Depression / Mental Health / Suicide / Suicide Ideation / Wellness

Finding Help for Major Depressive Disorder

Some of the most challenging relationships we have are with family members. We are bound to them in ways that are difficult to escape. Due to these relationships, the long holiday season may have exacerbated your depression symptoms. Or you may find your depression growing during winter for other reasons. However, being aware of major … Continue reading

Depression / Eating Disorders / Mental Health / Wellness

Continued Healing After Eating Disorder Treatment

An eating disorder is when a person possesses dangerously unhealthy eating behaviors, which puts their health and safety at risk in the short and long-term. When a person has an eating disorder, they have un unrealistic and incorrect view of their weight, looks, and health. Their perspective affects both the mind and body in life-threatening … Continue reading

Mental Health / Wellness

The Benefits of Family Therapy

There are many different types of therapists, however, all licensed and practicing mental health professionals are trained and supervised to provide the highest form of care for their clients. For conflicts within a family unit, it may help if your therapist has experience conducting group sessions. They should also be able to successfully moderate the … Continue reading

Anxiety / Boundaries / Depression / Mental Health / Wellness

Writing Honestly

As a daily practice in my own life, journaling helps me immensely. Disciplined journaling can provide clarity, healing, and strength. Recently, I wrote an article for Germ Magazine, about the power of writing honestly. While therapy was the catalyst for my healing, writing has helped me sustain it. I hope it does the same for you. … Continue reading

Addiction / Anxiety / Mental Health / Wellness

Anxiety and Addiction

“Anxiety disorders afflict more Americans than any other type of mental illness. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 18 percent of adults in the U.S. suffer from some form of anxiety disorder.” Maryland Recovery Anxiety is a spectrum disorder. It has triggers and situational factors that differ for each person. For people … Continue reading

Abuse / Anxiety / Boundaries / Depression / Emotional Abuse / Gaslighting / Mental Health / Psychological Abuse / Suicide / Suicide Ideation / Verbal Abuse / Wellness

Gaslighting and Coercive Control

One of the more difficult methods of abuse to pinpoint is gaslighting. It is a harmful method of emotional abuse, which tricks victims into disbelieving their own memories. Occurring over an extended period of time, gaslighting can keep victims trapped in dangerous situations. Its tactics can help abusers hide their behaviors that they don’t want … Continue reading