From increased confidence to better communication skills, counseling can prove greatly beneficial to many people young and old. After all, the main goal of any counselor is to empower their patients to grow in a variety of ways: mentally, spiritually and emotionally. On top of it all, many seek to help their patients become self-advocates,
Mental health conditions don’t discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color or sexual identity. Anyone can go through the challenges of mental illness no matter what their background is. That being said, background and identity can make access to mental health treatment much harder. National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was established in 2008 to change all that.
The good news is that more and more Americans are seeking therapy to help them with their mental health issues, from depression to anxiety. In fact, nearly half of American households say at least one member of the family has sought mental health treatment in the past year, according to the American Psychological Association.
We’re all guilty of it: mindlessly scrolling through our social media feeds whenever we get a few spare moments. Sometimes, those minutes extend to hours. Those hours are killing us, and the trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Our collective psychology is being harmed and the outlook doesn’t look good.
Life’s roadblocks can pop up at any time. While times of crisis can happen at any time for anyone, there are common transitions that can pose challenges for many people. From entering the teen years and then college…first jobs…first children…mid-life crises…retirement…these major life changes can be stressful to cope with if we don’t have the mechanisms to properly handle them.
With May being Mental Health Month, it’s important to understand and spread awareness of mental health issues ranging from anxiety to depression. As such, Mental Health America’s 2018 focus is Fitness #4Mind4Body. Being healthy is a whole-body experience. When we eat well, exercise and make good life choices, we tend to feel better both physically and emotionally.
The music world mourned yet again when Swedish musician, DJ, remixer and record producer Avicii, also known as Tim Bergling, died suddenly at the age of 28. While drugs and foul play were not suspected or confirmed, rumors that he took his own life swirled throughout the news. The family seems to have solidified that assumption,
By Dr. Wendy Sims
May is a month we typically associate with Mother’s Day or Memorial Day. While we observe those holidays for a day, observing a loved one who has a personality disorder occurs most days. May is designated as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Awareness Month. This is fitting given that living with BPD can often feel like mayhem,
by Dr. Wendy Sims
Next time you are grocery shopping, notice a marketing trend in nutritional bars being proudly advertised with only 3 ingredients printed on the front. No need to turn it over to read the fine print that is jumbled together with long names we can’t even pronounce, much less know what they are.