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Mental Health Wellness Tips For Quarantine

#1 Stick to a routine. Go to sleep and wake up at a reasonable time, write a schedule that is varied and includes time for work as well as self-care. #2 Dress for the social life you want, not the social life you have. Get showered and dressed in comfortable clothes, wash your face, brush your teeth. Take the time

3 Ways to Silence Chaos & Stress By Looking Inward During The Coronavirus Pandemic

By: Jenna Brody, Certified Addiction Professional For most of my life, I have chosen to see the blessing that can stem from challenges.  Often, it is in the challenge and questioning why you have to go through emotional pain so we are able to grow emotionally and spiritually.   It is in a time of crisis that you see the best

4 Quick Tips on How to Survive Quarantine as a Couple

By: Allison Petro, LMHC Poof!  Just like that, you and your partner are now spending 24/7 together during these odd times of COVID-19.  Quarantine can wear on any couple, no matter who you are or how well you typically get along outside of this pandemic.  Cabin fever mixed with both of you working from home while also trying to homeschool

What You Need to Know Before Treating Depression with Exercise

By Brian Kurz, LCSW According to the National Institute of Mental Health, one in 10 adults in the United States struggle with depression. Antidepressant medications are a common way to treat the condition, however the use of medication is not the only solution. Benefits of Exercising to Treat Depression Research shows that exercise can also be an effective treatment. In

How to Help your Kids Cope With the Coronavirus Pandemic

By: Allison Petro, LMHC These are no doubt scary and strange times for everyone. The coronavirus pandemic has caused people’s lives to change across the globe.  For those of us caring for children, it can feel overwhelming to help them cope when we feel like we are barely even holding it together ourselves.  Here are 7 tips to help your

How To Keep Your Stress Level Down & Immune System Up Until COVID-19 is Contained

By: Amanda Wiegert, LMHC, NCC So many of us are feeling an increase in stress because of COVID-19 and how it has affected our daily lives. Stress happens when our body tries to react to an adjustment or change in our lives. It can present itself physically, mentally, or emotionally and often times we will experience stress in all three

How to Spot the 5 Signs of Men’s Midlife-Crisis Depression

By Brian Kurz, LCSW When a man is acting strangely and out of character, those who care about them are understandably going to ask, “Why?” A fairly common explanation for odd behavior in men can be a midlife crisis. But what if, in addition to their strange behavior, a man also seems depressed? Is midlife-crisis depression a real thing?  Yes,

Domestic Abuse Relationships In Coronavirus Quarantines

Social isolation may be frustrating for most people who can’t engage in their normal routines, but for some people this could be the most dangerous time in their relationships. There are Domestic Violence resources centers across the country that are anticipating an uptick in intimate partner violence during the COVID-19 times. This can also include psychological abuse such as humiliation,

How To Calm Down Your Anxiety Using Grounding Techniques

What are grounding techniques and how do they help with anxiety?  Grounding techniques are coping strategies that help you focus on the here-and-now and what is in front of you at the present moment. Grounding helps break up the thoughts in your brain that are causing you to feel anxious. All of us find ourselves worried about the future or

What is Treatment Resistant Depression?

If you’ve been treated for depression but your symptoms haven’t improved, you may have treatment resistant depression (TRD.) Taking an antidepressant or going to psychological counseling eases depression symptoms for most people. But with treatment-resistant depression, standard treatments are not enough.  Treatment-resistant depression can leave you feeling hopeless and discouraged. Months or even years can go by without any relief. And