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2020 Tax Season: 7 Tips for Maintaining Your Mental Health

2020 Tax Season: 7 Tips for Maintaining Your Mental Health The 2020 tax season is almost upon us, with the deadline for federal income tax returns on the horizon. This usually means a lot of things. You are going to be working more, doing paperwork and potentially feeling stressed about your financial situation. There is…

Tips for Managing Spring Depression

Tips for Managing Spring Depression It is almost April and that means one thing: the start of the spring season in MetroWest. You can expect longer days and more sunlight. If you have been suffering from seasonal depression since the start of 2020, you will be needing the spring more than other people. You will…

How MetroWest Residents Should Manage Depression While Social Distancing During COVID-19

How MetroWest Residents Should Manage Depression While Social Distancing During COVID-19 The coronavirus, referred to as COVID-19, has spread around the United States and is disrupting business and personal lives. Public health is also a big concern and everyone is worried about their loved ones. Social distancing is imperative to limit the spread of the…

Depression Triggers: Things to Avoid When Suffering from Depression

Depression Triggers: Things to Avoid When Suffering from Depression Anyone who has ever suffered from depression will have probably been told at some point to work out and address what their triggers are. Triggers are the things that bring on your feelings of depression and they are different for everyone. Recognizing these triggers is vital…

Why Stress Triggers Depression in Some People and Resilience in Others

Why Stress Triggers Depression in Some People and Resilience in Others Stress can have different effects on different people. For some people, stress can be incredibly motivating. These people tend to thrive on the pressure of a tight deadline or a difficult problem that needs to be solved. There are other people, however, for whom…

How to Find Motivation When Struggling with Depression

How to Find Motivation When Struggling with Depression Finding motivation with depression to do things when you are depressed or anxious can be incredibly difficult. While you may feel as though you should do things, finding the energy and motivation to do them can be extremely difficult. The fact that you feel as though you…

What to Do if You Suspect a Loved One has an Anxiety Disorder

What to Do if You Suspect a Loved One has an Anxiety Disorder Anxiety can be one of the most insidious and damaging mental health issues. Worrying about day-to-day life can be horrible and can often lead to people becoming depressed and very ill. Supporting someone with anxiety disorder can put a lot of pressure…

How to Avoid Burnout from Your Job in 2020

How to Avoid Burnout from Your Job in 2020 What is worker burnout? Burnout can be difficult to describe and even more difficult to identify but the most common definition of it would be a feeling or state of physical, mental or emotional exhaustion, often caused by external circumstances. It can also be a state…

How to Set Goals When Living with Depression

How to Set Goals When Living with Depression Setting goals can be a huge step towards making positive changes in your life and helping you challenge mental health issues. Setting goals can be a difficult task at the best of times. Goal setting when depressed can be incredibly difficult. It is important that you focus…

11 New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Your Mental Health

11 New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Your Mental Health New Year is an excellent time of year to reflect on the past twelve months. It is a time for celebration but it can also be a brilliant time for self-reflection and change. Making New Year’s resolutions has become a popular trend in the West. People…

Can New Year’s Resolutions be Hazardous to Your Mental Health?

Can New Year’s Resolutions be Hazardous to Your Mental Health? New Year is a time for partying and celebration but it is also a time for self-reflection and looking back over the last twelve months of your life. Chances are that when doing this, you are going to be looking back on both the good…

How Spending Time with Loved Ones Can Alleviate Holiday Stress

How Spending Time with Loved Ones Can Alleviate Holiday Stress The holiday festivities can truly be the most terrific time of the year. However, as much as we all love the holiday season, from the twinkling lights on Christmas trees and the Christmas plaid, poinsettias and fresh greenery throughout the house, to baking gingerbread cookies,…

How to Find Cheer in Holiday Stress

How to Find Cheer in Holiday Stress In a way of life dominated by countless applications that basically run our lives, humans are experiencing something they have never experienced before. Holiday stress! Although it may seem like an oxymoron, holidays have of late become events that lead to stress rather than ones that relieve some…

How to Support an Employee with Social Anxiety

How to Support an Employee with Social Anxiety Imagine this. You hired a new employee who showed a lot of promise. Their experience showed that they are perhaps a stalwart in their field. Their performance has been so good that you decide to promote them and make them a team leader. You also feel that…

How to Find Success Despite Social Anxiety

How to Find Success Despite Social Anxiety For a person with social anxiety who is trying to find success, help is available through many different mediums. Did you know that only 25% of people with a social anxiety disorder receive treatment for it? While receiving professional treatment is often the second stage of overcoming social…

