time-management

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…

How to Manage Anxiety

How to Manage Anxiety

Anxiety is a human emotion we all share, and it’s important to remember that you are not the only one who suffers, or has suffered, from it. It’s important to keep in mind that anxiety, at low and moderate levels, isn’t destructive, and in fact, can be beneficial. It keeps us…

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…

Caring for Yourself When Caring for a Loved One with Schizophrenia

Caring for Yourself When Caring for a Loved One with Schizophrenia

Caring for a loved one with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder can be exhausting, frustrating, and overwhelming… but it doesn’t have to be! Here are a few tips on how to support your loved one while taking care of yourself at the same time. OVERVIEW Schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder are thought…

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…