General Care Practitioners Are Not Mental Health Professionals

General care practitioners (GCP, I'll refer to it as) aren't mental health professionals although people, myself included, have visited their GCP for a mental health concern. Fortunately, we're moving away from this trend as more people are learning and understanding that they should see a mental health care professional to address their concerns. As a … Continue reading General Care Practitioners Are Not Mental Health Professionals

What I Mean When I Ask, “Have You Considered Seeing a Counselor?”

When I ask, "Have you considered seeing a counselor?" I'm not saying, "You're so messed up only a professional can help you." What I'm saying is: have you considered that you're worthy of an unbiased, safe and productive opportunity to process your experiences? About Counseling https://finishstrongercounseling.com/2020/01/29/things-to-know-about-professional-counselors/ https://finishstrongercounseling.com/2020/03/03/what-i-do-as-a-therapist/ https://finishstrongercounseling.com/2020/12/08/myths-about-telemental-health/ https://finishstrongercounseling.com/2020/12/22/mental-health-therapy-what-people-think-it-is-vs-what-it-actually-is/ How to Find the Right Counselor … Continue reading What I Mean When I Ask, “Have You Considered Seeing a Counselor?”

New Position, New Place, New Challenges

Image via Pexels By Sara Velasquez of ourperfectabode.com  A quick rundown of things to keep in mind as you make your first move while you move up in your career. As we progress in our careers, the option to move to a new location is often presented. Although it may be frightening, relocating has many perks, … Continue reading New Position, New Place, New Challenges

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

How much do you know about the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline? Have you ever thought about contacting them or browsing their resources? Here is some of the key information that you will find on their website. I encourage you to visit their site if you need support for yourself or for someone else. Phone view … Continue reading National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Never Lose Hope, Even When Times Feel Hopeless: seasons change

Never lose hope because things can change. Circumstances and situations change, sometimes in the blink of an eye and sometimes over a few years. I like spending time outdoors, so I think of change as weather patterns and seasons. Using this as a metaphor, we dress appropriately for the daily weather and for each season, … Continue reading Never Lose Hope, Even When Times Feel Hopeless: seasons change

Emergency Contacts, Lifelines, and Suicide Prevention Information and Resources

Suicide statistics in the U.S. • Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. for all ages. (CDC) • Everyday, approximately 123 Americans die by suicide. (CDC) • There is one death by suicide in the U.S. every 12 minutes. (CDC) • Depression affects 20-25% of Americans ages 18+ in a given … Continue reading Emergency Contacts, Lifelines, and Suicide Prevention Information and Resources

Taking Care of Your Emotional Health During a Disaster

Information from the CDC on taking care of your emotional health during a disaster.A few steps that you can follow: Take care of your body.Connect with others.Take breaks.Stay informed.Avoid too much exposure to the news.Seek help when needed. Common signs of distress to look for: Feelings of numbness, disbelief, anxiety or fear.Changes in appetite, energy … Continue reading Taking Care of Your Emotional Health During a Disaster

Do You Think That You Have Imposter Syndrome?: and what to do about it

Do I belong here? Who am I to be doing this sort of work? I feel like a fraud, though I'm not doing anything wrong, but sometimes this feels wrong. Dealing with imposter syndrome can be confusing. Someone who is feeling like an imposter may have these thoughts and emotions, one side telling you that … Continue reading Do You Think That You Have Imposter Syndrome?: and what to do about it

Friendly Reminder: Understanding and Protecting Your Mental Health

Friendly reminder Please, take care in understanding and protecting your mental health. Grow your understanding by reading and listening to credible resources. Just a few thoughts If you use social media or the internet to find information, use caution, as there are people who spread misinformation about mental health. - People who are lifestyle bloggers, … Continue reading Friendly Reminder: Understanding and Protecting Your Mental Health

A Growing Health Concern in America is Alcoholism

According to Alcohol Rehab Guide, alcoholism is a growing health concern in America, affecting nearly 14 million people. Alcoholrehabguide.org is an organization that focuses on producing high quality substance abuse and recovery content. There are vital resources on this site, which was founded on a passion to help people in need, and the belief that … Continue reading A Growing Health Concern in America is Alcoholism