Minority Mental Health: How Can We Improve Access to Care?

Minority Mental Health: How Can We Improve Access to Care?

Minority Mental Health: How Can We Improve Access to Care?
Mental illness touches individuals and communities physically, emotionally and spiritually. Individuals and communities cannot be fully understood without taking into account the full context and culture, including but not limited to: age, gender, ethnicity, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, disability, and...

How Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Can Help PTSD Symptoms

How Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Can Help PTSD Symptoms

June 27 is PTSD Awareness Day My dad was a “tanker” in the 3rd Armored Division, Korean War. He was a proud member of the “3rd Herd” and served in the Army from 1950 to 1953. He remained active in…

Finding Happiness Through Gratitude

Finding Happiness Through Gratitude
“When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, ‘Oh yes – I already have everything that I really need.’” –The Dalai Lama...

How to Check Your Impulses Using DBT

How to Check Your Impulses Using DBT
When in a stressful situation, we may feel an urge to say something, to do something, to feel something, to think something. Many times these impulsive urges nudge us towards action, language, feelings or thoughts that are not effective, healthy...

Have a Better Day EVERY Day … with DBT Skills!

Have a Better Day EVERY Day … with DBT Skills!

For most of us, the way we solve our problems today has a lot to do with what worked at another time in our lives. As our situations and responsibilities change, we can find that what once worked isn’t really…

Holiday Giving as a Family

Holiday Giving as a Family
We have all felt the power of giving to others as well as receiving from others, even something as simple as a hug. It is a connecting interaction that reminds us that we are not alone. Giving to others has...

How to Count Your Blessings When You Have Depression

How to Count Your Blessings When You Have Depression

“What if I just don’t have any blessings to count this holiday season?” For most of us, Thanksgiving and the holiday season that follows represents an opportunity to count our blessings and have an attitude of gratitude. But for people…

Building and Maintaining Healthy Relationships When You Experience Intense Emotions

Building and Maintaining Healthy Relationships When You Experience Intense Emotions

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), people who struggle with emotion dysregulation or Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) experience symptoms and behaviors that often challenge their ability to make and keep healthy relationships. Borderline Personality Disorder symptoms can include:…

Be Mindful Today to Feel Better and Live Better Tomorrow

Be Mindful Today to Feel Better and Live Better Tomorrow

Mindfulness is an ancient practice that has been lost in today’s busy world. However, the importance and value of mindfulness has not been forgotten.