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.

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...

Why Taking Time Off is So Important for Your Mental Health

Why Taking Time Off is So Important for Your Mental Health
Many of us like to save our vacation days. We enjoy the feeling of always having a large “bank” of vacation days available to us. We use our days sparingly so we know they’re always there if we need them....

Summer Survival Tips for Parents

Summer Survival Tips for Parents

Let’s be honest. Being a parent is a full-time job no matter the season, but we’d all like to recapture some of the carefree feelings and relaxation of summertime. Our clinicians whole-heartedly agree. In fact, they encourage you to find…

Making the Most of an Unstructured Summer

Making the Most of an Unstructured Summer
Let's face it, summers aren't what they used to be. Making the most of an unstructured summer can be difficult for many families today, especially working families. Summer presents unique scheduling challenges, after all - children have a lot of...

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…

How to Check Your Impulses Using DBT

How to Check Your Impulses Using DBT
When in a stressful situation, we may feel an urge to say something, to do something, to feel something, to think something. Many times these impulsive urges nudge us towards action, language, feelings or thoughts that are not effective, healthy...

Coping with Stress at Work

Coping with Stress at Work

Everyone who has ever held a job has, at some point, felt the pressure of work-related stress. Any job can have stressful elements, even if you love what you do. In the short-term, you may experience pressure to meet a…

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…

Managing Stress for a Healthy Family

Managing Stress for a Healthy Family

Children model their parents’ behaviors, including those related to managing stress. Parents who deal with stress in unhealthy ways risk passing those behaviors on to their children. Alternatively, parents who cope with stress in healthy ways can not only promote…