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16 01, 2020

Benefits of Treating ADHD ( Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

2020-01-15T13:16:21-06:00

“Why should I decide to use medication for my child's Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? (ADHD) symptoms?” Let’s begin by understanding ADHD is a condition where many symptoms can be present, in different intensities. Every patient with ADHD may have different presentations of symptoms such as a child spending the day daydreaming and falling behind in [...]

Benefits of Treating ADHD ( Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)2020-01-15T13:16:21-06:00
2 01, 2020

Therapeutic Yoga for Mental Wellness

2020-01-02T15:33:27-06:00

Therapeutic Yoga is a specific type of treatment that incorporates gentle yoga postures, use of yoga props (bolsters, blankets and blocks), mindfulness and meditation to assist in decreasing symptoms and increase wellness. Therapeutic yoga can assist in decreasing symptoms by focusing on body awareness, breath awareness and mindfulness techniques exploring stressful  thoughts or emotions. Through [...]

Therapeutic Yoga for Mental Wellness2020-01-02T15:33:27-06:00
12 12, 2019

Coping With Seasonal Depression

2019-12-12T10:05:48-06:00

Halloween through New Year’s Day is the joyous time of year marked by celebrations of togetherness, feasting on meals rich in carbs and fats, and sprinting for decorating, cleaning, cooking, and shopping. For many, attending to the holiday season’s obligations is a time of increased stress that can negate the joys traditionally expected of this [...]

Coping With Seasonal Depression2019-12-12T10:05:48-06:00
5 12, 2019

How to Combat Holiday Stress

2019-12-06T08:45:45-06:00

The holidays can be a joyful time to gather with friends and family, but they can also be a stressful time for us. This time of year is a whirlwind of emotions that can have a way of magnifying the stressors we already carry around with us. Financial burdens, family gatherings, unrealistic expectations, and deadlines are just a few of the stressors.  Here are a couple of tips to help you get by:   Financial Stress   Organization. Let’s start by looking at our budget. Although this can cause some anxiety, remember this is short term. Our goal is to avoid those large credit [...]

How to Combat Holiday Stress2019-12-06T08:45:45-06:00
15 11, 2019

Dealing with ADHD

2019-11-15T12:04:54-06:00

While many people have some vague idea of some of the characteristics of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) such as difficulty paying attention and hyperactivity, what most are not aware of is how this disorder impacts one’s overall mood.  Individuals with ADHD can present to others as irritable, experiencing “mood swings” or generally seen as an impulsive [...]

Dealing with ADHD2019-11-15T12:04:54-06:00
10 11, 2019

Anti-Bullying

2019-11-15T12:07:09-06:00

Incidents of school violence demonstrate that bullying can have tragic consequences for individuals, families, schools and entire communities. Bullying is painful, lasting and can be related to low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, anger, and other mental and physical health problems. Due to the increased risk of suicide associated with bullying (for victims and perpetrators alike) open [...]

Anti-Bullying2019-11-15T12:07:09-06:00
21 10, 2019

Mental Health Awareness

2019-10-21T08:32:39-06:00

Mental health is becoming a more prevalent topic in the media for both positive and tragic reasons. Mass shootings and teen suicide rates continue to be a growing concern, but in recent years the stigma surrounding mental illness has been declining. The younger generations have ushered in a new era of the way we look [...]

Mental Health Awareness2019-10-21T08:32:39-06:00
1 10, 2019

About Suicide Awareness

2019-10-21T08:34:59-06:00

Suicide awareness helps understand the thoughts and emotions that lead to behaviors of a decision that cannot be undone. However, awareness is not 100% prevention, but it can increase the likelihood of survival. We are all human and we are imperfect, we cannot “fix” someone else, but we can be there for someone going through [...]

About Suicide Awareness2019-10-21T08:34:59-06:00
20 09, 2019

Suicide Awareness

2019-10-20T21:46:23-06:00

September is Suicide Awareness Month. Suicide rates continue to rise each year yet, sadly, the stigma associated with Suicide remains. While all Suicides are tragic, serious, and difficult subject matter, it should not keep us from discussing it as a community. Our society has a habit of focusing on the shock factor. The shock makes [...]

Suicide Awareness2019-10-20T21:46:23-06:00
7 08, 2019

Insomnia and PTSD

2019-08-07T14:42:00-06:00

Most people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) also experience sleep problems, including insomnia. PTSD can lead to insomnia for a variety of reasons, including nightmares, an over-active “fight or flight” response that leads to hyper-vigilance, increased worrying, and distressing thoughts. In addition, although sleep problems are typically considered a symptom of PTSD, over time [...]

Insomnia and PTSD2019-08-07T14:42:00-06:00