Anxiety

Why is Therapy Not Working For Me?

Why is Therapy Not Working For Me?

If after a reasonable amount of sessions you feel like no progress in therapy has been made, you should ask yourself the following questions.

3 Ways To Stop Thinking The Worst At Work

3 Ways To Stop Thinking The Worst At Work

Most people worry about work and bring the anxiety home with them. This worry can include keeping a mental record of things that happen at work and then thinking about why you may get fired. When stated out loud, it might sound ridiculous, but it is very common. While an amount of concern for your job is healthy (you want to do well and succeed), if you are having anxiety-provoking feelings on a daily basis, you may have naturally formed a bad habit. Here are a few tips for stopping yourself from always thinking the worst at work. Things are probably not as bad as you think!

Understanding Teen Self-Harm

Understanding Teen Self-Harm

Self-harm is also known as non-suicidal self-injury. This can be a very confusing and scary topic for both teenagers and parents. It is generally a difficult thing to talk about, especially when a teenager does not fully understand why they are doing it. The best way to help a teenager to stop self-harming is to help them understand and address the underlying issues.

What Is Exposure Therapy?

What Is Exposure Therapy?

Exposure therapy is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy that is used to treat specific anxieties or phobias. It involves exposing yourself to what you are fearful of with the hopes of eventually retraining your brain to be less afraid. It is much deeper than just getting used to the fear - exposure therapy retrains your brain to stop sending the fear signal when there is not any real danger. Most people understand that their anxieties and phobias are irrational and exaggerated, but this does not necessary reduce the fear response. What ends up happening is the person will avoid the fear, which can end up strengthening it.

When To Take A Mental Health Day

When To Take A Mental Health Day

Everyone feels mentally overwhelmed at times - it’s normal. But when does it become a problem? Here’s some circumstances that may require a mental health day.

What Causes Road Rage?

What Causes Road Rage?

Nearly 80% of drivers expressed significant anger, aggression or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the past year, according to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. It begs the question - what’s causing all the anger and is there something deeper going on than just road rage?

Signs You're Having A Midlife Crisis

Signs You're Having A Midlife Crisis

A midlife crisis occurs in middle-aged adults (typically 45-64 years old) when they are going through transitions regarding their identify and self-confidence. It is described in psychology as a crisis, which is generally brought on by things that are highlighted a person’s growing age, inevitable mortality, and shortcomings of life accomplishments. Midlife crises can bring about feelings of depression, remorsefulness, anxiety, and the desire to be young again. This desire to feel young again tends to bring about life changes, such as purchasing a sports car.

Avoid These Foods If You Have Anxiety or Depression

Avoid These Foods If You Have Anxiety or Depression

Could it be possible that the food you’re eating could be making you feel worse, not better? If so, this is a great opportunity to use food as medicine and flip your diet around. Here are a few foods that you should definitely eliminate from your diet if you have depression or anxiety.

Natural Ways To Reduce Anxiety

Natural Ways To Reduce Anxiety

Everyone faces anxiety daily, but some of us live with more persistent symptoms. Anxiety is actually the most common mental health issue, reportedly affecting more than 18% of US adults. Natural remedies and lifestyle changes are a great way to remedy some of these symptoms, but they are never meant to replace or stop any treatments you are currently receiving. If you are already getting treatment, check with your doctor, psychiatrist, or therapist prior to implementing any changes.

What Are Cognitive Distortions?

What Are Cognitive Distortions?

A cognitive distortion is an exaggerated or irrational thought pattern. These distortions tend to lead to common psychological states, such as depression and anxiety. They are ways that people twist information they receive from the environment. These biases often reinforce negative thought patterns and are the focus of CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Maintaining Your Mental Health While Working Remotely

Maintaining Your Mental Health While Working Remotely

Working from home or an offsite location is becoming much more popular in the workplace. In fact, up to 62% of workers currently work remotely either part or all of the time. While working remotely comes with many benefits, it can also be challenging on your mental health. Here’s how you can stay on track and keep your mind health while working remotely.