Posts in the ‘Life Skills’ Category

The Long Tail of Covid-19: Is the Us Healthcare System Ready for the Mental Health Crisis That Will Follow the Pandemic

In all the years that I have been practicing in the mental health field, I have never seen so many people reaching out for mental health services.  I am glad that people are asking for help, but what this means is that so many people are suffering from mental health issues as a result of

5 Tips for Being the Parent All Teens Would Love

Don’t we all want to be the parents our children want?!? Easier said than done, right?!?  There is no one right way to parent because every child has different needs when it comes to parents, but there are some common mistakes we make. Read the article below to see if you are making any of these common

6 Tips on How to Effectively Manage Worrisome Intrusive Thoughts

We ALL have intrusive thoughts, most of which tend to be worrisome in nature. If you do not feel as though you do, you probably do but just are not consciously aware of it. It is very important to pay attention to our thoughts because our thoughts affect how we feel which impacts our behavior

Ways in Which the Pandemic Is Negatively Affecting the Mental Health of Teens

This pandemic is having a negative affect on pretty much everyone around the world but kids and teens is a population that needs special attention on how the pandemic is affecting them. Specific ways in which kids and teens are being affected by the pandemic include: -More socially isolated -Inability to participate in after school

How to Be More Empathic and Be a Better Communicator

Good and effective communication can be very hard and can need a lot of practice for someone to be good at it.  There are a few simple things that you can do to be a better communicator.  For example, using “I” statements and stating how you think, feel, want, etc rather than using “You” statements. 

How Does Your Partners Stress Affect You???

Do you fight with your partner?  Of you do!  We are all do!  Conflict is a natural part of any relationship.  But what happens to you, emotionally and physically, when you have an argument with you partner? A recent study found a link between a spouse’s stress, a couple’s conflict, and cortisol levels. This article

Stress, Anxiety, or Depression? Treatment Starts With the Right Diagnosis

Long before the coronavirus pandemic mixed fear and uncertainty into daily life, Americans felt stressed out and daily life stress will continue once the pandemic has passed. It is important for an individual to have effective ways to their manage stress. This article from Yale Medicine Journal, offers tips for reducing stress both during the pandemic and

Mental Health Crisis in the U.S.

Mental health specialists are working now to help Americans who are suffering from feelings of despair, hopelessness, and helplessness in order to be able to prevent an increase in suicides among people who are under increased pressure during the coronavirus pandemic. A report jointly published last week by two foundations that support mental health issues estimates that,

Redefining Success in Sports and Life

Former UCLA gymnastics coach, Valerie Kondos Field, helped her team win 7 national titles and she recently spoke at the PAC 12 conference. Her message is quite inspirational, and she talks about the need to change the culture of -win at all costs- and redefine what success looks like in sport and life.  Watch below

Why the Shame Around Postpartum Needs to End

It has become aware to me the lack of knowledge and understanding of postpartum depression and anxiety in our society.  It is important to know that if you or someone you know is experiencing postpartum depression that it is nothing to be ashamed of and hopefully you feel comfortable enough to ask for help.  What

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