Depression and Anxiety

/Depression and Anxiety

7 Smart Ways to Overcome Social Fear and Performance Anxiety

By | 2017-10-10T16:03:44+00:00 October 19th, 2017|

Social anxiety is an umbrella term that performance anxiety sites under. It represents the anticipation of a social situation either during or after the situation itself. It is based on fear of evaluation. Positive or negative evaluation, depending on the person. If you experience social anxiety, you’ll perceive negative consequences regardless of how well or poorly you do. If you do too well, you may show up your coworkers or friends. The last thing you want is to stick out and be noticed. Anxiety disorders are the most common of all mental illnesses in [...]

Signs of Chronic Stress and 5 Tips on How to Deal With It

By | 2017-10-09T18:39:29+00:00 October 7th, 2017|

The APAA defines chronic stress as uncomfortable emotional experiences. There are predictable outcomes from stress which includes: Biochemical changes Physiological changes Behavioral changes The best definition of stress would be that our minds telling our body it’s in danger. The body gets worked up to help you fight or escape but this energy is never released. This could be something that is perceived as danger when it, in fact, isn’t. Major causes of stress today include getting fired from your job, being late, or losing someone you love. These are not reasons to stress [...]

Passing the Torch: How You Know You’re Ready to Become a Sponsor

By | 2017-06-08T06:22:05+00:00 June 17th, 2017|

Becoming a sponsor is consistently one of the final steps in a 12-step recovery program, and can be one of the most rewarding things you can do in your post-recovery life. Kicking addiction out of your life is truly a major accomplishment. If you've managed to get clean and stay clean, you can be sure there are thousands of people who look up to you as a hero, and would give anything to get what you now have for themselves. For that, take a moment and pat yourself on the back. Think about all you've accomplished [...]

Let the Healing Begin: 11 Tips to Overcoming Emotional Abuse

By | 2017-09-18T18:05:12+00:00 June 16th, 2017|

Emotional abuse and substance abuse have a complex and oftentimes co-occurring relationship. In fact, 40-60% of domestic violence cases are suspected to have either been exacerbated by or stemmed directly from situations involving substance abuse. And since physical abuse is typically (if not always) accompanied by some form of emotional abuse, it stands to reason that drug use is directly responsible for emotional damage in a relationship as well. Beyond illicit substances typically being directly involved in incidences of this type of psychological abuse, victims are at an especially high risk of developing mental disorders [...]

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