Mental Wellness

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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),…

Understanding Anxiety

Uuugh . . . . . anxiety! By definition, anxiety is an unpleasant state of inner turmoil, often accompanied by nervous behavior. For many the mere mention of the word can make someone suffering from anxiety manifest symptoms like heart palpations or tightness in the chest. Other symptoms such as stomachaches, headaches, cold sweats…

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Managing Your Depression

Depression affects 5 percent of today’s workforce. This means that one out of every 20 people suffers from depression from our mothers and daughters to coworkers and spouses. Have you ever felt some of the symptoms of depression or maybe you recognize someone at home or work who is showing signs? With various treatment…

Coping With Workplace Stress

You return to the office after several great days celebrating with family and friends. Maybe you caught up on some ZZZ’s, ate a little too much, and had a relaxing holiday, but now the reality of being back in the office is setting in. Deadlines, projects, and meetings seem to be adding up and…

Avoiding Workplace Burnout

Returning to work after the holidays is a little difficult for most people. It’s hard to return back to work after spending time relaxing with family and friends, eating too much, and probably sleeping in. It’s normal to feel a little sluggish after the holidays, just be aware of signs of burnout. Workplace burnout…