Posts in the ‘Life Skills’ Category

Mental Health and Major League Baseball

No one is immune to mental illness, including professional athletes. Based off results from my dissertation research and what I see in my private practice, it appears as though there is a definite lack of support for athletes who struggle with mental health issues. Even though the NFL recently announced that they are requiring each

Tiger Woods on Winning the 2019 Masters

“How did he do it?” is the question that everybody is asking in regard to Tiger Woods winning the 2019 Masters.  The reason why everyone is asking that question is because Tiger has had so many setbacks in the last several years. Several setbacks including a number of surgeries and losses in major tournaments that

9 Practical Tips from A Therapist That You Can Use Everyday

It is very common for someone who has been working with a therapist to get nervous when ending their treatment with a therapist whatever the reason may be that the therapy is ending.  The author of this article compiled a list of 9 tips from his work with his therapist that he uses every day

5 Tips To Help Your Child Manage Their Back To School Mental Health Concerns

Going back to school can be an exciting time for some students and parents although it can also be a time that some students and parents do not look forward to because going back to school can be a trigger for an increase in mental health symptoms specifically anxiety and/or depression.  There are some things

6 Ways to Love Someone with Mental Illness

When someone you love suffers from mental illness, it is not only difficult for them, but it can also be difficult for the people who around them. You may not always understand what they are doing through and how they are feeling and your relationship with them may have changed. The good news is that

The Molecular Scars of Trauma

Many people would assume that if there been a previous generation in your family who has endured a serious trauma that the ramifications of the trauma end when their family member passes, but new research is suggesting otherwise.  This article suggests that the descendants of trauma survivors have a biological memory of the hardship their

9 Easy Steps On How To Destroy Your Child’s Athletic Career

It can be very difficult to be the parent of a youth athlete and you may now always know that right things to say or do.  Although most of what parents say and do to their child athlete may have good intentions, it can have the opposite affect on your child. Below is an article

New Year’s Resolutions for 2018

I have been hearing people talk about their New Year’s resolutions the past few weeks and what their goals are for this next year.  While I believe that it is important to think about ways in which you want to improve yourself in the upcoming year, I believe that there is also value in looking

7 Signs That Your Body Is Telling You That Your Mental Health Is In Jeopardy

Often times I will work with someone who is reporting physical symptoms to me that they believe are related to a physical cause, for example, headaches, inability to focus or concentrate, pain in various areas of their body, just to name a few.  What people do not realize is that there is a strong connection

College Athletes and Their Access To Mental Health

My last blog post featured and article on college students and the rising number of college students who are suffering from mental illness.  With this blog post, I am focusing more on a specific population of college students which are college student athletes.  According to this article, NCAA athletes have long been supported both physically

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