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Post Partum: The Invisible Battle

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Congratulations on your bundle of joy! The arrival of a baby is a time of excitement and celebration, but it can also come with its fair share of challenges. One of those challenges is postpartum.

Becoming a mother is undoubtedly one of the most exciting and life-changing experiences for a woman. The arrival of a baby can fill the heart with overwhelming love, joy, and hope. However, it’s also a challenging time that can trigger postpartum symptoms in new mothers. Postpartum, commonly referred to as the ‘baby blues,’ is a period of physical and emotional adjustments that happen after giving birth.

Being a mother is not an easy feat, it’s a lifetime commitment that begins the moment the baby arrives. It’s full of challenges that require perseverance and strength. One of the most under-discussed challenges is postpartum depression.

Many different changes

So what exactly is postpartum? Postpartum is a stage that every mother goes through after the baby is born. It’s a time of adjustment and learning how to care for a new life. It’s often said to be a happy period filled with joy and love, but this is not the case for all new moms. Postpartum depression is a real issue that many women experience after childbirth. Postpartum depression is often caused by hormonal changes in the body, sleep deprivation, and stress. A combination of these factors can lead to mood swings, anxiety, and irritability. Symptoms include feeling sad, hopeless, worthless, and uninterested in activities you once enjoyed.

It’s a time when the body undergoes significant changes as it recovers from pregnancy and childbirth. At the same time, new mothers experience changes emotionally,mentally, and physically. The mixed tension conflicts with our new space of life. To balance life can become overwhelming, and practice only gives us understanding of new life. The depression state can be challenging and difficult to overcome. This period of change can be difficult, leading to a variety of postpartum symptoms. Postpartum is different for every woman, and symptoms can range from mild to severe.

Some of the common symptoms of postpartum include fatigue, mood swings, anxiety, irritability, sadness, and lack of concentration. The symptoms usually start within the first week after delivery and can last up to several months.

Mental depression can exacerbate postpartum depression, leading to deeper mental health issues. It can be challenging for new moms to take care of themselves and seek help, but it’s essential. Mental health should never be neglected, especially for new mothers. There are plenty of resources available, from therapy to medication. The key is to identify the problem early on and take the necessary steps to overcome it. Postpartum depression can lead to a range of symptoms, including sadness, guilt, hopelessness, lack of energy, and sleep disturbance. The longer postpartum depression is left untreated, the more profound the impact it can have on mental health.

Ways to Reduce Postpartum

We learn that, postpartum depression is a real issue that new moms can experience after childbirth. It’s important to recognize the signs and seek help. New mothers should never feel ashamed or afraid to reach out for support. The more we talk about postpartum depression, the more we can break the stigma and help women get the support they need. Don’t let postpartum steal your happiness. It’s a time to enjoy motherhood and as a mother, the times is yours to welcome a new life. Congrats!

What triggers postpartum depression? There’s no one answer to this question. Every mother is unique, and every case of postpartum depression is different. But one common factor that can contribute to it is the feeling of being overwhelmed. It can be caused by a range of issues, including financial stress, lack of support, and feeling like you’re not coping with motherhood.

Postpartum is triggered by various factors, including hormonal changes, physical and emotional stress, and sleep deprivation. Hormones such as estrogen and progesterone that rise during pregnancy and plummet after birth can affect a woman’s emotional well-being, leading to symptoms of postpartum.

What can be done to reduce the symptoms of postpartum depression after the baby arrives? There are a few things that can help ease the symptoms of postpartum depression. One is to make sure that the mother is getting enough sleep and rest. Having a good support system in place, like family or friends, is also important. It’s also important for the mother to maintain a healthy diet, stay active, and take care of herself. Find a routine and practice a routine. With trial and error motherhood gets better. Take time to understand emotional and mental challenges. Bonding with baby is important to feel happiness and love.

Until our beautiful minds meet again be safe out there. Many blessings and much love.

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Breaking Down Popular Mental Health Search Terms: An Overview of Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Stress, and Suicide

Depression and Anxiety
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It’s no surprise that mental health has become a popular search topic in recent years as more information has become available on the topic. Mental health is a major concern for many people, and as more information becomes available, it’s becoming easier to learn more about it. A recent study revealed the top five mental health searched topics: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, stress, and suicide. Each of these topics can bring about a range of feelings, behaviors, and struggles for those dealing with them, but there are a few key points that should be noted about each one. Let’s take a look at each topic in-depth.

