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Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Thursday, 15 November 2018 19:42  by Amy R.
Pervasive feelings of confusion and instability can become an everyday experience in the life of someone with borderline personality disorder, or BPD. Imagine living every day on a roller coaster and never knowing if you'll experience high highs or low lows. If you have BPD, these constantly changing emotions can leave you feeling scared and defenseless. Unfortunately, it's not always easy to diagnose BPD as it's often confused with other mood disorders like bipolar disorder. If everything in your life feels unstable — relationships, your mood and even the way…

Postpartum Depression (PPD) Facts & Statistics

Wednesday, 07 November 2018 19:28  by Ally M.
The birth of a child is a joyous event for new mothers. This brand new life brings a huge variety of changes, from sleepless nights and adjustments in your daily schedule to unbelievable happiness at every milestone your baby reaches, like their first smile or coo. How could something so wonderful be tainted by any sadness? Unfortunately, for many women, postpartum depression (PPD) can overshadow the birth of a child with a deep sense of sadness, exhaustion and extreme anxiety. PPD is a mood disorder that occurs after childbirth. It…

Talking to Family About Your Mental Health

Monday, 29 October 2018 15:31  by Amber M.
Opening up about your mental health problems can feel extremely risky. You never know how people will react, even those in your own family. Ideally, when your family knows you have a mental illness, they will act as a source of support, offering encouragement and understanding. However, opening up to them may be a daunting task. Many people are afraid that their loved ones will judge them, treat them differently or feel uncomfortable around them. This stress leads many to keep their mental health issues a closely held secret. If…
Everyone needs food to survive. It provides the energy and nutrients we need to perform tasks and make it through daily activities. However, for a variety of reasons, sometimes people develop an unhealthy relationship with food. What Does It Mean to Have a Healthy Relationship With Food? The food we put into our bodies has a direct and long-term impact on our health and wellbeing. You should be mindful of what you eat — both the types of foods you consume and the amount you eat. When you have a…
When the to-do list is piling up, and you've got work, family and the hustle and bustle of daily life to worry about, self-care sounds like an impossible dream. But more medical and mental health experts are encouraging people to reevaluate their priorities to work a self-care routine into the rhythm of their day to day life. Self-care looks different to each individual. For some, it means slicing out some time for a bubble bath and a good book. For another, it may be getting a solid workout in every…
There's something truly unique about the fall season. As the weather cools and the colors of autumn crop up all around us, life seems to slow down after the hustle and bustle of the hot summer months. This makes fall the perfect season to de-stress. There are tons of relaxing autumnal activities, from baking apple pies to picking out a pumpkin for your front stoop. But one hobby that should not be overlooked is arts and crafts. Art therapy is a component of many mental health treatment programs, including the…
When someone has a mental illness, the repercussions of the disease extend beyond their own life, often impacting those closest to them. The families of these individuals can be severely affected by mental health disorders, emotionally, mentally and even physically. Whether it be concerned parents coping with grief or guilt, a spouse struggling to make it through each day and not knowing how to help or even small children who are confused by the change in their parent or sibling, the impact of mental illness on families shouldn't be downplayed.…

10 of the Healthiest Fall Foods

Wednesday, 26 September 2018 15:47  by Anna B.
For many, fall is associated with warm apple pies seasoned with cinnamon or pumpkin spice anything, from lattes to muffins. Although these yummy concoctions may be okay in moderation, there is a bounty of other fall foods available that offer a bit more nutrition and that you are sure to love. 10 Healthy Foods to Try This Fall Fall is the perfect season to enjoy a wide variety of produce. You can likely find some items on our list at your local grocery store all year round, but now is…
Quiet. Shy. Introverted. These are words we often use to describe those who prefer to take a backseat when it comes to social situations. But these words can also be a mask to hide an underlying psychological issue — social anxiety disorder (SAD). Social anxiety disorder is more than just being nervous or uncomfortable in unfamiliar environments or when meeting new people. After all, everyone experiences this at one time or another. For those with this common mental disorder, it goes a step further. How Social Anxiety Can Impact Romantic…

Depression and Relationships

Thursday, 13 September 2018 15:53  by Amanda L.
In the United States, the leading cause of disability among individuals aged 15 to 44 is major depressive disorder or MDD. Though this disorder affects both genders, it is more prevalent in women than in men. Studies show that an estimated one in every 10 women experiences depression symptoms, with between one in nine and one in five women experiencing symptoms of postpartum depression. Because various types of depression can cause different symptoms, some women may not be aware that this disorder is impacting their lives. Depression is more than…
In most cases, you are your own worst critic. That critical inner voice points out your flaws, your failings and everything you don't like about yourself. However, the way you view and speak to yourself plays a huge role in your overall well-being. One way to be kinder to yourself is to practice the art of self-compassion. Here are some ways that you can develop self-compassion to live a fuller and happier life. What Is Self-Compassion? Everyone makes mistakes, and everyone has shortcomings. When we show compassion to others, we…

Tips for Overcoming Self-Doubt

Thursday, 06 September 2018 15:17  by Taylor B.
Have you ever felt the nagging sensation that you are not good enough or that you cannot pursue a dream or goal? These thoughts and feelings can weigh you down and make day to day activities seem daunting. However, there is hope. By taking the right steps, you can change your outlook on life and pursue your goals and dreams with new fervor, while conquering those feelings of self-doubt. What Is Self-Doubt? Self-doubt refers to a lack of self-assuredness or belief in yourself and your abilities. It is a feeling…

Nutrition and Your Mental Health

Monday, 27 August 2018 19:17  by Alaina M.
If you're like most people, you can identify certain "healthy" foods, but you are not sure why you should choose some foods over others. Regardless of your health history, it's important to eat a healthy diet of whole foods — primarily fruits, vegetables and lean meats. But understanding the impact certain foods have on your body is critical to managing mental health issues, particularly depression and anxiety. Recently an area of study has emerged globally, called "nutritional psychiatry." It's a fancy term for the field of study aimed at the…
Borderline personality disorder is a mental illness that can take a toll on personal relationships. If you have BPD, then you know how the instability caused by the disorder can impact your life. Constantly shifting moods, dramatic changes in how you perceive yourself and erratic behavior make it difficult for those with BPD to form healthy bonds with others. This is especially true when it comes to building romantic attachments. BPD distorts the line between reality and psychosis, making the world a perilous place. Relationships that build quickly and intensely…

Psychological Effects of Divorce on Women

Thursday, 09 August 2018 11:51  by Taylor B.
A divorce is an event that leaves a couple's lives permanently altered. Some of the changes are positive, bringing a deep sense of relief. However, women, especially, often experience a severe psychological and emotional toll. Whether their lives change for better or for worse, it's extremely common for women to struggle with emotional trauma after divorce. This could include feelings of failure, sadness and loneliness, and oftentimes, women even struggle with depression or anxiety. If these feelings seem to overwhelm you, remember, you are not alone. We will discuss some…
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