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Signs of Self-Harm & How to Help

Signs of Self-Harm & How to Help

Self-harm (also known as self-injury) refers to intentionally harming oneself on purpose. Anyone can self-harm, but it’s particularly prominent among adolescents and young adults. One study found that 8% of people between ages 12-17 and 1 in 4 of all young people have...

How to Help a Teenager With Anxiety

How to Help a Teenager With Anxiety

Today’s teenagers are facing unprecedented levels of anxiety, and it can be difficult to know how to help. Read on to learn some key points to keep in mind when helping the teens in your life.  What does anxiety look like in teenagers? When it is formally diagnosed,...

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What Is Inner Child Work?

What Is Inner Child Work?

Your inner child is an integral part of who you are and what you do. In its simplest terms, an inner child is the younger version of yourself. As an adult, your inner child helps shape your thoughts, behaviors, relationships, and overall motivation.  Carl Jung...

How to Deal With Judgmental People 

How to Deal With Judgmental People 

Despite your best attempts to be compassionate or accepting, you will inevitably encounter judgmental people. You can typically tell if someone is judgmental early on during your interaction. They tend to be negative and sarcastic. They are also often demeaning...

Can Stress Make You Tired?

Can Stress Make You Tired?

Understanding stress is fundamental to understanding mental health. When you think of stress, you might picture being on edge, keyed up, and full of adrenaline. For many people, stress turns into feeling tired and burned out. Here’s why:  What is stress? Stress...

Types of Therapy for Trauma

Types of Therapy for Trauma

If you’ve experienced trauma, therapy can be an invaluable tool for healing. But with so many different types of trauma therapy, it can be difficult to know where to start.   What is trauma? When you hear the term “trauma,” you might think of Post-Traumatic Stress...

What Is High-Functioning Anxiety?

What Is High-Functioning Anxiety?

People who others would describe as high achieving, successful, or confident can come across as “having it all together” or effortlessly managing the demands on their daily lives. In reality, many of these people suffer from what is referred to as high-functioning...

How to Become a Social Worker

How to Become a Social Worker

Social workers enjoy rewarding careers working with individuals, families, schools, and larger communities. They work to help solve micro and macro-level problems. At their core, social workers strive to provide ethical and compassionate care to the people they...

How to Stop Self-Sabotaging

How to Stop Self-Sabotaging

Humans are wired to protect themselves from harm, but for some people, attempts at self-protection quickly turn into self-sabotage.  What is Self-Sabotaging? Self-sabotaging is a term often used to describe a strategy or set of actions undertaken with the goal of...