When was the last time you felt an overwhelming sense of fear? You may have felt your breath get shallow, your heart rate quicken, or even experienced dizziness or chest pain. We all experience fear and/or panic sometimes. Those feelings can even be useful, alerting us to approaching threats or keeping us from making risky… read more
Social anxiety—the intense fear of being judged, negatively evaluated, or rejected in a social situation—is extremely common, affecting roughly 15 millions adults in the United States. It can influence the quality of our lives in numerous ways. For example, we might lose professional opportunities if we’re too nervous to attend work gatherings or make conversation in the hall. Social anxiety can hinder us from making friends, dating, or doing other things that bring joy and meaning to our lives.
Have you ever seen someone laughing with a group of friends or cuddling with a significant other and felt…lonely? As Psychology Today notes, “[w]atching everyone…connect to those they love makes [our] own feelings of emotional isolation even more profound.” Not only does this feel unpleasant, but it also threatens our health. According to an article… read more
In recent years, scientists have uncovered several connections between running and improved brain functioning. We already know that running is “an excellent means of conditioning the cardiovascular system.” Recently, running has also been associated with positive developments in the mind. These include higher rates of growth, improved emotional control, and enhanced abilities. These aren’t the… read more
Our physical and psychological health are connected—so much so that issues with our mental health can manifest as bodily pain. Below are a few common physical symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other psychological conditions, as well as suggestions from therapist Sarah Levy, LICSW on how you can treat them. Symptoms of Mental Health Issues Everyday… read more
In today’s productivity-focused culture, many of us feel the need to constantly be working. As a result, Americans are spending more and more time in the office. According to recent studies, “working hours in North America and the U.K. have steadily risen in the last 20 years. A DIT research report found that 1 in… read more
Despite the costs exacted by psychological conditions, in 2016, only 41% of adults with a mental health issue received any form of treatment. Long wait times and a lack of accessible care are a few reasons why people fail to seek clinical support, but some of the most insidious barriers between individuals and mental health care are the toxic myths that have sprung up around both psychological health and the therapeutic process.