We have relationships of all kinds- partners or spouses, children, friends, parents, family members, bosses, co-workers, etc. Each relationship has its ups and downs. Sometimes we instinctively know how to manage the difficulties and sometimes we don’t have a clue. We can get caught in a cycle that is destructive or frustrating. It is even possible that your well-intended attempts to better the relationship may actually be contributing to the problems you are having! If you are struggling with a personal relationship it may be helpful to seek individual counseling.
Mental health is how people think, act and cope with life and the stressors and challenges that are part of the human experience. The state of one’s mental health can influence the ways in which they look at themselves, their life and others around them. It also strongly influences an individual's potential for achieving their goals and is an important tool in obtaining and maintaining a feeling of well-being.
Across the U.S, nearly 20% of students report being bullied on school property. Bullying is associated with academic struggle, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and self-harm. Exercise has been widely reported to have robust positive effects on mental health including reduction in depression, anxiety, and substance abuse, however not always the complete answer to mental heath recovery.
Addiction is a condition that results when a person ingests a substance (e.g., alcohol, cocaine, nicotine) or engages in an activity (e.g., gambling, sex, shopping) that can be pleasurable but the continued use/act of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary life responsibilities, such as work and relationships.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can be triggered by several events. A couple of examples may be one such as abuse circumstances, childhood or domestic, or a terrifying event either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.
Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive, controlling behavior that can include physical abuse, emotional or psychological abuse, sexual abuse or financial abuse (using money and financial tools to exert control).
Domestic violence is a pervasive, life-threatening crime that affects millions of individuals across the United States regardless of age, economic status, race, religion or education.