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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

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How Men’s Experience of Depression is Different From Women’s

,By: Brian Kurz Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States today. According to the National Institute of Mental Health(NIMH), about six million American men suffer from depression every year. Men and women both experience depression, but their symptoms are usually very different. In addition, men are less likely than women to recognize, talk

When Is Treating Depression Without Medication A Good Idea?

By: Allison Petro, LMHC As a mental health counselor, I regularly see individuals who struggle with depression symptoms.  Those individuals over the years have told me that they prefer to not take medication to treat their depression. Depression can be debilitating for some, but for others, it only gets in the way from time to time.  Like many things, depression

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5 Reasons to Download Insight Timer Today

The benefits of meditation are vast. From anxiety reduction to sleep improvement to pain management, science backs the health benefits of regular meditation practice. There are a number of apps available to assist you in learning more or sharpening your meditation skills. This article highlights my favorite- Insight Timer. [DISCLAIMER: I am in no way affiliated with Insight Timer, nor

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3 Ways to Start Overcoming Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

"Why do I feel so miserable when motherhood is supposed to be bliss?" You are supposed to be happy. Blissfully happy. You are a mother, right? All you wanted was a healthy beautiful baby and to be a mom for such a long time. But for some reason, you don’t feel blissful. In fact, you feel miserable, filled with guilt.

4 Reasons Why Anxiety Is On The Rise

By: Allison Petro Anxiety is experiencing feelings of worry or fear that are strong enough to interfere with one's daily activities. Everywhere I turn, I feel that people are talking about anxiety. Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed by life, relationships, school, your job, or your children. Or maybe your child is experiencing nervousness on a regular basis, and you feel at

How Childhood Trauma Affects Relationships

By Amanda Wiegert Childhood is the prime time for brain development and the time when people typically learn to have healthy attachments and a stable sense of love and security. However, when a person experiences something traumatic during childhood, it can interrupt their brain development and skew their sense of healthy relationships. Every person deserves to have healthy, loving relationships

Just Received An Anxiety Diagnosis? Here’s What You MUST know

By: Brian Kurz Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concern in the United States. If you just received an anxiety diagnosis, you might be experiencing a range of emotions and uncertainty about what to do next. But there is hope! Know that very effective treatments are available and  successful! Each type of anxiety disorder has its own treatment plan. Some