Complex PTSD: The Long Term Effects of Trauma

C-PTSD, or complex post-traumatic stress disorder, is a mental health condition that causes trauma symptoms alongside difficulty managing emotions and maintaining relationships. Fear, isolation, depression, and anxiety shape the life of an individual living with complex PTSD. Those of us living with CPTSD would often use the words; broken, different, and distrustful to describe ourselves. Examining the symptoms and behaviors associated with CPTSD below will help you understand why. 

Anger Management: A Guide to Handling Strong Emotions

Get angry. It is normal and entirely unavoidable. We all express anger differently. Some of us throw objects, hit walls, or scream at those that irritate us. Others shut down and turn the anger inwards. Both reactions are unhealthy ways to express and deal with anger that harms us or those around us. 

Telehealth: The Present and Future of Mental Health Care

Health care systems could utilize telemedicine to correct America’s mental health crisis. Too many Americans lack the support and accessibility to mental health care services. Telemedicine can expand the availability of mental health care and help ensure that those who need help receive it. 

Trauma Informed Care: Supporting Individuals with ACEs and Toxic Stress

The primary theory behind trauma-informed care is that the presence of ACEs and toxic stress has a massive effect on our current emotional and mental well-being. 

Toxic Productivity and Productivity Addiction

Once every action is taken in an attempt to fulfill some goal that provides you with a sense of personal achievement or improvement, your actions could be a sign of toxic productivity. Toxic productivity is the lack of ability in doing something simply to do it. Productivity becomes the main, or only goal often to the extent that it takes over other areas of your life. This could look like an obsession, competition, or addiction.

MANIA: What It Means to be Manic

If you’ve never experienced a manic episode, it could be hard for you to imagine. We often hear these episodes described as ‘high’ periods, but this description can be misleading. Individuals who have never experienced mania often confuse this ‘high’ period as a time of excessive happiness and excitement. 

Running to Improve Mental Health

Exercise is a great way to improve your mental health while working on your physical health. I am going to attempt to explain to you why running improves your mental health. 
I am not going to discuss anything that the professionals would say. Instead, I am going to explain how running has improved my own mental health. But to do this, you may need a little bit of background information.

A Mental Health Crisis: Teens on Social Media

In the last few years, it has become apparent that our teens and young adults face dangers to their mental health each and every day. These dangers are unavoidable and inescapable. They travel with us in our pockets or purses everywhere we go. We are facing a mental health crisis. This crisis is the presence of our teens and young adults on social media.

Employee Assistance Programs: Their Impact on Mental Health

In America, we live in a capitalist society. In general, we determine each other’s value based on the amount of money we earn and how hard we work. A regular work week consists of forty hours, with many Americans working more hours than that. We go to work in hopes of providing for ourselves and our family. But consider the amount of time we spend working

How to Recognize Mental Health Issues in Children

During the last two decades, the amount of research on mental illness has exploded. Science and medicine are finally recognizing that our mental health is just as important as our physical health. With these realizations came the realization that we need to monitor our children’s mental health as well.