The high number of searches on depression and anxiety likely reflects the fact that these two disorders are the most commonly diagnosed mental health conditions. They’re also often accompanied by stress, making it an important factor in understanding mental health.

Depression and Anxiety

People struggling with depression or anxiety may have difficulty focusing, become isolated from family and friends, or be unable to hold down a job. When it comes to depression and anxiety, these two mental health conditions are the most commonly diagnosed in people. They can present with a range of symptoms, from difficulty focusing to becoming isolated from friends and family. However, when dealt with early on and with the proper care and treatment, depression and anxiety can be managed.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is another popularly searched mental health topic, and the amount of searches is due to the complexities of the condition. It’s characterized by extreme highs and lows in mood and energy, which can lead to unstable relationships, high risk-taking, and sudden shifts in decision making. Bipolar is difficult to balance with unpredictable highs and lows. Often times other mental health issues are present as well Treatment for bipolar disorder usually includes therapy and medications.


Stress is a common symptom of many mental health disorders, but it can also occur as a stand-alone condition. It can manifest as physical, emotional, or behavioral changes that often leads to tension, restlessness, and insomnia. People struggling with stress can benefit from therapy and stress management techniques, such as mindfulness and relaxation exercises.


Finally, suicide is a particularly difficult topic to search and think about, yet it remains one of the most searched mental health topics. This could be attributed to the high rates of suicide around the world, and the lack of understanding surrounding this issue. The truth is that everyone is at risk of suicide and it is important to be aware of warning signs. Knowing where to get help and being a part of a supportive community are key steps in preventing suicide.

Ultimately, these are just a few of the most popular mental health searched topics and the complexities that can accompany them. It is clear that there is still much work to be done to destigmatize mental health and make it easier for people to access quality help. It is also important to keep in mind that you don’t have to struggle alone – with the right support and treatment, it is possible to live a fulfilling and meaningful life. Be mindful of those around you, life is precious. You are important you matter. Love yourself with patience and value.

Until our beautiful minds meet again, be safe out there. Many blessings and much love. Take care of yourself.. Remember Everyday Minds Matter -Della 💞🦋

Why Can’t You Cry? The Connection Between Schizoid Personality Disorder and Alexithymia

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Many mental health disorders, such as depression and anxiety, are marked by their emotional symptoms. People who suffer from major depressive disorder can feel down in the dumps and often struggle to get out of bed each day; people with panic disorder may have recurring attacks that cause them to fear public spaces; people with social phobia may be so afraid of rejection that they avoid most social situations altogether. But what if you have no emotions at all?

What is schizoid personality disorder?
Schizoid personality disorder is a mental health disorder that is characterized by difficulty in forming social relationships and little to no interest in activities of a social nature. People with schizoid personality disorder often avoid close relationships, even with family members, and are often seen as aloof, detached, and indifferent. They may also have a hard time expressing emotions and tend to be loners. While it is not completely clear what causes this disorder, it is believed to be a combination of genetic factors and environmental influences. The symptoms of schizoid personality disorder can vary from person to person, but usually involve avoidance of social activities and lack of interest in people and relationships. Additionally, individuals may lack the ability to express emotions or experience pleasure in activities that other people enjoy. In extreme cases, they may become apathetic and uninterested in self-care. Due to their difficulties with interpersonal relationships and emotional expression, people with schizoid personality disorder can find themselves lonely or isolated. In some instances they might turn to alcohol or drugs as a means of self-medicating these feelings. However, this typically leads to more problems such as addiction.
Schizoid personality disorder
can cause sufferers to feel very alone and disconnected from those around them or anyone at all for that matter.

What is alexithymia?
Alexithymia is sometimes found in individuals with Schizoid Personality Disorder. Schizoid Personality Disorder is a mental health disorder characterized by a lack of interest in social relationships, emotional detachment, and a tendency to focus on inner thoughts and feelings rather than external events or relationships. People with this disorder may also have difficulty expressing themselves in a socially acceptable manner.
Individuals with Schizoid Personality Disorder often present with difficulty recognizing and expressing emotion, which can manifest itself as alexithymia. This can create challenges in communication, as the individual may not be able to accurately express their feelings or understand the feelings of others. This can lead to misunderstandings and hurt feelings between them and the people around them.
Alexithymia is an important part of Schizoid Personality Disorder, and understanding it is key to recognizing and treating this disorder. It is important for individuals suffering from this disorder to receive proper treatment to help them manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.

