Posts in the ‘Mental Health’ Category

Three Myths about Suicide

Three big myths about suicide. Many times, the word suicide is “charged” with emotions, questions, assumptions, and ambiguous feelings. It can be extremely challenging to weave through all the information while going through your own grief reactions if you knew someone who died by suicide. Or maybe you are a close friend of someone who

Healing Attachment Wounds

Healing Attachments Attachment—the critical bond that develops between baby and primary caregivers–is one of the most important aspects of infancy and early childhood. The nature and quality of our earliest attachments tends to affect all our relationships, “from cradle to grave.” When circumstances such as adoption, illness, financial stress, loss, or lack of family support

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

What is EMDR? Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy approach that has helped a variety of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological distress. It was developed by Dr. Francine Shaprio, who made a chance observation that eye moments can reduce the intensity of disturbing thoughts under certain conditions. No

Relaxation podcast

After several requests to put this relaxation podcast on the website, here it is. Take the parts that work for you and use them. Not everyone will benefit from this, however, using a relaxation technique such as this one, has been shown to help decrease anxiety and worry and increases clarity and feeling safe.  

Self-Harm in Children

In today’s society, it is really hard growing up. Our children today, have to compete against not only everyone in their school, but now with social media the way it is, they also need to compete with every other child all over the country on these platforms. Ugh! What pressure it is to look like

5 Things You Can Do To Help Improve Your Sleep

Getting good sleep can help with a lot of ailments including depression, anxiety, pain, and stress Keep a regular sleep schedule. This means that you go to bed and wake up around the same time every day. Use natural measures before prescriptions. Getting adequate light exposure. I know this can be hard if you work

You Are the Master of Your Mental Health

Your Mental Health Matters I read an opinion piece the other day called, “Amanda Bynes, Robin Williams, and the Spectacle of Mental Illness.”* The author wrote about how when celebrities struggle with mental illness, the general public tends to gawk at and taunt those who act in bizarre manners until a person dies because they

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