Stress

The Importance of Being in Therapy While on Medication

The Importance of Being in Therapy While on Medication

While research supports that the most effective treatment for mental health is a combination of medication and therapy, many utilize medication only, believing therapy will not be helpful while others work hard in therapy and do not see medication as an option. There are a few reasons for this difference in beliefs.

How To Care For Your Mental Health While Unemployed

How To Care For Your Mental Health While Unemployed

Being unemployed can be tough. Here are a few suggestions that can keep you mentally healthy while you ride out the job search.

How To Enjoy Your Phone: The Healthy Way

How To Enjoy Your Phone: The Healthy Way

Smartphones have made our lives much easier, however we know they have also greatly impacted our physical and mental well-being. Here are some suggestions on how you can use your cell phone in a healthier way.

What Happens During The First Therapy Session?

What Happens During The First Therapy Session?

Are you considering trying therapy or preparing for your first therapy session? Here’s what to expect.

How To Keep Things Simple

How To Keep Things Simple

As humans, we tend to complicate things - it’s in our nature. But, there is something great about keeping things simple, even though it tends to be difficult. Keeping things simple can help to reduce your stress and keep you focused on the things that matter. Here are some tips on keeping things simple:

6 Guidelines For Walking Away From An Argument

6 Guidelines For Walking Away From An Argument

It is common when fighting with someone you love to say things you later regret. This stems from our worst fears being brought out, whether it’s a fear being abandoned, betrayed, or unseen. When we fight with those we love, we often want to be heard and work through deep issues. Unfortunately, in the midst of fighting, resolutions don’t always come so easily. If you notice that you are becoming triggered, you should remove yourself from the situation. One of the best things you can do to prevent the fight from continuing is to allow one or both of you to take a short break. This works when there is a prior agreement and strategies in place. Here are some guidelines:

Five Quick Tips to Reduce Anxiety Before a Stressful Event

Five Quick Tips to Reduce Anxiety Before a Stressful Event

Like anything, managing your anxiety takes practice. Test out these skills when you have the time, so that when a stressful situation occurs, you have several tools at hand.

How To Deal With The Post Travel Blues

How To Deal With The Post Travel Blues

If you notice that the travel blues is something you get when you return home, accept that it happens then prepare yourself for it.

Breaking Free Of The Parent-Child Relationship In Marriage

Breaking Free Of The Parent-Child Relationship In Marriage

The parent-child type of relationship is seen frequently in marriages where one partner lives with ADHD. Typically, the non-ADHD partner takes on the role of the parent and the partner with ADHD the role of the child. It generally starts when the partner with ADHD does not follow through on tasks, such as paying a bill or leaving the laundry out in a pile. Naturally, the non-ADHD partner will step in to handle more of the household responsibilities.

Mood Tracking

Mood Tracking

Therapists frequently suggest tracking your moods in order to understand which triggers or situations lead to certain emotions. If you are seeing a counselor or doctor for any mood symptoms, this can be a helpful tool to update them with in between appointments, make the appointments go smoother, and assist you in staying on topic. Having your moods tracked will help you communicate how you have been feeling if you struggle describing it. It also helps to look back at your mood journal to see how far you have come and what you are capable of accomplishing.

Creating A Hope Box

Creating A Hope Box

A hope box is something you can create for when you need a reminder of why your life is so precious. This technique is often used in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to cultivate hope. It is simply a collection of various items that can show you that your life is meaningful and worth living.

Why Do I Have Panic Attacks?

Why Do I Have Panic Attacks?

A panic attack is the abrupt onset of intense fear or discomfort that reaches a peak within minutes and includes at least four of the following symptoms: palpitations, accelerated heart rate, sweating, trembling, shaking, or shortness of breath. Most people who experience panic attacks ask the question, ‘Why do I have them?’