental health is free online chat counseling forums. Although they are the answer to many peoples’ prayers because they offer the accessibility that wasn’t available in the past, they are …

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7 Daily Habits Hurting Your Mental Health

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Reading Time: 6 minutes All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion and desire.” Aristotle Humans are creatures of habit. And sometimes it is easier to continue to do the same things day after day, even if they are nonproductive, then to take the time to change. But if you have habits that are keeping …

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5 Reasons Why Online Counseling is Effective

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Reading Time: 7 minutes For many, there are significant hurdles to getting the mental health they need. Online counseling opens up barriers to assistance and reaches many on a highly accessible level. Not everyone has access to or can afford mental health assistance. And there are also those who aren’t sure about the entire process of sitting down with a stranger to talk about …

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Ten Reasons Online Chat Counseling is Becoming so Popular

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Reading Time: 6 minutes “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you” Maya Angelou The ways that people communicate has completely transformed since the introduction of the internet and cell phones. Just a few short decades ago, if you wanted to talk to someone; you had to either meet with them in person or pick up a telephone. Now there …

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The Hidden Mental Health Issues of Freelancers and Remote Workers

ChatOwl Anxiety, Depression, Online Counseling

Reading Time: 6 minutes There are many joys to working from home. People working Monday to Friday in a small office cubicle with a long commute tagged on each end are jealous. You’ve probably heard a few comments from friends and family about how lucky you are and they aren’t wrong. It is liberating to work remotely. You become your own boss, manage your …

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Why Millennials Love Text Based Counseling & Does It Actually Work?

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Reading Time: 6 minutes What’s the best way to reach millennials who need support? Meet them where they already operate, on their phones. It’s why counseling is moving out of private offices and into text messages at least when it comes to the younger generations. Millennials, those born between the early 1980s and the late 1990s, are on their devices up to five hours …