Why Dating Can Be Difficult When You Have a Mental Illness
"Relationships are complicated. Mental illness can make it that much more complicated."
Codependency 101: What Does Being Codependent Mean?
Are you codependent? If so, there are probably some things you have a tough time accepting about human nature and relationships. On the other hand, perhaps you’re not sure what codependent means, in which case, let’s begin with some basics Codependents need to be needed. They believe making oneself invaluable to another is the pathway to love. It isn’t. It’s the pathway to becoming a doormat, to being taken advantage of and to becoming a target of abuse. When someone loves you and you love them, you want to be with each other (interdependence). You don’t need to be with each other (dependence). The former is a mutual coming together. The latter is tinged with urgency and desperation. Codependents may have difficulty being alone, feel unworthy of being loved and a fear of…
What Is Emotional Health And How Does It Relate To Mental Illness?
The term "mental health" is, more often than not, used within the context of discussing mental illness rather than mental wellness . Wit...
UCS welcomes Teal to Psychiatric Medical Team
Tue, 07/18/2017 - 2:38pm -- Denise Sortor United Counseling Service welcomes Laurie Teal, APRN, as the newest member of the Psychiatric Medical Team (PMT). The PMT supports all Divisions of UCS by providing medical treatments for psychiatric conditions and ensuring clinical standards of services are being maintained. The team also provides psychiatric consultation to Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC). “We are excited to have Laurie on board,” says UCS Executive Director, Lorna Mattern. “She has a deep concern and passion for psychiatric care and will be a valuable asset to our team.” Teal comes from a background of over 25 years of acute inpatient psychiatric care. She has been a group facilitator for Cognitive Behavior Therapy…
7 Essential Tips How to Improve Your Mental Health at Work
Mental health affects how you think, feel, and act. On the job, your mental health needs to be in good, solid shape.
5 Tips for Dealing with Grief
Whether you lost a loved one to sickness, tragedy , divorce or even a significant break-up, loss is a trauma. Losses can create identity challenges, lifestyle changes, financial problems and even have social implications. // After 20 years of counseling...
How what you eat may affect mental health
A new field of study called nutritional psychiatry looks at how diet can impact conditions like depression
How weird sleep schedules can affect our mental health
Once again, science shows that sleep is very important.
Meet the 98-year-old poster child for yoga and wellness
She is the 'World's Oldest Yoga Teacher' who, at age 98, still teaches five classes a week. But above all, Tao Porchon-Lynch is a poster child for health and positivity in a world obsessed by wellness and longevity.