How are the two conditions related?
Schizoid personality disorder and alexithymia are both mental health conditions that can have a profound effect on an individual’s life. While the two disorders have distinct differences, they can also be closely related.
People with schizoid personality disorder are typically isolated, withdrawn, and disinterested in relationships or social activities. They may lack empathy and find it difficult to connect emotionally with others. Alexithymia is an inability to identify, express, and understand one’s own emotions. It is also characterized by a limited range of emotional experiences, and difficulty in recognizing the feelings of others.
The link between schizoid personality disorder and alexithymia lies in the fact that people with schizoid personality disorder often struggle to recognize, express, and process their own emotions. This is a key symptom of alexithymia. Additionally, those with schizoid personality disorder may lack the motivation to engage in social activities, leading to a greater difficulty in forming meaningful relationships and identifying the emotions of others.
Therefore, it’s not surprising that research has shown a strong correlation between schizoid personality disorder and alexithymia. It is important to note, however, that the two conditions are distinct and should be treated as such. While it may be difficult for those with schizoid personality disorder to recognize and express their own emotions, it is possible with proper treatment. Therapy, medication, and lifestyle changes can all help individuals with schizoid personality disorder better understand their emotions and improve their overall quality of life.

What are the treatment options for schizoid personality disorder and alexithymia?
When it comes to treating schizoid personality disorder and alexithymia, there are many options available. Depending on the severity of the disorder, treatment may include psychotherapy, medication, lifestyle changes, and support groups.
Psychotherapy is often recommended as the primary treatment for schizoid personality disorder. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has been shown to be effective in treating this condition by helping people learn better coping skills, identify triggers for their negative behavior, and learn how to express their emotions in a healthier way. In addition, supportive psychotherapy can help individuals better understand their condition and build confidence in their ability to engage with others.
Medication may also be used to help manage symptoms of schizoid personality disorder. Commonly prescribed medications may include antidepressants and mood stabilizers. These medications can help manage depression and anxiety related to the condition.
Lifestyle changes are important for those dealing with schizoid personality disorder. Exercise and stress reduction techniques such as yoga, meditation, or tai chi can help manage stress levels and improve overall well-being. Socializing is also important, as it can help individuals practice communication skills and gain confidence in social settings.
Finally, support groups can be an invaluable source of support for those with schizoid personality disorder. Connecting with others who understand what you’re going through can help reduce feelings of isolation and provide hope for recovery.
No matter what treatment option is chosen, it’s important to find a qualified mental health professional who understands your needs and can create an individualized treatment plan that best suits your lifestyle. With the right support and treatment, those with schizoid personality disorder and alexithymia can lead a fulfilling life.

Until our beautiful minds meet again, be safe out there. Many blessings and much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter -Della 💞🦋

“Please Don’t Yell, I’m Right Here”. – How Yelling impacts your Mental Health

"STOP" Yelling - it's harmful to both parties involved

We all know that one person or maybe your own self, who adds “yelling” to their daily routine. Is yelling really, necessary? In this blog post, we learn the science of yelling, and understand effects on one’s mental health. Yelling may seem like a harmless thing to do, but there are actually many different reasons behind why people tend to do it, as well as many unexpected effects that yelling can have on our lives and relationships. If you yell regularly, this may be something that you have done without realizing the negative impact it has had on you and those around you, so read on to find out more about the reasons why people tend to yell and how yelling effects those around them in their daily life and relationships.

* The Science of Why We Yell
Yelling has serious consequences for both the person doing the yelling and the person being yelled at. It can lead to mental health problems including anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Yelling is a sign of verbal abuse that should not be taken lightly. With these consequences in mind, it’s important to consider whether or not yelling is worth it. We might feel better momentarily but after time, those who are subjected to our anger will find themselves angry with us. We must remember that people who yell are often their own worst enemy because they end up hurting themselves more than they hurt others. When we stop caring about how we make others feel, what happens next? For many people, their mental health may start to decline. They may experience frequent headaches, poor sleeping patterns, and even an increased risk of suicide. If you want to live your best life while helping others do the same, then please don’t yell!

