Posts made in January, 2017

What is Codependency?

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What is Codependency?

You may have heard the term codependency used fairly often, but you may not fully understand what it is. Codependency is typically defined as a relationship pattern where you focus on others at your own expense. This can happen through various channels, but typically codependency is characterized by a person belonging to a dysfunctional, one-sided relationship where one person needs validation or confirmation from the other for all of their emotional and self-esteem needs. It can also describes a relationship that enables another person to maintain their poor behavior, abusiveness, or addiction. While anyone can fall into the trap of a codependent relationship, it often occurs when one or both sides have addiction or mental health issues. This is often due to one...

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Bouncing Back After a Mental Health Relapse

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Bouncing Back After a Mental Health Relapse

Have you ever felt like you are in an amazing space emotionally and mentally and then before you can even get comfortable feeling stable, something happens and before you know it you are back in your negative emotional or mental space reeling and trying to find where you went wrong. This can often be defines as a mental health relapse. A “relapse” is when troubling symptoms come back or get worse. It can be scary and even intimidating to come back from a mental health relapse, but working on recovering is one of the healthiest and best things you can do for yourself. Here are some tips of how to recover from your mental health relapse: Don’t indulge in self-pity or playing the victim. It’s okay to recognize that you are having a bad day, a bad...

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Better Ways to Handle Anger

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Better Ways to Handle Anger

Anger is a normal emotion for anyone to have from time to time. However, for some anger can be debilitating or overwhelming. If you feel like your anger is out of control it may be due to not having healthy coping habits or the necessary tools to appropriately process and express your anger. Here is a quick list of do’s and dont’s to help you better process and cope with your anger: Do express how you feel through considerate and clam language. Don’t blame others for your anger or your feelings. Do take accountability for your own feelings and actions. Don’t ignore feelings, as this can lead to repressed feelings that become unresolved and manifest into bigger issues. Do recognize your triggers and warning signs that your anger may be...

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