Juggling Summertime Demands

What comes to mind when you think about summer?

Perhaps relaxing at the beach, taking leisurely walks, or socializing at backyard BBQs? How about a beautiful sunny day spending vacation time with family and friends at the cabin, on the lake, or a special getaway spot…Maybe a summer beverage or ice cream treat in hand?

Summer Mental Health Facts

Fact #1: Increased anxiety and panic during the summer months can be triggered by hot weather.

Physical symptoms of panic-attack such as sweating, heat sensations, chest pain or discomfort, dizziness, nausea, and feeling faint can be similar to what the body experiences when it becomes too hot/ in high humidity.

Benefits of Friends

Did you know that there are awesome psychological-benefits for adult friendships? As an adult, you may find your friendships taking a back seat to other aspects of your life; however, making and maintaining meaningful friendships is not only good for mental health, but offers quite a few added benefits.

Supporting Someone with PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder is not easy to live with, and it can be incredibly challenging to witness a loved one struggle with the different symptoms that make up this disorder.

Men’s Mental Health Week 2021

Awareness, prevention, education, and treatment are key aspects for mental health wellness. For men, factors such as social norms, reluctance to seek help, stigma, lack of culturally-competent care, or minimization of symptoms can make it difficult to get treatment for these common mental health problems that are prevalent among men.

Let’s Talk About Postpartum

Postpartum is the magical time when you have your baby and you can finally sleep again and all your dreams are coming true – right? If you are a (new) parent – you probably laughed and / or scoffed at that statement.

Practicing Body Neutrality

For those who struggle with body image concerns, this time of year can bring additional challenges and negative thoughts in managing body checking behaviors, comparisons to other people, and being present when engaging in summer activities such as going to the beach.

The 3 R’s: Rest, Relax, and Rejuvenate for Mother’s Day

Expecting moms and new moms.
Moms to school-aged children, teens, and young adults.
Moms that are raising their adult children and grandchildren.
Foster moms, step-moms, and co-parents.
Neighborhood moms and church moms—It takes a village.
Dog moms and cat moms. Even plant moms.

How Are You Sleeping?

If you find yourself feeling anxious and having a harder time sleeping, excess fear may be a factor. When our bodies are in a high-alert stress state, sleep is often disrupted. This is known as hypervigilance which is a common trauma- related response.

Coping Over The Last Year… How Did We Do It?

Online therapy has been an amazing platform. It has been a privilege walk alongside individuals and families during this time in our history.