* How Yelling Affects the Brain
Yelling at someone can cause a range of negative emotions for both the person who’s yelling and the person who is being yelled at. It may be satisfying to yell, but it won’t make you feel good afterward. Plus, repeated yelling can have some serious effects on your brain. For example, one study found that people who were yelled at showed more activity in the part of the brain responsible for fear and panic than those who weren’t. So if you’re constantly yelling at your kids, they’re going to live in constant fear and anxiety! In addition, when we are yelled at, we show increased activity in our amygdala (the fight-or-flight response), which causes stress responses like an increased heart rate or high blood pressure. Yelling also increases inflammation levels. All this means that not only does anger hurt the people around us when we yell, but it also hurts us! We need to figure out ways to communicate with each other without using aggression. when we yell, it affects how well our voice will work afterwards. Yelling at high volumes causes tiny ruptures in the vocal chords that may not be noticeable right away but they can lead to soreness or even shortness of breath later on. In addition, yelling lowers the levels of oxygen in your blood which could lead to other health complications like decreased immunity. Remember: I’m right here, please don’t yell!

  • * Yelling doesn’t work Yelling only escalates the situation and frustrates both people involved. If yelling does happen, it’s important to apologize for being out of control – no matter how difficult it is. The next time you feel yourself getting too heated, pause for just a moment. Take a couple deep breathes and relax your mood and tone of voice. Think about the situation and is it worth the effort to yell?

Yelling seems to be a momentarily relief for some. But yelling has long term health effects, that are often ignored. Not only do you hurt the one who is being yelled at, you’re hurting yourself as well. So before you get heated, take a couple deep breathes. Change your tone of voice, walk away, and calm down. So next time you start to raise your voice, breathe in and stop. Is yelling worth hurting another person? Think about it, yelling impacts lives today, tomorrow, and permanently. Are you okay with impacting your children, family, or friends because yelling is part of your routine? “Please Don’t Yell, I am right here”.

Until our beautiful minds meet again, be safe out there. Many blessings and much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter -Della 💞🦋

🌐 The Science of Behavior: How Psychology Deciphers the Mysteries of the Mind 🌐

Mysteries of the Mind

Have you ever wondered why certain people seem to be more successful than others? Or why some people are drawn to unhealthy eating patterns, while others remain healthier? The answer lies in the science of behavior—psychology’s explanation of how behaviors work and how they relate to the mind. Behavior can be broken down into three specific categories: biological, cognitive, and behavioral. Learning the basics of each will help you explain why other people may act the way they do in certain situations.

✔️ Research the Science Behind Behavior

Why do we do what we do? It’s a question that has been asked for centuries, but it is only now that psychologists are beginning to understand how behavior influences our minds. The science behind behavior is complex and multifaceted, with various factors all working together to produce thoughts and emotions. This includes biological factors such as genetics, brain chemistry and environment. Understanding the science behind behavior can help us better understand ourselves and those around us. For example, there is much research surrounding depression and anxiety which suggests they stem from chemical imbalances in the brain. Similarly, understanding the theory behind obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can help explain why someone might compulsively wash their hands or check a lock over and over again.

✔️ Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a form of psychotherapy that involves changing thoughts and behaviors in order to manage feelings and improve mental health. With CBT, clients learn more effective ways to deal with life’s challenges by examining the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviorbehaviorss. It encourages them to think about how they react differently when they are feeling certain emotions and then try new things until they find healthier responses. The emphasis on this therapy is on what people can do in the present moment to change problematic patterns without dwelling too much on why these problems happen or fixating on past events.

✔️ Parenting & Childhood Mental Health

Childhood mental health is an issue that parents all over the world struggle with. It’s difficult to know if your child is struggling or not because there isn’t always a clear sign. But, it is important to be aware and sensitive to your child’s needs so you can be proactive in preventing problems from arising.
There are many factors that play into mental health issues, but one major contributor is behavior which leads back to psychology. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), the study of human thought, emotion, and behavior focuses on how these things impact people’s lives. Studies show that behavior affects brain chemistry as well as levels of neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin – chemicals that help control moods – which also affect our moods. In other words, how we behave dictates how we think and feel as well as how we treat others.

✔️ Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), & Mental Health Conditions

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder that can occur after a person has been exposed to a traumatic event, like military combat, sexual assault, or natural disasters. It’s not uncommon for someone who suffers from PTSD to experience nightmares and flashbacks for years after the event. People with PTSD often find it difficult to experience positive emotions like happiness and pleasure because they fear being retraumatized by everyday life. Individuals who suffer from PTSD also have a greater risk of developing other mental health conditions like depression and substance abuse. The prevalence rates for these other conditions in people with PTSD are high at about 76%.
But here’s where things get interesting–it’s not just those with PTSD that are affected. Family members of those who live with this condition also show symptoms of distress including severe insomnia, feelings of hopelessness, feelings of anger and sadness towards the individual with PTSD.

