The Building Blocks to Resilient Mental Health Skills

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A stable support network, regular exercise, a healthy diet, and more all go into forming the skills necessary for maintaining your mental health. Effective mental health skill-building with a professional can ensure you make these improvements in your life and more.  Below, we describe some of the building blocks that lead to strong mental health skills:     Form A Support Network …

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Advantages of Intensive In-Home Counseling

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Intensive in-home services can be a great option for families whose troubled child/teenager faces out-of-home placement. In-home counseling–or home-based therapy–calls for a trained counselor to conduct their work at a patient’s home. There, the counselor can observe and identify sources of difficulty, resolve tensions, and establish a supportive environment. In doing so, they create real-world solutions rather than clinical suggestions. …

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PTSD in the Workplace: How to Support Your Employees

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In the US, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is experienced by approximately 60% of men and 50% of women at least once in their lives. And while having PTSD is just as difficult to address and manage as having employees with it, seeking advice from a trusted mental health service will help guide you to establishing a safe and supportive environment …

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VMAP in Virginia

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Those in the mental health field know that it is just as significant as physical health, yet our nation’s mental healthcare system cannot meet the needs of many. To fill this gap, organizations such as the Virginia Mental Health Access Program (VMAP) have been formed. VMAP seeks to increase the effectiveness of Virginia’s statewide mental health services, thereby boosting the …

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What To Do During Mental Health Emergencies

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Mental health emergencies require prompt and sensitive intervention. However, those who lack experience in dealing with crises may be at a loss about how to prevent negative outcomes from occurring. If you notice yourself or a loved one undergoing such difficulties, contact an agency that provides impactful mental health services to individuals and families in need. To prepare for mental …

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3 Ways to Building Emotional Intelligence/Self Awareness

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Think of a recent incident that either bothered you or brought you joy, then identify the emotions, bring light to the matter that concerned you or made you feel happy. Self-awareness brings light to the underlying emotions that ultimately cause you to have pain and suffering or peace and joy necessary to make a conscious choice. Here are the ways …

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The Fastest Way To Overcome Resistance

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How can we use this simple listening technique to build an immediate connection rapport and suggest an alternative solution or breakthrough resistance? Have you ever felt stuck in convincing someone with your point of view? 5 Senses We have five senses – taste, touch, feel, see, and hear. You have to listen to what kind of ‘senses’ person or family …

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Self-control: Do you ever question, “If I have done something wrong or If you have done enough”

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When dealing with symptoms of pain such as anger, sadness, frustration caused by a trigger, your body tends to react in a manner that either fight, flight, or freeze. Well, what is the cause of this automatic response? Being part of the so-called chaotic environment and having a sense of confusion about who you are, being abused and neglected by …

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How to Listen

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Listening is difficult for almost everyone. Have you ever wondered how you can improve your listening skills? The first step is to leverage what you hear and to reconfirm your understanding of their message. It is important for you to take the attention off yourself by making it clear you have heard and understand their emotional point of view. From …

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Practice Letting Go

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Pain and suffering in a relationship are common when one partner sees things differently than the other. These mind activities trigger negative emotions most of the time, and the body responds to these emotions by either fighting, running away, or freezing. If you are honest with yourself, you, like most people, are looking at those thoughts from either the past …