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Dealing with Self Harm as an Adult

January 19th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
Dealing with Self Harm as an Adult

Most people associate self-harm with troubled teens and young people who are dealing with depression. Although teens often represent the majority of people who have self-harm issues, there are plenty of adults who are also struggling with the problem. Self-harm is a devastating mental health issue that can affect any age, gender and people from …

Filed Under: Mental Health, Mental Health Treatment

How Does Somatic Therapy Work?

January 11th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
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As more evidence accumulates to support the idea that the mind and body are closely connected, health practitioners are embracing different kinds of treatments such as somatic therapy. Doctors now understand that the mental health can play a role in physical well-being and vice versa. Somatic therapy is based on the concept that the body …

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When Past Sexual Trauma Affects Your Relationships

January 6th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
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People who experience sexual abuse, assault or rape are negatively impacted by this trauma in multiple ways. It affects not only their mental health and emotional well being but also their ability to safe and secure in their relationships. Sexual trauma can change a person forever but with treatment it is possible to repair some …

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Having PTSD from Your Parents

December 21st, 2018 - Leave a Comment
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Although post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is most commonly caused by experiences such as war, violent events and physical abuse there are other less extreme cases of PTSD. People can develop issues of trauma in situations where they are raised by an alcoholic parent, neglected as a child or emotionally bullied by their caregivers. …

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Rationalizing Your Irrational Fears

December 17th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
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Many people deal with irrational fears from time to time but for those with anxiety, they can become a powerful force. Irrational fears are something that can be difficult to escape because in some level an anxious person may know that their fears are unfounded. Coping with irrational fears is a challenge but it is …

Filed Under: Phobia

Are You Finding it Impossible to Focus?

December 8th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
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We live in a modern world where it is very easy to become distracted. With mobile devices at our fingertips and new technologies that take up a lot of our attention, focusing can become a real challenge. People can have a limited supply of attention and a lack of focus can drain your energy and …

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Crippling Paranoia

December 4th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
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Different mental health issues can lead to symptoms of paranoia and for those struggling with this problem it can be devastating. Issues like anxiety, personality disorders, bipolar disorder and many other conditions can lead to crippling paranoia. Dealing with paranoia can make it challenging to get through daily tasks, maintain relationships and live a healthy …

Filed Under: Mental Health, Personality Disorders, Schizophrenia

Manage Your Trauma with These Apps

November 26th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
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People who struggle with PTSD often need extra support to help handle their symptoms. Trauma can cause serious issues that can interfere with daily life and having any type of assistance available can allow patients to manage their every day struggles. Resources such as mobile apps can be a helpful supplementary treatment option for people …

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What OCD is and What OCD is Not

November 19th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
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There are many misconceptions about obsessive compulsive disorder and people often erroneously use the term OCD in everyday slang. The common misunderstanding about OCD is that it simply means someone is obsessively tidy or fastidious in certain aspects of their behavior. The reality is that OCD is a type of anxiety disorder that is fueled …

Filed Under: Anxiety

Making Connections During Depression

November 14th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
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Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses in the U.S. and people often find it difficult to cope with their symptoms. In many cases depression can lead people to become isolated from family and friends which can ultimately worsen their feelings of sadness and helplessness. Attempting to make connections with others is crucial …

Filed Under: Depression