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Battling Depression? – 5 Powerful Ways Therapy Can Help

Depression is a treatable condition. Unfortunately, many people either don’t recognize the symptoms or don’t think anything can help them feel  better. Self-help and self-treatment are plausible for certain cases of depression. But, when it seems like an endless battle that can’t be won, therapy is a great option. There are no negative stigmas that go along with therapy when battling depression....

Are You Experiencing Depression? – How to Spot the Signs

Millions of people are affected by depression every day. There are so many different levels of depression. Plus, anxiety often accompanies depression. Because of this, it’s not always easy to spot the signs. The more you understand about varying degrees of depression, the better. It doesn’t always look the same for everyone. With that being said, there are some things to look...

3 Ways to Cope with Tension and Finally Learn to Relax

Everyone experiences stress and tension from time to time. But when tension starts to take over more and more of your life, it can negatively impact your mental, physical, and emotional health. There are many downfalls to having tension all the time. If you don’t find healthy ways to cope with your tension and finally learn to relax, you could be putting...

Surprising Ways Stress and Anxiety Are Not the Same

It’s often easy to pair stress and anxiety together. With several similar symptoms and potential causes, they seem to be interchangeable. But, that’s not always the case. Understanding how stress and anxiety are different is vital to safeguarding our mental health. Anxiety is actually one of the negative effects caused by stress. The two don’t manifest in the same way. Of course, this...

How to Discuss Tough Relationship Topics with Your Partner

Long-term relationships have rough spots and tough conversations. They just come with relationship territory. Totally normal. Completely okay. And really uncomfortable. Those rough spots are hard to talk about. Tensions rise. Hurt and irritation crackle between you. Your loving connection seems to fray every time you go “there.” So, in the interest of peace, you don’t talk about those topics…but neither of you really have much...

Couples Therapy: Why You Should Go & What You Can Expect

When you think of couples therapy, where does your mind go? Do you think of all the benefits and helpful guidance you’ll receive? Or, do other less positive thoughts come to mind? Perhaps the following thoughts seem familiar: “Isn’t couples therapy a last resort?” “Don’t couples just spend the hour venting and stirring up trouble to take back home?” “Aren’t we admitting that...

5 Signs You’re Ready for Couples Counseling

Maybe you’ve been waiting, waffling, or wanting to see which of you would speak to the tension between you first. Perhaps you’re both terribly disappointed you can’t fix your relationship on your own. Or,  it’s quite possible that you have no idea how bad things have to be before a suggestion to “ see someone” isn’t rejected outright or dismissed as an...

How to Better Understand Mental Health

Emotional well being, psychological well being, and social well being are all dimensions of mental health, and subject to change under stress. Mental health issues are rarely the result of one event, rather, they often develop over time as the result of linked causes. For example a stressful job, a difficult relationship, or a significant trauma can cause shifts in...

Learning to Live With Our Imperfections

Good morning, Today we are talking about our imperfections and flaws. Everyone has them and everyone struggles in some way or another. It is easy to see our flaws and obsess about them over and over again, instead of finding the positive in our lives. Today's article share from Psycholodytoday.com talks about just that: self acceptance and learning to live with...