What is Pandemic PTSD and What Can Be Done About It?

  Since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, acute stress levels throughout the world have been rising as the consequences become more widespread and apparent. Loss of loved ones, fear for one’s life and health, uncertainty about the future, and social isolation are a few of the many factors that lead to extreme stress in […]

How to Make Your Office Environment Better for Your Quality of Life

  Many people spend more time at work than at home; it’s essential that the time spent at work is worthwhile and not soul-draining. Unfortunately, whether due to the physical environment or workplace demands, office environments can manifest, change, and aggravate mood disorders, including depression. For those in health care positions, mood disorders are more […]

What’s the Difference Between Situational and Clinical Depression?

  Depression is a complicated illness that may come from various causes; it can feel and look different depending on the person.  More than 25 million Americans per year are estimated to meet the criteria for a depressive disorder.  Yet, the media often portrays depression as simply sadness, which does not do justice to suffering […]

Don’t Let Success Anxiety Become a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

As professionals, we don’t often talk about fear of failure. Many people fear they will experience or cause something that will ruin their chances of success.  Professionals specifically in the behavioral health field may struggle with this since their work outcomes fluctuate, and traditional milestones of success are difficult to measure. Some may have a […]

How to Cope With the Rise in Online Therapy Clients

  Online therapy has been available in some form for years.  Still, recent events have rapidly increased the number of clients who see their therapist remotely, according to a 2021 article in the American Psychological Association titled “Online Therapy is Here to Stay.”  Online therapy has become more mainstream for clients who would typically seek […]

How Do I Explain My Depression to a Loved One?

  Depression is one of the most prevalent mental health disorders in our world today. Depression affects many individuals throughout their lifetime and their families, where symptoms may become debilitating and devastating. Explaining depression to loved ones can bring a mix of emotions like frustration, embarrassment, confusion, or shame. Discussing depression can be challenging, especially […]

What Is the Difference Between Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder?

  Bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder (BPD) are mental health disorders associated with intense mood swings. Both disorders share many similarities, such as impulsive behavior, intense emotions, and suicidal thoughts. While these disorders have many overlapping symptoms, they are each categorized differently. While bipolar disorder is considered a mood disorder, borderline personality disorder is […]

What Is the Link Between Mental Health and Substance Abuse?

  Many individuals that experience addiction to alcohol or other drugs have experienced or will experience a co-occurring mental health diagnosis in their lifetime. Although there is a high prevalence of comorbidity between addiction and mental health disorders, this does not necessarily mean that one caused the other. Many factors contribute to the link between […]