Tag: Depression

10
Nov

Mental Wellness Journey: 3 Essentials That Will Help You Thrive

There’s no shortage of information out there on ways to take care of your physical health these days. Between COVID-19 and flu season, it’s important to take care of your physical health. However, many often overlook the importance of mental wellness, especially during these challenging times. Perhaps you feel a little uneasy these days from all the uncertainty surrounding social

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21
Oct

Seasonal Affective Disorder in Seattle

Surviving winter in Seattle is something Northwesterners have learned to do year after year. But why survive when you can thrive? The cold, dark months ahead can really impact the way some people feel. The grays that fill the coastline along with shorter days can cause some to feel more sadness and less energy. Maybe you find yourself wanting to

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18
Aug

How Covid-19 Adds To The Complexity of Depression

Here we are more than six months into the coronavirus outbreak and it’s clear we still have a long road ahead. This is a distressing, uncertain time. Maybe you are grieving the loss of a loved one or the loss of your day to day routine before the outbreak. Perhaps you are experiencing financial stress or job loss. You may

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21
Jul

How To Get Out of Rut: A Few Strategies to Help You Get Unstuck

Feeling down in the dumps lately?  Tired of the way things are in life? Angry about the cause and actions of what’s happening downtown? Sick of feeling stuck in a mindless routine day after day? We all go through times when it feels like we’re in a rut. It’s not uncommon to feel like you’re just going through the motions,

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8
Jun

How To Move Forward One Step At A Time

Before COVID-19, a little bit of worry was just part of life. Now, heightened levels of anxiety seem to be universal. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, approximately 40 million Americans suffer from diagnosed anxiety. But now we’re living through unprecedented and challenging times full of concerns about our health and the economy, everyone is prone to

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23
Apr

Understanding Negative Responses To Stess & How To Handle Them

Let’s face it, we all deal with stress to some extent. This is especially true during these uncertain times. Stress is a natural response to a perceived threat (the fight-or-flight response) that dates back to our ancestors. Not all stress is bad However, when you feel stressed, your body experiences a collection of changes known as your stress response. These

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10
Apr

Healthy Ways to Combat Social Isolation and Loneliness During COVID-19 Regulations

Currently, Washingtonians are to stay at home- except for essential activities like grocery shopping and doctor’s appointments. All public and private social, spiritual and recreational gatherings are banned. All non-essential businesses are closed. Of course, these safety measures are in place to help slow the spread of COVID-19, but they can also cause anxiety and panic for many. The key

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12
Feb

A Few Things Everyone Should Know About Adult ADHD

ADHD…you’ve heard about it, right? Many people think that ADHD is some kind of fad diagnosis that we throw at kids so we can treat them with medications to modify their unwanted behaviors. While it is true that some children are inappropriately medicated for ADHD when they do not have it, ADHD has actually been woefully underdiagnosed. Most individuals who

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