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What Are the 5 Stages of PTSD?

You've probably heard of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a mental health issue that can stir up anxiety, flashbacks, nightmares, and other unsettling symptoms after going through a traumatic experience. But did you know that the mental health field often breaks down PTSD into five stages?Here they are:Impact: This phase hits right after experiencing something traumatic. It's when you might feel...[ read more ]

Finding Balance: Your Guide to Managing Stress

Feeling stressed? Hey, it happens to all of us! Believe it or not, a little stress can actually be a good thing. Think of it like lifting weights – it challenges our muscles, making them stronger. Similarly, small doses of mental stress can help us develop resilience and new skills.But let's be real here: too much stress is no joke....[ read more ]

How Spring Cleaning Can Improve Your Mental Health

As spring rolls around, you might feel the itch to give your home a deep clean. We call this "spring cleaning," and it's all about decluttering and tackling those forgotten spots like baseboards and window treatments.Now, besides just making your home sparkle, did you know that spring cleaning can also do wonders for your mental well-being? Here's how:It helps you...[ read more ]

Organization Tips and Resources for People With ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a complex condition that affects individuals in various ways, often impacting their ability to maintain organization and focus. Here are additional strategies and resources to help manage ADHD symptoms and improve organization skills:Mindfulness and Meditation: Practice mindfulness techniques and meditation to enhance focus and reduce impulsivity. Apps like Headspace or Calm can be helpful for guided...[ read more ]

The Impact of Estrangement on Mental Health

Have you found yourself distancing or cutting ties with a family member? You're not alone. Recent statistics from Psychology Today reveal that over a quarter of the U.S. population currently experiences estrangement from family members, and more than 43% have encountered family estrangement at some point in their lives.Estrangement often arises from various factors such as neglect, abuse, divorce, incarceration,...[ read more ]

Dating After Divorce: Tips for Moving On After Your Breakup

If you've experienced a divorce, know that you're not alone in this journey. According to statistics from Forbes, approximately half of first marriages end in divorce, with even higher rates in subsequent marriages.It's crucial not to rush into dating post-divorce. Separating from your spouse can be emotionally challenging, requiring time to process feelings, rediscover yourself, and consider what you desire...[ read more ]

10 Relaxation Tips for Busy Professionals

Are you frequently burdened by stress in your career? If so, you're not alone. According to data released by the American Institute of Stress, 40% of employees report experiencing their job as highly or extremely stressful, with 25% identifying it as their primary source of stress. Given that stress can impair focus and job performance, it can create a cycle...[ read more ]

4 Common Types of Depression

Depression is a well-known condition, yet many are unaware of its various manifestations. Here, we delve into four prevalent types:Major Depressive DisorderTo receive a diagnosis of major depressive disorder, individuals must exhibit at least five symptoms of depression consistently for two consecutive weeks, with one symptom being either a depressed mood or loss of interest or pleasure—a condition known as...[ read more ]

Managing Work-Life Balance

Do you have trouble balancing work and your personal life? If so, you’re not alone. According to Mental Health America (MHA), almost 40% of U.S. adults employed full-time reported working 50+ hours a week, and 18% work 60+ hours.Despite how common it is for people to work long hours, having a healthy work-life balance is critical. Working too many hours—especially...[ read more ]

How to Deal with Loneliness Around Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner for many people, which means celebrating with their spouse or partner and showing them extra love and attention. But for others, Valentine’s Day is a sad reminder that they are single or are perhaps grieving the recent loss of their significant other.If you celebrate it alone this year, here are a few ways...[ read more ]