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3 Tips For Managing Election Anxiety

March 6th, 2020 - Leave a Comment
3 Tips For Managing Election Anxiety

Have you been experiencing increased anxiety recently? Chances are the ongoing election year is to blame. Elections cause anxiety even among people who rarely get anxious. The reason is simple: candidates need to play up everything “wrong” with the country in order to tell you why you need to elect them. They also play up …

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3 Things People With Anxiety Want You To Know

February 14th, 2020 - Leave a Comment
3 Tips For Managing Election Anxiety

Growing up with anxiety, I always wondered what was wrong with me. I had the same mental faculties as everyone else, I had similar experiences to them, I learned the same things in school. Yet somehow it seemed like they all knew something I didn’t. Otherwise, why was I always so unsure about everything? It …

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Will My Trauma Affect Everything I Do?

February 10th, 2020 - Leave a Comment
3 Tips For Managing Election Anxiety

“Not everything is about my trauma!” I shouted this at my therapist in frustration one day, after he suggested that my feelings of worthlessness at work were connected to the violent armed robbery I survived. I was sick of the idea that my whole life had been affected by this trauma. I had problems before …

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The Importance Of Finding A Creative Outlet For Mental Health

January 20th, 2020 - Leave a Comment
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There’s a common misconception that people with mental illnesses are more likely to be creative. We have this romantic notion of the depressed author who taps into humanity’s despair. Or a painter whose mental illness gives them access to an unusual way of seeing things. The truth, however, is that mental illness doesn’t make you …

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What Is The Difference Between Mindfulness And Meditation?

January 10th, 2020 - Leave a Comment
3 Tips For Managing Election Anxiety

Search online for mental health treatments and you’ll find everyone talking about mindfulness. There’s a reason it’s all the rage. Mindfulness has become a huge industry over the past few years because of its effectiveness at treating mental illness. Studies have shown that it works for a range of disorders. If you’re a skeptic, you’re …

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The Cold Dark Winters Effect on Mental Health

December 13th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
3 Tips For Managing Election Anxiety

After the hustle and bustle of the holidays are over and that December buzzing energy winds down, many come to the realization of the cold winter ahead. The “most wonderful time of the year” turns into a drearier time for a lot of people. Most places experience a change in temperature or weather patterns and …

Filed Under: Depression, Mental Health, Mental Health Treatment, Stress

Cosmetic Surgery and Mental Health

November 21st, 2019 - Leave a Comment
3 Tips For Managing Election Anxiety

The rates of cosmetic surgery have skyrocketed within the last couple years. From full body reconstructive surgery to the minimally invasive procedures like facial fillers or noninvasive fat reduction, more people are going under the knife or in some cases the needle. According to Eurekalert.org, there were nearly a quarter million more cosmetic procedures performed …

Filed Under: Mental Health, Mental Health Treatment, Therapy

What Is Dopamine Fasting?

November 13th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
3 Tips For Managing Election Anxiety

Dopamine fasting has made recent headlines and has been steadily trending in the tech world, specifically in the tech capital Silicon Valley but with mixed reviews. Essentially, dopamine fasting is abstaining from anything that produces dopamine for a designated period of time. The right balance of dopamine is fundamental for both physical and mental health. …

Filed Under: Addiction, Depression, Mental Health

All About EMDR

October 24th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
3 Tips For Managing Election Anxiety

What Is EMDR Considered a relatively new treatment, EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and is used in psychotherapy. Simply put, during an EMDR therapy session, a trained therapist will ask the patient to recall a traumatic event and wave their finger side to side, mimicking what naturally occurs during dreaming. Other methods …

Filed Under: Mental Health Treatment, PTSD, Pychotherapy, Therapy

Why Is It Taking So Long For College Students To Get Mental Health Treatment?

October 14th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
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The mental health of college students has been a growing concern across the nation. According to the American Psychological Association, “Ninety-five percent of college counseling center directors surveyed said the number of students with significant psychological problems is a growing concern in their center or on campus”. The survey also revealed anxiety is the top …

Filed Under: Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Mental Health, Stress