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Self CBT for Anxiety: Learn to Do CBT on Yourself

Of all the therapies out there for calming anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, may be one of the best. What started as a way to manage depression symptoms is now a proven effective way to overcome anxiety disorders. CBT for Anxiety CBT focuses on changing the way a person thinks about and reacts to their anxiety. CBT is a highly effective and evidence-based treatment for anxiety that can help individuals develop new ways of thinking and reacting to their anxiety. Why is CBT effective for anxiety? What the heck makes CBT so much useful? The answer lies in your thoughts. CBT is effective for treating anxiety disorders because it empowers you to practice positive, realistic thinking. Read more here on →  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: CBT Techniques for Anxiety & Depression Can you do CBT yourself for anxiety? Yes, you can use CBT for anxiety on yourself, on your own. Regardless of the circumstances, you can guide your thoughts toward calmer, more realistic thought patterns

How to Find a Depression Therapist That's Right for You

Are you in need of a good depression therapist but not sure where to start? Hey, you're not alone. I wouldn't sugarcoat the truth for you. Finding the right therapist can be a frustrating and daunting endeavor. But don't be discouraged. This article will give you the tools needed to find a therapist who'll help you heal and get your life back on track. How To Find a Therapist for your Depression 1. Ask for referrals Getting help for depression can be hard. Make things easier by asking those you trust for advice on finding a good therapist. You already have a network of people you trust: friends, family, co-workers, lawyers, dentists, and other professionals. Don't feel pressured to go into detail on why you want to speak to a psychotherapist. It's enough to say something like: "I'm going through some stuff right now, can you recommend/suggest me a therapist who can help me?" 2. Explore different forms of psychological treatment In my talk therapy d

5 Surprising Ways Depression Impacts Mental Health

Surprising Ways Depression Impacts Mental Health It's no secret that overall mental health is affected by depression, an illness that affects almost 1 in 10 Americans. But what you may not know are the surprising side effects of having depression. #1  Too Much Shuteye The relationship between  depression and sleep  is complicated. If you're battling depression, then you know that a good night’s sleep can be a rare thing indeed. In fact, according to this study, insomniacs were 10 times more likely to develop depression than people without sleeping problems. On the flip side, getting too much sleep can be just as bad as having insomnia. So developing good sleep hygiene is crucial for getting more energy throughout the day. If you tend to oversleep, set an alarm clock for 7 or 8 hours. Try to stick to a constant bedtime. Don’t go to sleep too late. Stick to bedtime around 10-11 pm. Read more here on  →  Depression and Sleeping Too Little or Too Much #2  Angry Outbursts Here’s a f

World Teen Mental Wellness Day 2023: Promoting Teen Mental Health

World Teen Mental Wellness Day 2023 Mental health is a significant issue among teenagers, and it is essential to address it to promote their overall well-being. World Teen Mental Wellness Day, which falls on March 2nd every year, is a day that is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of mental health in teenagers. This day aims to educate teenagers about mental health issues and help them seek help when they need it. It also aims to break down the stigma surrounding mental health and create a supportive environment for those who are struggling. History and Significance of World Teen Mental Wellness Day World Teen Mental Wellness Day was first celebrated in 2022, making 2023 its second year of observance . The day was created by the International Association for Adolescent Health (IAAH) to promote mental health and wellness among teenagers worldwide. The IAAH is a global organization that aims to improve the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults. According

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How to Deal With the Depression: Basics and Beyond

How to Deal With the Depression It is common to feel sad or blue when dealing with a specific stress, trauma, or a challenging situation, but depression is a much deeper issue. Even when symptoms are minor, this condition is serious. Unfortunately, many people have committed suicide or even homicide because of not getting the care needed. In this article we tried to provide all the required information so you can learn about the truths of mental depression and discover how to deal with the depression . Of all mental health conditions that people face, depression is among those suffered the most, affecting the lives of millions of people all over the world. In fact, globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression. ( ref.: WHO Fact sheets on Depression ). And, since the pandemic, percentage of people experiencing depression (and anxiety) symptoms had a manifold rise. Depression affects not only the mind and behaviors, but also physical health, performance, and

How to Stop Overthinking | How to Stop Thinking Too Much

Overthinking Overthinking is “thinking about something too much or for too long”. In simple words, When you think too much it is called Overthinking. Overthinking is a mental process that revolves around the idea of ruminating, going over something in your head over and over again, replaying it in your mind, and eventually feeling overwhelmed by it. When we are overthinking we are not able to think the right thing at the right time. Overthinking is the act of spending time dwelling on problem instead of the solution. This could cause us to think about it too long and over-analyze a problem. It is a good way to avoid a problem but also a bad way to solve a problem because you will spend way too much time to solve a problem that is not worth solving. How to recognize overthinking ? The person is experiencing difficulty concentrating because they are thinking too much. The person is unable to do anything else but think about the problem because they keep thinking about it. Also, it is a

Relaxation Techniques: Natural Remedies for Anxiety, Stress, Panic

Relaxation Techniques Some amount of stress and anxiety is actually healthy because it can help you focus and sharpen your mind, but when it becomes overwhelming, it then produces debilitating effects on both the mind and the body. There are many simple natural remedies (yes, in addition to medication treatment and psychotherapy) that anyone can follow or practice to reduce anxiety and stress . These include relaxation techniques , which require little effort and can be used at any time. Relaxation techniques induce a natural, physiological response to stress, a reaction when one does not know it is happening. Relaxation is defined as a psychophysical state in which a person feels free from stress and tension. Achieving a state of relaxation means gaining the ability to control the level of physical activation in order to produce a state that is ready for freedom from tension. When stress and anxiety affect the body's normal functioning, relaxation can be a helpful way to regain p