Breaking the Link Between Mental Health Issues and Loneliness

Posted By: on March 21, 2018
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There’s No Need to Be Ashamed of Your Mental Health Problems! If your mental health issues sometimes lead to strong feelings of shame or a desire to isolate yourself from others, you’re not alone. A number of important clinical studies have shown a strong link between mental health trouble and loneliness -- two problems that tend to compound one another. Getting out of your comfort zone and connecting with other people isn’t easy when you’re caught in the midst of depression or anxie

Signs of Depression: When It’s Time to Get Help

Posted By: on March 07, 2018
  Everyone goes through ups and downs in their life. Sadness is an emotion that everyone feels and many people struggle with situational sadness, which is often temporary and eventually passes. Clinical depression is completely different. Depression is often persistent and is not necessarily caused by situations. Common Signs That You Have Depression Depression is treatable with the right help and support. Here are some signs that you have depression and you should seek support: -

Look at Me: Learning to Share our Vulnerable Selves with the People that Love Us

Posted By: on February 21, 2018
Opening yourself up to another person can be intimidating. You may feel that they may not accept all of the things in your life - or your past - that you may hide from most people. In order to strengthen relationships you’ve created, you can consider becoming more genuine with the people that you know love you. When you know each other’s vulnerable selves, you can accept and love each other unconditionally. Understand How Open You Want to Be If you know that you are going to have an open a

Overcoming the Destructive Inner Critic

Posted By: on February 07, 2018
We are often more critical of ourselves than we are of other people. That inner critic can completely destroy your self-esteem and any confidence that you have in yourself. Overcoming those doubts and criticism is needed to help you reach your goals in life. Here are some simple things that you can do to overcome your inner critic. Keep Doing What You’re Good At If there activities or things that you know that you are good at, keep doing them! Doing something that you love can give your se

Learning How to Argue in Relationship

Posted By: on January 24, 2018
  Disagreements in any relationship are inevitable, and that’s okay. Arguments tend to have a bad connotation, but arguments are not always bad things. If you are arguing with someone, that means that you care about that person enough to keep talking with them even through your disagree. Here are some ways to argue so that you are creating connections and not chaos. Be Honest, but Not Cruel Whenever we argue, people often say things that they don’t mean in the heat of an argume

Recognizing Our Addictive Patterns and How We Can Overcome Them

Posted By: on January 10, 2018
Everyone has habits in their lives that they are either ashamed of or they feel that they need to stop. Whether it is an addiction to gambling, sex, work, substance abuse, shopping, or overeating, these addictive habits can make you become unhealthy and unhappy throughout life. It’s important to understand the habits that you have in your life and find ways to overcome them. Understanding Your Addiction Not only is it important for you to realize you have an addiction, but to understand

Reasons Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work and How to Change This

Posted By: on December 27, 2017
New year’s is a good time to reflect on the past year and see how you want to change in the New Year. Many people decide that they wish to create resolutions so that they have goals they want to reach. Often, people start strong, sticking to their plan, but by the end of January, February or March, we may have fallen back into our old habits. Here are ways that you can make your resolutions a success this year. Create Realistic Resolutions Whenever you create goals for yourself, it’s i

Ways that You Can Ease Depression and Sadness During the Holidays

Posted By: on December 13, 2017
The holiday season is not always the easiest for everyone. We begin to remember people who we have lost or happy times that we can never return to. If the year has not been a pleasant one, we can feel disappointed in ourselves. There is also this pressure to feel joyous, but that only makes the season more difficult when you are dealing with depression or sadness. Here are some ways that you can work to ease your struggles during the holiday season. Don’t Feel the Need to Be Happy All the T

Bringing Comfort to Yourself

Posted By: on November 29, 2017
It’s healthy to rely on spending time with others to help us feel connected and  happy. However, sometimes, when we are by ourselves, we tend to feel sad and lonely instead of simply being content. There are times when we are going to have to be in solitude and during these times, we need to learn how to be happy and confident with whom we are when we are not around anyone else. Just Because You Are Alone Does Not Mean You’re Lonely Times of solitude give us the chance to step back and re

Doing What is Restorative, Rather Than Escaping

Posted By: on November 22, 2017
 Relationships can get complicated and difficult and during rough times it can be tempting to avoid or escape people rather than work to restore relationships. Restoring these relationships is not easy, but it is necessary for your social health. There are certain things that you can do in your life to help you restore your relationships rather than sabotage them by escaping from them. Take Some Time to Calm Down If someone you love has seriously angered you, you may want to take a little bi