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TeenHelp December 10th 2018 11:10 AM

TeenHelp December 2nd 2018 02:35 PM
The difference between anxiety and panic attacks By Cassie (cynefin) While anxiety and panic are both unfortunate and uncomfortable, they are two different feelings. Many people use the terms "anxiety attack" and "panic attack" interchangeably but they both have a few differences. Continue reading to learn about what it is that makes them different. What are panic attacks? Feelings of panic or panic attacks are often brought on suddenly or out of the blue, with no warning....
TeenHelp March 7th 2018 10:34 PM
Being mindful of the word "should" By Cassie (cynefin) The word "should" is something that many people hear throughout their recovery whether they're recovering from abuse, self-harm, or other events and addictions. Sometimes you may use this word through self-talk while other times you could hear it used by the people around you. Using the word "should" can sometimes be negative and cause a long lasting impact on the recovering individual. Many months ago, I was frustrated...
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TeenHelp May 4th 2018 01:46 PM
The Clubhouse Model as a resource for mental health By (Komorebi_Sisu) I joined a local Clubhouse about ten months ago. Someone had mentioned to me that it would be a good idea for me to have a place to go especially when I am having a difficult time at home and tend to feel a sense of isolation. This article will discuss key points in what the Clubhouse Model is and how the Clubhouse Model has been helpful for me and how it may be helpful to you too. What is the Clubhouse model? ...
TeenHelp March 7th 2018 10:25 PM
A therapy kit By Cassie (cynefin) While therapy can serve as a comforting place for many, it can also bring about uncomfortable or overwhelming feelings pertaining to working through their struggles. If you sometimes feel uncomfortable or anxious, you may benefit from making a therapy bag or kit. Some people do bring objects to therapy but others do not utilize this or do not know that it is an option. This is where a kit may come in handy. A therapy kit is a bag that is filled...
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TeenHelp March 7th 2018 10:24 PM
Utilizing grounding techniques By Cassie (cynefin) Grounding techniques are useful tools that many people use in their daily lives. This article will take an in-depth look into what grounding techniques are and how they're used along with additional information pertaining to them. What are they? Grounding techniques are activities that people utilize to help them feel more present. They are often used during anxiety, flashbacks, or dissociative states but can be used...
TeenHelp September 4th 2017 02:28 PM
What is guided imagery? By Cassie (Cassado) Guided imagery and affirmations are one of the many useful tools available for people who want to work on themselves. It can be used by itself or as an addition to therapy and other treatment. Guided imagery and affirmations have been written to support people through a lot of different issues from depression, anxiety, and trauma, to fibromyalgia, healthy pregnancy, or cancer treatments. People interested do not have to have an underlying...
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Narrative. December 1st 2012 09:32 PM
Personality traits vs. disorders: know the difference! By Robin (PSY) We all know someone who’s narcissistic – they’re full of themselves, they put other people down, and they’re generally not fun to be around! Could it be that the person you’re thinking of is suffering from Narcissistic Personality Disorder? How about someone who’s “clingy” with their significant other – are they suffering from Dependent Personality Disorder? Let’s not forget the friend who “hates” people and never wants...
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TeenHelp February 2nd 2017 01:05 AM
How to Cope with an Existential Crisis by Lucy Adams (guest author) (https://pixabay.com/static/uploads/p...66_960_720.jpg) What is an existential crisis? How to deal with it? How much do we know about this phenomenon? If you ask these questions, I suggest your emotional state is far from perfect. Well, keep calm and dig into your inner world together with Lucy Adams, a writer from Buzz Essay blog. Any existential crisis begins from the moment when a person thinks about his...
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TeenHelp March 1st 2017 02:45 PM
Health and Work- Balancing a Hectic Schedule and Good Health By Isabella Rosselliee (guest author) Creating boundaries between your life at home and work is a challenge that many people deal with as they pursue their careers. The balance between a successful career and health can be difficult to accomplish when work consumes most of your time and you can barely get a moment away from your responsibilities. This usually leads to anxiety, stress and physical health issues. With...
TeenHelp February 2nd 2017 01:07 AM
My experience with Bipolar 2 Disorder By Jenna (~Abibliophobe~) Bipolar is a disorder that can be really difficult to have because a lot of people don't understand that there are different types of Bipolar. When you tell most people that you have Bipolar they automatically counter that by saying, “I have never seen you manic.” While mania is something that all people with Bipolar have, the intensity of mania varies according to the type of Bipolar people have. With Bipolar 2, the mania is...
TeenHelp January 2nd 2017 03:45 PM
Finding a therapist By Cassie (Cassado) Finding a therapist that is the right fit can be a challenging and daunting task for many people. Factors such as the type of therapist, their credentials, and areas they specialize in have to be taken into consideration. This article will discuss the process of finding a therapist that is right for you. Know what you need Know what kind of therapist and treatment you're interested in. For example, you might be interested in DBT...
TeenHelp December 2nd 2016 02:46 PM
Mindfulness By Jessie (Palmolive) What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is about being with yourself and surroundings in a way that is not distracting. It is known as a form of meditation. It’s all about being in the here and now and not focusing on yesterday or tomorrow or what’s going to be for tea tonight. George Harrison once said “There is no past and there is no future … all there is ever, is the now. We can experience from the past but we can’t relieve it; and we can hope for...
TeenHelp December 2nd 2016 02:45 PM
Staying away from home By Cassie (Cassado) While some people may find overnight stays to be fun and adventurous, others can feel intimidated, anxious, or uncomfortable with the idea of them. This anxiety can be difficult to deal with, but it can be alleviated through planning ahead. This article will suggest things you can do to decrease your anxiety when you have planned an overnight stay away from home. Before you prepare for your trip, ask yourself what about staying...
TeenHelp November 2nd 2016 07:30 PM
My personal experience with anxiety By Jenna (~Abibliophobe~) Anxiety is something I have dealt with for many years. I was officially diagnosed with it when I was seventeen and in a psychiatric hospital. I always knew what anxiety was because my dad suffers from it as well. So, the attacks I would have were familiar to me but it was difficult experiencing it myself. I have been prescribed two different medications to deal with it but they aren't always helpful. My anxiety ranges from...



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