20 Ways to De-Stress

20 Ways to De-Stress

  Feeling tense? Overwhelmed? Anxious? Irritated? Frustrated? Angry? Constantly tired? Having difficulty sleeping? Having stomach distress? Headaches?     You may be experiencing emotional, psychological, and physical signs of stress.   Stress is not something to simply brush off, even if being overworked and chronically stressed out has become normalized. Stress can lead to the [...]

How to Calm Yourself Down from a Panic Attack

How to Calm Yourself Down from a Panic Attack

  Panic attacks are simply terrifying. The symptoms come on quickly and intensely, feeling like a heart attack. However, there are ways of coping with the attack, of training yourself to respond in calming ways. The instinctual way of reacting to a panic attack will likely make the problem WORSE rather than BETTER.     [...]

Preparing for Your First Visit

Preparing for Your First Visit

  Before your initial discussion with a provider, it may be helpful to gather key information. Gathering information can save valuable time.     Essential for the first visit: Current medications List ALL meds, including nonpsychiatric, over-the-counter, birth control and supplements Include tablet size (mg) and number if its psychiatric Past psychiatric treatments List of [...]