How do you feel about New Year's resolutions? For some, the New Year feels like a light at the end of the tunnel. A fresh start. Some people impacted by seasonal depression find this time of year a little more hopeful. New Year’s resolutions feel like the thing that might pull you out of a … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions: Helpful or Hurtful?
When you google "borderline personality disorder" (BPD), you find no shortage of information. Some of this information is credible and explains symptoms. However, others lead to articles about abusive partners and parents, with lengthy narratives about how others have been mistreated by people with BPD, their behavior characterized as that of a typical person diagnosed … Continue reading Borderline Personality Disorder and Stigma
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a well-known mental health disorder, but not well understood. How many times have you heard a friend say “I’m so OCD, I have to keep my kitchen spotless! Or “I’m so OCD I color code my t-shirts!” We as a society have adopted the word “OCD” as a synonym for … Continue reading The Stigma Around OCD
This month, we’ve discussed warning signs and how to talk to others about suicide. Now what are some ways to cope with suicidal thoughts or help our loved ones cope? First of all, if you or a loved one are in danger of completing suicide Call 911. Emergency assistance may be needed if you feel … Continue reading Coping with Suicidal Thoughts
Back to school can lead to increase feelings of overwhelm. Adapting to an advancement in grade level and a stricter schedule than you may have had during the summer months can cause stress, even for younger kids. When in the classroom, kiddos don’t have the opportunity to exit the situation and decompress by themselves. It … Continue reading Tackling Back-to-School Jitters