Anxiety

Depression How do I know if I am Depressed | Lake Mary Therapist

Lake Mary Depression counselor answers the question how do I know if I am depressed? According to the National Institute of Mental Health, during any 1-year period, 17.6 million American adults or 10% of the population suffer from a depressive illness. The cost in human suffering cannot be estimated. Depressive illnesses often interfere with normal

By |August 20th, 2007|Anxiety, Blog, Depression, Jim West|0 Comments

Self-Harm: Should Self-Mutilation Be considered Suicidal Behavior

Although all behavior that causes tissues damage should be assessed for lethality, the intent of self-mutilating behavior is one of reaffirming life. So no, it is not a suicidal act and the person should not be treated as if they had attempted to end their life. Adolescents and adults who self-injure generally do not have

By |July 28th, 2007|Adults, Anxiety, Blog, Cutting, Depression, Self Harm, Teens|0 Comments

Self-Injurious Behavior No Longer Shocking | Self Harm, Cutting

Self-injurious behavior is no longer seen as novel or unusual behavior. When I asked a college student what she thought about such behavior, she replied that she thought it was stupid, but it certainly was common. People are inundated with this behavior. Real World San Diego had a “cutter” on its show. Several popular television

What is my Stress & Anxiety Risk

My alarm clock is going off, the kids aren’t ready for school, traffic is gridlock, my annoying boss never takes a day off, and bills continue to come in the mail. Sure you have had a day like this but do most of your days feel like this?Stress occurs naturally for everyone. It is not

By |July 27th, 2007|Adults, Anxiety, Blog|0 Comments