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The Cold Dark Winters Effect on Mental Health

December 13th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
The Cold Dark Winters Effect on Mental Health

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

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

October 14th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
The Cold Dark Winters Effect on Mental Health

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

Are You Withdrawing from Your Social Life?

February 6th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
The Cold Dark Winters Effect on Mental Health

People may go through phases in life when they feel very giving, social and connected to others. At other times they may feel more inclined to withdraw from their friends and spend more time alone. It can sometimes mean that you simply need more time to reflect and sort through your feelings but in some …

Filed Under: Depression, Stress

Too Scared to Sleep

October 18th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
The Cold Dark Winters Effect on Mental Health

There are many different factors that can come into play when someone has issues with sleep. Mental and physical health, stress and many other problems can contribute to difficulty falling and staying asleep. In some cases, sleep problems may be caused by issues with fear and anxiety that may be causing a person to stay …

Filed Under: Mental Health, Phobia, Pychotherapy, Stress

Racism and Depression

July 15th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
The Cold Dark Winters Effect on Mental Health

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

Trauma After Gun Violence

March 8th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
The Cold Dark Winters Effect on Mental Health

With the recent tragedy in Parkland and the kinds of shootings that take place all too often around the country, it is important to recognize the impact of gun violence on the individuals involved. People who experience a shooting are likely to be affected by long term psychological effects of the traumatic event. Even those …

Filed Under: Grief, PTSD, Stress

What Is Adaptive and Maladaptive Coping?

August 17th, 2017 - Leave a Comment

The word coping generally refers to adaptive coping strategies … strategies that help to reduce stress. However, some strategies may actually increase stress, and in turn, may be considered maladaptive. You had a grueling day at work. You come home to find the house a mess and your spouse is nagging you to fix supper. …

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This Is Your Brain On Stress

May 10th, 2017 - 1 Comment

The brain is a fascinating organ. It has billions of neurons that help the brain communicate with the rest of your body, telling your muscles to flex, twitch or spasm. The brain is connected to all of your senses too. Your nose smells, your eyes see, your fingers feel, your tongue tastes, your ears hear …

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How to Deal With Stress and Depression During the Holidays

December 14th, 2016 - Leave a Comment

When thinking about the holiday season it is easy to ponder Christmas shopping, time with family, decorating the tree and house, traveling, baking, and caroling. While some people think of these things with fondness, others think of them as adding stress to their lives. There seems to be so much to do in such a …

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What Are Good Stress Relieving Techniques?

December 5th, 2016 - Leave a Comment

When we discuss stress, we automatically think about the negative aspects of stress. What is important to note is that not all stress is bad. There are actually benefits to having some stress, in appropriate doses. Some of the positive benefits of stress is it can motivate you to wake up and go to work …

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