What does it mean when my symptoms are behavioral?

What does it mean when my symptoms are behavioral?

Emotions are different from behavior, which is different from your thoughts or beliefs. But all of these affect each other in profound ways.

Supporting yourself emotionally and physically during insomnia

Supporting yourself emotionally and physically during insomnia

Insomnia can be incredibly frustrating and all-encompassing. It is one of the most common symptoms that individuals can become obsessed or hyper focused on.

How do I support my spouse while also holding boundaries?

How do I support my spouse while also holding boundaries?

Seeing your spouse struggle in any way can be very difficult. After all, your spouse is a part of you, and you made vows to “have and to hold in sickness and in health."

Why Nutrition Matters

Why Nutrition Matters

Food is one of the basic necessities of life and is needed to survive. Calories from food provide energy for daily activities and body functions. The type of food consumed affects your overall physical and mental health, and not all food provides the same benefits.

The Impact of Loneliness on Our Mental Health

The Impact of Loneliness on Our Mental Health

People who are lonely often feel that they are not understood or appreciated. They may feel that they are the only ones who feel this way. Loneliness can be very damaging to our mental health. It can make us feel sad, anxious, and isolated. It can also lead to depression and psychosis.

Part 2: Mistakes, Feeling Wrong, Overcoming Failure

Part 2: Mistakes, Feeling Wrong, Overcoming Failure

Feelings of failure can become all-encompassing, overwhelming, and cause us to feel very stuck. One issue explored in Part 1 is that becoming consumed with our sense of failure keeps us stuck in the past and prevents us from moving forward in life.

Part 1: Mistakes, Feeling Wrong, Overcoming Failure

Part 1: Mistakes, Feeling Wrong, Overcoming Failure

Oftentimes, in an effort to avoid future feelings of disappointment, we let opportunities pass us by. We stop trying out of fear of failing again. 

Social Media, Teens & Development

Social Media, Teens & Development

By Erica Holbrook

Understanding your teen’s vulnerability to social media now, helps you see how social media platforms can leave them feeling isolated, lonely, anxious and depressed. 

Social Media, Teens &  Definition

Social Media, Teens & Definition

By Erica Holbrook

I believe, in order to understand a problem we need to define it first. For me, I needed to define  what social media is before tackling its effects on us.

Social Media, Teens & Its Effects Intro

Social Media, Teens & Its Effects Intro

By Erica Holbrook

This increased screen time creating a perfect social media identity while constantly comparing themselves to others is now where they find value and affirmation. As a mom, you're no longer just dealing with one school or one friend group.

“I had to go through a breakdown to have a breakthrough!”

“I had to go through a breakdown to have a breakthrough!”

By Erica Holbrook

I had been on psychiatric meds most of my adult life and had sought counseling over decades. So, the journey towards mental health was not foreign to me. But this time it was different.

Life After PHP/IOP: Continuing the Journey

Life After PHP/IOP: Continuing the Journey

By Jen Kohlenberger

Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs change our daily routine and lifestyle dramatically. Whether in the programs for a few weeks or for several months, these programs interrupt our life– that’s kind of the point. What we were doing up until this point wasn’t working and things needed to change significantly.