Are you haunted by your past mistakes? Do they prevent you from taking risks, knock down your self-esteem, or determine how you interact with others? It is natural to hold onto our past mistakes as a way of self-preservation. For example, a toddler might learn the dangers of fire having touched a candle's flame. The trauma [...]
Finding the right treatment plan for your depression can be difficult. Does it have to involve a little orange pill bottle? Consider various options for treating depression that do not involve medication.
Anxiety is a part of human nature. Understanding anxiety means grasping its significance to your life. Is it useful or harmful? Consider what role it should be playing and what role it may be taking on.
While it may be difficult to see and neutralize the signs of PTSD at first, with time, learning to recognize what triggers an assault can help you to counter it more quickly and balance the terms of engagement for the war within.
Stress and anxiety can threaten to overwhelm you at any moment. But suppressing your emotions is not the answer to staying calm. Why? What works instead?
With over three million U.S. cases per year, depression is an unfortunately common mental health disorder. Depression notoriously elicits feelings of distress, worthlessness, extreme sadness—the list goes on and on. One of the reasons that depression is so hard to treat is because, in order to combat it, you have to go against everything your depression is telling you to do. Oftentimes, it can seem like there’s no light at the end of the depression tunnel, which leads many to believe that there’s no way out. The benefit, though, of so many diagnosable cases of depression, is the equal amount of psychological research that accompanies it. Research that has shed light on many unhealthy daily habits.
It was only a song. But in a split second, it took you back to where it all began. In your mind, that point and time way in the past had been reconstructed. Or had it ever even been dismantled in the first place? The sounds, the smells, the circumstances… it was all right there. Vivid, [...]
There are times we may be unable to do even the simplest tasks, struggling to get through the day. Eventually, we may find ourselves feeling completely trapped in persistent negative thoughts, self-loathing, self-blame, and doubts. At that point, profound sadness and hopelessness may set in and have such a heavy grip on us that we might [...]
No matter what may trigger it—an upcoming performance evaluation at work, a text message canceling a date, a highly disturbing news report—when anxiety sets in, we’re often hard-pressed to keep our thoughts under control. A simple doubt or worry suddenly morphs into a cascade of dismal thoughts. The negative emotions that follow on their heel suck [...]