Mental Health Insights

Learn about what is going on in your head from mental health professionals

In this episode we break down validation and how central it is to building understanding and empathy in relationships. Validation is the key to communicating understanding of what someone is communicating and in this episode we talk about how this is done. After this episode, you will be able practice validating and experience the change it can bring!

In this episode we explore how we naturally create our own narratives or stories about ourselves in our day to day life. This can be a bad things if we are not really happy with how we are living our life. This can also be a great opportunity to use a powerful tool to actually help our mental health by crafting and pursuing narratives we want about our life. As with all things, awareness helps and it is action from awareness that will create change!

In this episode we continue to explore the concept of mind over matter in relation to willpower. 

In this episode we talk about the concept of mind over matter and how it can impact your mental health.

When we have anxiety, it can be common to try and think our way out of our problems. That may not be the right approach, fighting thoughts with thoughts. How about we try a different way. 

A short rest or break can do wonders to develop great mental health. In this episode I break down why that is and how we can use this technique to help improve your mental health!

Hope is foundational to help keep us moving forward. In this episode I will talk about some functions of hope and how to use them to help improve your mental health. Mental health issues like depression will make this difficult, so make sure you set realistic expectations of yourself and keep that in you mind as you listen!

 

Hope can be a powerful tool if harnessed purposefully. I hope you enjoy the episode! 

In this episode I talk to Paula Fontenelle about suicide. Paula is a mental health clinician and expert in working with all aspects of suicide. Paula shares with us signs, interventions, and mindsets to be aware of when helping someone that is suicidal. 

 

Paula helps us understand that anyone can help someone with suicidal thoughts. Paula has great resources available at her website, understandsuicide.com where you can look at her book, online course, and podcast. 

 

I enjoyed my conversation with Paula and know you will find her knowledge and insight helpful!

As humans, we have amazing capacity to grow and learn. In this episode we will explore how technology can impact our attention and our propensity to avoid unpleasantness in life.  We will also discuss how to star to think about striking that balance to help improve your mental health!

In this episode we start to unpack some of the ways our use of technology can impact our mental health. Technology is here to stay, so understanding the relationship between our mental health and technology use is critical!

 

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