How Children Become Emotionally Wounded

Posted By: on May 12, 2020
emotionally wounded child
Parenthood can be tough, no matter who you are, where you come from or what your beliefs are, and there are no hard and fast rules for raising children to be emotionally healthy and happy. However, there are some ways that a parent or caregiver can accidentally cause emotional harm to their child, and here are some examples: Belittling or ignoring your child’s feelings When your child is feeling sad, angry confused or afraid and you make fun of them in any way, or choose to ignore them,

The Link Between OCD’s And Eating Disorders

Posted By: on May 05, 2020
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety related disorder in which individuals experience repetitive thoughts, feelings, sensations and behaviors that cause them to engage in ritualistic habits or compulsions. These repetitive habits are intended to help reduce feelings of apprehension, fear or worry, but the disorder can be incredibly debilitating when left untreated, and often exists alongside other disorders, such as substance abuse or anorexia.  What are some of the signs that

Have You Lost Someone During The Crisis And Need Help?

Posted By: on April 28, 2020
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Covid-19 has changed our lives in ways many of us could never have imagined, and even mourning the loss of a loved one has been dramatically altered. With the virus causing more people to die who might otherwise have remained alive, friends and family members are struggling to comprehend the situation and deal with their grief. Tragically, many victims of the virus are dying alone and without physical contact from loved ones due to physical distancing measures and strict hospital regulations

Emotional Support is Only a Phone Call Away!

Posted By: on April 23, 2020
Fort Collins Mental Health Services Podcast
Scared. Frustrated. Anxious. Pi**ed off? These are common feelings right now. Take a listen to this podcast which includes Heart-Centered Counselor’s founder Carl Nassar talk about reaching out to experts who will listen and help you cope with all the emotions you’re experiencing. #COVID19 #emotionalsupport @HealthDistrict @SummitStoneHlth @krfcfm Below is a transcription of the podcast: You're listening to KRS C eighty eight point nine F.M. radio Fort Collins and t

Recognizing The Signs That You Could Be Mentally Unwell

Posted By: on April 21, 2020
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It’s rare that a mental illness manifests itself in an individual without warning, and while they themselves may notice some small, worrying changes to their behavior or feelings, it’s often those around the individual who begin to spot signs that all is not well. Sadly, when these small changes are not noticed or recognized for what they are and acted upon quickly enough (if at all), it’s harder to reduce the severity of the illness, and even harder to prevent it from developing. Rec

Managing Your Anger So It Doesn’t Affect Your Mental Health

Posted By: on April 14, 2020
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A lot of things in life can make us angry, and feeling anger is perfectly natural. However, when that anger is poorly managed, it can quickly begin to have a negative impact upon both our physical, and mental health. If you’re concerned that feelings of anger are becoming uncontrollable and your mental health is beginning to suffer, what can you do to help yourself? Don’t ignore your anger; this will only ever make things worse: Acknowledging that you’re angry, rather than tryin

How To Help Yourself When There Is No One To Turn To

Posted By: on April 07, 2020
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When you are at a loss as to how to continue with life as it is, or have an emotional problem that you don’t know how to solve, it can feel awful to go through it alone, and while you may think that you have nobody to turn to, there is always someone available to help, you just need to find them, or find the strength to be open with those who are already in your life. Whether you have nobody in your life that you trust enough to confide in, or whether you feel as if there is no one to turn

Coping With Depression As An Introvert

Posted By: on March 31, 2020
Depressed introvert woman
Many of us think of introverts as being quiet, reserved and thoughtful people who keep themselves to themselves and prefer not to attend social events, and we may be right, but there is often more to an introvert than simply being the opposite of an extrovert. The world-renowned psychologist, Carl Jung, first described introverts and extroverts back in the 1960’s and wrote that they could be distinguished from one another by how they regain energy. In his preliminary findings, he wrote tha

Coping With Covid-19 And The Effect On Your Mental Health

Posted By: on March 24, 2020
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You may not think that a physical illness such as Covid-19 can affect mental health, too, but you might be surprised to learn that it can cause a huge emotional burden upon those who suffer from (or are vulnerable to) anxiety, depression or any other mental health concern. Aside from the constant worry about catching it yourself there is the worry that loved ones will fall prey to Covid-19, not to mention the feelings of anxiety or fear when we’re not able to continue doing the things we love

What is Suicide Ideation?

Posted By: on March 17, 2020
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With more people being diagnosed with depression now than ever before, and more people struggling to cope mentally with the pressures of modern life, suicide is becoming an increasingly worrying trend. Throughout the U.S, many states have seen an increase in cases of suicide of up to 30% since 1999, and it’s now thought to be the 10th leading cause of death in the country. However, most who are struggling with their mental health and feeling (at times) that they cannot cope do not take the