Writing... it's good for mental health! Have you tried mental health journaling? Here are some reasons it's good for you, and some prompts to help you get started.
Author: Melinda VanRy
How to tell the difference between an emotional slump and clinical depression
Changes in mood and emotional ups and downs are natural parts of life. If you’re struggling with a low mood and lack of motivation, you may wonder if what you’re feeling is just normal or something more serious. Here are some ways to tell the difference between an emotional slump and clinical depression. An emotional slump is often situational. Maybe there are some sad or stressful things … Continue reading How to tell the difference between an emotional slump and clinical depression
How do you protect yourself from winter blues?
Do the short white and gray days, and long black nights of winter give you the blues and sap your motivation? You may be struggling with SAD. Check out these tips to protect yourself from the winter blues.
What is the difference between Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder and OCD?
Almost everyone has heard of OCD. Most even know that it stands for obsessive-compulsive disorder. There are jokes aplenty. We think we know what it is. Fewer people have heard of the similarly named OCPD. What is the difference between Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder and OCD?
Eight Things to Remind Yourself When You’re Depressed
Depression is hard. It overwhelms. But you can fight back. You’re not powerless. You can combat the negative thoughts running through your head on repeat. Here are Eight Things to Remind Yourself When You’re Depressed.
Seven Habits that Make Your Anxiety Worse
Anxiety is the opposite of fun, and when we struggle with it, we just want it to go away. Unfortunately, some of the things we’re used to doing, even things that we do because they lessen our anxiety in the moment, can actually make anxiety worse.
Five Doubts People Have about Visiting a Mental Health Counselor
For as many good reasons there are for seeking therapy, there are as many doubts people have about visiting a mental health counselor. Let’s look at a few...
How Disorganization and Clutter Can Take a Toll on Mental Health
Disorganization and clutter can take a toll on mental health. Let's look at a few ways they keep us from feeling and being our best.
Adoption Awareness Month: Three Women’s Story
Nancy had always wanted to be a mom. Sherry wasn't ready for motherhood. And Melinda? Well, her future depended on them. Adoption is beautiful.
Seven Signs of Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar. Two extremes. In bipolar disorder, it’s mania and depression. Up, up, up into mania; down, down, down into depression. But is it that simple? Check out these seven signs of bipolar disorder.