Posts tagged coping skills
Signs You Might be Over-Stressed

Are you gearing back up for the new school year? Starting a new job with more responsibilities? A stay-at-home mom with 3 under 3? With all the excitement of starting new classes and meeting new people, stress can creep up on you or hit you all at once. Although studies show that a moderate amount of stress can protect you (like when you slam on your breaks to avoid an accident) or help motivate you (like writing a ten-page paper the night before it’s due; we’ve all been there!), prolonged or chronic stress can lead to serious consequences. These consequences can include heart disease, heart attack, strokes, sexual dysfunction, hair loss, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and that’s just to name a few!  

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Let's Talk About Talking

I often get the question, “What is psychotherapy?” In essence it’s similar to mental health counseling or talk therapy. What actually happens in the process of this type of therapy is often misunderstood. As a therapist, I frequently hear about feelings of shame and weakness associated with coming to psychotherapy. Here I hope to reduce the stigma attached to seeking mental health treatment by highlighting some of the many benefits of psychotherapy.

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Coping Skills are Stupid...

...and other lies depression tells you.

Last month I wrote a blog post about coping skills. I outlined what they are and gave you some basic ones to help you get started in building your “toolkit.” It’s not lost on me; however, that as necessary as coping skills are, the ones I gave you sometimes just don’t cut it. So today I’m presenting some different, more nuanced coping skills for one particular situation: depression.

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