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As we say goodbye to 2020 and look ahead to 2021, we can all acknowledge it was a particularly trying year for our nation and the world. According to the American Psychological Association, the compounding stressors of 2020 yielded a national mental health crisis across generations. When situational and societal stressors build, we are left to try and find ways to manage. Some people may reach out to family, some may call upon friends, others may rely on mental health professionals – or perhaps a combination of these strategies. But what if we were able to add ourselves to our resource list?
Dialogue and Support of Your Children
Unfortunately, the past year has been rife with crises, civil unrest, constant change and uncertainty, and a growing sense of unease amongst most of the population. Such an environment can be overwhelming enough to make sense of, navigate, and manage as an individual; however,
Best Wishes to You this New Year!!
The Behavioral Wellness Group remains committed to you in this New Year! Thanks to your continued confidence in us, BWG has expanded with increased Medication Prescribers and Therapists; we have also added Pre-Surgical Evaluations for Gender Affirming Surgery to our services provided!!
CURRENTLY PROVIDING ONLINE THERAPY SERVICES
Accepting New Clients:
I run the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Intensive Outpatient Group (IOP) as well as see individual clients and noticed people already struggling with holiday stress, compiled with a special kind of stress: COVID fatigue. We all have thoughts and expectations for the holidays, but this year we are most likely very confused on how to deal with the holidays, this leads to increased pressure, symptoms and questions. I am hearing phrases like:
Best Wishes to You this Fall!
The Behavioral Wellness Group remains committed to you in spite of the unusual year we have had! Thanks to your continued confidence in us, BWG has expanded with increased Medication Prescribers and Therapists; we also have a new virtual College Mental Wellness IOP!!
Have you tried to add in a new lifestyle change such as eating healthier or working out then something throws you off your path and you are unable to maintain the adjustment? According to Brene Brown, PhD, a research professor of shame at The University of Houston, our thoughts about ourselves make the difference to start and maintain behavioral changes. If your self thoughts contain shame statements, this will keep you stuck and prevent you from making the changes that you want.
Full Article Index
- “I WAS TRYING TO ACT NORMAL…”
- Adjusting to Life During Coronavirus
- All or Nothing Thinking and Various Other Popular Cognitive Distortions
- Anger Iceberg - Erin Pawlak
- Appropriate Levels of Care in Mental Health
- Are Politics Affecting You Emotionally?
- Are You a Parent or a Friend to Your Child?
- Bipolar Disorder (Supporting Your Loved Ones)
- BWG Fall Newsletter
- Can Family Members Help Someone Get Off Drugs?
- CARF Accreditation 2018
- CARF Accreditation Fall 2015
- Choosing a University or College
- Chronic Pain
- Combating Zoom Fatigue
- Confidence and Self-Esteem
- Creating Positive Self Talk to Increase Healthy Habits
- Days After Crisis or Civil Unrest
- Deep Breathing Through Tough Times (For Kids)
- Did PTSD Exist Before Viet Nam?
- Doing Your Part to Decrease the Mental Health Stigma
- Effective Communication
- Emotion Regulation Skills
- Fall 2020
- Fall is Upon Us…. And so is CampusTherapy.com!
- For Parents: How To Deal With The Financial Stressors of Kids and College
- Grief and Loss: Just what is “Normal” Anyway?
- Happy Spring!
- How Do I Know if I Have a Substance Abuse Problem?
- How Does Stress Affect My Physical Health
- How to "Reset" Ourselves
- How to Deal with Work Related Stress
- How to Survive the COVID Fatigue Holiday Season
- How to talk to your kids about drugs
- Hurry Up, Let's Slow Down
- Improving Sleep - Especially During COVID-19
- Is it acceptable to take a mental health day from work/school?
- Let’s Talk About Love
- Managing Relationships Through the Holidays
- Managing Stress
- Mental Health Patients and the Emergency Room
- Mindfulness For Stress Reduction
- Myths about Suicide
- New Year 2020
- New Year 2021
- New Year's Resolution: Evaluation Time
- Oh My God, I’m losing control!
- Options for College Related Stress
- Orthorexia: When Healthy Eating Becomes Unhealthy
- Parents, Teens and Mental Health
- Poklar's Ponderings, Parents Hang in There
- Protecting Our Children
- Reprogramming Your Brain
- Self-Compassion: The Science of Kindness
- Social Media Detox
- Special Notice regarding COVID-19
- Spring 2020
- Summer 2020
- Supporting Survivors of Sexual Assault
- Teens Who Struggle With Suicidal Thoughts
- Teens, Entitlement and Instant Gratification
- Ten DBT Techniques for Anxiety
- Ten Years of Health and Wellness
- The Benefits of Group Therapy
- The Heroin Epidemic
- The New Trend: Teens, Vaping and Juuls
- The Power of Positivity
- Therapeutic Benefits of Dogs
- Thirteen Things to Consider and Ways to Open Communication
- Thriving During Divorce
- Tips for Parents who have Pre-Teens and Teens who Struggle with Depression and Anxiety
- Tips On Preventing The Cold Weather Blues
- Understanding Grief
- Validating Kids as They Deal with Anxiety
- Ways to Learn New Life Skills
- What Really Matters?
- What To Do In Case COVID Never Ends by Michael Pollak
- What to Look for if Someone You Care About May Have a Problem with Alcohol
- What's Your Boundary
- When Seasonal Changes Affect Your Moods
- When Someone You Love Struggles with Depression and Anxiety
- When To Be Concerned About College Related Stress
- Who you voted for does not have to define you