Spinning Your Wheels: ask for help when you’re stuck

We don't always like to ask for help, a lot of times we'll wait until we're feeling completely overwhelmed by emotions and stress. While there are multiple reasons that we might behave this way, such as fear of failure or rejection, for example... however, this article isn't about that. Let's get right to the point. … Continue reading Spinning Your Wheels: ask for help when you’re stuck

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

Memory Care Facilities in Pennsylvania (Resources)

Have you suddenly found out that a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s? Visit this series of guides meant to cover the common initial questions people have about Alzheimer's. What is Memory Care? and find options near me. The types of memory care in Pennsylvania and the costs. What you should know about Alzheimer's … Continue reading Memory Care Facilities in Pennsylvania (Resources)

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

How to Stay Afloat Financially While Searching for a Job

Guest article provided by Lisa Walker of neighborhoodsprout.org No one denies that looking for work can be a difficult and stress-inducing time. There are many challenges you will have to face, and finding a way to support yourself financially is one of them. The good news is that there are many viable options, whether that means … Continue reading How to Stay Afloat Financially While Searching for a Job

Just Listen: don’t worry about giving someone the perfect piece of advice

Just being a listener is powerful. Depending on the person who needs listened to and the situation, listening can be the only thing needed to help somebody. We're bombarded with messages about listening and responding in a particular way. That we must follow A, B, and C or we aren't being effective or that we … Continue reading Just Listen: don’t worry about giving someone the perfect piece of advice

You Can Seek Help at Any Time: Rate Your Distress Scale

Use this distress scale to help you stay more aware of how you are doing. The scale is 0 to 10, where 0 is that you feel at peace and are completely calm, and 10 is distress that is so unbearable that you cannot function. Refer to the scale, as-needed. If you find yourself rated … Continue reading You Can Seek Help at Any Time: Rate Your Distress Scale

Mental health therapy: what people think it is vs. what it actually is

Mental health therapy: what people think it is vs. what it actually is. What people think it is: • Talking to a therapist about problems. What it actually is: • Talking to a therapist about problems. • Making changes to thoughts and behaviors. • Psychoeducation. • Building awareness of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. • Between … Continue reading Mental health therapy: what people think it is vs. what it actually is

Struggling to Remain Strong for too Long?

Depression, anxiety, and panic attacks are signs that you should ask for help It is important to be able to recognize the symptoms of depression, anxiety, and panic attacks in ourselves. When we experience these symptoms frequently, for longer than a few weeks, it is time to ask for help. Take action. We tend to … Continue reading Struggling to Remain Strong for too Long?

Person-Centered Perspective in Counseling

I use the person-centered perspective when working with clients because it is so important to keep WHO that person is in mind when helping them figure out what they need and how to reach their goals. A person needs an empowering environment, meaningful relationships, a champion for change, proper facilitation and coordination, and agreed achievements … Continue reading Person-Centered Perspective in Counseling