✔️ Mental Health Disorders by Category

Psychology and mental health are a multifaceted field that is still being researched and studied. Mental health disorders are diseases that affect people’s mood, thoughts, behavior and physical well-being. There are many people, and many different kinds of mental illness. Which can be further categorized into types such as personality disorders, schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. While these all have different symptoms, treatments vary from counseling to medication. The science behind how psychology deciphers the mysteries of the mind is still being explored but it has been found that by understanding how we act on behaviors it may help us better understand our minds. It seems like a paradox but if one wants to change their current state they must first study their own behavior in order to understand what about themselves needs changing.

The connection to the mind and behavior is interesting. So much can affect the reaction of behavior. The mind is a powerful foundation to life. Thinking, functioning, and living impact behavior as we know it. The connection will always be mysterious, if you really think about it. 🦋

Until our beautiful minds meet again, be safe out there. Many blessings and much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter – Della💞🦋

🚪When Illness Comes Knocking, Beware of Unpredictable Behavior🚪


Just because someone appears to be exhibiting out of character behaviors when they are sick, doesn’t mean that they are not responsible for their actions or that they can’t control themselves any longer. In fact, the opposite may be true; sometimes the stress of being sick and in pain takes people outside of their comfort zones and they seek out outlets to relieve stress and anxiety (often in ways that are negative). For medical professionals and caregivers, it’s critical to recognize the warning signs of behaviors gone rogue and take proactive steps to protect others from harm.

Mental Health
It’s not uncommon for the symptoms of an illness to make people behave in uncharacteristically out-of-character ways. The unpredictability can be attributed to a number of factors, including the severity and type of illness, as well as the person’s coping skills.
But it can also be due to something called somatization disorder. This is when a person experiences physical pain or discomfort but does not have any underlying medical explanation for it. They will often misattribute the symptom to another condition they are aware of, like irritable bowel syndrome or depression.
This may sound like the opposite of hypochondria– someone who imagines their health problems are worse than they really are– but there are some subtle differences between the two conditions.

Bipolar Disorder
A mood disorder in which the person’s moods swings from periods of over-excitement (mania) or irritability (depression) to periods of sadness and low energy.
Mood swings can be severe, with rapid changes to emotional states that may last only hours or days. These changes are often unpredictable, and may result in a person’s temperament and personality changing dramatically.
The symptoms affect a person’s thoughts and feelings as well as their physical state. An episode is also likely to have a noticeable impact on how they act and interact with others. Bipolar Disorder has some common warning signs including difficulty sleeping, restlessness, talking excessively, racing thoughts, high levels of creativity and impulsiveness. Although there is no cure for this illness it can be managed with medication if diagnosed early enough.

Personality Disorders
Some personality disorders are linked to mental illnesses that can cause severe out of character behavior. A person with bipolar disorder may act impulsively or unpredictably when manic, while someone with paranoid personality disorder might become aggressive and irrational as they worry about things that others would find trivial. It’s important to be aware that people experiencing a mental health crisis may not always make rational decisions or know what they’re doing. Talk to them calmly and offer help if you think it’s needed. Give space and provide care without asking too many questions. If the person doesn’t want to talk about what’s going on, don’t press for information—just be there for them instead. Offer the person coping skills like meditation or deep breathing exercises so they have some tools at their disposal to use when feeling overwhelmed by their emotions.

Drug Addiction
People who suffer from drug addiction are susceptible to many different types of behavior. If they are not in the middle of an episode, they may be a completely different person. They may seem friendly and outgoing but when they need their next fix, they will become aggressive and demanding. Drug addiction is hard to control because there is always that craving for the drug. People who have this addiction will try anything to get more drugs and it usually ends up being something illegal like robbery or breaking and entering. It can lead to jail time, family problems and financial problems. Alcoholism: Alcoholism also causes unpredictable out of character behavior because alcohol affects people differently. It makes some people mellow while others act out aggressively with violent tendencies.

