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Helping Kids Cope With Mental Health

With the return to school upon us, it’s quite possible that your child may have apprehension or difficulty controlling their emotions or thoughts about school. If you’re noticing somewhat unusual aggressive or hyperactive behavior and violent outbursts, it’s possible that your child may be dealing with a mental health issue. Children with mental health issues need their parents’ help to...[ read more ]

How to Deal with Anxiety During Stressful Times

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of people around the world in several ways and will likely continue to have major effects on public health. As work-from-home becomes a focus of society, working folks are ending up in social situations (or lack thereof) that they may not know how to deal with. If you are surrounded by negative news...[ read more ]

When to See a Therapist for Anxiety

Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness or unease, typically about something with an uncertain outcome or even in the absence of a stressor. Anxiety is a normal emotion and a common human experience. Not only can it serve to motivate us, it can also protect us from harmful or unpleasant consequences (e.g. failing an exam due to lack of...[ read more ]

The Struggle, The Stigma

Recognizing that you have a mental health disorder can be difficult to accept. It’s a whole new part of life that you have to navigate, and a challenge that some people will never have to face. Medications, therapy, the feeling of being alone, and battles inside your brain. But perhaps the most difficult part of having a mental health condition for many...[ read more ]

4 Facts to Know About Teenage Mental Health

Adolescence can be both an exciting and challenging time. There are many significant physical, behavioral, and psychological changes that adolescents experience during this stage. Teenagers experience a wide variety of emotions on a daily basis and many teenagers may feel that they are on an emotional roller coaster. They may feel overwhelmed by changes around them and struggle to cope...[ read more ]

It’s Not Good Enough: What is Perfectionism?

What is Perfectionism? Many individuals perceive perfectionism as attempting to “be perfect” or acting in a “perfect way”. Perfectionism is defined as striving for unrelenting high standards for self or for others, basing our self-worth on the ability to strive and achieve these high standards, as well as persevering these high standards despite what it may be costing you. These...[ read more ]

Rumination

What is Rumination? Most people can relate to something getting stuck in their head and thinking about it for longer than they'd like; a thought, a song, an idea.... When it's a song, we call it an ear worm, and for the most part it's a pleasant experience. When it's a thought, particularly a distressing negative one, it's a far...[ read more ]

Anxiety in Teens: How You Can Help

Teenage anxiety is on the rise. A study by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) found that almost 32 percent of teens have an anxiety-based disorder. In terms of gender breakdown, 38% of female adolescents and 26% of male adolescents have an anxiety disorder.  Causes  There are various causes of anxiety in teens. As humans, we are vulnerable to...[ read more ]

A Quick Guide to Understanding Your Child Better

Children need to be nurtured, loved, and experience positive regard to develop to their full potential. As a parent, it is important to make a conscious and intentional effort to connect with your child in order to both understand them and help them grow. When you understand your child; his/her verbal and non-verbal communication style, interests, strengths, and areas of...[ read more ]

Understanding Generalized Anxiety Disorder – Diagnosis and Treatment

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is one of the most common anxiety disorders, occurring in 3.1% of the U.S. population in any given year. It can occur at any age; however, the onset is most often during childhood to middle age. A person with GAD worries uncontrollably about common occurrences and situations. GAD can interfere with daily activities. Everyone feels anxious;...[ read more ]