Posts made in July, 2017

Handling Anxiety

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Handling Anxiety

It is likely that at some point in all of our lives we will have a loved one, friend, or coworker that deals with anxiety, or deal with it ourselves. One of the hardest parts of anxiety is that there is a huge breakdown in communication between the afflicted and those surrounding them. Often the people who are around the person dealing with it try their hardest to “make things better”. They often feel that they must walk on eggshells or change how they act to aovid triggering anxiety. The individual who is afflicted with the anxiety often feels ashamed, in turn, that others around them are changing their behavior or giving them special treatment. Due to this dynamic, anxiety can be a big barrier to successful relationships, even on a professional...

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Recognizing Depression

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Recognizing Depression

While it is recommended and most beneficial for anyone with a suspected mental illness to seek professional help, some may not even know how to recognize that they have a problem. While everyone handles depression differently, and mental illnesses can manifest in a multitude of ways, there are some warning signs that someone is dealing with or even knowingly hiding their depression. This quick checklist gives some of the most prevelant warning signs of possible depression. Struggle with maintaining any good, healthy intimate relationships. Concerned about helping others but does not allow anyone to help them. Struggle with day to day activities and basic life skills. Extreme perfectionism and negative self-talk. Isolating oneself from people and activities that...

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