1. Medication is the only way to treat a mental health issue. While some people who suffer from mental health illnesses do require medication to manage their symptoms, medication is only one part of the equation. Therapy is also an effective way of treating mental health issues like depression and anxiety. It is important to … Continue reading 5 Common Mental Health Myths
I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical at first. It all seemed too easy. I wondered how something that has caused me so much stress and anxiety could be relieved just by tapping and repeating a phrase. My initial intensity was about a seven out of ten; this issue I was working on definitely did … Continue reading Emotional Freedom
What happens when you don’t recognize your anxiety problem or just accept as just a normal part of your life? Maybe you don’t see yourself as someone with a real mental illness, and maybe you think that the nervous feelings you get in social situations are just a part of your personality. While it is … Continue reading Your Anxiety is Real
You’ve done all of your homework, you understood the material in class and when you were studying at home; but, on the day of the test, you freeze and your mind goes blank. We’ve all felt nervous before a big test. That’s perfectly normal; in fact, a little bit of anxiety before a test can … Continue reading Test Taking Anxiety
I like to think of anxiety as a red flag-a sign that I have lost my ability to control the outcome of a situation. Researchers define anxiety as an emotion associated with intense feelings, worrisome thoughts, extreme apprehension, or fear. Anxiety disrupts our emotions and our physiology. It's not an exaggerated over-reaction to situations. It … Continue reading What is Anxiety
We are victims of societal conditioning; we were taught as kids that emotions are ‘good and bad,’ and encouraged to suppress, fear, and avoid the bad ones.