Around the world amid a global pandemic, millions of people need help for mental health but can’t get it. World Mental Health Day, observed this past Sunday Oct. 10, seeks to change that. Dire situation Mental health does not discriminate as it cuts across all demographics—race and ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation and gender identity, socioeconomic … Continue reading World Mental Health Day: Getting Help in an Unequal World
8 More Tips to Knock Down Anxiety
It's funny how things come full circle, isn't it? I know that I wouldn't have guessed that we'd still be in the pandemic environment a year later. Yet, here we are, so we thought it would help to provide more tips to help knock anxiety down a notch! Supporting skills As I've mentioned before, we shouldn't … Continue reading 8 More Tips to Knock Down Anxiety
I’ll Be There for You!
As we wrap-up this series on mental health, we’re now focusing on how to help others. We’ve discussed helping those with mental health challenges by examining how to reduce anxiety, bust common anxiety myths, and more. If you don’t experience those mental health challenges, how do you support those who do? Or what if you’re … Continue reading I’ll Be There for You!
Three Tips to “Knock it Down a Notch!”
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and every year the goal is to fight stigma, provide support, educate the public, and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families. If ever there was a time to focus on mental health awareness, now is that time. Everyone has likely experienced some level … Continue reading Three Tips to “Knock it Down a Notch!”
Good Enough, As Is.
I am not good enough. I am not worthy. If you suffer from an anxiety disorder you have likely had these thoughts. I know I have. But what if your child or a friend told you that they weren't good enough? Would you agree with them? Or would you tell them they are worthy and … Continue reading Good Enough, As Is.
We Lose 20 Vets Every Day.
Veteran suicide rate continues to climb. (Jeff Goertzen, Orange County Register/SCNG) The least we can do for their service is to help those who have served us. Like millions of Americans I have not served in the armed forces. However because we did not serve does not mean we can’t help. We can, should, and … Continue reading We Lose 20 Vets Every Day.