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Stepping Back from the Edge: How to Deal with Anger in the Moment

Anger is a natural and healthy emotion that everyone feels from time to time. But when you find yourself being caught off guard with unexpected anger or feeling anger at a time when you can’t express it, it can be difficult to cope with.So, what can you do when you find yourself feeling anger unexpectedly? Below are some strategies to...[ read more ]

5 Techniques to Work Through Flashbacks

Flashbacks are our brain’s way of processing traumatic events that we’ve experienced. But what tends to happen is, our subconscious goes to our storage cabinet to access some important memories regarding the event, and everything sort of tumbles out of the cabinet all at once. This falling out or flashback experience can feel almost as traumatic as the initial event....[ read more ]

What to do when you feel like you can’t do anything

Intense levels of anxiety, depression, grief, guilt, and trauma are debilitating. When you find yourself within their grips, it can be truly difficult to even leave your bedroom. How can you possibly recover when you can hardly even get up or get yourself in the bath? The idea of recovery can feel overwhelming; a vague and intangible concept. When your...[ read more ]

4 Ways to Practice Mindful Eating

Mindful eating is a practice of becoming more aware of what and how much you eat. It's not a fad diet, which are short-sighted approaches to eating. It is a long term approach to eating and forming a relationship with food. If this sounds like something you’d like to try, here are 4 ways to practice mindful eating every day. You sit down...[ read more ]

3 Ways Therapy Helps Anxiety Disorders

Millions of people deal with anxiety disorders on a daily basis. Whether it’s a result of a specific phobia, a traumatic event, or just generalized worry, anxiety disorders take a toll on our mind and health. There is help for anxiety disorder sufferers, and therapy is the first place to start.  If you deal with an anxiety disorder you most...[ read more ]

Mindfulness Practices For Every Schedule

Mindfulness is essentially just a fancy word for awareness. Mindfulness practices are not confined to those who are deeply invested in meditation. Keep reading for some surprisingly easy mindfulness practices for every schedule. Upon hearing the word “mindfulness,” one may conjure up images of meditation stools, burning candles, and bare feet on yoga mats. The word may elicit feelings of...[ read more ]

What Causes Insomnia? 15 Key Culprits

If you’re someone who spends most of the night tossing and turning and checking the time on the clock, you’re definitely not alone. According to the National Institutes of Health, close to 20% of Americans suffer from some kind of sleep disorder. That’s a lot of people walking around cranky and groggy! Symptoms of Insomnia People troubled by insomnia experience...[ read more ]

A Parent’s Guide to Teen Depression and Suicide

The statistics on teen suicide are staggering. According to the Centers for Disease Control, each year, an average of 8% of American teens will attempt suicide. This makes suicide the second leading cause of death for kids aged 10 to 24. In fact, it is believed that more teenagers die from suicide than from cancer, pneumonia, birth defects, AIDS, influenza and heart...[ read more ]

Understand & Fix Thinking Mistakes

Have you ever stayed up all night stressing about something that never ended up happening? Maybe you’ve assumed that someone doesn’t like you, only to find out they’d like to be your friend. Or, does it seem like everyone else has their lives together except for you? These are examples of thinking mistakes. Unfortunately, no one is immune to them,...[ read more ]

Removing Barriers to Mental Health Care

Ian Palombo of Denver sits on a bench outside of Mental Health Collective

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans reported having an unmet mental health need (MHA, 2018). So, why aren’t more people getting help? Mental Health America states that the largest obstacles American's face to obtaining mental health services are finances, education and awareness, and social stigma. (See the facts, stats, and data on Mental Health America's website. Although these barriers exist for...[ read more ]



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