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How to Exercise to Help Treat Depression

How to Exercise to Help Treat Depression

Exercise helps treat depression, and there are so many exercises you could try the choice may be overwhelming. Learn how exercise helps treat depression as well as what to consider before you choose an exercise in this post at HealthyPlace.Choosing exercise to help treat depression is a great idea. Not only does it release feel-good endorphins, it allows for social interaction as well as gives structure to our days. In this post, I share how to exercise to help treat depression as well as three things to consider when you exercise to help treat depression.

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My Schizoaffective Anxiety Treatment Isn’t Working Anymore

My Schizoaffective Anxiety Treatment Isn’t Working Anymore

My anxiety treatment is not working anymore, but it's the same anxiety treatment medication that worked last summer. Discover my new anxiety treatment plan at HealthyPlace.

My anxiety treatment is not working anymore. In the summer, I wrote about how I was decreasing my antidepressant to lessen my schizoaffective anxiety. That time, it worked (Taking an Active Role in My Psychiatric Medication Changes). But earlier this month when I tried to do the same thing for the same reasons, it didn’t work. I’m not sure why it didn’t help, but I have some ideas.

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Five Anxiety-Reduction Techniques and Why I Love Them

Five Anxiety-Reduction Techniques and Why I Love Them

My favorite anxiety reduction techniques are those that empower people to take charge of their anxiety. Learn which anxiety reduction techniques do just that at HealthyPlace. Don't wait - these anxiety reduction techniques are some of the best around.

I’m frequently asked about my favorite anxiety-reduction techniques. On one hand, choosing approaches to overcoming anxiety is difficult because there are so many different tools and techniques. Also, each and every one of us is a distinct individual and our experience with anxiety is unique. That said, I do, indeed, have favorite anxiety-reduction techniques. Here’s a look at my favorites and why I love them.

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How to Feel More Confident When You’re Intimidated

How to Feel More Confident When You’re Intimidated

You can feel more confident in intimidating situations when you follow this advice: communicate. Learn how to communicate to feel more confident at HealthyPlace. Don't be intimidated -- learn how to get through that fear and feel more confident today.

It’s hard to feel confident around others when you’re feeling insecure or anxious. Many people struggle with finding the right words, talking too much or not enough, which makes everyone uncomfortable. It’s very common to feel insecure around new people, in work or academic situations or when you’re in the presence of a strong personality. It’s possible to feel more confident, even in the most intimidating circumstances, with this quick communication tip.

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Getting Past Low Self-Esteem for Career Success

Getting Past Low Self-Esteem for Career Success

Having low self-esteem impacts your career success negatively. Learn how to regain confidence in your abilities when low self-esteem and career success collide at HealthyPlace. Remember, your inner critic doesn't have all the right answers. Check this out.

Self-esteem impacts career success and low self-esteem can be one of the countless roadblocks that you will encounter when you follow a particular career path. Whether you’re setting up a business or developing a skill that you’re passionate about, there can be a lot of hardship involved – you may make disheartening mistakes and be confronted with serious financial struggles (Emotional Resilience: Bounce Back from Difficulty). When you commit yourself to an authentic career path, low self-esteem is another major setback you may have to contend with. It can make you give up when the going gets tough and cause you to doubt your abilities. It’s imperative to shake off this mental baggage causing low self-esteem that hinders career success.

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Tips on Dating Someone with a Mental Illness

Tips on Dating Someone with a Mental Illness

Dating someone with a mental illness raises certain complications, as would dating someone with any other illness. Learn what to do and not to do when you're dating someone with a mental illness at HealthyPlace. Is the relationship right for you? Read these tips now.

When did you know you were dating someone with a mental illness? It may have started like this: You met the most amazing person. You have been on a few dates, and the chemistry is there. It’s exciting, and it’s going so well. And then one night you have a deep conversation and you learn that you’re dating someone with a mental illness. What now?

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What Are Your Reasons to Recover from Self-Harm?

What Are Your Reasons to Recover from Self-Harm?

It's important to know your reasons to recover from self-harm. Without them, self-harm recovery will be much more difficult. Discover reasons to recover from self-harm at HealthyPlace, and learn how to uncover your reasons and use them for motivation in self-harm recovery now.You would think that the reasons to recover from self-harm would be obvious. In a way, they are. You would also think that those who currently suffer from self-harm tendencies would recognize these reasons and use them to motivate their recovery. In a way, they do. But that is the thing about mental illness: no one chooses to be sick. Rationale tells us that the drawbacks of self-harm far outweigh the benefits but our sick brains tell us otherwise. The trick is to access and strengthen our rationale — that is, the healthy part of our brains that still exists somewhere inside of us — to do what we know we need to do (Mental Illness Isn’t a Choice, But You Still Have Choices). Finding reasons to recover from self-harm is part of the process.

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Moving Past Shame After Abuse in PTSD Recovery

Moving Past Shame After Abuse in PTSD Recovery

Feeling shame after abuse is a common symptom even though abuse is never the target's fault. Learn why you might feel shame after abuse and how to work through that feeling at HealthyPlace. Getting past shame is not a one-time event, so look at your progress again today.

Many abuse survivors grapple with feelings of shame after abuse. When someone develops posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of her abuse, that shame can become a long-term problem. Shame after abuse doesn’t have a rational basis, but even people who know it’s irrational to feel shame over being abused can still experience it. Unfortunately, emotions don’t always follow logic.

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Friendship with a Person Who Has Bipolar Disorder

Friendship with a Person Who Has Bipolar Disorder

Being a friend to someone with bipolar disorder can be challenging, but is it worth it? Learn about how bipolar disorder affects friendships.It can be challenging to be a friend of a person with bipolar disorder. I freely admit this. I know that my life is difficult for me to deal with and, certainly, it can be difficult for anyone else. Nevertheless, friendship with a person who has bipolar disorder can be just as rewarding as any other friendship.

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Making Friends at Work When You Have Depression

Making Friends at Work When You Have Depression

Do you struggle with making friends at work because you're depressed? Read this HealthyPlace blog for tips on making friends at work when you have depression. You just might find more support for your bad days when you reach out on your good ones. Take a look.

Making friends at work when you have depression is important because social support is an integral part of a healthy life. Even the most introverted among us need friends. Depression inherently affects the way we interact with others. Feelings of loneliness are a common sign of depression and the symptoms of depression often result in the desire to isolate yourself, which only further compounds the feeling of being alone. It can feel impossible to reach out when you’re depressed, but if you can establish a healthy support network, you have a lifeline during moments when it feels like depression is encompassing your whole world. This is particularly beneficial at work, where you spend most of your time. This is why it’s in your best interest to try to make friends at work, even with depression.

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