Help for Anxiety In Older Adults
As people age, they become susceptible to anxiety and anxiety disorders, often because of age-related stressors such as retirement and financial concerns.
Depression Coping Skills
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How Random Acts of Kindness - and Lots of Practice - Made Me Happier
It took MJ Ryan writing a book about random acts of kindness for her to understand and find her own happiness.
I wasn’t trying to become happier. I was just trying to make a living.
It was 1992 and I was your average 30-something miserable person. I had gone to therapy in my twenties, so I knew all about how my unhappy childhood was affecting my adulthood, but not what to do about it. I had chronic back…Continue
Crisis Help Lines
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If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States.
Directory Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1 (800) 273-TALK…
Back to the time when I was single. It was a period when I faced rejection a lot of the time. Which was actually a step forward for me. Because before that I spent much of my time totally avoiding situations where I could be rejected. But still, being rejected hurt. So I'd like to share a couple of things that I learned during those years that
helped me to lessen the sting of rejection and that helps me to this day when I get rejected in other ways.
1. Take some time to process it…
One destructive habit is to constantly compare your life and yourself to other people and their lives. You compare cars, houses, jobs, shoes, money, relationships, social popularity and so on. And at the end of the day you create a lot of negative feelings within. And perhaps also outside of yourself.
But how can you stop doing it? Or at least get control of it and use it in a betterway?
Well, here are five tips that have helped me.
1. Be kind.
The way you behave and…
SELF-HARM INFORMATION & SUPPORT
is a nationally recognized treatment approach, professional network, and educational resource base, which is committed to helping you and others achieve an end to self-injurious behavior
Self-injury (Cutting, Self-Harm or…Continue
One rainy morning this week I awoke from a
nightmare. And as I got up and made breakfast I could feel how my mood was unusually negative.
Things looked kind of bleak. A bit hopeless. I mostly just wanted to go back to bed.
Or lie on the couch and watch movies all day long.
So I decided to turn that around. Now, these things that I am about to share have
not only helped me to turn bad days into good ones but to keep an optimistic
attitude and to keep…
[Positivity] What to Do When Something Someone Says Gets Under Your Skin
Some words or small collections of them can lift you up for minutes, hours or
sometimes even days.
Other words can poke and stab and quickly tear you down.
These are the words that really get under your skin and hurt you.
What can you do when that happens?
Well, let me share what has worked for me.
Let it out.
1 The first thing I often do after I notice that something did…
Grounding is a technique that helps keep someone in the present. They help reorient a
person to the here-and-now and in reality. Grounding skills can be helpful in managing
overwhelming feelings or intense anxiety. They help someone to regain their mental focus
from an often intensely emotional state.
Grounding skills occur within two specific approaches:
Sensory Awareness and Cognitive Awareness
1. Sensory Awareness
Grounding Exercise #1:
Begin by tracing…