|In case you're new to this blog, welcome! You might notice that there is a ton of information about well-being sprinkled throughout this website, with a heavy focus on mental health concerns. My hope is to share information and stories about all things mental health so that others can learn and not be afraid to reach out.
Top 10 Strategies for Coping with Social Anxiety
Social anxiety disorder is the third most common mental disorder, behind only depression and substance abuse. Lifetime prevalence rates are 12% for social anxiety disorder, meaning that 12% of the population will be diagnosed with this illness during their lifetime.
|When you look at the space that you're in a the moment, would you describe it as organized? Or are articles of clothing strewn around the room, piling up on chairs or even the floor. Are there unclean dishes, books piled up in the corner, and other items laying about?
|Anxiety is something we all face in one way or another, and so it can be important to learn more about things to remember when you experience this very common phenomenon of feeling anxious.
|If you think back to the very first flight you took in your life, can you recall the thoughts that were going through your mind as your plane was sitting on the runway, waiting to take off? Were some of these thoughts linked to feelings of anxiety, or even panic? If so, you're not alone! Many people have pre-travel anxiety, but there are ways to get through this very common, and often very difficult, experience, so that you feel more comfortable boarding that next plane on your next adventure.
|Mental health is becoming less of a stigmatized topic in society, but there can still be a lack of understanding of the importance of maintaining our mental and emotional well-being.
|As I’m writing this article, one out-of-place object catches my peripheral vision. I stand up, pick it up, and go back to writing. And then, looking around for inspiration, I see another stuff strewn on the floor – I pick it up again and that’s basically my work-life story.
|There comes a point in every human being’s life where they will need the support of others. Life’s natural afflictions can be hard to bear at times: grief, addiction, relationship breakdowns. To be a true friend, you want to offer up the support that will help them in their time of need.
|Gratitude can be a powerful tool to use as we live in a world full of unknowns. On any given day, we can't be 100% sure what will happen and if there will be more ups than downs, but one thing is for certain - there's always something to be grateful for!
|The teen years are difficult for everyone, but adolescence also marks the onset of many mental health disorders. It's possible you may mistake your teen's outbursts or withdrawn nature as "just being a teen", but sometimes, these behaviors can actually indicate a deeper issue. If you've noticed your teenager is struggling with their mental health, here's how to help.