What Postpartum Depression Is…And What It Isn’t

postpartum depression

If you watch the news at all, you know there are frequently stories of mothers experiencing Postpartum Depression (PPD), and unfortunately not getting the help they need.  When we hear about PPD, it is usually in the worst case scenarios—either a mother has harmed her children or harmed herself.  What I want you to know today is this: there is so much more to Postpartum Depression than what is reported on the evening news. Today I want to take an opportunity to tell you about the PPD I know and see in my clients.  And if you’ve ever experienced PPD, or even think you may be experiencing it now, I want to encourage you to get the help you need....

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How to Prevent a Panic Attack

panic attack

If you’ve ever experienced a Panic Attack, you know they are absolutely terrifying.  It’s not unusual for people to end up in the Emergency Room because they think they are dying.  Panic attacks are often mistaken for heart attacks and strokes because they are so debilitating.  They can cause people to miss out on life because they occur out of the blue, and are incapacitating.  According to Anxiety.org around 2-3% of the population in the United States suffer from Panic Attacks annually (roughly 6 to 10 million people a year). This week, I’m going to talk about how to prevent Panic Attacks, and I also hope to give you some tools to utilize.  If you or someone you care about...

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Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a mental health diagnosis that is gaining a lot of recognition lately.  While the diagnosis gets thrown around a lot, I think it’s important to talk about what BPD is—and what it isn’t.  If you love, care about, or work with someone with BPD, this blog is for you! What is Borderline Personality Disorder? BPD is often identified by either the tagline “I hate you don’t leave me” or "Walking on eggshells".  Those with BPD are often triggered by perceived abandonment—and will react in an impulsive, angry, or self-harming manner.  Around 2% of the population have a BPD diagnosis, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) with around 75% of those being women....

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