Managing Your Mental Health This Holiday Season

For some, thoughts of the holiday season bring to mind images of cozy sweaters, warm blankets, holiday movie marathons, and hot chocolate. It is often a time filled with family gatherings and nostalgia; however, it might be hard for some Christmas-aficionados to realize the holiday season can be filled with stress, anxiety, and depression for… Read more »

Manage Triggers During the Holidays

The end of summer marks the beginning of the holiday season. With the twinkling lights, cider mills, apple picking, and hayrides, it can be a time filled with joy and excitement for many. However, between Halloween candy, Thanksgiving turkey and the Christmas roast, food can often feel like the main focus of the holiday season.… Read more »

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is tomorrow, Wednesday, October 10th. Although this day is dedicated to the importance of raising awareness about mental health, awareness is important every day. Unfortunately, often stigmas exist because of the lack of conversation regarding mental health. With approximately 1 in 5 adults experiencing mental illness in the US, it affects… Read more »

PTSD: Symptoms and Treatment

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that is caused by experiencing or witnessing a shocking, frightening or life-threatening event. Any individual who lives through a traumatic event may feel defensive and a “fight-or-flight” response. However, when the symptoms continue long after the event, it may be PTSD. An individual with PTSD often feels stressed… Read more »

National Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month which means we must bring attention to an incredibly important cause. In order to save the life of an at-risk individual, it is vital to recognize the symptoms and warning signs. Understanding the risks is the first step to preventing a suicide and aiding a loved one in getting… Read more »