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How to Take Care of Your Mental Health During a Pandemic?

By David Ball | November 17, 2020

2020 has been a rough year for many reasons. Unfortunately, the cyclone of global intensity over the last 365 days is taking a huge toll on people’s mental health and wellbeing. The global pandemic has created a perfect storm for increasing mental issues – COVID anxiety and depression are off the charts. According to the latest research from KFF, the percent of Americans who have reported mental health concerns has increased significantly from March to July of 2020. These concerns include depression, anxiety, and overall stress levels. 36% experienced difficulty sleeping due to these issues. 12% stated they were turning…

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What Not To Say To Someone With Anxiety – and What To Say Instead?

By David Ball | October 27, 2020

If you have a friend, loved one, or even an acquaintance who struggles with anxiety, you know that finding the right thing to say can be difficult. Chances are that you want to offer them support, especially if they are experiencing high levels of stress. In moments like these, the right words can be comforting – but it is important that you also know what not to say to someone with anxiety. Anxiety is the brain’s natural response to fear – and it helps us prepare and stay safe. Fear and anxiety are hardwired into us. Fear and anxiety are…

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Core Benefits of Group Therapy for Social Anxiety

By David Ball | September 22, 2020

Most of us experience some level of social anxiety. At times we can feel shy, frozen, afraid, or tentative in social situations. Social anxiety is normal. It can be nerve-racking to be in a situation where you must approach a group of people, interject in a conversation, or be in a place where you do not feel comfortable. For some people, the intensity level of social anxiety can become incredibly disruptive and even problematic to their life. About 15.6% of the American population experiences social anxiety disorder, which is qualified as a mental health condition. Group therapy for social anxiety…