Coping with Anxiety

Coping with Anxiety

In her last post, Samantha Kershaw wrote about her experiences with anxiety, and how it flared up after her recent marriage.  Below, Samantha explores how she is coping. With the whirlwind of what I was feeling after the honeymoon, I decided I wanted to go back to an...
New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

As we begin another new year, the focus on reinventing ourselves and upgrading our lives through resolutions and self-improvement products is heavy, and can feel stressful.  Self-care can even feel like one more thing on our impossibly long to-do list; another way to...
A Personal Struggle With Anxiety

A Personal Struggle With Anxiety

Part I I have struggled with anxiety for my whole life. I remember in preschool not being able to leave my mom and it only got worse. I transferred to a different school in 6th grade since the school I was at was not working for me. The same thing happened at the new...
Do You Focus on Fitness #4Mind4Body?

Do You Focus on Fitness #4Mind4Body?

Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. So much of what we do physically impacts us mentally –it’s important to pay attention to both your physical health and your mental health, which can...
The Impact of Childhood Trauma on Behavioral Health

The Impact of Childhood Trauma on Behavioral Health

The Impact of Childhood Trauma on Behavioral Health There has been a great deal of research on trauma that occurs early in life, and on the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) such as abuse, household violence or substance misuse, separation of families,...
Power of Peer Work

Power of Peer Work

Talking to a therapist is great. Trust me, I’ve done it. A lot! But sometimes, talking to a friend is even better. We all need people who can relate to us in a personal way, who’ve experienced some of the same things that we have, who support us without trying to...
Mental Healthy and Spirituality

Mental Healthy and Spirituality

What lies at the intersection of religion and mental health? This is a question that I have asked myself many times, as a mental health professional and an active member of my church. My first bout with depression was precipitated in large part by the loss of my faith...