How parents encouraging their anxious children to face their fears can be helpful and healthy

I know some might be thinking is it good to encourage our children with anxiety? We don't want to push them too far and cause their anxiety to spiral in a negative way, but we want to help our children. I have two children that suffer from anxiety. It's at times a major thing for … Continue reading How parents encouraging their anxious children to face their fears can be helpful and healthy

HOW ACCEPTING YOUR MENTAL HEALTH CAN BE LIBERATING

One might not think learning to accept your mental illness would be liberating but it can be. I'm serious. At least for me and my anxiety and panic attacks. Does it stop either from happening? No. I can't say that it won't ever freak me out really bad, but I can know that I can … Continue reading HOW ACCEPTING YOUR MENTAL HEALTH CAN BE LIBERATING

How can you protect your mental health during the holidays?

How can you protect your mental health during the holidays? This is such a good question. It can be hard. At times I struggle with this myself. Being back around extended family now after years away has made it harder. Excuse yourself to go to the bathroom if things get too overwhelming or there’s stress. … Continue reading How can you protect your mental health during the holidays?

What is Hypochondria?

Have you ever heard of Hypochondria? It can also be called health anxiety disorder. It's where someone becomes obsessed with the idea of having a serious medical issue that's been undiagnosed. There's more than 200,000 cases in the US. Symptoms Symptoms of illness anxiety disorder involve preoccupation with the idea that you're seriously ill, based … Continue reading What is Hypochondria?