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Understanding and Managing Anger

We're going to talk today about a feeling we all experience from time to time – anger.

Before we go further, it's important to understand that anger is a perfectly natural human emotion. Yes, you read that right - it's absolutely okay to be angry sometimes! From feeling slight irritation because of canceled plans, to intense fury when something truly unjust happens, anger can manifest in different forms and intensities. The crucial part is learning to handle and express it healthily and constructively, which is what we'll focus on in this blog.


Choosing to share Your Mental Health Diagnosis

Getting to the point where you finally have a diagnosis is often a hard fought for moment. It usually requires a visit with your primary doctor and then a referral to at least one psychiatrist, several questionnaire type forms and a lot of deeply personal questions. Then a diagnosis, which may or may not change over time and a game plan as to how to best treat your anxiety, depression, PTSD, combination, etc.. It is exhilarating, scary and euphoric, all at the same time.


The Art of Prioritizing Yourself

In a world that often demands us to wear multiple hats and juggle various responsibilities, the concept of putting yourself first can feel incredibly selfish. We're taught from a young age to be helpful, to take care of others ahead of ourselves, to put others' needs ahead of our own. As parents, caregivers, and spouses, we have been sold a lie and that is, to love someone is to put their needs ahead of our own. The truth is — you cannot pour from an empty cup.


Summer Self-Care: A Guide to Boosting Your Mental Health

The sun is shining brightly and the days are growing longer, making summer time a perfect opportunity to reprioritize your mental health. Whether you're looking to recover from a challenging first half of the year, reduce stress, or improve your overall mental health, these practical tips can help you make the most of the summer, while at the same time supporting your mental health in perhaps new and different ways.

The Joys and Lows of Coming Out: Embracing Hope on the Journey

Happy Pride Month to our beautiful LGBTQIA community! We wanted to focus this blog on the joys of Coming Out and giving the closet door a resounding slam, while also acknowledging that Coming Out can have moments of sorrow. It is a deeply personal and transformative experience which will forever be remembered, whether or not your news is received with love, ambivalence or anger.



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