Taking care of your body isn’t just important with regards to physical wellness. It is also important for your mental health. Our mind and body are extremely connected. Have you ever noticed that when you get a headache you are more likely to snap at your husband? Have you ever noticed that when you feel [...]
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One of the most important things when managing anxiety and depression is finding a good treatment therapist. Coping with mental health stressors or issues can be traumatic enough without feeling unsafe and unsupported in your fight by the people who are supposed to be giving you the tools to win the battle. A “good” treatment [...]
The concept of accepting pain is one that is always a tough one to explain to people. Almost immediately their reaction is something like “What are you talking about? Why would I accept my pain and suffering?” Often people who have this reaction are confusing acceptance with approval. Acceptance does not mean approval. Acceptance does [...]
When most people hear about the concept of attachment, they typically have one of two associations. Some people, especially those who have studied psychology, immediately think of childhood attachment theory. This posits the importance of emotional attachment to the mother for child development. The more robust the attachment relationship with the mother, the healthier the [...]
“Insanity does not run in my family. Rather, it strolls through, taking it's time, getting to know everyone personally.” People with mental health concerns can find themselves struggling intensely with their issues for anywhere from periods of time to a majority of their lives. Struggling with mental health is certainly in and of itself distressing. [...]