Category Archives: Trauma Therapy

10 Ways to Help Someone Living with Paranoia

Paranoia is a symptom of a number of physical and mental health problems. For most people, seeing a loved one living with paranoia is an indication that they need help from therapists and psychologists. It is not a trivial matter that can be put on hold. It is true that dealing with someone with paranoia can be terrifying, traumatic and painful. No one wants to see a loved one slowly losing themselves to madness. How can you help someone living with paranoia? It is easy to tell when a person is paranoid. They are constantly thinking and feeling that someone […]

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Paranoia

Life is bewildering and unpredictable. It can be surprising and confusing and this is what makes life scary. No wonder there are a number of people who develop personality disorders such as paranoia. This mental health issue seems uncommon but it exists and needs serious attention. What is paranoia? There are three main types of paranoia. These are paranoid personality disorder, paranoid or delusional and paranoid schizophrenia. People who fall to this category are often labeled as strange, peculiar or odd. Paranoia is this extreme, unrelenting feeling of being threatened and suspicious about the people around you. You constantly think […]

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How to Survive a Midlife Crisis

Your perception about life changes during middle age. It is either you become wiser and braver due to your innumerable experiences or you are oblivious and fearful because you do not want to get old. Midlife crisis can be tough and overwhelming. Some fear it while others are looking forward to experiencing new things in life. Midlife crisis causes many to gravitate towards depression and anxiety. Age is not the ultimate contributing factor of midlife crisis. There are those who are going through major changes and events in life that just coincides during middle age like divorce, death or job […]

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Battling Midlife Crisis

As you get older, you cannot help but look back on how you were during your younger years. It could be that you miss your energetic, youthful self or you are filled with frustrations and regret. Experiencing midlife crisis is a devastating stage in life where you need to face it with either wisdom or immaturity. People who suffer from depression and anxiety during their midlife refer to their state as a midlife crisis. Suicide rate among white men is higher during middle age. On the other hand, women aged between 40 and 59 have the highest depression rate. What […]

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10 Ways to Help a Loved One Overcome Drug Addiction

Seeing your loved one slowly losing his or her self to drug addiction is both painful and traumatic. No one wants to experience the difficulty of dealing with this kind of problem. But they need the help and support from the people around them to overcome drug addiction. Most times, they do not see that their drug addiction has become the source of problems and unhappiness in the family. They know that what they are doing is wrong but they see it as harmless, just for fun or just a way to cope with another problem. How to help overcome […]

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How Substance Abuse Affects Mental Health

Life has always been challenging and many people turn to illegal drugs or substances just to escape reality momentarily without thinking of its long-term effects. Over the course of time, it was found out that substance abuse affects mental health significantly. There are instances where individuals with mental health issues resort to substance use to remedy their condition. Co-occurring disorder happens. This is when people struggling with substance use are also diagnosed with mental health problems like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality disorder and schizophrenia. How does substance abuse affect your life? One clear thing about illegal drugs is that […]

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10 Ways to Get Over Social Anxiety Disorder

It is normal to feel nervous in front of other people but once this feeling evolves to constant worry, fear, panic, uneasiness and discomfort, you probably have social anxiety disorder. This becomes a problem that needs attention when your everyday life is already affected. Social anxiety disorder is one of the most common mental health issues in the country. It affects around 18.1% of the population annually. However, only 36.9% choose to seek and receive treatments. What are helpful ways to overcome social anxiety disorder? The thought of having social anxiety disorder scares you. You are having doubts whether to […]

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Social Anxiety Disorder

Whenever you feel nervous and scared in a social situation, you find ways to overcome and manage it. It is normal to clam up or be uncomfortable when you speak in public or meet new people. However, it becomes social anxiety disorder when you already feel stressed, anxious and extremely conscious that your everyday tasks are disrupted. A person with social anxiety disorder, also known as social phobia, constantly fears the idea of being put in a social situation. You dread dating, doing job interviews, reciting in class or even talking to a store attendant. You have this thought that […]

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10 Strategies to Manage Perfectionism

Perfectionism is viewed as similar to attaining great achievements. However, there is a big difference between people who are perfectionists and high achievers. High achievers always do their very best no matter what the results are while perfectionists strive for excellence and are constantly enveloped with fear of failing. Perfectionist people are so consumed with the idea of perfection that they set unattainable standards and expectations on themselves and on others. The idea of mediocrity or anything short of perfection is unpleasant and unacceptable. How to manage perfectionism? Everyone wants to succeed and it is required that you do your […]

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10 Ways to Prevent Suicide Thoughts

When you are at the lowest point in your life, you feel hopeless and alone. You create a bubble that no one is allowed in and continue to think that there is no reason to live. You start feeling depressed and having suicidal thoughts because you just want to get away from your problems and stress. According to 2018 National Survey of Drug Use and Mental Health, 0.5% of adults aged 18 years old and older have made at least one suicide attempt. The number may not be alarming but the idea of 1.4 million adults wanting to end their […]

