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Mental Health Coping Skills

Mental health therapy can seem faulty at times. Even with the best therapist and treatment plan, mental health relapses can happen. New problems can arise. So it can be really easy to doubt the benefits of therapy. Before giving up on mental health therapy altogether, here are some things you should consider.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) also known as seasonal depression, causes those of us who struggle with it to feel more depressed during the winter. If you notice that in the winter months you feel fatigued, poor sleep patterns, weight gain, or irritable, you could be one of many who struggles with SAD. In this article, you'll learn some natural ways to fight Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Have you ever had that feeling where you just don’t feel good enough, no matter what you do? It can be very discouraging and hard to come out of. You can easily let the feeling of not being good enough to consume you. Below are three things you need to remember when you don’t feel good enough.
Using your strengths to feel better when you have depression isn't easy, but it's important. During a depressive episode, you have probably felt emotionally and/or physically weak. Feeling this way can drain your motivation and cause you to think that life will never get better. The good news is that it is possible to use your strengths when you feel you are at your weakest. The first step is acknowledging your strengths so that you can use them to your full capacity. Read this article for tips on how to remember and use your strengths when depression brings you down.
What was the last difficult task that you neglected to complete because it was distressing to think about? Perhaps you recently avoided studying for a test or looking at a new bill. Whatever it was, neglecting these difficult tasks can have negative consequences. For tips on how to make difficult tasks easier to accomplish, read this article.
Many people talk about how great it feels to sleep in, but for people with depression, waking up late could actually be detrimental to depression recovery. Read this article to find out how a late wake-up time could be affecting you and tips for how to avoid waking up late because of depression.
Any illness can make depression worse. Even something as minor as a cold can worsen mood disorder and depression symptoms. Read this article for tips on what to do when a new illness makes your depression worse.
Travel anxiety is a challenge I face, although traveling is one of my favorite things to do. For a while, I would let my anxiety take over and keep me from making new and memorable experiences. As you may know, it can be a little scary to step out of your comfort zone and be out in the unknown. Here are some travel anxiety tips to help you manage your anxiety so you can fully enjoy your travels.
Anniversaries of the death of a loved one can be really hard no matter how many years it has been. Having lost my father 10 years ago, I understand the pain of a trauma anniversary firsthand. Although I miss my father very much, I have learned many ways to handle my grief. Read on to learn about five of the methods I use to cope with the anniversary of the death of my father.
Self-care activities for new job stress will help you ease into a new workplace. Starting anything new can be nerve-racking, jobs are no exception. Even if you have prior experience with the type of work you are doing, you are working in a different atmosphere. You are working with new coworkers and adhering to new policies. It takes time to adjust, and self-care is critical. For techniques about how to practice self-care for job stress, read this article.
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