What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?
IntroductionAccording to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, approximately 1 percent of adults in the U.S. (roughly 2.2 million people) have been diagnosed with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (or OCD). Many are familiar with or have heard of OCD, but there are still a lot of misconceptions about this condition. Some of the most frequently asked questions
What Does it Mean to Have an Eating Disorder?
IntroductionThe National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders reports that roughly 9 percent of the population deals with eating disorders. That may seem like a small number, but it still works out to roughly 28.8 million Americans. Many people struggle with eating disorders or know someone who struggles. In either case, it can be hard
Am I in An Emotionally Abusive Relationship?
IntroductionResults from the National Intimate Partner & Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) show that approximately 50 percent of Americans had experienced lifetime emotional abuse by a partner. There’s a lot of confusion around emotional abuse and how it differs from other types of abuse, such as physical abuse and verbal abuse. Below are answers to some of the
How to Forgive Someone After a Betrayal
IntroductionAccording to the American Psychological Association, a betrayal occurs anytime someone violates another person’s expectations and breaks their trust. Whether it’s infidelity in a marriage or sharing information that a friend wanted to keep private, betrayal can be hard to recover from. It is possible, though. For those who are struggling after a betrayal, such as an
Should I do Individual or Couples Counseling?
IntroductionRecent research from the Centers for Disease Control revealed that 19.2 percent of adults had received mental health treatment in the last year. Research from MidAmerica Nazarene University reveals that 49 percent of married couples have also sought out couples counseling. Many people know that they need to seek help, but they’re on the fence about
Can meditation and yoga improve mental health?
IntroductionAccording to a study published by the National Center for Health Statistics, yoga and meditation are the two most popular mind-body practices in the United States. Not only are yoga and meditation good for relaxation and improved physical health, but they can also improve one’s mental health. Explained below are some of the mental health benefits