5 Ways to Support your Mental Health

Our current health model is reactive rather than preventative. The notion that many health issues can be prevented through daily habits and lifestyle changes isn’t exclusive to physical health. The more preventative measures you take, the more equipped your coping skills are for when stress levels reach critical points.

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Kimberley Carder
Living in Denial

Often in clinical treatment there has been a rupture leading to a forced confrontation of reality. However outside of the treatment room and in relationships it can feel like a losing battle supporting someone through their periods of denial. In the long-run, denial doesn’t win against reality. Eventually reality catches up with people, either through an individual’s own realizations or an event which forces the wake-up call. Denial’s unfortunate next of kin is typically blame, resulting in black-and-white thinking and a whole myriad of unhelpful thought patterns.

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Kimberley Carder
Understanding Anxiety

There is significant difference between feeling anxious versus having a diagnosable anxiety disorder. Clinical anxiety is starts to impact daily functioning to the point where you will no longer do certain activities; a constant worry that plagues your day, avoiding social interaction for fear of judgement, recurring nightmares or panic attacks.

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Kimberley Carder