What Can We Do to Help?
If you’re a caregiver and need to step back for a while, it’s important to have an open dialogue with your loved one. Let them know what’s going on, that you care about their feelings and that they’re not alone. Ask them if they would like help coming up with a plan for when you’re not around. It can be as simple as providing a list of friends or family members they might contact in the event they need assistance or calling ahead to let the pharmacy know how many prescriptions are needed each week. You can also explore different living arrangements such as assisted living facilities or nursing homes, both before and after there is an emergency situation where these are necessary. Knowing how much time you will be absent will make all these arrangements easier. For example, deciding whether someone needs more care now so you don’t have to rush finding something later. When choosing between alternative living arrangements, always think about what would best suit your loved one’s needs now and in the future (i.e., having access to medical care).

Mental Health Awareness
Anxiety and depression are a common occurrence in people with chronic illness. When the person is already struggling to deal with their physical pain, it can be hard for them to have a panic attack when they are struggling to cope. The mind becomes the enemy when they cannot control what is happening. Their thoughts become their worst enemies which causes an irrational fear that something bad will happen if they don’t take action.
A lot of these behaviors are often dismissed as childish or immature but this is not the case. Mental health issues should not be ignored and should not be used as an excuse to stop treatment. Educating oneself on symptoms and treatments can help reduce the stigma that surrounds mental illnesses. There are so many factors that go into mental health including genetics, medication side effects, chronic stressors such as finances, relationships and other illnesses. There is no one size fits all answer for mental health disorders.

Mental illness is a battle that can alter behavior. The nature of behavior can impact those we love. Even though one’s behavior is a mental illness state, it’s not always excusable. However, it’s important to know it is an illness. Sometimes being out of character can’t be controlled. But the help available can prevent future effects on others.

Until our beautiful minds meet again. Be safe out there. Many blessings and much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter 🦋 – Della 🦋

Mental Health: Common Symptoms That Work Together

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Mental health is a very important part of overall health and wellness. It is not something that you can see or feel, but it is a very real condition that affects every individual in their own way. Mental illnesses are highly treatable with therapy, medication or both. However, there are some warning signs that indicate you should seek help immediately if you notice them in yourself or others:

Self-destructive behavior

You might be tempted to think that self-destructive behavior is a symptom of a mental health problem. But it’s actually the opposite: self-destructive behavior is a trigger for other concerns.

It’s true that in some cases, people with mental health issues are more likely to engage in self-destructive behavior like substance abuse or risky sex because they’re trying to cope with the symptoms of their disorder. But in many other cases, self-destructive behaviors can cause or exacerbate mental health issues.

Drug use can lead to addiction and make it harder for you to focus on your work or other activities. Sexual promiscuity can lead to STDs and unwanted pregnancies. These things can also drain your finances, making it harder for you to pay bills and buy food—which could cause stress and anxiety, which could lead to depression.

Self-destructive behaviors are not caused by mental health problems—they are triggered by them. When you’re feeling stressed out or anxious or depressed, it’s important not only to get help from professionals who specialize in treating those issues but also to take steps that reduce your stress levels and increase your happiness levels!

Avoiding friends and family

Avoiding friends and family is a sign of depression, PTSD and bipolar disorder.

If you are avoiding friends and family, this could be your first clue that you have a mental health issue such as depression or PTSD. It may also be the result of dealing with an ongoing crisis, such as being in an abusive relationship or caring for someone who has cancer. You don’t have to feel guilty about it—it’s normal to withdraw from people when we are struggling with our own problems.

Trouble concentrating

Difficulty concentrating is a common symptom of many mental health issues, including anxiety and depression. It can be difficult for you to focus on your schoolwork or work responsibilities, or it may be difficult for you to attend to conversations with family members or friends. You might also have trouble paying attention during conversations with others.

How can I get help?

If you are suffering from difficulty concentrating, there are many ways that you can find support and treatment. You should start by talking with a trusted adult, who can help guide you through the process of getting treatment. If this is not an option, consider calling one of the hotlines listed at the end of this document; they offer free services that will connect people in need of help with counselors who can provide information about available resources in their area

Sudden weight loss or gain

  • Sudden weight loss or gain can be a sign of an eating disorder. If you’ve lost a lot of weight suddenly, it could be that you’re suffering from an eating disorder. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia are both serious mental illnesses that negatively affect your body image and food intake. They can also lead to other health problems if left untreated for long periods of time, so if this is happening to you, see a professional immediately!
  • Gaining too much weight might be a sign of depression or another medical condition. While gaining weight does not necessarily mean that someone is depressed or has another mental illness—sometimes people just gain more muscle mass than usual—it could still indicate something serious going on in their life that needs attention right away! If this happens often enough over time without any explanation, then there may indeed be some underlying issue causing this behavior pattern to manifest itself outwardly on such regular basis; it might be worth checking into further before deciding whether or not treatment is necessary at all

Withdrawing from activities they once enjoyed

Mental health is about more than just being well. It’s about being well and feeling content with yourself, your life, and the way you’re living it. The best way to achieve this is by staying active in hobbies or activities that make you happy.

