What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder?

What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder?

What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder?

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a mental health condition that impacts a person’s beliefs and perceptions around their body image. Those suffering with BDD are overly concerned about what they perceive as flaws in their appearance and/or different parts of…

Men’s Health Month: Focusing on Men’s Mental Health

Men’s Health Month: Focusing on Men’s Mental Health

Men’s Health Month is celebrated every June to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among boys and men. Often overlooked, however, is men’s mental and emotional health. This is an area…

Tips for Coping with OCD During COVID-19

Tips for Coping with OCD During COVID-19

If you or someone you love struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), world events occurring as a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus are likely creating a perfect storm feeding the symptoms of OCD and making typical treatments more difficult. Understanding Obsessive…

Coping Skills For When We Experience Fight, Flight Or Freeze

Coping Skills For When We Experience Fight, Flight Or Freeze

We are living in a time where things have changed, and have changed rather quickly. Our WAFs (worries, anxieties and fears) seem to be much more present, and many of us are experiencing worries and fears that we haven’t ever…

Two Recovery Slogans to Remember During Times of Uncertainty

Two Recovery Slogans to Remember During Times of Uncertainty

As our world recommends that all of us make significant changes in our way of thinking and acting in response to the Coronovirus, I see similarities to what individuals with addictions face when pursuing a life of recovery. In recovery…

Five Ways to View Coverage of the Coronavirus

Five Ways to View Coverage of the Coronavirus

News reports about the coronavirus outbreak together with speculation that it could become more widespread, is making some people anxious. Here are some tips to help you manage your anxiety, put news reports in perspective and maintain a positive outlook….

Tips to Ease Your Child’s Back-to-School Anxiety

Tips to Ease Your Child’s Back-to-School Anxiety

As the summer season winds down, stores begin to fill with back-to-school sales. The days ahead will be coupled with excited children ready to pick out their attire and supplies for the coming school year. Many children will also wrestle…

5 Mental Health Tips for Millennials (and Everyone Else, Too!)

5 Mental Health Tips for Millennials (and Everyone Else, Too!)
Millennials are reporting increasing rates of depression, anxiety and stress. Depression diagnoses alone are up 31% for millennials since 2014 with depression now affecting 5.5% of millennials in West Michigan.1 Why is the rate rising is not completely clear, however...