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So far Jackie Hammers-Crowell has created 31 blog entries.

Addressing Burnout

The term ‘burnout’ has been primarily used to describe the condition of a worker becoming so overwhelmed that their performance on the job is adversely impacted. In recent years, however, it has become apparent that burnout can result from a variety of causes and affect many areas of life--not just work. Burnout During Covid Burnout [...]

By |2022-05-16T19:40:09+00:00May 13th, 2022|Families in Recovery, Mental Health|Comments Off on Addressing Burnout

Learning to Manage Your Anger

There is nothing inherently wrong with being angry. It’s just another emotion, and it is completely normal and sometimes even healthy to feel angry sometimes. Anger becomes a problem when it is not controlled and becomes destructive. Understanding Anger Anger can vary from mild annoyance to extreme rage. When a person is angry: Their blood [...]

By |2022-05-03T17:22:31+00:00May 1st, 2022|Addiction Recovery, Mental Health|Comments Off on Learning to Manage Your Anger

Support for Families Dealing with Mental Illness

Supporting a loved one with a mental illness can be utterly exhausting, and it may also be the only thing keeping the mentally ill family member or friend at home instead of in a hospital. Being the go-to person for someone who is in desperate need of support, advocating for them, and ensuring they stay [...]

By |2022-04-08T21:16:20+00:00April 7th, 2022|Families in Recovery, Mental Health|Comments Off on Support for Families Dealing with Mental Illness

Benefits of Group Therapy

Therapy is often done in an individual setting, with just the client and the counselor working together. Though this can be extremely helpful, group therapy is sometimes recommended instead or in addition to individual sessions. Benefits of Group Therapy The idea of sharing private information with a group of strangers can be intimidating, and it [...]

By |2022-04-01T14:58:23+00:00March 28th, 2022|Addiction Recovery, Families in Recovery|Comments Off on Benefits of Group Therapy

Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

One frequently misunderstood mental health condition is obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). People tend to label their own quirky behaviors and preferences as OCD, when, in reality, having this diagnosis creates a level of disruption and anxiety that most people simply don’t experience or understand. What OCD Is Not Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a label that some people [...]

By |2022-03-23T19:42:55+00:00March 18th, 2022|Addiction Recovery, Mental Health|Comments Off on Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Managing Anxiety Disorder

What Are Anxiety Disorders? A little bit of stress and worry can motivate us to study for a test, drive safely, or pay careful attention to small children under our care. In the right proportion, anxious feelings can be helpful to our well-being. When those same feelings become too intense, however, they can cause a [...]

By |2022-03-14T20:21:28+00:00March 12th, 2022|Mental Health|Comments Off on Managing Anxiety Disorder

Self-Harm Awareness

March is Self-Harm Awareness Month. It is not uncommon for people with mental illnesses to intentionally inflict physical pain on themselves. A variety of behaviors can be categorized as self-harm, and while some people only engage in one type, others choose more than one method of injuring themselves. Examples of Self-Harm The United States Department [...]

By |2022-02-28T16:38:09+00:00February 26th, 2022|Families in Recovery, Mental Health|Comments Off on Self-Harm Awareness

How to Love Someone with a Mental Illness

One of my dearest friends has known me since I was seventeen and another since I was in my early twenties. I have canceled plans with each of them more times than I care to admit, but neither of them ever holds it against me or refuses to make new plans when I feel ready [...]

By |2022-02-18T19:39:27+00:00February 14th, 2022|Families in Recovery, Mental Health|Comments Off on How to Love Someone with a Mental Illness

What Is EMDR Therapy?

Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy was developed to help people heal from traumatic events. Trauma & PTSD In prior blogs, we discussed that trauma is a difficult event or series of events that overwhelms a person’s ability to cope and that what is traumatic for one person may not be traumatic for another. Post-traumatic [...]

By |2022-01-25T16:24:51+00:00January 15th, 2022|Families in Recovery, Mental Health|Comments Off on What Is EMDR Therapy?

Play as Therapy

As adults, we have a tendency to see play as a frivolous, unimportant activity. When I was a case manager in the mental health system, I often heard parents complain that they didn’t feel their children were benefiting from therapy and other mental health services. “All they ever do is play,” parents would tell me [...]

By |2022-01-14T18:31:48+00:00January 6th, 2022|Families in Recovery, Mental Health|Comments Off on Play as Therapy
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