For example: if you used to enjoy playing video games but find yourself losing interest in them lately (or have stopped playing altogether), then maybe it’s time for a change of pace! What else do you enjoy? Do some research online or ask around until something catches your eye—you may be surprised by what comes up! Once you’ve found something that interests you enough to make an effort at pursuing it, try setting aside time each day—even if only for 20 minutes at first—to devote yourself fully while doing so. This will help ensure success with sticking with it long term as well as provide incentive to keep making time for those things important enough not only for mental health but also overall wellbeing in general.”

Loss of energy or fatigue

This one is a no-brainer. If you’re feeling tired, it’s probably because you’ve been up all night worrying about something. Anxiety and depression can both cause this, as well as many other issues like stress and fear.

If you’re constantly experiencing feelings of exhaustion and have trouble getting out of bed in the morning, it could be an indicator that something else is going on with your mental health.

Feeling restless, fidgety, or irritable

If you are feeling restless, fidgety, or irritable, this may be a sign that you have depression. It is common for people who are depressed to feel restless and irritated. These feelings can make it hard for them to sit still or concentrate on anything for long periods of time. In some cases, these feelings may be a symptom of bipolar disorder (which causes extreme mood swings). Restlessness and irritability are also signs of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), a mental illness that occurs after someone experiences trauma such as war or abuse.

If you notice any of these symptoms in yourself or others, get help right away.

If you notice any of the following symptoms in yourself or in others, get help right away:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Flashbacks, nightmares and other repetitive thoughts or memories
  • Substance abuse/alcoholism. If you’re drinking more than usual, taking drugs or medications to cope with your feelings, experiencing withdrawal symptoms from substance abuse/alcoholism (e.g., seizures), or feeling particularly “high” after using substances like marijuana for a long time without stopping—these are all signs that you might need help coping with addiction issues. In addition to counseling and therapy sessions with an addiction therapist who specializes in PTSD treatment methods, many veterans also find that peer support groups are helpful for overcoming their addictions so they can focus on healing properly instead of just managing their symptoms.

If you notice any of these symptoms in yourself or others, get help right away. Mental health is too important to ignore and should be treated as soon as possible. There are many ways to deal with these issues from therapy to medication but always remember that your mental health is worth it!

Until our beautiful minds meet again. Be safe out there. Many blessings snd much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter – Della 💞 🦋

🗝 Key to Understanding Anxiety: How to Identify Your Triggers

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Sometimes life just makes one feel sheltered or hidden from the world. Ever feel like hiding under a box? Or to overwhelmed to deal with situations or daily routine? You may experience anxiety. This post will be in-depth on anxiety and triggers. Read more…

When you have anxiety, it’s as if your brain is constantly on high alert. Your mind might be filled with images of the worst case scenario, and those thoughts can quickly lead to an increase in stress, tension, and fear. These responses are all part of the fight-or-flight response that our bodies are designed with in order to protect us from danger. Fortunately, there are various techniques that you can use to help manage your anxiety when it begins to creep up on you unexpectedly. The more that you understand about anxiety, the easier it will be to recognize the triggers and control them before they spiral out of control. Here are some strategies for managing your anxiety and reducing its negative effects:

What Is Anxiety?

Anxiety is the feeling of worry and nervousness that many people experience when they are in a situation that is new or challenging. Anxiety can be an occasional and normal reaction to stress. But a certain amount of anxiety can become a problem when it interferes with your daily life and lasts longer than four weeks. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the US. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) estimates that the cost of anxiety disorders in the U.S. is $42 billion, which includes the cost of health care, medications, and lost productivity at work. People with anxiety disorders may experience a range of symptoms, including restlessness, trouble sleeping, irritability, muscle tension, sweating, difficulty concentrating, and frequent urination. These symptom can cause one to feel more irritated and uncomfortable at times.

