October 10th was World Mental Health Day! This international holiday focuses on raising awareness about mental health issues and increasing access to mental health care. We at Serenity Solutions are incredibly passionate about these issues, and in honor of World Mental Health Day, we’re going to debunk some common myths about mental health.
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When the stay-at-home orders began in March, many of our clients began talking about feelings of guilt. They were acutely aware of all that they had to be grateful for. This led to them feeling guilty for their negative emotions and emotional struggles resulting from the new changes in their lives.
Are you feeling uncomfortable? The death of George Floyd and the resulting protests, riots, and looting, and calls to action have led to a lot of strong emotions. These feelings range from anger and rage to sadness, fear, and confusion to hope and can feel uncomfortable.
I just wanted to check in and see how you are. It’s been about a month since many cities and states have had stay-at-home orders, including Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the whole state of New Jersey. Adjusting to and coping with this new normal can feel really difficult.
In big letters under the magazine title on Parents magazine are the words “Imagine Kindness”. In a much smaller icon under the giant “P” for People, it says “the kindness issue”. Two totally different types of magazines, yet they are both focusing on kindness.
Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of discussion about spending time with family during the holidays. I wish I could say that all of this talk was positive and that everyone was looking forward to their holiday visits with excitement and hope, but unfortunately, this was not the case.
You’ve been struggling with stress and anxiety for some time now, but you haven’t figured out what to do to feel better. As a result, you feel depressed and angry, you’re not sleeping well and life just isn’t as enjoyable as you’d like it to be. You’ve wondered if you should see a therapist
This week marks Mental Illness Awareness Week, a week dedicated to increasing awareness and knowledge of mental health issues to help decrease stigma. This campaign, organized by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), encourages people to learn more, see people for who they are (not their illness) and advocate for equal care.
As 2012 comes to an end, I have been reminiscing about the year. It has been filled with ups and downs, in my life and in the lives of many others.