Black Pioneers in Mental Health

The Gooden Center prides itself on being an all-inclusive organization.  Some one once told me that Alcoholics Anonymous was intergrated before Major League Baseball and the U.S. Army.  It's important for us all to understand that, when attempting success in [...]

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How Important is Family Therapy in Recovery?

Family is the single most important aspect of most people’s lives. Family ties make and break addictions. Most psychological research suggests that social support, especially from family, is one of the single most important aspects of recovery. Yet, substance [...]

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Differences Between Self-Esteem and Narcissism

Narcissism is a mental health disorder, also known as antisocial personality disorder, in which the person suffering it experiences a grandiose image of their own self. This normally results in an inflated sense of self-importance and ego. And, that [...]

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