When someone breaks an arm or leg, the first action that typically follows includes visiting the emergency room for triage and immobilization. When someone encounters mental fractures, swelling, and bruising such as depressive, panic, or even dissociative symptoms, they may be more likely to suffer in silence for various reasons—including stigma-related fear. However, suffering doesn’t have to be … [Read more...] about A Priceless Investment: Reversing Help-seeking Avoidance and Building ‘Mental Wealth’
Life Phase Adjustments
“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination” – Jimmy Dean Towards the end of the year, you may start thinking about change more often. If you are planning to create your new year’s resolution list, these 10 steps may help you to change something about yourself, your behavior, thoughts or emotions. When the focus is on … [Read more...] about Change is Possible with 10 Steps
The holidays are fast approaching. Even though it’s known as a joyous time of year, for many people the holidays are a source of anxiety. The holidays can produce a lot of pressure. Some common issues that surface due to the holidays are: Burnout from overcommitting to all of the holiday events Overwhelm and stress from trying to create the perfect holiday experience Emotional … [Read more...] about Improving your Boundaries this Holiday Season: Just Say No.
Even with infertility treatment some couples are not able to conceive after years of attempting. If couples choose not to pursue other routes to having children (adoption, surrogacy, donor eggs or donor sperm) the couple needs time to grieve not being able to have children. However, at a certain point it is healthy and helpful to make new dreams with your partner. Having children forces couples … [Read more...] about When Having Children Is Not Possible: Moving Forward As A Couple
The start a new year can represent a new chapter, especially for those who may be grieving (loss of a loved one, loss of a marriage, recovering from a major trauma, etc.). But for those who are grieving it is sometimes hard to think about or even imagine the next chapter. If you’re having trouble imagining what is next, try filling in the following statements: I wish I had given myself … [Read more...] about Creating New Years Goals for Those Who are Grieving
Do you sometimes wonder if now is a good time to go to individual therapy? There be times when you know therapy is absolutely needed. Whether it’s your mood, or something significant is going on, and life just feels like more of a struggle. But, sometimes that moment passes and that sense of urgency or certainty has gone. Here at Better Being Mainline, we often use the phrase, “Strike while … [Read more...] about 6 Signs It’s Time to Seek Individual Therapy (According to a Therapist)