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What Abuse Does to the Brain

Most abuse is overshadowed by dark secrecy, kept hidden from the rest of us because of fear and shame. Physical, emotional and substance abuse has a lasting impact on the brain. The problem with abuse is even when the victim gets away from the person who is abusing them, the psychological effects of the abuse can last a lifetime. Many people don’t realize how much abuse can affect mental health, and why it affects it so much. Today we will be discussing the long-term psychological effects of abuse. (more…)
A man in a toxic relationship.

3 Signs of a Toxic Relationship

Relationships are great – they make us happy and allow us to never truly feel alone. When you find that special someone, time almost feels as though it stops when you are around them. There is no better feeling than being in a comfortable relationship with a significant other. However, not all relationships are happy. Many people feel stuck in a toxic relationship. However, many people don’t even realize they are in a toxic relationship. Today, Holy Cross Services will be giving you the signs of a toxic relationship. (more…)
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Methods to Quit Smoking

Smoking cigarettes and other tobacco products is definitely a problem. While numbers aren’t as high as they used to be, there are still over 35 million Americans who are smoking cigarettes. Many of you who are reading this blog probably smoke currently and want to quit. That’s not surprising – most people who smoke have attempted to quit at one point or another. That’s why Holy Cross Services wants to give you tips to help kick that nasty nicotine addiction and quit smoking! (more…)