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navigate social connections during covid

How to Navigate Social Connections During COVID-19

Humans are social creatures, and we thrive on face-to-face contact. In the last few months, though, we’ve had to severely cut down on social activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the necessity of social distancing. Still, our need for social connection remains strong. So how can you stay connected during the pandemic? How can…

Why Sleep Deprivation Can Cause Anxiety and Depressio...

Sleeping patterns and mental health are two closely-related concepts. During sleep, your body and mind repair themselves and become stronger. Because of this, sleep deprivation can worsen or even increase your chances of anxiety and depression. Around 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders, and the problem is also significant in other locations around the…

Practice these self-care techniqes

Essential Self-Care Techniques this Fall

With the temperatures and weather changing, your mental health might be affected. It’s a time of change that can affect your mood, actions, and even how you think about yourself. This means it becomes even more important to consciously prioritize your well-being so you don’t fall into the trap of the changing seasons. Self-care techniques…

Trying to get sleep while grieving

Getting Sleep While Grieving

Our sleep is a delicate matter. We all know that keeping up with quality sleep is a critical component to our overall health and well-being, but sometimes life gets in the way of things and disrupts our usual sleeping patterns. In stressful or busy periods of our lives, sleep becomes more challenging to prioritize. Other…

Use these tips to cultivate your child's mental health

8 Parenting Tips for Nourishing Your Child’s Mental...

Guest contribution by Rachael Pace Parenting tips abound online about how to raise a happy child, how to be a better parent, and how to nourish a child’s mental health. And it’s no surprise, as the World Health Organization reports that issues of mental health now affect one in four people – including children. As…

Take a look at these effective panic disorder treatments

Panic Disorder Treatment: Moving Beyond a Life of Pan...

Guest Contribution by Jennifer Birch Do you sometimes get so anxious and feel that you’re heading towards impending doom? You might be panicking. But if it happens when you’re not in a life-threatening situation, you may be one of the 40 million adults in the US who have a panic disorder. Anxiety and panic disorders…

Learn more to understand OCD treatment

Understanding OCD Treatment

Trying to understand OCD can be daunting. The thoughts and behaviors you might be experiencing can be overwhelming and you might not know what can be done to alleviate your symptoms. However, OCD is manageable. Take a look at these common treatments to gain a better understanding of OCD treatments. Exposure-Response Prevention In Exposure-Response Prevention(ERP), the…

Understanding signs of bulimia

Signs of Bulimia: Understanding and Treating the Diso...

What is Bulimia? Trying to understand what are and are not signs of bulimia can be daunting. Often you may lack the understanding that certain types of behavior are signs of an eating disorder. Bulimia is characterized by episodes of eating much more than intending to, binging, followed by an attempt to avoid weight gain, such…

Learn how to communicate effectively with DBT interpersonal effectiveness skills

DBT Interpersonal Effectiveness: Learning Effective C...

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) treatment developed by Marsha Linehan. Research has shown that DBT is effective in treating a wide range of disorders and issues, including depression, substance use, eating disorders, and PTSD. DBT includes skills in four modules: mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal…

Distress Tolerance Skills: Using TIPP During an Emotional Crisis

Distress Tolerance Skills: Using TIPP During an Emoti...

Have you ever felt as though your emotions are at a breaking point? Have you ever been in an emotional crisis and did not know how to handle the situation? Do you ever think “I wish I had some way to help manage my emotions”? Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills can enhance your mental, emotional,…

DBT emotion regulation

DBT Emotion Regulation: How to Manage Emotional React...

I’m Alexandra Marshall, a DBT trained Therapist in Houston. I help people develop skills to manage emotional reactions better and to start building healthy and connected relationships. I find that frequently, people come to me saying they want to stop overreacting when they get emotional. Or they want to start feeling heard and feeling more…


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