TMS Blog

27
Nov

5 Ways to Beat Holiday Depression and Stress

This year we’re all facing a shift in holiday traditions to some extent. The restrictions, regulations, and safety measures brought on by COVID-19 continue to create unprecedented times and the holiday season is no exception. Many people might have to let go of treasured holiday traditions this year which can be really challenging. The truth is, the holidays can be

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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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17
Sep

A Few Things Everyone Should Know About Depression and Suicide During Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. It’s a month dedicated to helping raise awareness of suicide prevention across the world. It’s important to remember that we can all help prevent suicide by understanding the issues concerning suicide and mental health. Here are a few ways you can help prevent suicide and end the stigma surrounding mental health. Depression is more

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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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31
Jul

Preventative Care is Essential for Your Mental Health, Too

Did you know that one simple step could help save 100,000 lives? Certainly a shocking statistic! According to the National Commission on Prevention Priorities, if 90 percent of adults were to receive an annual wellness visit and their age-appropriate health screenings, 100,000 Americans would avoid a preventable death every year. You read that right. Preventative care can help save 100,000

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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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26
Jun

How Depression Can Affect Relationships

We talk a lot about the well-known symptoms of depression. The lingering sadness, increased irritability, and feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness. Approximately 1 in 6 Americans live with these symptoms every day. Unfortunately, Major Depression can extend beyond the individual impacting family and friends, destroying careers, and wrecking relationships. When you start to peel away the layers of depression, you

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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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14
May

A Closer Look At What Mindfulness Does To Your Brain

Mindfulness is a new buzzword that’s turned into a multibillion-dollar industry. From meditation apps like Calm and Headspace to yoga and meditation studios popping up around every corner, it’s clear that the mindfulness movement is in full swing. But what is mindfulness exactly and why all the hype? We live in a hyperconnected world where it’s easy for us to

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