February 14th, 2018 there was a shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. 17 students and staff were injured or killed during the incident. If your child has witnessed violence or known of violence that has occurred they may be dealing with Trauma or Secondary Trauma. The American Psychological Association defines a Trauma as: an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster. Immediately after the event, shock and denial are typical.
What do we do when someone close to us is facing difficulties with their mental wellness? How can you be a source of support? How can you maintain your mental wellness while assisting them? It is okay if you feel anxious on taking on such a role. Whether you know it or not, your friendship and support means more to them than you can possibly imagine. Sometimes all it can take is a helping hand that can mean the difference between suicide and seeking help. Of course, with the
The word Chakra originates from Sanskrit and means wheel. Chakras are energy centers within the human body that help to regulate all its processes, from organ function to the immune system and emotions. We can commonly count 7 chakras positioned throughout your body, from the base of your spine to the crown of your head. Each chakra has its own vibrational frequency, that is depicted through a specific chakra color, and governs specific functions that help make you, well, hum
Depression is a common occurrence, affecting approximately 15.4 million Americans according to (NIMH). There are signs for depression that require you to seek assistance from a professional in addressing your symptoms. Look for 5 or more of the following symptoms that have been occurring for the past two weeks. Sleep: Have you been experiencing difficulty sleeping? Difficulty with sleep can include Insomnia: not sleeping enough Hypersomnia: sleeping too much Early Waking Prob
Happy Halloween from all of us at Holistic Mental Health Services to you!. Today is the day that we get a chance to dress up in costumes, be goofy, and celebrate our time with our friends and families. Today we get to put on masks , get into character, and pretend to be someone else for a day. But, is that really only accurate on Halloween. It seems that many of us spend our everyday donning masks in an effort to hide what we may be feeling, thinking, and most importantly who