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Is What I’m Feeling An Actual Disorder?

Diagnostic criteria are what treating professionals look at when a client comes to them for treatment. To have a mental illness, an individual must meet the diagnostic criteria. Similarly, one could be having a few symptoms but not meet the criteria for the actual disorder. This is often the case with common feelings of anxiety.Read More

How to Self Soothe

For people who identify as introverts or empaths, there is so much stress that goes along with going with the flow. Stressful situations may seem like you must exert so much energy, but you’re still feeling the negative effects of the stress. Even if you aren’t an introvert or empath, self-soothing thoughts can be extremelyRead More

What To Do When You’ve Said The Wrong Thing

There are so many things you can say that can be hurtful to someone dealing with a mental illness or addiction. It may seem like there’s more that could be said wrong that what’s right to say. There are words you should avoid so that you are not stigmatizing those that are struggling. What youRead More

Common Signs Of Anxiety

40 million American adults suffer from an anxiety disorder, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. It is so much more common than most people think. Not every bout of anxiety is a disorder, though. Anxiety, in general, is something that everyone deals with. Most people learn how to adequately deal with the anxietyRead More

How Do I Identify A Drug Overdose?

Substance use disorders can wreak havoc on users, especially during the holiday time. Some people who use may have made a resolution to stop using. While you should encourage them and their resolution, it’s important to also know that relapses do happen to those trying to stop using. A relapse isn’t a sign of failure;Read More

Negative Thoughts And Cognitive Distortions

Negative thoughts are a struggle that everyone deals with. They can be complicated or masked for some people as cognitive distortions. Cognitive distortions are ways your mind tricks you into thinking negative thoughts. Oftentimes, these cognitive distortions have become so commonplace in your mind that you don’t even know they are there. This only feedsRead More

The 5 Facets Of Emotional Intelligence

Many people are familiar with IQ: Intelligence Quotient. IQ can be tested via a quiz that explores the different aspects of intelligence. An IQ test, however, does not test for emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is an extremely important quality to have. It’s also essential for bettering your mental health. Emotional intelligence understands how important itRead More

Focus On What’s In Your Control

Coming to terms with what is in your control or out of your control can be difficult. You may not want to deal with something that is actually in your control, or you may be too focused on something that’s out of your control. Many people use control as a defense mechanism. Individuals like thisRead More