Navigating the Complex Landscape of Grief: When Dreams Collide with Reality Grief is a powerful and profound emotion that we often associate with the loss of a loved one or a cherished part of our lives. However, grief can take many forms and affect us
May is designated as “Mental Health Awareness Month”, though like most proclamations, the awareness in question should be every month of the year. The desire is to raise awareness of the impact traumas have on our physical, emotional, and mental well-being, including children, families, and communities.
Mental Health Month provides a valuable opportunity to celebrate many considerable advances, both in attitudes and approaches, made in promoting mental health and increasing the public’s knowledge that effective resources are increasingly available.
In our society, it has often been difficult to convey the simple message that recognizing our psychological well-being is as important as tending to our medical health. No one questions medical intervention for a broken arm or diabetes, tending to our own psychological and emotional needs has faced resistance in communities, cultures, and even religious and professional institutions. It is increasingly obvious to many that our own health, productivity, and happiness benefits the individual as well society.
One reason May is recognized as Mental Health Month is to make clear that.there is still much work to be done. Sadly, many people aren’t exposed to mental health issues until they are directly impacted by a tragedy such as suicide, mental breakdowns, or debilitating depression. At AMR Therapy, Mental Health Month provides us yet another opportunity to reach out, to promote more positive, proactive approaches to treating mental illness.
Embracing the Menstrual Cycle: Prioritizing Mental Health and Self-Care for Menstruating People Throughout history, menstruation has been surrounded by cultural stigmas, myths, and taboos in many societies. These beliefs have contributed to negative perceptions and misconceptions about menstruating people, impacting their self-esteem, body image, and
The limits of therapy-speak In the therapy room, licensed marriage and family therapist Moe Ari Brown has recently been in the business of definitions. A client might say “I have the worst relationship with my mother. She’s a total narcissist,” to which Brown would invite the client
The Power of Therapists with Lived Experience of Multiple Intersections In the realm of therapy, there is profound strength in seeking support from a provider who not only recognizes the importance of diversity but has also experienced the intricate tapestry of intersecting identities
The Power of Inclusivity: Honoring Queer Individuals in Therapy In the vibrant tapestry of humanity, we find a myriad of experiences, and the journey of queer individuals is one that deserves our utmost attention and care. To truly provide effective therapy, we must first seek
Breaking Free from Purity Culture: Unraveling the Impact on Isaac, a Neurodivergent Gay Male Purity culture not only affects individuals within the realm of heterosexual relationships but also imposes a profound impact on individuals with diverse sexual orientations and neurodivergent experiences. In this