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Five Ways to Build Mental Resilience in a Crisis Jun 2nd, 2020

Five Ways to Build Mental Resilience in a Crisis   Even the calmest, most rational people have experiences that knock them off their feet. They're in an accident, or they're unexpectedly laid off, or they experience a sudden death in the family. It's impossible to prepare for these unexpected situations...

9 Self-Help Solutions for Reducing Symptoms of Depression May 15th, 2020

9 Self-Help Solutions for Reducing Symptoms of Depression   Being depressed is painful and debilitating. An estimated 10 percent of adults in the United States suffer from symptoms of depression each year, resulting in family strife, loss of work productivity, and misery for the person affected by the condition and...

How Diet Can Be a Powerful Ally in the Struggle Against Depression and Anxiety May 4th, 2020

How Diet Can Be a Powerful Ally in the Struggle Against Depression and Anxiety   Everyone has a different reason for their depression or anxiety. For some, there is a chemical imbalance that needs treatment with medication. For others, there are persistent, troubling thought patterns which require therapy. For still...

Understanding PTSD and Finding an Effective Therapy Apr 29th, 2020

Understanding PTSD and Finding an Effective Therapy   Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a painful and debilitating mental health condition suffered by millions of people each year in the United States. Many different types of traumatic situations and events can cause a person to develop PTSD, and not everyone who...

10 Ways You Can Help a Friend with Depression Apr 20th, 2020

10 Ways You Can Help a Friend with Depression   Depression can affect anyone. Yet, it is still an illness that many people don't understand. People talk about mental illness much more than they used to. Even so, there is still a stigma attached to mental health. A stigma that...

Seven Ways of Detecting and Dealing with Narcissistic Bosses Apr 10th, 2020

Seven Ways of Detecting and Dealing with Narcissistic Bosses   Do you find yourself feeling anxious, depressed and incompetent at work? Of course, private struggles can lead to these unwanted feelings spilling over to the workplace. However, these turmoils can also be caused by working in a toxic environment, and...

Do You Suffer From Anxiety? Help Yourself with These Coping Strategies Apr 3rd, 2020

Do You Suffer From Anxiety? Help Yourself with These Coping Strategies By: Dr. Andrew Lakin Have you been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder? Even if not, you may be one of the many people who manage their symptoms without a formal diagnosis. Whatever your situation, what is crucial is that...

3 Quick DBT Skills to Help Regulate Anxiety That Anyone Can Use! Apr 23rd, 2019

3 Quick DBT Skills to Help Regulate Anxiety That Anyone Can Use!   Though DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) is known predomintately as a treatment for borderline personality disorder (BPD), its foundation is pretty simple. The concept of dialectics is used to simultaneously foster change and acceptance.  This allows sufferers to...

10 Most Common Physical Symptoms of Anxiety Jan 20th, 2019

10 Most Common Physical Symptoms of Anxiety   Anxiety and panic disorders can produce a wide range of distressing physical symptoms. Many people are unaware that their symptoms are caused by anxiety, which can make the problem worse, as many people worry that their symptoms are caused by an underlying...

12 Essential Oils For a Better Night's Sleep Nov 23rd, 2018

12 Essential Oils For a Better Night's Sleep As anyone who's ever suffered from insomnia will tell you, there's no substitute for a good night's sleep. With all the pressures of modern day life, though, that sleep can be hard to come by. When things aren't right--whether your blood pressure...

Dating 101: Spot The Red Flags Online Nov 20th, 2018

When you meet someone, you want to be able to spot red flags before you get too attached and into a long-term relationship with them. It's natural to want to ignore red flags because you like other qualities the person possesses. But by doing this you are just putting off...

6 Signs You're Sabotaging Your Own Life and Happiness Nov 1st, 2018

6 Signs You're Sabotaging Your Own Life And Happiness It's easy to blame others and circumstances for why you aren't successful or happy in life, but the truth is it's your actions that determine these things. Here are six ways you might be sabotaging your own life.   1.  You...

5 Ways to Cope with Anxiety Oct 2nd, 2018

5 Ways to Cope with Anxiety For many people, anxiety is more than just a feeling of uncomfortable worry that hits every once in and awhile. It's a state of mind that keeps people up at night, torturing them endlessly and affecting every part of their life. Anxiety isn't this way for...

10 Tips for Getting Over a Breakup Sep 13th, 2018

10 Tips for Getting Over a Breakup A bad breakup, especially one that is unexpected, can cause all sorts of feelings that interfere with your everyday life. Though it may be tempting to shut the world out and wallow in bed, life will continue around you so it's important to keep...

5 Simple Ways to Feel Better Faster Sep 7th, 2018

 5 Simple Ways to Feel Better Faster Today seems like people are busier than ever. Between having a job, taking care of your family and housework, it is easy to get burnt out. Most people tend to put their needs last or neglect them entirely. This perpetuates the problem. If you don't...

8 Ways That Rosemary Can Improve Your Mental, Emotional, and Physical Well-Being Sep 1st, 2018

8 Ways That Rosemary Can Improve Your Mental, Emotional, and Physical Well-Being  Popularly known for being a culinary herb, rosemary is from the mint family and has been used in traditional medicine for centuries. Rosemary essential oil has a woodsy fragrance and is considered a mainstay in aromatherapy. However, rosemary...

5 Common Foods That Can Trigger Anxiety Symptoms Aug 24th, 2018

5 Common Foods that Can Trigger Anxiety SymptomsFood can have a powerful impact on mood, stress levels, and mental health. Some foods have been shown to cause or worsen the symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other chronic mental-health conditions. While symptoms and triggers are unique to every individual, research studies...

12 Things Not to Do If You're Suffering From Depression Aug 3rd, 2018

Although depression is a common problem, each person's case is different and needs dealing with differently. However, there are several typical lifestyle issues which can get in the way of recovery. Here are 12 things it's best to avoid if you're suffering from depression or anxiety.1) Don't ignore your issues....

How People with Depression Experience Life Jul 13th, 2018

In my time working as a psychiatric nurse practitioner, I have found depression to be a diagnosis that can be catastrophically debilitating if left untreated. It can induce havoc on an individuals entire life, and sadly often treatment is not sought until their world is about to crumble. However, the...

Let's talk about ADHD: People grow out of it, right? Maybe not... Jul 13th, 2018

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a cluster of symptoms that make it difficult for people of all ages to conform to societal or relational expectations, which can greatly impact quality of life. Often times the “hyperactivity” word in ADHD is confusing to people.  However, ADHD is a general diagnosis,...