Your Guide to Managing Social Anxiety in College

Your Guide to Managing Social Anxiety in College People who suffer from social anxiety know that no two individuals share the same triggers. For some people, merely talking in groups can be tricky, while others may experience fear when meeting new individuals. Even though these may be common problems, it is another ball game altogether…

How to Know if You Have Social Phobia

How to Know if You Have Social Phobia All of us have felt nervous while facing certain social situations. You must have often heard people who have acute stage fear, or that mingling with people makes somebody uncomfortable. While going on dates or giving presentations may undoubtedly be some of the topmost everyday situations where…

Talking About Top Reasons Why & Teen Suicide: Tips for Parents

Talking About Top Reasons Why & Teen Suicide: Tips for Parents Suicide rates are rising worldwide. And up to 50 percent of young adults and adolescents with bipolar disorder attempt suicide at some point. That’s scary, especially for parents with troubled teens. But what’s really happening with these kids? What’s bothering them? Fortunately, teen suicide…

Social Anxiety in Toddlers: What You Should Know

Social Anxiety in Toddlers: What You Should Know It’s normal for some toddlers and even adults to feel a little anxious or worried from time to time. But if mild anxiety and worries morph into fear and extreme anxiety that immobilize the person, that’s a problem. At that point, you have what developmental experts call…

How to Cope with a Loved One Dealing with Late Life Depression

How to Cope with a Loved One Dealing with Late Life Depression According to the Geriatric Mental Health Foundation, 15% of people aged over 65 in the U.S. battle depression. The numbers are even higher in nursing homes and hospitals. But late-life depression isn’t only happening in the U.S. A cross-sectional study (n=28,796, mean age…

How Is Mental Illness Diagnosed?

How Is Mental Illness Diagnosed? The last thing anyone living with a mental illness wants is an inaccurate diagnosis of mental illness. But psychiatric misdiagnosis happens a lot more than anyone wants to admit. That’s the reason you should perform due diligence and exert the effort necessary for choosing your therapist. An accurate diagnosis is…

Smile! August is Admit You’re Happy Month

Smile! August is Admit You’re Happy Month If Abraham Lincoln is to be believed, people can choose to be happy any time they want. You can choose to be happy this August. Actually, you’re not as unhappy as you’ve made yourself to believe. Many good things are happening in your life right now. You just…

Postpartum Depression and It’s Long Term Impact on Children

Postpartum Depression and It’s Long Term Impact on Children Postpartum depression is real, and it can have devastating effects on mothers. Also, there’s evidence it affects babies in many ways. Researchers in an ongoing study by one British organization, ALSPAC, examined the long-term effects of postnatal depression. They found that it can have “lingering” effects…

7 Tips to help Manage Your Back-to-School Mental Health

7 Tips to help Manage Your Back-to-School Mental Health It’s August, the national back to school month. A brand new school year is here, and a lot is happening. You need to buy supplies, prepare your children psychologically, and help them in many other ways. But there’s one thing many parents often don’t pay enough…

How to Manage ADHD at Work?

How to Manage ADHD at Work? Staying focused, completing tasks on time, remembering important details, and staying organized can be difficult if you have ADHD. Dealing with ADHD in the workplace can seem like an endless struggle. But with the right strategies, adults with ADHD can stay focused, productive, and organized. While they may not…

How Seniors Can Enhance Their Mental Health?

How Seniors Can Enhance Their Mental Health? While there has been a lot of progress made for mental health awareness, it’s especially important to spread awareness to demographics that aren’t getting enough attention. Many seniors are retired, separated from their families, do not have a strong social network, and suffer from various health ailments. This…

The Importance of Mental Health in Minority Communities

The Importance of Mental Health in Minority Communities Mental illness affects people across all demographics. However, mental health in minority communities needs to become an important focal point. There are significant mental health disparities between the white population and minority communities. Minority communities are reporting higher rates of mental illness, are less likely to get…

Is There a Connection Between Anxiety and Psychosis?

