As humans we have this peculiar and pesky tendency to be swept away by a stream of thoughts. Usually, they are hidden below our conscious awareness. Maybe you find yourself thinking thoughts that don’t concord with the situation you’re in — questions like, why on God’s green earth am I laughing at a funeral? or,Continue reading “Shortcuts to arriving at this moment (even though you’re already here)”
On average, it takes less than 10 minutes to be prescribed a benzodiazepine (an anti-anxiety drug). Statistics provide a window of insight into the magnitude of the medical misdemeanour of over-prescribing anxiolytics: a total of 30.6 MILLION adults in the United States alone (12.6% of adults in 2019) reported having used benzos. Anxiolytics are haphazardlyContinue reading “Anxiety or Something Else Entirely? On The Insidious Causes of Anxiety”
If you deal with panic attacks, you are not alone. Approximately 11% of people in the US will experience a panic attack each year, and for many, it’s a regular occurrence. Fortunately, there are ways you can reduce your risks of having a panic attack, as well as ways to make any panic attacks you do have easier to handle.
“The [mind] is not unlike the body, in that as long as it is well, one is barely conscious of it. Let something but go wrong with its mechanism, however, and the whole aspect of things alters in a moment.” – John Custance, Wisdom Madness and Folly When the going gets tough, the tough getContinue reading “3 Steps to Dealing with a Mental Health Relapse”