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Dealing with Suicidal Thoughts

These days, hearing and knowing people who are struggling with depression and anxiety is not anymore uncommon. It becomes more terrifying and overwhelming when they have to deal with suicidal thoughts. Having to live everyday in this state of mind is a serious indicator that they badly need help. One of the many symptoms of having a mental health issue is hurting and harming yourself. It comes to a point where everything is unbearable and difficult that you choose to end your misery in an ugly and unpleasant way. Why can’t you stop having suicidal thoughts? When you are depressed […]

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Mental Burden of Getting COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 vaccinations are seen as the most effective way to combat the virus. While many approve of getting COVID-19 vaccines, still a number of people are hesitant to get one. This adds to more mental stress and burden in fighting the virus. Governments all over the world are encouraging their citizens in getting COVID-19 vaccines. Incentives and other benefits are enjoyed by vaccinated people. However, not all are in total compliance because they feel that it violates their freedom to choose. Why are people afraid of getting COVID-19 vaccines? 1. COVID-19 vaccines are not safe. Usually it takes many years […]

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The Struggles of Alcohol Use Disorder

Alcoholism, now known as alcohol use disorder, affects 53.1 million Americans. This is a disorder that is difficult to recognize and diagnose. As a matter of fact, not all are aware that they are already in the pit of alcohol addiction. What is alcohol use disorder? Based on Mayo Clinic’s website, alcohol use disorder “is a pattern of alcohol use that involves problems controlling your drinking, being preoccupied with alcohol, continuing to use alcohol even when it causes problems, having to drink more to get the same effect, or having withdrawal symptoms when you rapidly decrease or stop drinking”. People […]

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How to Have a Positive Outlook after a Natural Disaster

It is difficult to deal with life after experiencing a trauma or a tragedy like a natural disaster. As much as you want to move on right away, having a positive outlook after a natural disaster seems to be exhausting and impossible. But just like any challenges in life, you need to survive from this. You need to know that it is okay to feel down but it should never be a reason for you to break down.  How to move forward after a natural disaster? You strive to have a positive outlook after a natural disaster because you do […]

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Effects of Natural Disasters on your Mental Health

All agree that there are significant effects of natural disasters to your mental health. Whether it is a fire, hurricane or earthquake, they all pose threats to your mental stability. They are all considered traumas that you never want to experience again. It is never easy to recover from a disaster especially when you lose someone or your home. Aside from ensuring the safety of yourself and your family, you need to think right away on how to pick up the pieces of your life and to start anew. What are the effects of natural disasters on your mental health? […]

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Dealing with a Long-term Physical Illness

Staying healthy is always a priority, especially these days. No one wants to hear that they are sick, especially if they have to deal with this physical illness in the long-term. Having a long-term physical illness often equates to misery and despair. Medical professionals see the significant relationship between long-term physical sickness and mental health. They all agree that mental health issues arise when the person learns that he/she has to deal with the illness for the rest of his/ her life. Living the Truth about your Physical Health Majority of the people these days aim, not to be the […]

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7 Ways to Support Pregnant and Parenting Teens

Most societies considered teen pregnancy as a stigma. Pregnant and parenting teens are too young, immature and inexperienced to hold such a big responsibility. They should be in school and should only worry about what careers they want to pursue. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, out of 250,000 babies born to teen mothers, 77% of these are unplanned.  It is painful and disappointing when you see pregnant and parenting teens. You wonder how they will be able to provide and raise their children with no jobs and living  with their parents. How to show support […]

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Helpful Tips for Parents of LGBTQ+ Teens

Parents of LGBTQ+ teens know that coming into terms of their sexual orientation is not an easy journey. It is a life-changing decision that requires a whole level of courage and confidence especially in coming out to the family. Teens, in general, experience so many changes and issues during their adolescent years. Finding their true self is both a struggle and a crisis that requires support and understanding by their family. Coming out as an LGBTQ+ is a more serious issue to tackle that demands time, open-mindedness and unconditional love from all family members. How to show love and support […]

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Ways on How to Handle Discrimination in your Workplace

Discrimination in the workplace will never be acceptable even if you think the person seems not to care about it. People need to be respected regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, culture, religion, health, disability or social status. The world will be a better place if every person learns to accept and respect each other’s differences. Sad to say, discrimination continues to linger to this day even if there are so many organizations and groups that fight against it. Discrimination does not only cause the person pain but it can even affect one’s mental health. How to handle discrimination in […]

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Pressures of Society on Men

Men have always been the superior species in society. Even until now, where feminism is strongly upheld, society still has exceptional assumptions on them. People tend to forget the fact that men can also be victims of prejudice and stereotyping. The pressures of society on men are filled with expectations and demands that can be quite challenging and stressful. Even if there is a huge change in gender soles today, men still need to constantly prove their masculinity because of the strict and rigid instructions while growing up. Perceptions of Society on Men When men behave outside their traditional roles, […]

