Coping Skills For When We Experience Fight, Flight Or Freeze

Coping Skills For When We Experience Fight, Flight Or Freeze

Coping Skills For When We Experience Fight, Flight Or Freeze

We are living in a time where things have changed, and have changed rather quickly. Our WAFs (worries, anxieties and fears) seem to be much more present, and many of us are experiencing worries and fears that we haven’t ever…

Two Recovery Slogans to Remember During Times of Uncertainty

Two Recovery Slogans to Remember During Times of Uncertainty

As our world recommends that all of us make significant changes in our way of thinking and acting in response to the Coronovirus, I see similarities to what individuals with addictions face when pursuing a life of recovery. In recovery…

Five Ways to View Coverage of the Coronavirus

Five Ways to View Coverage of the Coronavirus

News reports about the coronavirus outbreak together with speculation that it could become more widespread, is making some people anxious. Here are some tips to help you manage your anxiety, put news reports in perspective and maintain a positive outlook….

Tips to Ease Your Child’s Back-to-School Anxiety

Tips to Ease Your Child’s Back-to-School Anxiety

As the summer season winds down, stores begin to fill with back-to-school sales. The days ahead will be coupled with excited children ready to pick out their attire and supplies for the coming school year. Many children will also wrestle…

5 Mental Health Tips for Millennials (and Everyone Else, Too!)

5 Mental Health Tips for Millennials (and Everyone Else, Too!)
Millennials are reporting increasing rates of depression, anxiety and stress. Depression diagnoses alone are up 31% for millennials since 2014 with depression now affecting 5.5% of millennials in West Michigan.1 Why is the rate rising is not completely clear, however...

Sending your child to camp? Tips on how to manage your worries.

Sending your child to camp? Tips on how to manage your worries.
Sending kids off to summer camp is emotionally tough on parents, even if it’s not your first time. It’s normal to be concerned about your children’s physical and emotional well-being, but excessive worrying is unproductive and stressful. According to researchers,...

Tackling Student Loan Debt & Anxiety: Advice for Millennials

Tackling Student Loan Debt & Anxiety: Advice for Millennials

“I can remember like yesterday gaining my first job in my career after finishing college. I was excited and nervous! Then in the mail, information came regarding my student loan payments. Shock, disbelief, anger and tears ensued. I panicked. I called my parents…

Debunking 5 Myths About PTSD

Debunking 5 Myths About PTSD
The following common misconceptions about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) get in the way of healing and need to be debunked. MYTH 1: I am losing my mind. No, you are not losing your mind. PTSD is a normal reaction...

The Importance of Mental Health Awareness

The Importance of Mental Health Awareness

Mental illnesses affect 19% of the adult population, 46% of teenagers and 13% of children each year. People struggling with their mental health may be in your family, live next door, teach your children, work in the next cubicle or sit…

Construction Workers at Higher Risk for Suicide

Construction Workers at Higher Risk for Suicide

Construction workers are statistically at a higher risk for mental health issues than virtually every other profession. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one third of all suicides in 2012 were workers in the construction and…