Inside a Panic Attack

Signs and Symptoms of a Panic Attack “I feel like my heart is about to explode out of my chest.” “I’m struggling to catch my breath, I feel like I’m being smothered.” “I’m losing control and I feel like I’m going crazy.” Panic attacks are real and can be both emotionally and physically debilitating; in fact, many people who experience …

Busting Common Myths Surrounding PTSD

5 Common Myths that Surround PTSD It’s been called shell shock, battle fatigue, war strain, soldier’s heart and, now, post-traumatic stress disorder. PTSD has been called different things over the years, mostly centered around soldiers and their experiences. Although PTSD treatment has been a reality since the 1980s, there’s quite a bit of public misunderstanding. PTSD is a mental health …

Surrounding Yourself with Positivity

The Importance of a Positive Support System It sounds easy to surround ourselves with positive people and to live a more positive lifestyle. But, sometimes things out of our control can have us feeling trapped by negative influences. It can be daunting to step back from long-term relationships that may have taken a negative turn since we first entered them …

Would Therapy Help Me?

How Therapy Actually Works and How it Can Help Seeking therapy is an individual choice, with patients choosing to come for many different reasons. Sometimes, they need help to deal with long-standing psychological issues or dealing with changes in anxiety disorders or depression. Other times, it’s to ask for help dealing with a divorce or other stressful transition. Working with …