Taking medication to address a mental health issue is a decision that weighs heavily on some folks. They might feel there is a social stigma attached to medication, or they may feel that they should be able to solve their problems without taking any medications. Here we discuss some basic facts about the role of medication in mental health treatment, as well as how it can be beneficial and the general risks that may come with medication.
It may often feel like our feelings determine our reality - we feel happy, so life is good. We feel kind and patient with others, so we are good people. Or conversely, we feel unkind or impatient, so we are unkind or impatient. We may feel very sad or very angry, so we take that to mean our life is not good (at least not right now). In reality, our behaviors have much more to do with our reality than our feelings. By changing what we do - regardless of how we feel in the moment - we can shape our lives into what we want them to be and, in turn, change ourselves into happier, more well-adjusted people.
It is common for parents to get so busy caring for their children and attending to the countless duties that come with being “Mom and Dad” that they neglect their marriage. In fact, the parents’ marriage is the foundation of family, and investing in their relationship with each other is one of the best things parents can do for their children.
Have you ever wondered if you or a loved one is struggling from depression? The question can feel overwhelming, and finding a solution to help with depression even more so. This article shares some information to help you identify depression, understand how widespread it is, and find solutions to help.
Most parents of teens know the struggle of finding a way to effectively discipline their adolescent children. It can be a difficult to strike a balance of teaching crucial life lessons while also enforcing consequences for inappropriate behavior. Here are four important things to keep in mind while disciplining your teen.
You’ve likely seen headlines touting new, simple cures for depression and other mental and physical illnesses. These kinds of claims in the media are sometimes accurate, but should always be taken with a grain of salt, as well as accompanied by some digging into the original sources/studies for more information. Here we investigate recent claims that have been made regarding “fixing” depression with some simple nutritional supplementation. Read on to find out if these claims are revolutionary, or if they’re all hype, or some combination of the two.
Finding the best therapist to work with can be difficult. There are many variables that go into making a good match between a potential client and therapist, and the prospect can seem daunting. But finding the right therapist is well worth the effort, and it doesn’t need to be unnecessarily exhausting or draining - read on for three key tips to help you find the best therapist.
Most adults find themselves settling down at some point in a committed relationship, and yet some choose to avoid any significant commitment to a partner. There are four common reasons that people are “commitment phobic.” If you are wondering why your current partner won’t commit (or why you’ve never managed to commit to any of your own past partners), the answer is likely one of the four reasons explained here.
What does depression look like? The truth is the clinical depression - even when very severe - does not always look the way we imagine. Chronic sadness, tearfulness, thoughts of suicide, and the like are all symptoms of depression, but there are many other symptoms that are often overlooked. In this article, we will discuss some of the unexpected ways that depression can present itself in people.
PTSD and the symptoms it causes can create many challenges, from fear of particular places/people/things to insomnia to feelings of unbearable sadness, and so forth. These challenges can interfere with daily life and sometimes seem like they will be a burden you must bear forever. The good news is that these symptoms can be alleviated and need not last forever. Read on for several strategies that can minimize symptoms of PTSD and free you to live a more happy life.
Somewhere between toddlerhood and adulthood most of us learn to dial back our determination or desire to persist when faced with failure. We become complacent and settle for too little in life. We set aside dreams after failing to reach our goals after the first, second or third attempt. Many of us let the fear of failure keep us from experiencing what life holds for us.