Suicide is a real problem, but it’s a problem that is preventable. Suicide generally occurs when feelings and thoughts like hopelessness and helplessness are stronger than the person’s resources, coping skills, and belief that their life is worth living. As a therapist, our job is to help people gain resources and skills as well as … Continue reading Why Talk About Suicide?
Suicidal thoughts or acts are commonly brought about by inner turmoil and a lack of continuity with daily rhythms of life. Have you recently been through a traumatic event (collective or personal), have turmoil in your home, or are you going through a life transition that is new and scary? Experiences like that can leave … Continue reading Signs of Suicide for You or a Loved One
The month of September draws attention to the very important topic of suicide, which is the second-leading cause of death among young adults. Struggling with suicide or self-harm is an extremely difficult experience, but is not one that you have to go through alone. An important aspect of suicide prevention is staying connected with others … Continue reading Staying Connected: Suicide Prevention Through Finding Support
During Suicide Awareness month last year, I focused on talking to your teen about suicide. This year, I’d like to focus on a particular subset of youth: LGBTQIA+ youth. THE RESEARCH The majority of the information in today’s blog comes from the Trevor Project’s 2022 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health. The Trevor Project … Continue reading Suicide Risks and LGBTQIA+ Youth
Let’s face it, grief is a tough emotion to wrestle with! In our August 9th blog post, we learned that it is a complicated process that we all tend to experience differently. As difficult as it is to comprehend as adults, grief is particularly difficult for children. While we cannot spare them the experience of … Continue reading Helping Children Through Grief
Grief can be a hard subject to talk about because it often brings up feelings of discomfort, despair or sadness when thinking about those we’ve lost. Because of this, processing grief can be difficult. It’s totally normal to feel this way and want to avoid this topic all together. However, it’s important to talk about … Continue reading Important Things to Know When Processing Grief
Anna Saviano speaks with Joe Sanok on a Practice of the Practice podcast. They discuss making decisions to help you make decisions and letting your body help you to decide. Anna also gives advice to private practitioners.
WHAT IS GRIEF? Grief is a complicated process, which is why each individual is likely to experience it differently. In other words, there is no ‘right’ way to experience grief. For many individuals, the intensity of grief is likely to fluctuate and can be triggered randomly or when reminders of the loss are present. Other … Continue reading Feeling Stuck in Grief: How to Continue Life After Loss
For so many of us, August marks a time of change, a beginning or ending, or a shift from one life phase into another. Some of us return to school, leave home for college, or begin a new job. August is the long kiss goodbye to summer as our bodies and minds prepare to shift … Continue reading Increasing our Interoceptive Awareness to Cope with Change
Throughout July, Heartland Therapy Connection is bringing awareness to trauma therapy and the modalities used to address trauma in our therapy sessions. In this blog, we will take a look at what group therapy is and how it may benefit you in your journey to understand and cope with your trauma and/or PTSD. WHAT IS … Continue reading Benefits of Group Therapy for Trauma