It is a sad fact that treatment for mental healthcare is often cost prohibitive. Those who are suffering should be able to find free anxiety help and relief. In my opinion, resources and support for mental illness should be accessible for all. If our citizens are not healthy, then our society is not healthy. Everybody suffers!
Can a pet improve your mental health? Absolutely! Pets help reduce stress There’s a scientific reason that dogs, cats and other animals can be used as therapeutic aids. Studies have shown that interacting with a therapy animal can cause the body to release the “feel good” hormone oxytocin. It can also cause the body to
When I began struggling with anxiety, the people in my support system did not immediately know what to do. They wanted to help, but “the right thing” to do wasn’t always clear. Thankfully, we enlisted the help of professionals who assisted with establishing my plan of care. I don’t know how I would have managed
*This post was updated in August 2019. When I first began to struggle with anxiety and panic attacks, I thought life as I knew it was over. Well, I was right. What I didn’t realize was that my anxiety was going to entirely change my life…for the better. Let me tell you how. The beginning
I deal with the threat of having a panic attack almost daily. What triggers them is not always clear, but sometimes I can feel one coming on and I have time to do something about it. I have tried many different techniques while battling anxiety and panic attacks. Some of the “tried and true”
Let me start off by saying: I am not a fitness or health guru. (Great lead for a health post, right?) What I am is a regular woman…mom…person who is trying to live my best life and walk a more healing path for both my physical and mental health. These are a few steps that