If I had a dollar for every time someone said, "I don't believe in therapy or psychiatric medications..." I could probably retire already. For these folks, handling life on their own is a point of pride. Often the same people who say this are medicating themselves anyway, just … [Read more...] about Neglecting Your Mental Health: Are You Driving Everyone Crazy?
Loneliness has many clinical definitions but it is not a state of being as much as it is a state of the heart. Being alone doesn't make you lonely. In my personal experience, and talking with others, loneliness comes when: We feel we do not have someone or others to share … [Read more...] about Loneliness: It Is Everyone’s Problem To Solve
I’ve had a weird relationship with anxiety throughout my life. I come from a long family line of mental health issues on both sides of my family. Alcohol abuse ran rampant on one side, causing fatal health issues as well as relational turmoil, and on the other side of the … [Read more...] about How To Work With God Toward Mental Health
Do you remember Show-and-Tell? Other than field day, it was basically the apex of elementary life. I can still remember what I took to show off to my 2nd grade class on Show-and-Tell day. I brought a little glass figurine/doll that my grandma had given me that I thought was so … [Read more...] about Mistaken Identity: Who Do You Think You Are?
Crossroads Counselor Christina Westbrook uses a therapy called EMDR when she works with clients, which helps people heal from emotional distress due to disturbing life experiences. We often assume that particularly severe emotional pain must require a long time to heal. EMDR … [Read more...] about EMDR Offers Hope for Victims of Trauma
What is trauma? When most people think of trauma, they think of things like natural disasters, witnessing or experiencing violence, or the experiences of soldiers in combat, and they would certainly be right. However, trauma can also occur from less obvious experiences, such as … [Read more...] about 3 Signs of Unresolved Trauma: Is This You?