SIGNS IN SENIORS; MENTAL HEALTH CONCERNS According to the CDC, 20% of adults 55 years or older have experienced some type of mental health concern. Sadly, 1 in 3 of those people do not receive treatment or seek help. These statistics are alarming. With awareness and vigilance, caregivers, family, and friends can look out for [...]
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The Pursuit of Joy Happiness versus Joy Happiness seems to be something pursued by most everyone in American culture. From the outside, it may seem like a lot of individuals in your community have found “happiness” and it may feel discouraging that you would not define your life as happy. The thing about happiness is [...]
Fostering Healthy Friendships Today more than ever we live in a culture where everyone is SO busy! Many of us think being busy is a virtue, and elevate being busy as “the way” to live or else we must not be measuring up to the culture’s standard for productivity. Unfortunately, with this mindset many of [...]
Immigrant Minorities and Mental Health The United States has long been described as a melting pot of cultures, a country of immigrants. With over 41 million foreign-born U.S. residents 13% of the total population, the relationship between immigration and risk of psychiatric illness has significant public health implications. Historically, observations of socioeconomic disadvantage in immigrant [...]
Here is Mike Vaughn on WCNC - Charlotte Today talking about "Tips on Tackling a Tough Conversation"! https://www.wcnc.com/article/entertainment/television/charlotte-today/tips-on-tackling-a-tough-conversation/275-9c409394-a4ae-4d66-b4c3-0f71354c4092
Purposeful Parenting – Achieving Self-Care When It Doesn’t Seem Possible Happy “Parenting With a Purpose” Week! When I wrote about the importance of self-care as a parent last year, we discussed how your self-care sets the foundation for your children understanding boundaries, learning to express needs, and modeling emotion regulation. And then it hit me: [...]
A Few Tools for Anxiety: Pull the Lens Back If you talk to anyone in your circle they will most likely reference some anxiety they have encountered over the last few months. They may not use that exact word, but they will likely allude to a stress or fear taking hold. Anxiety is a real [...]
How to have Difficult Conversations In this post I will talk about how to have the difficult conversations we avoid. Even in the best of relationships, there are usually subjects that are difficult to address. The issue is that if these subjects are not addressed, they can cause resentments which can end the relationship. Briefly [...]
Post Traumatic Disorder: What it is, It’s Symptoms Screening It, and Treating It. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. It is natural to feel afraid during and after a traumatic situation. Fear triggers many split-second changes in the body to [...]
Know the Signs It’s Not Always What You Think: Depression in Women Depression is a medical condition that you cannot just snap out of. It can affect how you feel, think, sleep, eat or work. Depression is more common in women, possibly from varying hormonal, biological, and social factors that are unique to women. Depression [...]