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Everyone experiences stress in their lives, and many experience stress at work. Most are able to deal with pressures on the job without it seriously affecting the rest of their lives. At times, however, that pressure may trigger depression and anxiety and an inability to function adequately at work as well as in other areas of one’s life. It is important to know the signs and symptoms of debilitating stress and to be an advocate for your own health and wellness.
Be Aware of Signs and Symptoms of Job Related Stress and Depression
The answer is both “yes” and “no”. Family involvement is one of the most important pieces in helping a loved one stop with their addiction. However, there are traps that many genuinely caring family members fall into that make the recovery process very frustrating. Addicts are very skilled at manipulating the family, and it is a cycle that is hard to stop. So, this article is meant to give some “Do”s and “Don’t”s with someone who is trying to get sober.
As a therapist, I hear it frequently. “But I don’t want him to get mad at me.” This response is usually given when I am explaining the importance of boundaries and consequences and how children need to have both. And consistently have both.
Many times, I have had parents bring their children to me, who are displaying problem behaviors at home (eg. tantrums, throwing things, not obeying their par-ents, screaming, etc.) but at school, they are respectful, quiet, and getting good grades. The parents don’t seem to understand why.
If so, you are not alone. We read about it on Facebook or other social media. We see it on real news. We see it on fake news. We don't know what to believe anymore, except that many are getting more and more angry and/or more and more fearful. We are losing sleep. We are concerned for our family, our friends, and in some cases even people we haven't met before. However, if you are taking time to read between the lines, you'll notice that we are increasingly coming together because we seem to recognize the importance of doing so.
Love. One word that packs so much meaning, and yet still gets misinterpreted and misunderstood. I often see couples who appear to miss the mark when it comes to giving and receiving love. I hear things such as “I don’t feel loved” from a client, as their partner then looks confused next to them saying, “But I do things that show my love all the time.” How is it that we miss each other when it comes to this feeling that we all desire? Herein lies the problem in relationships. I interpret love as abc, while my partner might interpret it as xyz. We have different perceptions and different expectations.
It's that time of the year where the weather is breaking and spring seems to be rapidly approaching. It may still be February but we can all imagine sitting by the beach or pool on a beautiful day in June. Thousands of Americans made the New Year's Resolution to get in shape, but less than 10% stick to their goal. A healthy eating and living lifestyle is one of the best resolutions to make. Clean eating and working out have never ending physiological and psychological health benefits. There's no better time to reevaluate a goal like the present. Let's talk game plan!
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
- Confidence and Self-Esteem
- Creating Positive Self Talk to Increase Healthy Habits
- 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 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'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
- 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