Mental Health vs. Mental Illness. What's the difference?
Mental health awareness has gone main stream, with several top stars; such as Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Serena Williams, Pete Davidson and more, generously lending their voice and personal experience with mental health challenges, to help raise awareness. This, and other factors have played an important role in reducing stigma and normalizing conversations about mental health. Now that the conversation has started, it is important to understand commonly used – and misused - mental health terms and why they matter.
The Mental Health Benefits of Love
Anyone who has ever been in a mutually supportive, loving relationship knows just how wonderful it feels. Within the comfort and security of a loving relationship, you often feel protected, empowered, and confident. It is the perfect environment to grow and thrive. In fact, research has shown that love, within a healthy relationship, can have many therapeutic benefits to mental health, and can even help in the treatment of mental illness.
The Biology of Falling in Love
There may be no better feeling in life than that of being “IN LOVE”. A new love, or even the potential for one, can bring intense feelings of infatuation, happiness, excitement, nervousness, attraction, and lust. It can also bring physical symptoms, such as sweating, dizziness, pounding heart, appetite changes, insomnia and more. What makes us feel this way? It may feel like magic, but it is actually biology. Let’s discuss the biology behind falling in love.
Sublette County Needs Assessment Report
As a requirement to the receipt of Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds for Sublette County by the State of Wyoming Department of Health a community needs assessment is to be conducted every three years. The goal of the 2023 Sublette County Community Needs Assessment is to better understand the needs of people who are in poverty in Sublette County Wyoming. Here are the January 2023 Sublette County Needs Assessment Report findings.
New Year, a New Me? Reflections for a New Year
This time of year, we can feel pressured, by ourselves and others, to make drastic and sometimes unrealistic New Year resolutions. In fact, maybe the kindest and most attainable way to improve ourselves, and manifest the story we want, is to simply make small, consistent changes each day that help us to be just a little bit better than we were yesterday.
Holiday Mental Health Tips
It is not uncommon to experience feelings of anxiousness, stress, or even depression during the holidays, especially if you have recently experienced a major life change, such as the loss of a loved one or relationship. Managing these feelings, while juggling the Christmas chaos, can be difficult. It’s best to prevent stress, as much as possible, so that you don’t become overwhelmed. Here are some holiday mental health tips that can help you to ward off holiday stress and manage your emotions, so that you can enjoy the holiday season and all the wonder it has to offer!
Five Things Couples Can Do To Reduce The Squabble And Enjoy The Gobble This Thanksgiving
By Cherity Woolf, LCSW Whether you are planning a small dinner with just you and your little family, a Friendsgiving, or the kind of celebration involving all the aunts, uncles, cousins, and their dogs, Thanksgiving is more than figuring out how to make the perfect potato volcano for your gravy. There is the prepping of the house, planning the menu, arranging travel, assigning ...
TIP: DBT Grounding Techniques to Overcome Extreme Emotion Fast
Emotions are what makes us human. And, it is normal to experience a broad range of emotions in every day life. However, there may also be times that you experience a sudden onset of extreme emotion. The type of emotion that overtakes your mind and body, and you feel helpless to control it.
If you find yourself overcome by extreme emotion, here are some Dialectical Behavioral Therapy based grounding techniques (TIP) that can help you to calm your mind and body and regain control quickly.
The Relationship Between Domestic Violence and Mental Health
The effects of domestic violence have far-reaching implications, not only for the victim, but also for their family, friends and other loved ones who may be exposed or aware of the abuse. Abuse can affect the way we feel about ourselves, the way we take care for ourselves, and how we interact with others. Beyond that, domestic violence can also have a profound impact on our mental health and sometimes lead to serious and/or chronic mental health conditions.
Domestic Violence Awareness and Resources
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, reminding us that an end to domestic violence can start with just one small action - whether that is to seek help or to share resources. Today, we will do our best to raise awareness by providing useful information, along with local (WY & ID) and national resources for victims of domestic violence. Please share these facts and resources to help spread awareness ... you just might change a life!