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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

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

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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The Mystery of Edith Bouvier Beale's Mental Health

Edith Bouvier Beale , commonly known as " Little Edie ," was an American socialite and cousin of former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. In this article, we explore the life of Edith Bouvier Beale, an enigmatic figure whose struggles with mental health captivated public attention. From her affluent upbringing to her seclusion in " Grey Gardens ," we delve into the complexities of Edith Bouvier Beale's mental health journey. Edith Bouvier Beale's Mental Health: What We Know (and Don't Know) In the realm of intriguing personalities, Edith Bouvier Beale stands out as a complex figure whose life was marked by both glamour and obscurity. While her name might not ring a bell for everyone, her captivating journey, marred by mental health struggles, has left an indelible mark. Let us delve into the life of Edith Bouvier Beale, exploring her early days, her rise to stardom, her decline into isolation, and the profound impact of mental health challenges on

OCD: Symptoms, Types, Causes, Treatment, Help, Cure

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder , more commonly known as  OCD , is a common, chronic, and long-lasting disorder and is characterized by way of persistent, undesired thought processes (obsessions) and/or repeating actions (compulsions). Obsession, in this case, is highly unpleasant as the individual is compelled to repeat certain behaviors again and again. The condition, most of the time, is anxiety-related and the  thoughts are unwanted and intrusive . Sufferers often understand that these thoughts are irrational, but by performing compulsive behavior, they believe they will be cured or will be relieved. Recurring actions such as hand washing (to avoid catching germs), counting numbers, checking things over, or cleaning are frequently carried out with the anticipation of avoiding compulsive thoughts or making them disappear altogether. This is to avoid their obsession turning into reality. OCD is a common mental condition that affects 2.5 million adults or

How to Deal With the Depression: Basics and Beyond

It is common to feel sad or blue when dealing with a specific stress, trauma, or 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 . How to Deal With the Depression Of all mental health conditions that people face, depression is among those that suffered the most, affecting the lives of millions of people all over the world. Globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression. ( ref.: WHO Fact sheets on Depression ). And, since the pandemic, the 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