|Given the prevalence of individuals who experience mental health concerns is approximately 1 in 5 in America, including 1 in 25 adults who are living with a serious mental illness, it is easy to see that having support for mental health concerns is very important.
|It will probably be no surprise to hear that the holidays can be a very stressful time of year. In fact, a survey from 2015 found that:
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|The work of a helping professional can be tough and, often times, self-sacrificing, especially for the helpers own emotions. After sharing my occupation as a therapist I have often heard someone exclaim 'I don't know how you do that work.. it must be difficult to listen to so many people and hear their stories of suffering and pain!'.
|Because of the internet and social media influence, there is even more attention and consideration for our mental health nowadays. Allowing yourself time to attend to your mental health is now met with support and appreciation because people are aware, now more than ever, that a good mental health leads to productivity and ultimately a happier outlook in life.
|The smell of pumpkin spiced latte's and delicious fall desserts are wafting through the air this time of the year, and while it can be so tempting to indulge in all of these sugary treats, it can also be important to focus on ways to keep on track with your health and wellness.
|Life can bring experiences of instances of joy and triumph but also sorrow and heartache. At times it can be tough to feel positive vibes, especially while going through a tough time. Therefore, it can be important to focus your efforts on curating a positive mindset so that you can not only feel better overall but also continue working towards your hopes and dreams in life.
|Limiting beliefs can be described as false or negative beliefs an individual has about themselves and the world around them. These beliefs generally develop during childhood and are largely shaped by parents or guardians and the experiences and individual has during the early years of their lives.
|For as long as I can remember, I have loved attempting to dissect the meaning of the words that people speak. It is partly why I chose a career in a helping profession and became a counsellor; to exercise my ability to try to understand how others feel through their words and use the skills of paraphrasing, summarizing or through the use of metaphors to convey this understanding back to my clients.
|According to the American Sleep Association (ASA):
"Insomnia is the most common specific sleep disorder, with short term issues reported by about 30% of adults and chronic insomnia by 10% [of adults].