Tips For Managing The Holiday Blues

by See Original Link • November 28, 2017

Many people can experience feelings of anxiety or depression during the holiday season. People who already live with a mental health condition should take extra care to tend to their overall health and wellness during this time. Extra stress, unrealistic expectations or even sentimental memories that accompany the season can be a catalyst for the… Read More »

How To Encourage Someone To See A Therapist

by See Original Link • November 24, 2017

It’s hard to watch someone you care about struggle with their mental health. It’s even worse when you know they could benefit from professional help. Approaching an individual and encouraging them to seek therapy can be a tricky situation. If done the wrong way, you could aggravate the person or turn them against the idea… Read More »

Navigating the Holidays

by See Original Link • November 21, 2017

The holidays can be stressful for someone who is struggling with an eating disorder. We get it. A lot happens this time of year—extra family time, busy schedules, social gatherings—and most of it centers on food. To help you prepare for the upcoming holidays, our staff has come up with some tips and words of… Read More »

Holiday Drinking: What Is Normal?

by See Original Link • November 17, 2017

I recently read an interesting article about a Caron Treatment Centers study titled “Many Americans Oblivious to What High-Risk Drinking Looks Like.” Dr. Harris Stratyner was quoted as saying “Alcohol is still the number one cause of damaging behavior at holiday celebrations throughout the U.S”. The information in this article got me thinking… are the holidays a time and… Read More »

The Power Of Pet Therapy

by See Original Link • November 14, 2017

I remember when I was seven, my Great-Uncle Benji said to my parents, “Allison needs a dog.” It was at that time, my life changed. I was a very quiet, reserved kid, but dogs brought me out of my shell. They were with me during good times, painful times and major life events—and loved me… Read More »

PTSD And Trauma: Not Just For Veterans

by See Original Link • November 10, 2017

When we think about posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it’s typically in the context of active duty service members and veterans—for good reason. Dangerous and potentially traumatic situations are common occurrences in the context of military service. However, it’s important to note that PTSD is not exclusive to this type of trauma. In the U.S., about eight… Read More »

Exercise For Mental Health: 8 Keys To Get And Stay Moving

by See Original Link • November 7, 2017

Mental illness has deeply impacted my life. I have experienced the flooding of anxiety and the drowning of depression. I have waged, and won, several battles with postpartum depression and been through loss and grief. I know how painful it can be to find oneself in the throes of mental illness and how helpless it… Read More »

Opening Up To Others About Your Mental Health

by See Original Link • November 3, 2017

Have you ever had a conversation with someone that tempted you to open up about something incredibly personal, but you hesitated due to the fear of that person’s reaction? Were you worried that telling them would alter their perception of you? Many people experience this feeling as they attempt to determine whether or not to… Read More »