Even people who have a basic understanding of PTSD recognize that it’s often made worse by triggers. No matter what you experienced, flashbacks and anxiety can often occur when you’re in specific situations or experience certain things.
Almost everyone has a bit of codependency in their personality. But, someone who is described as a codependent typically seeks out people who might struggle with anything from self-esteem issues to addiction.
Most people have a basic understanding of PTSD and what it is. But, when you’re living with or dating someone who struggles with it, it’s important to know not only what to expect, but how you can support that person through their struggles.
Depression is more prominent in children than most people realize. Unfortunately, for kids in today’s society, life isn’t always about fun and games. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have already seen a rapid rise in mental health issues in kids and teens across the country. There are many reasons children can experience depression, from issues at home to bullying, or other external factors that can have a strong impact on their lives.
Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in the world. One of the biggest reasons it’s so common is that there are several different types of anxiety. What worries and plagues you might not be the same experience for someone else, but the feelings all fall beneath the umbrella of anxiety. With that in mind, it’s important to understand some of the most common types of anxiety. When you’re able to break things down into categories, it’s easier to pinpoint exactly what you’re dealing with.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a central focus in almost everyone’s lives for well over a year. It often seems like information and advice changes on a daily basis. We are all flooded with news on television, social media, and even from friends and family.
You’ve probably heard the saying “you are your own worst enemy”, and the reason it’s stood the test of time is that it’s often true. How often do you criticize yourself? How many times a day do you put yourself down? Do you treat yourself worse than you would treat a close friend or family member?
Millions of Americans had to change the way they worked throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Some had to deal with job loss. Others started working from home or adopting some kind of hybrid schedule. Now that things are opening back up, more people are returning to work. Whether you’re starting a new job or getting back to your old place of business, it can feel good to have a sense of normalcy again. But, because of how much things have changed, you also might feel anxious, or even fearful about returning to the office.
Most people think of a few common things that pass through generations in families. You might recognize personality traits, physical features, and even risks of certain health conditions. In some cases, however, trauma can be something that gets passed on, too. Generational trauma is still a relatively new discovery. There is much more that needs to be studied, but it’s important to be able to accurately define it and recognize the symptoms.
Do you ever have days where things just seem hard? Maybe you’re struggling with fatigue. Maybe you feel anxious or depressed. In some cases, you might even struggle physically, feeling aches and pains all over your body.