mental health

Pre-Cursors to Mental Illness: Warning Signs Your Mental Health Is Slipping

Pre-Cursors to Mental Illness: Warning Signs Your Mental Health Is Slipping

While mental health is something that everyone has, it can decline if proper self-care and maintenance strategies are not enforced in daily life. Many professionals struggle with this concept, because it requires time that seems to readily take away from business demands. The reality is that while it may take a few extra minutes of […]

Managing PTSD At Work

Managing PTSD At Work

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects thousands of people each year, and you are not alone. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares, irritability, anxiety, depression, paranoia, and more, which can certainly have a major impact on your workplace performance. If this is the case, it’s important that you seek treatment from a reputable treatment center, and not […]

For Adults With Psychiatric Disorders Does Trauma Influence Social Behaviors?

For Adults With Psychiatric Disorders Does Trauma Influence Social Behaviors?

Head to any park, preschool, or playground and you will witness the very demonstration of social cognition in development. Young children are learning how to interact with one another, what rules apply to social situations, how to recognize feelings in other, developing a sense of empathy, deciding how to respond to others, and much more. […]

ADHD In The UK

ADHD In The UK

A patient seeking care for ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, can be as high as seven thousand euro per patient per year, according to Medical News Daily in their article, “The ADHD Brain Retrained”. Approximately four million children throughout Europe struggle with their ability to focus, pay attention, absorb information, stay organized, and control their […]

Waiting In The Queue Is A Test Of Recovery

Waiting In The Queue Is A Test Of Recovery

Nobody likes waiting in the queue. A queue is fine when it is short, speedy, and effortless. Even a longer queue is manageable when it is moving at a decently efficient pace. Yet a long queue, a long, insufferable, slow, unmanageable queue is enough to test anyone’s patience. We have to listen to conversations we […]

Two Ways To Stop Feeling Inadequate

Two Ways To Stop Feeling Inadequate

Trauma can cause us to develop a new set of insecurities and a new sense of inadequacy unlike any we have had before. We don’t feel like we belong to “everyone else” anymore because we have been through something which makes us feel distinctly different. Inadequacy is a matter of perspective and changing our perspective […]

Your Feelings Don’t Need To Be “Dealt” With

Your Feelings Don’t Need To Be “Dealt” With

We use the word “deal” too often when we talk about our emotional experiences. I’m feeling stressed, I need to deal with it. I’m really sad lately, I can’t seem to deal with the loss of my cat. I can’t deal with my depression. My anger needs to be dealt with. The word “deal”, in […]

Anger As A Response To Trauma

Anger As A Response To Trauma

Anger throbs through our entire body when we are really set off. It’s more than rage, fear, sadness, or frustration. Anger is part of our fight or flight response, the survival mechanism which has stayed in the human body for thousands of years. As our anger fires through our bloodstream, we feel like we could […]

Could Doing Good Be Doing You Harm?

Could Doing Good Be Doing You Harm?

Charity work, volunteering, and supporting nonprofit organizations is considered a healthy, productive, healing part of life. Despite the various traumas and stressors we have to endure in our lives, we are considerably lucky. Most of us in the modern world have food, shelter, water, a semblance of health, and live relatively safe lives. Not all […]

A New Source Of Symptoms: Concussions Can Lead To PTSD Symptoms

A study from researchers at the Universities Texas, El Paso and Louisiana, Lafayette in the United States has found that athletes who endure concussions inside of their sports or outside of their sports have a chance of experiencing symptoms of PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder. Concussions are a form of physical trauma. Revealing research has made […]

Are Train Drivers Affected By Death On The Tracks?

Are Train Drivers Affected By Death On The Tracks?

Watching someone make the decision to take their life is a trauma only few of us know. Imagining being privy to such a situation, we usually like to think we’d speak up, shout, offer comfort, or do whatever we could to try and get that person to change their mind about suicide. If we are […]

How Can I Determine My Attachment Pattern?

How Can I Determine My Attachment Pattern?

If you come to realize you have a problematic attachment pattern, you are either suspicious of a traumatic event in your childhood or fully aware of one that took place. At any given point in time of our lives, we are impacted by all of our life events, good, bad, or in between. We are […]

What Are The Kinds Of Attachment Patterns?

What Are The Kinds Of Attachment Patterns?

In our previous Question & Answer, we examined attachment patterns, how they are formed, what kinds of attachment patterns we can develop, and why understanding our attachment patterns matters. We learned that attachment patterns are often rooted in trauma and can shape our entire lives without our realizing it. Trauma in early childhood can be […]

Beloved Spice Girl Mel B Opens Up About PTSD and EMDR

In August of 2018, gossip columns were reporting that “Mel B”, host of America’s Got Talent, well known “Scary Spice” of the Spice Girls, and British icon, was seeking rehab. Recently, Mel B had opened up about having difficulties with alcohol abuse and unregulated sexual behaviors. Naturally, the media read her comments as “alcoholism” and […]

What is an Attachment Pattern?

What is an Attachment Pattern?

We develop an attachment pattern in our earliest childhood years depending on our bond most specifically with our mother, but also with our father and other caretakers. How we react to intimacy or closeness with our parent as well as how we respond to distance and insecurity with our parent defines the way we attach […]

How Do I Reassure A Loved One With OCD?

How Do I Reassure A Loved One With OCD?

Thanks to the growing transparency of mental health conversations happening across the internet on mainstream websites, there is a greater understanding of OCD growing. Obsessive compulsive disorder is considered an anxiety disorder and is characterized by two components: obsessive, intrusive thoughts, and compulsive behaviors which are often both repetitive as well as ritualistic. The compulsive […]

How Do I Survive A Panic Attack?

People often confuse anxiety and panic. Understandably, panic and anxiety are easy to confuse. Panic disorder falls under the general category of anxiety disorders. Panic attacks can be a symptom of anxiety or occur as a standalone event of anxiety. There is, however, a distinct difference between anxiety and panic. Though both an anxiety and […]

Digital Media Could Be Worsening ADHD In Children

Digital Media Could Be Worsening ADHD In Children

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is seemingly a common diagnosis among children. Criticism has come against the over-diagnosing of children with ADHD, but the symptoms in children prevail. ADHD can manifest from a variety of origin issues, including parental problems, divorce, abuse in the home, and other traumas. Some research has linked hyperactivity in children to […]