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Racism and Depression

July 15th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
Racism and Depression

Mental health experts have studied the effects of racism on mental health and have shown evidence that racial discrimination can have a negative impact on a person’s psychological state. Several studies have shown a clear link between racism and depression as well as symptoms of many other issues including suicidal behavior. Racism can cause heightened …

Filed Under: Depression, Emotional Abuse, Mental Health, Stress

Can Trauma Affect One Sibling More Than Another?

July 9th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
Racism and Depression

A traumatic event can have a devastating effect on an entire family and the relationships that they have with one another. The death of a family member, a violent accident, or a life-threatening experience can all have a very painful effect on each member of the family. It is important to remember that every person …

Filed Under: Mental Health, PTSD, Therapy

What Yoga Does to the Mind

June 25th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
Racism and Depression

Most people think of yoga as good exercise and a healthy activity for the body but accumulating evidence shows that it can also be great for your mind. Yoga promotes a feeling of relaxation and calm that has beneficial effects on every aspect of a person’s health. It is an activity that not only is …

Filed Under: Mental Health, Movement and Exercise for Wellness, Therapy

What is Emotional Energy?

June 19th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
Racism and Depression

While most people think of energy in physical terms there is actually a level of emotional energy that we all have. Many people may not even realize they are emotionally drained because they have allowed their emotions to go unrecognized and unresolved. Wasting emotional energy can leave you feeling exhausted and mentally tired in ways …

Filed Under: Emotional Abuse

What is Hypomania?

June 12th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
Racism and Depression

People that suffer from bipolar disorder tend to experience extreme mood swings that range from depression to mania. There are different types of mania that can occur with bipolar disorder and some individuals may have a lesser form of mania known as hypomania. Other disorders can also include periods or symptoms of hypomania such as …

Filed Under: Mental Health, Mental Health Treatment

Necessary Boundaries for a Healthy Counseling Relationship

May 20th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
Racism and Depression

Boundaries in a counseling relationship are not boundaries you can see, like a white stripe on the highway telling you not to cross over that line to avoid danger. They are invisible boundaries but can be just a dangerous if crossed. To most people, having healthy boundaries in a counseling relationship comes naturally. It makes …

Filed Under: Therapy

Progressive Abstinence

May 17th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
Racism and Depression

When you have an addiction to alcohol or drugs the idea of giving them up completely can be frightening. People often develop substance habits as a type of coping mechanism that helps them deal with the stress of life, their own past trauma or mental illness symptoms that they haven’t addressed. Quitting a substance often …

Filed Under: Pychotherapy, Therapy

Mental Health Struggle in LGBTQIA

May 15th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
Racism and Depression

Being a member of the LGBT community can be challenging and it is unfortunately very common for people in this category to suffer from mental illness. In spite of the growing awareness and acceptance for different forms of sexuality and gender identity, people in the community are still faced with discrimination and as a result …

Filed Under: Mental Health

How to Treat the 5 Most Common Mental Health Disorders

May 13th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
Racism and Depression

  What are the most common mental health disorders? The five most common mental health disorders include depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse and attention deficit disorder ADD/ADHD. Millions of people suffer from these disorders in the United States and around the world. Unfortunately, many people who suffer from one or more of these disorders often …

Filed Under: Mental Health

Narcissistic Disorder

May 12th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
Racism and Depression

Mental illnesses can encompass many different issues beyond the more common disorders like depression and anxiety. Personality disorders are a lesser known conditions that can be some of the most debilitating and difficult to overcome. Conditions like narcissistic personality disorder are complex and are not always easy to diagnose even for experienced mental health professionals. …

Filed Under: Personality Disorders