Mental Health Blog2017-10-25T19:34:59+00:00

MENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION

Fighting the Stigma of Mental Health

3103, 2020

Counseling During COVID-19

Most of us are feeling increased stress and anxiety as we face the issues surrounding COVID-19.  There are financial pressures, anxieties around the virus itself, and stress with the complete upheaval of our normal lives. This is the ideal time to reach out for counseling in order to mitigate greater problems for our physical, spiritual, and mental health. But many people are canceling appointments, or not reaching out for help at all. What You Need to Know About Counseling During COVID-19 It’s Accessible Financially: Many counselors are lowering their fees, offering sliding scales, or even waiving co-pays [...]

2303, 2020

15 Strategies to Reduce Anxiety Around COVID-19

15 Mental Health Strategies to Reduce Anxiety and Fear Around the COVID-19 Pandemic Focus on what you can do (i.e. Wash hands, avoiding large groups, following public health recommendations, etc…). Let go of what you can’t control. Turn the situation over to the higher power: pray, journal, meditate to release what you have no control over. Do what you can to stay healthy (i.e. exercise, eat your fruits and veggies, eat less sugar, get the sleep you need, drink tea/water). Find the silver lining; seek gratitude (i.e. more time for house projects, family/couple time, coziness, reading, catching [...]

1603, 2020

Top 10 Traits of Successful Remarriage

“Marriage has the power to set the course of your life as a whole. If your marriage is strong, even if all the circumstances in your life around you are filled with trouble and weakness, it won't matter. You will be able to move out into the world in strength.” Timothy Keller, The Meaning of Marriage Having a strong and successful re-marriage takes some specific intention and hard work. Our desire to have a strong marriage isn’t enough. Purposeful choices matter so let’s look at ten traits that successful remarriages have in common: Be your spouse’s biggest [...]

903, 2020

Helping Blended Families Thrive

My husband Gil and I have seven children, but I didn’t give birth to all of them. We’re happily remarried. We’re two families, blended together. There’s a good chance you have couples like us in your family, friend group, or church. You may even be one of them! If you aren’t, or you didn’t grow up in a stepfamily, there are some things you should know about remarried couples. They are facing different challenges than you and that can be very isolating. Here are some important facts to remember and ways you can be sensitive and encouraging. [...]

403, 2020

How Your Child’s Mental Illness Affects Your Relationship

Parents: How Your Child’s Mental Illness Affects Your Relationship Hi, I’m Angela, I have a husband with bipolar 2 disorder, my kids have ADHD, and I myself have struggled with depression—YOU’RE NOT ALONE! This week’s mental health tips are for parents—how your child’s mental illness affects your relationship. Last week we talked about the fact that our mental health impacts how we think, act, feel, how we handle stress, and how we relate to others. It makes perfect sense that your child’s mental illness is going to impact your relationship with them. But we often dismiss [...]

303, 2020

Depression A Blinder Against Hope

I’ve been there. It’s a surreal landscape. Terrifying. Disconcerting. Depression is a blinder against all hope. It blocks out all light and confuses the senses. You feel the confusion of weightlessness, nothingness, and at the same time feel as if your heart weighs a thousand pounds. It is to feel the full responsibility of the world tied to you like a ticking bomb, and to know you are powerless to escape it. Depression—you want to leave, you want to stay Depression lays like a heavy, inviting, itchy, smelly blanket. You may want to leave that smelly cocoon, but [...]

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