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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 …Read the rest…

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 …Read the rest…

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 …Read the rest…

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 …Read the rest…

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 …Read the rest…

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 …Read the rest…

Here are some ways to manage anxiety and sleep better.

How to Manage Your Anxiety and Sleep Better

Between 28 and 44 percent of adults in the United States now report regularly getting less than seven hours of sleep per night. That puts them in some state of sleep deprivation. The cause of sleeplessness can vary from over access to technology to work and/or family stress. If anxiety is interfering with your ability …Read the rest…

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 …Read the rest…

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 …Read the rest…

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, …Read the rest…

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 …Read the rest…

Make Your Space

Make your Space a Reflection of Your Love

After marriage, you go from leading somewhat separate lives, to coming together in a true union. Whether you already live together or will be moving in together for the first time, one way you will come together is through building a life in a new space. There are so many ways to personalize your space …Read the rest…

Pet, Emotional Support and Service Dogs Explained

Companion Animals: Pet, Emotional Support and Service...

Written by freelance writer: Brandon Butler There is a reason you call dogs man’s best friend. Their companionship can help us become calmer, happier people. Some research (and plenty of anecdotal evidence) suggests that companion animals greatly improve our mental and physical health.  Formally trained therapy dogs, registered emotional service animals, personal pets, and even other …Read the rest…


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