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Archive: March 2022

Ways To Take Care of Your Mental Health (Thinking Outside The Box)!

Posted on March 28, 2022

Dr. Lena Pearlman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Director at Dr. Lena Pearlman & Associates. In between sessions, I asked her: What are some creative ways to take care of mental health? Build! Buy some wood and build something, like a birdhouse. It takes all of your thought process and brain power. Continue Reading »

Celebrities That Advocate for Mental Health Awareness

Posted on March 24, 2022

“If we start being honest about our pain, our anger, and our shortcomings instead of pretending they don’t exist, then maybe we’ll leave the world a better place than we found it.” -Russell Wilson “What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.” – Glenn Close In an article by Emerald Continue Reading »

Burnout: Definition, Causes, Signs, & What Should You Do When Experiencing It?

Posted on February 10, 2022

Defining Burnout (www.helpguide.org): “Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands.” What Causes Burnout? (webmd.com & mayoclinic.org) Unmanageable workloads Work-life imbalance Unfair treatment at work Lack of social support Confusing work responsibilities Lack of Continue Reading »

Sleep & Mental Health

Posted on January 7, 2022

You may be asking… What does sleep have to do with mental health? Well, thank you for asking! Sleep and mental health are, in fact, intertwined.  The Mental Health Foundation says, “We spend about a third of our lives asleep. Sleep is essential – It is as important to our bodies as eating, drinking and breathing, Continue Reading »

What Is Mental Health?

Posted on January 6, 2022

The CDC describes mental health as, “Our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood”. The World Health Organization says, Continue Reading »

Coping Strategies for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Posted on December 17, 2021

Before listing some coping strategies for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, I think it’s important to go into a little bit more depth about what OCD is, as well as provide you with some data. The Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA) says, “OCD affects 2.2 million adults, or 1.0% of the U.S. population”. According to BeyondOCD.org, Continue Reading »