Is There a Connection Between Anxiety and Psychosis? Anxiety is often linked with stress and depression, but some question if anxiety is linked to psychosis. First of all, it’s important to understand that psychosis is different from panic attacks. Psychosis is a mental state where a person loses touch with reality. A panic attack is…

Managing ADHD with Your Spouse

Managing ADHD with Your Spouse Getting married means that you’re entering a partnership. But all of that can be thrown in a loop if your partner has ADHD. You end up having to take care of your responsibilities as well as your partner’s. Instead of an adult relationship, it may often feel more like managing…

Men and Mental Health: A Silent Crisis

Men and Mental Health: A Silent Crisis Mental illness is something that affects all people. However, men are less likely to seek and receive treatment when dealing with mental illness. There are many cultural pressures and stigma that often lead to men ignoring their problems instead of getting proper treatment. That’s why there needs to…

Anxiety, Trauma, and PTSD: How Mass Violence Affects Mental Health

Anxiety, Trauma, and PTSD: How Mass Violence Affects Mental Health For some people, the effects of mass violence persist long after the event. Most people who experience such events deal with stress for some time, but manage to get over it. But others experience long term effects that can turn into serious mental health issues….

The Role of Forgiveness for a Happy Life

The Role of Forgiveness for a Happy Life When you’ve been wronged in your life, it’s normal to hold some degree of resentment. However, some people hold a strong resentment for many years without even realizing it could be hurting them. Forgiveness is not easy, but it is essential if the goal is to be…

The Difference Between Panic Disorder and Anxiety

The Difference Between Panic Disorder and Anxiety Many people think a panic disorder is the same thing as having an anxiety attack. Even though the conditions are quite similar, they are still some little differences between both. Both conditions share some common symptoms. However, each one is experienced differently. Let’s take a look at both…

Must-Have Coping Strategies for Social Phobia

Must-Have Coping Strategies for Social Phobia Social anxiety is something all of us experience from time to time.  It is important to know that there are coping strategies for social phobia. However, if you or your loved one is dealing with severe social phobia, it’s important to get help. What’s more, living with social anxiety…

11 Signs You Have Social Phobia

11 Signs You Have Social Phobia Finding the right Sudbury psychiatrist will help you overcome common social fears. It is normal for people to feel nervous when giving a speech or meeting strangers. However, some people suffer from a more intense discomfort. This is often referred to as social anxiety disorder. Knowing the best psychiatrist…

7 Strategies for Managing Bipolar Anger and Irritability

7 Strategies for Managing Bipolar Anger and Irritability A bipolar disorder is a mental illness that can destroy relationships and careers. Fortunately, the condition can be managed with the help of a Sudbury psychiatrist. Bipolar disorder is a condition that involves sudden mood changes and extreme emotions that can be shocking to others. If you…

11 Top Questions (and Our Answers) on ADHD

11 Top Questions (and Our Answers) on ADHD 1) Is ADD and ADHD the Same Thing ADD refers to Attention Deficit Disorder. This condition is characterized by a lack of ability to focus incessant talking, often with frequent interruptions poor listening skills an inability to concentrate on instructions poor follow-through ADHD includes all of the…

My Child Was Diagnosed With ADHD. What Should I Do Now?

My Child Was Diagnosed With ADHD. What Should I Do Now? You just found out that your child has ADHD, what do you do? Discovering that your youngster has ADHD can be quite tough to take. It is definitely an “Oh My God” moment. As parents, we just wants the best for our children and…

Why is Depression More Common in Women?

Why is Depression More Common in Women? According to a recent study, depression is twice as prevalent in young women (ages 14-25 yr.) than men. However, the ratio decreases with age. Furthermore, women are three times more apt to suffer from stress and anxiety. Though, the gender difference is not clear here. However, most believe…

How To Manage Depression Triggers?

How To Manage Depression Triggers? Depression is a severe and life-threatening mental disorder that severely affects the quality of your life and suppresses your level of happiness. Over the years, depression has become prevalent between Americans. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, more than 15 million Americans suffer from depression every year….

Anxiety Relief: How To Win Against Worry

Anxiety Relief: How To Win Against Worry   In our everyday life, anxiety has penetrated in different ways. You anticipate the future with scary predictions. However, in most of the cases, this doesn’t have any basis in truth. Overtime, anxiety leads to both physical and emotional symptoms such as increased heart rate, poor concentration, sleep…

11 Antidotes for Anxiety

11 Antidotes for Anxiety Are you looking for a treatment for anxiety? Anxiety disorder is one of the most common mental illness in the United States. Every year, this condition victimizes about 40 million adults of age 18 and older. Thus, making up roughly 18.1% of the total population. Although, treatment for anxiety disorders are…

Tips for Developing Skills to Manage Anger in Children (and their Parents)

Tips for Developing Skills to Manage Anger in Children (and their Parents) Teaching your child how to manage anger will develop a unique skill in his personality that will grow with him. Whether it is a snack, toy, game, “I want to go outside” plea, or even sending him/her to sleep in his/her room, children…