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The Impact of People-Pleasing on Mental Health

Setting Healthy Boundaries: The Impact of People-Pleasing on Mental Health

Maintaining healthy relationships is crucial for our overall well-being. For those of us who struggle with setting and enforcing boundaries, however, it can be easy to fall into patterns of people-pleasing that can be detrimental to our mental health and relationships.  What are Boundaries in Relationships Important? Boundaries are the invisible lines that define where…

most common problems in a relationship

The Most Common Relationship Problems and How Communication Skills Can Help

Relationships are fundamental to human life, whether personal or professional. They shape our experiences, influence our well-being, and contribute significantly to our success and happiness.  However, relationships can also be a source of stress, conflict, and disappointment when problems arise. This post explores some of the most common issues in both personal and professional relationships…

the role of medication in mental health

Managing Mental Health – When Medication Can Help and Exploring Other Options

One of the most common approaches to treating mental health conditions is through medication, but it’s crucial to understand that this is not a one-size-fits-all solution.  Medication plays an important role when considering therapeutic options for mental health, but there are other alternatives that are key to consider along with, or instead of, medication.  In…

the link between nutrition and mental health

The Vital Link Between Nutrition and Mental Health

When it comes to maintaining good mental health, most people focus on things like therapy, medication, meditation, and other coping strategies, all of which are important. However, there is one absolutely vital, yet often overlooked, aspect to maintaining mental health: nutrition.  What you put into your body has a profound impact on your brain chemistry…

Celebrating Pride month and how to get involved

Pride Month: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Rights and Inclusion

Every June, people across the globe come together to celebrate Pride Month – an annual commemoration of the influential Stonewall riots and a recognition of the vast achievements and continuing struggles of the LGBTQ+ community.  As rainbow flags proudly wave and vibrant parades fill the streets, Pride serves as an empowering reminder of how far…

Does my teenager need professional mental health support?

Does My Teenager Need Professional Mental Health Support? 

As a parent or guardian, it’s natural to be concerned about your teenager’s well-being. Adolescence is a tumultuous time marked by rapid physical, emotional, and social changes.  While mood swings and behavioral shifts are often part of this developmental stage, there are instances when these changes may signal a need for professional mental health support. …

why can't I sleep?

Why Am I Having Trouble Sleeping?

If you’re frequently struggling to fall asleep or stay asleep through the night, you’re unfortunately not alone.  Insomnia is an extremely common issue, with studies estimating that 30-48% of adults experience insomnia symptoms. There can be many different underlying causes for persistent insomnia, including several mental health conditions.  Let’s explore some of the reasons you…

What is the difference between stress and anxiety

What is the Difference Between Stress and Anxiety?

In today’s fast-paced world, feeling stressed or anxious has become increasingly common. While the terms “stress” and “anxiety” are often used interchangeably, they are distinct experiences with different causes, symptoms, and coping strategies.  Understanding the difference between the two is crucial for managing and nurturing your mental well-being. Stress: A Natural Response to Life’s Challenges…

Mental Health Awareness Month 2024

Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month – May 2024

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, an important annual observance dedicated to raising awareness about mental health issues and reducing the stigma surrounding mental illness.  This year’s theme, “Mental Health: Where to Start in a Changing World,” emphasizes the importance of prioritizing mental health and making it accessible to everyone, regardless of their background or…

the lasting impact of covid on mental health

The Lasting Mental Health Impact of Covid-19

By the summer of 2023, the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic seemed to finally be behind us. Vaccines and effective treatments helped reduce severe cases and deaths to very low levels in most parts of the world. Mask mandates and other restrictive policies had been lifted. Life was starting to return to some sense of…