The Advantages of Therapy from a Small Independent Agency As in many things, from coffee shops to car lots, cosmetics stores to restaurants, we tend to feel a greater sense of comfort and familiarity with smaller, boutique, mom-and-pop businesses. But in today’s world we often
Adolescence and Mental Health
Juvenile mental health travels along a spectrum ranging from positive feelings of mental well-being, through mild symptoms of impaired health, to disorders and psychosocial disability. Mood swings caused by hormonal changes make adolescents more prone to depression, anxiety, and, worst of all, a greater likelihood of engaging in risky, thrill-seeking behaviors. This puts them at considerable risk of impaired mental health: one in five adolescents suffers from diagnosable mental health disorders, with suicide being the second leading cause of death in young people. Depression is among the leading causes of disability. Besides depression, common mental illnesses in adolescents are anxiety disorder, mood disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), disruptive behavior disorders, and borderline personality disorder.
If untreated, these conditions can severely affect development, growth, and their potential for living a fulfilling and productive life. Adolescents with mental disorders face major challenges; stigmatization, isolation, and discrimination, and lack of access to proper health care and educational facilities.
This turbulent period also affects the entire family, which often does not know how to cope with these various challenges. The first and most crucial step in solving any mental health problem is to recognize it and reach for help. Creating a supportive environment at home and in schools also plays a pivotal, beneficial role. The mental health of this group demands nurturing, protection, and treatment when necessary. Effective treatments do exist, and they include counseling, combinations of psychotherapy and medications, or all three.. Unfortunately, less than half of adolescents with mental health problems receive any treatment. Reach out for help today. AMR Therapy has several therapists that work with adolescents.
Why Do Non-Monogamous People Need Relationship Therapy? Let’s start with some definitions before we get into our discussion. For our purposes, let’s keep it simple for now, since a full examination of the topic would consist of dozens of blogs. Consensual non-monogamy describes those relationships in which
Peer to Peer Support for Queer Women What are Peer Support Services and what is a peer counselor? Peer counseling is an effective way of assisting and supporting people, on a variety of issues, by pairing them with people who have shared those life experiences. Peer
Coming Out as Queer to Ourselves Coming out refers to the process, the path, we follow to telling ourselves the truth about our sexuality and/or gender. For some, it is easy and matter-of-fact. For others, it is deeply troubling and can take an emotional toll.
Why We Need Inclusive Mental Health Inclusive therapy is, simply put, the idea (and practice) that all people, regardless of their gender, abilities, orientation, age, minority status, religion….everyone…should have access to competent, quality mental health care. How a person identifies is an irrelevant consideration when we talk about
Therapy for Restoration Maybe you feel like you have lost your sense of self or purpose? Therapy can help you restore and build a better life. In therapy, you can objectively review life events, thoughts and feelings, and your actions and reactions in numerous situations.
E-THERAPY? “Really, does that work?” I am often asked about electronic therapy. It only seems appropriate that my first blog address electronic therapy, (e – therapy). Here you are totally ready to address some mental health stuff and make those positive changes. You want a competent therapist that will understand