You are not your thoughts. Once you learn this, you have the power to completely change your life. It may seem like a bold statement, but once you start breaking away from a cycle of negative thinking, you’ll be astounded by the results.
You’ll start believing in yourself, trying new things, attracting positive people, and ultimately living your life in a whole new way—and for the better. These five important steps to stop negative thinking for good will help to get you there.
1. Separate Yourself From Your Thoughts
Before you can break the cycle of negative thinking, you must first... Continue reading →
At some point in their lives, everyone feels depressed. Whether it’s from work stress, family troubles, or financial burdens, there are plenty of situations that can leave you feeling blue. Some even suffer from clinical depression, where they feel down even if something bad hasn’t happened.
How to Get Motivated
Regardless of the reason, there are steps you can take to help you still be productive despite feeling depressed. Here are 7 tips on how to get motivated when you’re depressed.
Set the Bar Low
When it comes to depression and motivation, it’s important to... Continue reading →
Feeling overwhelmed can be a major roadblock in our daily lives. It can cause anxiety, and at times it may seem impossible to overcome.
If you have ever felt like you were stuck in a sinking ship, you were probably feeling overwhelmed by something going on in your life. Learning to conquer these feelings requires dedication and patience, but thankfully, it can be done. Try these helpful strategies next time you are feeling stressed and overwhelmed, and see what a difference they can make.
Clear Your Mind
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Self-harm is a dangerous coping mechanism used to deal with difficult emotional situations, like abuse or a serious mental health condition. Contrary to what some may believe, it is not a show put on for attention, or necessarily a cry for help. Sometimes, the person may actually feel good when inflicting harm on themselves and feel a rush of endorphins. Other times, the pain is used to dull or distract from greater pain somewhere else.
It should always be taken seriously, but not treated as an act of disobedience, stupidity, or attempted suicide. If someone you know has been harming themselves,... Continue reading →
Family gatherings can be painful or uncomfortable when there is conflict between family members. If you have a family event approaching and are not looking forward to seeing a certain someone, check out these helpful tips for dealing with family discord.
Whether you want to admit it or not, it takes two people to fight. Take a step back from the situation and see if there is anything about your own behavior that you can work on before attending your family event. Try to think about the situation from the other person’s perspective. What do they need or what are they getting out... Continue reading →
Keeping your child’s level of self-esteem in good standing can be a great benefit to them all throughout their life. You may give your child plenty of praise when they score a perfect grade on a test or make the winning basket at their basketball game.
But there are many other ways to improve your child’s self-esteem than simply patting them on the back for a job well done. And the benefits of giving your child’s confidence a boost can often be more substantial than you think.
Why Boosting Self-Esteem is So Important for Mental Health
Most people facing withdrawal symptoms might think it's a good idea to grit their teeth and detox cold turkey.
In many cases, this is a huge mistake.
Medical detoxification doesn't just make alcohol or drug withdrawal more comforting or easier – it can save lives.
Despite what some people say, medical detox isn't "cheating" and it doesn't increase your risk for relapsing.
Far from it: a medically supervised drug or alcohol detoxification treatment can put you on the best path for recovery.
What is Medical Detoxification Treatment?
With 2018 on the horizon, many of us across the country are preparing to start the new year on the right foot. With our New Year’s resolutions, we once again cement the physical and financially improvements we consider necessary to our growth and health. We may choose to eat cleaner, save money, or stick with the gym, but often our introspections don’t include our mental health.
2017 offered many watershed moments in the national conversation on women and mental health in ways we have never seen before. With this growing discussion comes a bevy of resources on understanding and improving... Continue reading →
With Hollywood leading the charge, a national conversation on sexual assault and harassment has erupted. As sexual misconduct allegations against notable figures in Hollywood continue to surface, a myriad of women and men have come forward to share their stories for the first time. With the explosive popularity of the social networking hashtag #metoo, sexual assault survivors have created a platform to share stories and support.
Sexual violence remains an unfortunate commonality in our society. According to the CDC,... Continue reading →
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately 20 percent of teens and young adults are dealing with a mental disorder. Of those adolescents, 50 percent developed their condition by 14 years old, and 75 percent by the time they turned 24. This data makes it evident that there is a risk for children and teens to suffer from mental illness, but it may not always be easy for those affected to speak up about what they are dealing with.