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How Diet Affects Your Mood [infographic]

What is happiness? Is joy just a inner state of being based on levels of achievement and satisfaction in life? Researchers have uncovered enough data to show that your mood is affected by many things - one of which is food. Part of any good self-care regimen for...

Myths & Facts About LARKR’s Offer to Parkland

Recently, LARKR announced its donation of free and subsidized mental health services to the extended Parkland community in the wake of the shooting at Stoneman Douglas. Following our offer a few South Florida mental health professionals have raised some important...

10 Ways to Reduce Stress [infographic]

Self-care is a key component to staying mentally healthy for the long haul. Knowing what triggers stress in your own life is the first step in helping you avoid or learn to cope with stress. Even if you do make a meticulous accounting of what your triggers are though,...

Facts vs Myths about Meditation [infographic]

Although meditation has become much more accepted on a global level in recent years there still remain a large number of people who have very little exposure to the practice of meditation. To those who have never tried or been exposed to meditation it might seem like...

$50,000 of Free Therapy for Parkland Victims

Following yesterday's school shooting in Parkland, FL, former home of LARKR co-founders Shawn and Christianne Kernes, Larkr is offering complimentary therapy sessions to students for the next week and subsidized therapy sessions for anyone impacted by the tragedy....

I Hated Therapists, Even Though I Married One

By LARKR Co-Founder Jon Dabach I used to hate therapists. I looked at the whole practice of therapy as some kind of con that people who weren’t smart enough to become doctors did to milk money out of people. I used to think of the profession as the easiest job in the...

The Pros and Cons of Using Health Insurance for Mental Health Care

Most individual and small group health insurance plans are required to cover mental health and substance abuse services. However, using health insurance can be interpreted quite differently when dealing with care for the body versus care for the mind. There are many...

Finding Your Match: How to Choose the Right Therapist

Finding the right therapist is essential in order for therapy to be effective. For a relationship with your therapist to be impactful, one should be able to establish a personal connection in order to build trust, feel safe, and to be heard and challenged. Therapy is...

Signs That Your Partner Is Suffering From Depression [InfoGraphic]

One of the tragic realities of depression is that those who are suffering have a hard time reaching out for help. Depression has a tendency to latch on to people and make them feel that there is no way out of it. If you’re married or in a serious relationship and...

Choey talks Larkr as they Spread Mental Health Awareness on Youtube

Youtube Stars Charles Gitnick and Joey Birlem have kicked off a new video series where they address different mental health and emotional health issues facing teenagers today. Each video deals with a separate issue and the boys offer methods to deal with...

5 Causes of Holiday Anxiety and How to Cope

Most people think of the holidays as a time of joy and celebration, but for many, it is also a source of anxiety. At LARKR, we believe everyone deserves to be as happy as they choose during the holidays and so we’ve compiled a short list of anxiety triggers and...

Depression in Men Vs Women [Infographic]

One of the best ways to combat depression is understanding how it manifests in people. Everyone handles mental and emotional challenges differently since everyone has a unique story, but it can be helpful to know some generalities behind depression in order to be able...

Depression & Stress During the Holidays [Infographic]

Many people feel overwhelmed during the holiday season. There's a lot of shopping and cooking to do, family usually gets together and old fights can come to the surface, and memories of ones you may have lost feel more pronounced during the holidays than usual. We put...

Approximately 50 million Americans experience mental illness each year, but nearly 60% go untreated. Take a step to end the suffering by seeking help from the comfort of your own home.