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10 Tips on Handling Family During the Holidays When You Have Mental Illness

10 Tips on Handling Family During the Holidays When You Have Mental Illness

For some, the holidays are a time of year for joy and celebration. But for others, it can bring on unnecessary stress and tension, especially if you are struggling with mental illness. Everyone has a family member (or two or three) who spreads rumors, pushes buttons, or pokes their nose…

6 Tips to Stop Summer Stress

6 Tips to Stop Summer Stress

Summer is a time for fun in the sun, backyard barbecues, and family vacations. But it can also be accompanied by the stress of shifting schedules, high expectations, and juggling commitments. Between traveling and family commitments, weekends fill up fast, which means less time for self-care. Here are tips on…

Using Forgiveness as a Vehicle for Inner Peace

Using Forgiveness as a Vehicle for Inner Peace

People are often reluctant to forgive others, or themselves, because they think they have to disregard their pain and emotions. If others have wronged you, or if you hurt others, forgiveness is an important tool in the healing process to help you find inner peace. The first step to forgiveness…

Can I Benefit from Therapy?

Can I Benefit from Therapy?

Read the statements below and respond with YES or NO to each: Sometimes I have thoughts of self-doubt.  I am in a relationship (friend, family, spouse) that could be better. I wish I was happier and more positive. I find myself feeling stressed or anxious a lot of the time. I…

Your Friends & Family Can’t Be Your Therapist

Your Friends & Family Can’t Be Your Therapist

EVERYONE COULD USE THERAPY A lot of people have this idea that therapy is only for those with depression, phobias, or severe/chronic mental health issues. I’ve heard people say, “I don’t want a therapist to tell me there’s something wrong with me,” and “I don’t need a therapist. I’m not…