You might have seen that September was Suicide Awareness Month, and there’s been much advocacy throughout past few weeks. But this won’t be another article just listing the stats on suicide and self-harm. That information is important to understanding why suicide intervention is … [Read more...] about Practical Steps for Helping Someone Who Is Suicidal
Fear is a usual suspect when we have anxiety. As much as anxiety is deemed a mental thing, it surfaces in many physical ways. Everything from feeling lightheaded and tingles, to having full on chest pain and trouble breathing. And many more symptoms in between the … [Read more...] about How to Control Fear and Anxiety in Our Changing Health Climate
I love many things about my job; one of the biggest things I love is that I get to work with a lot of teenagers and young people. It’s a challenge sometimes because young people often hold huge feelings in small bodies that have not yet fully matured, physically, or emotionally. … [Read more...] about Connecting With Our Kids Through Empathy
In last week’s blog we talked about how the Coronavirus pandemic has collectively and individually thrown our equilibrium off, our nervous systems are probably freaking out, and why it’s important to understand what’s happening in our bodies physically, mentally and emotionally. … [Read more...] about Practical Ways to Regulate in Quarantine
There’s no need to explain to you the extent of chaos going on around us right now. Most of us are painfully aware of the ins and outs of how the coronavirus is impacting us personally and our world collectively. So today, we won’t get into that. Instead, let’s talk … [Read more...] about Why You’re Not Thriving in Quarantine
Depression can be sneaky or loud. Sometimes it goes under the radar for months or years unrecognized, and other times it effects your life so significantly that you can’t ignore it. Without guidelines, it can be difficult to identify whether you may be experiencing depression or … [Read more...] about How Do I Know if I Am Depressed?