The Value of Getting Outside in the Winter

Spring is almost here, but at the same time, winter is still a reality for a little while longer. As Minnesotans and Midwesterners, we know that the spring, summer, and fall months allow us the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors almost 24/7. However, the reality is that these three seasons often only last a few [...]

March 10th, 2023|Categories: Mental Health, Self Care|

Are psychiatric medications for you?

Are psychiatric medications for you? Deciding whether or not to seek mental health services can be daunting and overwhelming, particularly with the ongoing social stigma associated with it. Likewise, the decision to start psychiatric medication can also be difficult. This is where an assessment with a psychiatric medication provider can be helpful.   After assessing and [...]

December 21st, 2022|Categories: Mental Health, Self Care, Services|

Mindful Ways to Approach Eating Through the Holidays

For many clients dealing with an eating disorder, the holidays can often be a very challenging time. Amid the holiday lights, Christmas carols, and snowy days, the holidays often focus on the food being served. Use the below tips to practice mindfulness when eating this holiday season to increase overall enjoyment and make for a [...]

December 13th, 2022|Categories: Eating Disorder, Mental Health, Self Care|

Differentiating Between ADHD and Anxiety in Children

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and anxiety share some common symptoms. This makes differentiating between these two mental health disorders more challenging. With both of them, a child may demonstrate symptoms of inattention, distractibility, hyperactivity, restlessness, and at times even insomnia. It is even more challenging to know if a child also has ADHD if [...]

March 9th, 2021|Categories: Family, Mental Health, Self Care|

Common Concerns About Mental Health Treatment

Most individuals are fairly good about seeing their physician or dentist for routine health care or when they experience an injury or illness. Unfortunately, it can be much more challenging to have the courage to seek mental health treatment due to the stigma surrounding mental illness. Individuals often worry about being judged by family or [...]

March 9th, 2021|Categories: Eating Disorder, Family, Mental Health, Self Care, Trauma, Uncategorized|

The Importance of Variety with Food

In this world of the internet and social media, we have so many messages thrown at us. We're bombarded with individuals who lack proper credentials inadvertently telling us and showing us how we should look. Underneath these specific looks, there is often a diet or routine that they follow to make them appear a certain [...]

March 9th, 2021|Categories: Eating Disorder, Mental Health, Self Care|

Tips for Navigating the Holidays in 2020

It has been an unusual year, but the end of 2020 is fast approaching and the holiday season is here. There is no question that the holidays this year will be very different than years past... For many people, Christmas and New Years are a wonderful time to get together with family and friends, many [...]

December 13th, 2020|Categories: Family, Mental Health, Self Care|

The Benefits of School-Linked Mental Health Services

School-linked mental health therapy services have become increasingly common due to the many benefits they provide. This model can be best defined as a therapist from an outside agency working onsite at a school, providing services to students during the normal school day. The benefits of this model are many... School counselors and teachers are [...]

August 27th, 2020|Categories: Family, Mental Health, Services|

Simple Tips for Wearing Masks

Today, I want to share some thoughts and advice around wearing masks and the anxiety that can come with it. As more cities and states have moved to mandatory mask-wearing policies, we're hearing from people about their experiences of masks causing anxiety. This can include creating full-blown panic attacks whenever a person puts on a [...]

August 18th, 2020|Categories: Mental Health, Self Care, Services|
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