Mental Wellness

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Suicide Prevention

Unfortunately, the holiday season isn’t merry and bright for everyone. The number of suicides and suicide attempts actually increase during the holidays. If you’re reading this and struggling with suicidal thoughts, the National Suicidal Prevention Lifeline is available to you 24/7. It’s free and confidential: 1-800-273-8255. According to the CDC, over 38,000 Americans lose…

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The Gift of Relaxation

While the holidays are a fun time of year, to-do lists seem to get longer and stress levels sometimes grow bigger. So during all the hustle and bustle this year, we should also make time for some relaxation. Cultivating relaxation techniques into your daily routine is a great way to lower stress—which left unchecked…


Gender and Mental Health

  We hear a lot about gender equality, and I am by no means discrediting equal opportunities for men and women in school and the workplace. I believe everyone should be given equal opportunities to succeed and prosper. But from an early age our gender does influence how we view and experience the world,…


Signs of Mental Abuse

  Sometimes when days are long and stress is high we have fights with our spouse or best friend and we both say things we don’t mean out of anger. We’re all human and some days we just are pushed to the end of our rope and loose our filter. When things settle down,…


Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Sometimes that old cliché, “when it rains, it pours” rings true, and sometimes life makes it feel like you also lost your umbrella. I imagine that’s the tip of the iceberg in describing how people who battle with substance abuse and mental health issues feel on a daily basis….


Benefits of Meditation

Benefits of Mediation If you already set aside 20 minutes of your day to meditation, you are well on your way to better health and the rest of us should catch up! Meditation has been proven to have multiple health benefits. Reduces Stress – Studies have shown that meditation helps you control your emotions…


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)   When you hear the term “post-traumatic stress disorder” or “PTSD,” what do you think of first?  Most of us think of individuals who have experienced violent combat and statistics do show that one in five veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been diagnosed with PTSD.  But…

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Fighting Negative Self Talk

Fighting Negative Self Talk   “I’m never going to be successful”, “I’ll never lose all this weight”, “I might as well quit”…have you heard these thoughts or thoughts like these in your head?  Are you realizing that this negative thinking is becoming a problem and is impacting your job, your relationships and your overall…


Mind Body Connection

It may be hard to believe…but your emotions really do affect your physical health.  Just think about your most recent headache…what was going on with you emotionally at that time?  Were you anxious about a work deadline?  Were you worried about a sick family member?  Maybe you had a disagreement with a co-worker?  Many…


Who Can I Talk To? When To Talk To A Psychologist

Are you feeling overwhelmed?  Are you realizing that talking to your friends and co-workers about your stress just isn’t helping?  Maybe it is time to find a well-qualified, reputable professional who can help you identify your problems and work to create a coping plan just for you. According to The American Psychological Association (APA),…