Perinatal mental health is a men’s issue too. In recent years, awareness and discussions surrounding the importance of perinatal mental health and screening for things like postpartum depression and anxiety have been growing.
Bringing a pet into the family can benefit your mental health while naturally introducing positive lifestyle changes that can also provide mental health benefits. Having a dog, a cat, or even a pet pig can offer a sense of belonging by expanding your social circle, increasing exercise, which will lower stress and symptoms of anxiety and depression, and boosting your entire family’s mental health.
It’s important to acknowledge that we social workers have been facing challenges over the past few years. In honor of Social Worker Month, I thought I’d share some insights and supportive tips for my fellow Social Workers.
There often isn’t very much thought given to self-love, but really, to love anyone else fully, having a loving relationship with yourself first, is vital.
Burnout is a form of exhaustion that results from chronic emotional, physical and mental stress. It can lead to negative outcomes for both educators and students. Here’s how to prevent burnout.
As an adult, you are allowed, and encouraged to create your own holiday traditions for your home and family (be that children, significant others, friends or beloved pets). Creating new holiday traditions is something you should take time to think through, with what will be supportive for your mental health in mind. Read more for tips on how to make your holidays a supportive time!
Online therapy is more accessible than ever before. In the past few years, more people around the world have learned about the benefits of online counselling. As someone who’s been providing therapy exclusively online since 2017, I’m thrilled that folks are more open to trying a form of therapy that I know can be just as effective as face to face, while removing barriers that can prevent people from being open to seeing a therapist.
Big changes can bring up a lot of feelings, both positive and uncomfortable ones. Some examples of large life changes are retirement, graduation, adult children moving out of the home, divorce, the death of a parent. How can you move through these life-altering moments with resilience and self-compassion? Mindfulness may help.
It’s a pretty huge step to move out for the first time. Add in all of the new COVID-19 safety protocols, and your new school world is even stranger. The good news is that there are still ways to make new friends and learn cope with any loneliness you may experience.
Of all of the things your professors, mentors, and lecturers tried to prepare you for during school, graduating during a pandemic probably wasn’t one of them.
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