how to cope with anxiety and depression

How to Cope with Anxiety and Depression in 2022

By Darryl Stevens | February 10, 2022

Anxiety and depression affect many Americans today. Learning coping skills to manage anxiety and depression must be a priority this year.  The best way to do this is through individual counseling. Therapists can provide you with hundreds of coping mechanisms and regulating emotions. They can also help you create a toolbox of activities to help…

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symptoms of seasonal affective disorder

5 Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder

By Darryl Stevens | February 1, 2022

Is there a particular time of year you dread because you get sad, lack energy, and just don’t feel like your “normal” self? If so, you may be experiencing symptoms of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). You are not alone. About ten to 20 percent of Americans report having the winter blues. Another five percent of…

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how diet affects mental health

How Diet Affects Mental Health and Outlook

By Darryl Stevens | January 25, 2022

Every person has neurotransmitters that send signals, telling the body and mind how to feel and act. Serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, GABA, and endorphins are a few examples. For many years, these neurotransmitters were thought to be in the brain only. However, recent research shows most neurotransmitters are located in the gut and send signals to…

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How to Start Journaling for Mental Health

How to Start Journaling for Mental Health

By Darryl Stevens | January 18, 2022

Writing down your thoughts and feelings can have a profound impact on your mental health. Here’s how to start journaling for mental health. Journaling takes on many different forms and is used for much bigger purposes, like improving mental health. Journaling today doesn’t necessarily mean writing on blank paper with pen or pencil.  In this…

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Exercise and Mental Health

Exercise and Mental Health: The Key to Self-care

By Darryl Stevens | January 10, 2022

As humans, we practice self-care every day. Unfortunately for some, self-care has been unhealthy. It includes working long hours at unfulfilling jobs, eating fast food and junk because it’s easy, skipping exercise. After all, you’re mentally and physically exhausted, you haven’t had a good night’s sleep in years, and you rarely do anything fun. You…

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mental wellness month

How to Celebrate Mental Wellness Month in the Workplace

By Darryl Stevens | January 5, 2022

Have you heard of mental wellness month? Whether you are working from home or are back in the office, your workplace environment affects the mental health of your employees. Mental Health America’s Mind the Workplace 2021 survey found nine out of ten employees feel their workplace stress affects their mental health. Four out of five employees…

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how to get to know yourself

How to Get to Know Yourself

By Darryl Stevens | December 28, 2021

Do you feel like you are living in survival mode? Like you are reacting to what life throws your way rather than experiencing it on your terms? Do the emotions you portray externally not really match how you feel internally? Do you feel disconnected even though you are fully immersed in responsibilities? You are not…

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technology addiction

Technology Savvy vs. Technology Addicted

By Darryl Stevens | December 20, 2021

Do you stay online longer than intended? Is technology use causing problems for you at work, home, or socially? Have you tried to stop using technology but can’t? In this article, we’re exploring some of the most common signs of technology addicted individuals. The internet is both wonderful and dangerous at the same time. You…

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Help for Sex Addiction

Help for Sex Addiction: Signs, Causes, and Treatment

By Darryl Stevens | December 14, 2021

There is very little statistical data on sex addiction. However, one study of 2,000 American men and women found more than 8% reported having compulsive sexual behavior disorder (CSBD). But when does sex become an addiction? Other reports claim the prevalence is between 3% and 6% of the population.  Sex addiction has many names, including compulsive sexual…

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healing trauma through yoga

Healing Trauma Through Yoga

By Darryl Stevens | December 8, 2021

Trauma is an event that causes psychological impairment. It is an emotional response to a distressing event. For example, if someone you love unexpectedly passes away, it can cause shock, sadness, and anxiety. Or if you were robbed at gunpoint, you may experience panic attacks, insomnia, and flashbacks.  According to the National Council on Behavioral…

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