Covid-Fatigue and Stress: Mental Health Challenges Continue
Covid has worn us all down since it began, and it continues to take its toll emotionally. It seems stress levels should be dropping, particularly
Burnout in Mental Health: How Providers Can Survive.
The topic of burnout in the field of mental health is often the elephant in the room among providers, but as the demand on therapists
How to Say No and Self-Advocate Authentically (Set Boundary)
Why is setting boundary important? Do you ever get the feeling that people just expect you to go along with everything they say whether it
Pride Month is for Everyone
June is Pride Month, and while it was established to support and celebrate LGBT folks, it is truly a month that everyone should acknowledge and
Use of Pets and Sport Activities Can Boost Therapy Effectiveness
Often when we think of therapy, we think about two people sitting in an office talking for an hour per week. Therapy can be a
Lessons from Stonewall: Why Staying Empowered is Crucial. #LGBT issues matter
In the 1960s, it was common for police to barge into LGBT venues and gay bars to disrupt the peace. During that time, LGBT people
A Defensive Attachment Response Self-Perpetuates
When it comes to attachment, there is a rule that seems to apply, regardless of your style; it self-perpetuates. It is similar to Newton’s first law of physics, which we will paraphrase loosely here as ‘an object in motion stays in motion.’ Attachment that is based on distrust and defensiveness is destined to continue along that path until it is intervened upon with behavioral changes and attachment work.
For the LGBTQ Community, Reaching Out is More Important than Ever
Depression, anxiety, substance use issues, suicidal thoughts; no one should try to deal with these challenges on their own, yet everyday thousands of LGBTQ people are doing that exact thing. Mental health stigma has improved dramatically over the past twenty years, but it still exists. When you combine the mental health stigma and the stigma that prevails in some subsections of culture regarding the LGBTQ population, it is easy to understand why it is so hard to reach out.
Positive Affirmations and Self-Acceptance
In a world where we are constantly comparing ourselves and our lives to others, a little self-acceptance and positive affirmation can really help. While it may feel like a glorified pep-talk, positive affirmations actually work, and this makes sense when you think about it. When you talk to a friend who gives you good feedback about yourself or helps put things in perspective, it feels great; so naturally when we can do that for ourselves it also works. Who can give us better encouragement and affirmation than ourselves? When we check into our inner thoughts and feelings, we know where the insecurities lie; we know the tender spots in our ego that need love and nurturing.
Dr Teyhou Smyth on Business Talk Radio NYC
Here are three episodes of my radio show: How to Process Life Challenges and Respond; How to Practice Resilience and Deal With Stress; Surviving vs.
The Curse of The Narcissist
What is Narcissism and how to avoid narcissist abuse If you have gotten to know a person with narcissism, you are bound to recall how