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Mental Health

Want Better Overall Health? Get Rid of Tension First

Tension and stress go hand in hand.Simply put, tension is a physical reaction to stress. The name speaks for itself, causing your body to “tense up.” Some people feel the tension in their shoulders or neck. Others may get tension headaches. It’s all a result of high levels of stress. When your body is under a lot of stress, it becomes...

3 Overlooked Signs You’re Struggling with Depression

We all have bad days and times when we aren’t happy. It’s also easy to think that you would recognize the signs of depression if you were struggling. Unfortunately, there are some “overlooked” signs that not everyone realizes right away. When these signs continue to go unnoticed, your depression may get worse. The longer you choose to ignore these hidden symptoms, the...

4 Keys to Coping When You Live with Depression

When you live with depression, nearly everything feels like a struggle. Sometimes, something as simple as getting up in the morning seems like a monumental task. But, because so many people struggle with depression on a daily basis, it’s important to understand different ways of coping with it. Of course, counseling and various holistic forms of treatment can help. But, understanding how...

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...

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...

8 Ways to Be Kind to Yourself

"Many of us struggle to treat ourselves with kindness. For some reason we're often nicer to others than we are to ourselves. Good self-care isn't that different from effective parenting. As parents we want to balance clear expectations for our kids with an understanding that they're human and imperfect. In the same way, looking out for ourselves means holding ourselves...