Mental Health Tips in the Wake of Trauma

Mental Health Tips in the Wake of Trauma

Mental Health Tips in the Wake of Trauma

When tragedy occurs, our sense of well-being feels violated. Elizza LeJeune, LMSW, offers tips on how to care for ourselves in the wake of trauma.

Caring For Yourself When There’s Tragic News

Caring For Yourself When There’s Tragic News

Disturbing and traumatic news of terrorism, violence and natural disasters can lead to PSTD-like symptoms. Learn how to recognize the signs and care for yourself.

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...

Have a Better Day EVERY Day … with DBT Skills!

Have a Better Day EVERY Day … with DBT Skills!

For most of us, the way we solve our problems today has a lot to do with what worked at another time in our lives. As our situations and responsibilities change, we can find that what once worked isn’t really…

Self Image: What Do You See in the Mirror?

Self Image: What Do You See in the Mirror?
  Mirrors are everywhere and each one provides the opportunity for self-affirmation or self-criticism. Most men and women see their bodies as a compilation of unacceptable features. As women pass a mirror they to see big thighs, jiggling arms, protruding...

Mind/Body Health: Heart Disease and Mental Health

Mind/Body Health: Heart Disease and Mental Health

You might think heart disease is linked only with physical activities — a lack of exercise, poor diet, smoking and excessive drinking. While these habits do heighten the risk of high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular problems,…

Seven Tips for a Happier, Healthier Life

Seven Tips for a Happier, Healthier Life

Reap the benefits of being kind to yourself! Prioritizing a good night’s sleep, positive self-talk, using vacation time and intentional self-care can have some surprising benefits for your productivity, longevity, confidence, weight and relationships.

Tips for a Peaceful Thanksgiving with Family

Tips for a Peaceful Thanksgiving with Family

As we enter into the holiday season, some of us may feel increased levels of stress as we begin to wonder what family gatherings are going to include. Will there be political arguments around the dinner table? Will we be…

Self-Care is Vital When You’re Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Self-Care is Vital When You’re Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can be physically, emotionally and financially challenging. The demands of day-to-day care, changing family roles and making difficult decisions on behalf of a family member are hard to handle. That’s…

Why Parents Sometimes Need a Timeout, Too

Why Parents Sometimes Need a Timeout, Too
Ever had a parental temper tantrum? You know, those times when you exhibit bad behavior, such as yelling, bad language or slamming things around, and need to be disciplined with a parental timeout? We’ve all had those moments. Sometimes when I...