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8 Ways to Protect your Children Against Media Violence

Nowadays, children have higher chances of being exposed to media violence due to the availability of technology and other channels. Parents and guardians are filled with worries and restlessness on how they can successfully protect their children from seeing aggression and violence at a young age. Looking after the children is already difficult and keeping an eye on their every move requires additional time and effort. There are parents who are busy at work and household chores and may not be able to closely monitor their children all the time.   How can you protect your children from media violence? You […]

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Media Violence and Its Effects to Children’s Behavior

Media violence is not new especially to those who are keen on watching television, listening to radio, reading newspapers and surfing the Internet. With the progress of communication and technology, they have become more accessible and convenient to all people especially, children. Sad to say, it is now easy and convenient for children to obtain information including videos and images about the violence around the world. All media outlets are broadcasting even the most violent and dangerous news without hesitation and sometimes with superficial warning. What are the effects of media violence on children’s behavior? Many children in the country […]

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The End of a Marriage

No couple wants to end their marriage. Every relationship grows because of love and commitment and seeing these fade, you instantly feel regret and pain. Everybody wants to experience their happily-ever-after. A fairy tale wedding sounds possible but a fairy tale marriage demands a fusion of hard work and compromise. It is not always a walk in the park or a bird singing and a mouse dancing. It is up to the both of you to make every minute full of love and desire. Walking away from your marriage will open doors to more complicated matters like child custody, financial […]

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10 Ways to Stay Positive and Empowered as a Woman

Women in society face so much scrutiny and criticisms that affect their confidence and ego. In spite of the fact that women are important contributors to the world’s development, there are still a number of people who misjudge and demean their intelligence, talents and skills.  They say that even up to this day, being a woman is never easy. Yes, there is freedom to enjoy and rights that promote growth but being one always equates to many responsibilities and high expectations. How to stay positive in times of stress? Women play different roles in society and each role should meet […]

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10 Ways You Can Prevent Child Abuse

Unbeknownst to many, child abuse comes in many forms. It is not just physical or verbal pain inflicted to children but even neglect is considered child abuse. Neglect is the most common form of maltreatment to children and not all parents are aware that this is a real thing. As parents, your responsibilities include providing your children with their basic needs and showering them with love and care. This is considered a foundation so that they will grow up to be mature and happy individuals. What can you do to prevent child abuse? Some parents fall short in raising their […]

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The Truth Behind Child Abuse

Child abuse is a serious problem that can have a lasting impact. It affects children in an unimaginable way that somehow scars not just their physical state but also their emotional and psychological well-being. It is hard to think that even to this day, there are countless children who are experiencing this. Children view adults as their protector and mentor. When adults could not do this and hurt them instead, they feel that they cannot do anything. They just have to endure the pain and neglect because they are just children. What is child abuse? Child abuse happens when a […]

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Easy Tips in Dealing with Stress Parenting

There are no perfect parents. This is something that all parents desire but somehow remains difficult to achieve. Raising children is a love and hate relationship. So many aspects of it bring laughter and cheers and the other side often equates to frustrations, self-doubt, and regrets. The thing about parenting is it continually challenges your body and mind to their limits – from sleepless nights to potty training to raging hormones. No matter how draining and uninspiring raising your children sometimes is, you know that at the end of the day you will do everything. Therapists and psychologists all agree […]

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Ways to Enjoy a Bully-Free Life

Bullying has been an ongoing issue for many years now. It does not solely refer to physical and verbal abuse, but it is also known to leave a traumatic impact on the psychological well-being of the victims. Bullying creates an alternate world for the victims to slowly fall into isolation and depression. Anyone can be a victim of bullying. It spares no one. It can happen anywhere. In most cases, it occurs in places you think are safe such as schools or in your neighborhood. In today’s digital age, it can happen online from people you do not know. Learning […]

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Effects of Bullying to Mental Health

Bullying has affected many children and adolescents over the past decades. It is not a new issue, and now there are studies supporting the claim that this can affect the mental health of the victims. It may even lead to more serious problems that will become difficult to handle in the future. Sad to say, it just continues to get worse each year.  More people are struggling to fight bullying yet only a few have made a bold move to ask for help or stop it. Until now, it is still a topic that many are aware of but are […]

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Guide for Parents on Teen Depression

Helpful Guide for Parents on Teen Depression The teenage years are a tough phase, but it gets more challenging and draining for teenagers who are experiencing extreme sadness and loneliness. Teen depression takes a heavy toll on parents. It is hard to detect and often, it is associated with their raging hormones. Parents perceive their change in mood and behavior as a part of their growing-up years. Teen depression is a serious mental health condition that is linked with persistent feelings of isolation, hopelessness, and even anger. Based on data by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are […]

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