Types of Anxiety

– General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) – Generalized anxiety disorder is one of the most common mental health conditions. People with this disorder experience excessive worry and anxiety about daily events and activities. The worry is disproportionate to the situation and interferes with daily functioning. – Panic Disorder – Panic disorder is characterized by recurrent panic attacks, which are sudden feelings of terror frequently accompanied by physical symptoms like shortness of breath, heart palpitations, dizziness, nausea, and numbness or tingling in the limbs. Some people with panic disorder have a fear of future panic attacks.

– Social Anxiety Disorder – Those with social anxiety disorder experience intense fear and nervousness in social or performance situations, such as public speaking, joining a group, or meeting new people.

– Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the most common types of anxiety disorders. People with PTSD experience severe anxiety in response to triggers that remind them of a past trauma.

– Specific Phobias – Specific phobias are irrational fears of specific places, people, or situations that pose little or no real danger. Common phobias include a fear of spiders, snakes, mice, or public speaking. – Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) – Generalized anxiety disorder is one of the most common mental health conditions. People with this disorder experience excessive worry and anxiety about daily events and activities. The worry is disproportionate to the situation and interferes with daily functioning.

Anxiety is a natural feeling that everyone experiences from time to time. It becomes a disorder when it is prolonged and interferes with your daily life. Anxiety disorders can range from mild to severe and are treated with a combination of medication and therapy. There are many different types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder. Managing your anxiety starts with identifying your triggers and finding the best methods for reducing your anxiety levels when they get too high.

Until our minds meet again. Be safe out there. Blessing and much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter – Della🦋

🧭 Anxiety

    An unsettling moment when the chest and body become tight clammy, warm feeling that smothers the body unexpectedly, making it difficult to breathe, just like gasping for air. The feeling is unpleasant, uncomfortable as anxiety just shows up. Uninvited with a struggling intense fear, emotion, or trigger induced anxiety attack.

Learn to Recognize the Signs of Excessive Worry Anxiety disorder is the most common mental disorder in the United States, affecting up to 18 percent of the population. Anxiety disorders are a category of mental health diagnoses that result in excessive nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worry. These disorders change the way a person processes emotions and behaves, as well as causing physical symptoms. People with these disorders experience feelings of fear and insecurity that interfere with daily activities and last for 6 months or more.    

People with anxiety disorders often experience intense, excessive, and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. People with GAD worry endlessly about everyday issues such as health, money, or family issues, even when they realize there is little reason to worry.    

Anxiety is an intense feeling of anxiety or discomfort, often a situation with uncertain outcomes, when we are faced with something stressful. At lower levels, anxiety, often referred to as “stress,” can be a healthy and motivating response to a specific life situation.    

It can be difficult to relate to these issues, and as a result, many people don’t know how best to help a person with anxiety. If you feel that your anxiety is excessive, distressing, and/or interfering with your daily activities or functioning, it is important to see a mental health professional. When anxiety is frequent, intense, severe, and prolonged, causing constant discomfort and suffering, it is important to discuss this with your doctor. Illness-induced anxiety disorder includes symptoms of severe anxiety or panic that are directly related to health problems.    

Typically, anxiety disorders involve recurring episodes of intense anxiety and sudden bouts of fear or terror that peak within minutes (panic attacks). Everyone experiences these panic attacks from time to time, but with panic disorder, the attacks are regular and a source of anxiety in themselves. When a person experiences repeated panic attacks and is concerned about future panic attacks or their consequences (e.g.    

It’s not always easy to recognize when anxiety is causing you to feel or act differently. If you’re feeling anxious, it’s important to understand what’s causing it, how it’s different from normal stress, and what types of anxiety you might be experiencing.    

In severe cases, such as some we’ll see below, anxiety can lead to uncontrollable disorientation, fear or anxiety, and the inability to think clearly or make good decisions. Social anxiety disorder causes people to avoid social situations and interpersonal contact so that everyday life becomes extremely difficult.    

Each person experience anxiety in different ways. Knowing how your situation can be triggered can reduce future attacks. Once you are aware of the intensity of your anxiety attack. Different medications and techniques can help prevent future anxiety attacks. Its okay to ask for help. Take care of yourself.

Until our minds meet again. Be safe out there. Blessings and much love.. Remember Everyday Minds Matter 🦋