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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 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

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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

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

Treating Depression On Your Own? Here’s What You MUST Know

By Mike Martinez You are feeling depressed and just need a way to pull yourself out of it. You don’t want to pay someone to listen to your problems. Instead, you’ve decided to go online and see what you can do to treat depression on your own. Does this sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone. A person’s instinct is