Can A Relationship Be Mended If The Trust Has Been Broken?

Posted By: on November 14, 2019
couple holding hands
Most successful relationships are based upon mutual trust, and when that trust is tested in some way, so is the relationship. That isn’t to say that both parties can’t move on together if there are trust issues, but neglecting to address the matter in an open and honest way can make it very difficult for either party to move forward. When was the trust broken? When trust becomes an issue early on in a relationship, the one who has been betrayed will doubtless find it a lot tougher to

How To Tell Someone You Love That They Need Counseling

Posted By: on November 07, 2019
telling loved one they need counseling
It can be hard to watch a loved one suffer from low moods and depression, and sometimes it can be even harder to convince them that seeking professional help could lessen their suffering. While some are open to therapeutic methods of healing, many are not, and raising the topic with a loved one can anger or upset them, adding to their problems and increasing their stress levels. So, if you have a loved one whom you believe would benefit from counseling, how could you tell them that? Show

Dating While Depressed

Posted By: on October 31, 2019
Dating While Depressed
While dating is something that most of us will experience in our lives – and which can be a fun and exciting experience, too – it does involve opening ourselves up to various situations and emotions that we may not be entirely comfortable with. Our vulnerabilities may be exposed, and there is the risk of rejection and disappointment, too. When you’re suffering with depression, something that should be exciting, and fun can quickly turn challenging, as you may not only struggle with your s

Could Injury Recovery And Mental Health Be Connected?

Posted By: on October 24, 2019
injured man suffering mental illness
Research has shown that there is a very clear connection between mental health and injury recovery, and in understanding this and talking about it more openly, patients can access the appropriate help that they need. Studies have also shown that the way in which health professionals talk about the link between the two can have a huge influence upon whether the patient fully appreciates that they may need to address both issues at once, and whether they go on to seek help. There are thought to b

Could Your Teen Benefit From Counseling?

Posted By: on October 17, 2019
depressed teen
Teens today face a wide range of social pressures while battling hormones and other challenges associated with becoming young adults. Finding a way to help them cope effectively, become so important. Often hesitant to engage with parents or peers on an emotional level, teenagers can respond far better in therapy settings, especially girls and young women. But, why is this the case, and could your teen benefit from counseling? The benefits of counseling intervention: With their occasional distru

The Power Of Positive Thinking

Posted By: on October 10, 2019
person feeling free with positivity
We’re all familiar with the concept of positive thinking and its’ powers, and oftentimes it can be all too easy to accept it as merely an overused cliché. However, much scientific research has been conducted over the years that demonstrates the physical and mental benefits of this, making the power of positive thinking much more than just a cliché. What can a positive mindset give you? If you’re in a positive frame of mind, you may feel more confident and your overall mood, might even im

Could Counseling Get Your Relationship Back On Track?

Posted By: on October 03, 2019
man and woman holding hands
We sometimes fantasize about enjoying blissful relationships that flourish with every passing day, and in which we grow together for years, never questioning our loyalty or love for each other. But this is not reality for real-life couples. In fact, no relationships are perfect, it just may be that some individuals are better at hiding their problems than others. If your relationship is in some sort of crisis, or you’re experiencing problems that are affecting your ability to continue loving

What in the world is an Adjustment Disorder?

Posted By: on September 26, 2019
Girl with adjustment disorder
Change happens to all of us, at any point in our lives, but how we cope with those changes can vary from person to person. Some accept, even embrace change, while others find change to be stressful, upsetting and too much to bear. Of course, a lot depends upon the nature of the change as to how we react to it, and while some changes may typically be viewed as positive, such as a promotion at work or the birth of a child, some of us struggle with the more challenging transitions and we may feel

Mental Illness Is No Laughing Matter, But Humor Can Help Heal

Posted By: on September 19, 2019
mentally ill woman smiling
If you suffer from a mental illness such as depression, you’ll know that there may be days, or even weeks, when the last thing you feel like doing, is laughing. This doesn’t mean that you don’t have a sense of humor, it just means that your mood is too low to express it. While this is completely understandable, and indeed common, finding a way to get in a good laugh can help. Laughter may not have the healing ‘powers’ that some claim it to have, but there can be no denying the fact th

When Worrying Turns Into An Anxiety Disorder

Posted By: on September 12, 2019
stressed out woman, worrying
While we all worry – and it’s perfectly natural to do so - for some, those worries can take over their lives and even prevent them from functioning as they should. When this happens, the term ‘anxiety’ usually comes into play. While some use the two terms (worry and anxiety) on an interchangeable basis, we’ll refer to anxiety as a condition that affects the mental health of millions the world over. What are the differences between worry and anxiety? When a person is worrying, it’s