Mental Health

On this page you will find a listing of all Johnstown Heights Behavioral Health blog articles in the mental health category.

illustration of woman reading a book - she's holding the book where it covers her face, but you can see her hair - mental health memoirs
Sometimes it is hard to tell our own story. In fact, sometimes it is difficult to even fully understand our own story for ourselves. This may especially be true for those struggling with a mental health disorder. If you are suffering from anxiety, depression, a trauma-based disorder, or another kind of mental health challenge, you...
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three people sitting in room and having a discussion - group therapy - cognitive behavioral therappy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Nearly all of us have an image in our minds of what a therapy session looks like. After all, therapy is played for laughs or used to create drama throughout our popular culture. We picture the therapist with their notepad sitting a short distance away from a person who is either seated...
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cropped shot of someone doing a ropes course outdoors - recreational therapy
Recreation & Recreational Activities When we think about recreation, each of us probably has a different image that pops into our mind. If you are outdoorsy, you might associate recreation with playing golf, going fishing or hunting, or hiking in the mountains. If you are fond of the indoors—and the arts—you might associate recreation with...
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closeup of a hand squeezing a red stress ball with angry looking eyes on gray background - anger
It is no secret that we all get angry from time to time. We get into an argument with our spouse, partner, or child. We think the boss is treating us unfairly by withholding a promotion or piling on the work so that it spills over into the weekend. We disagree with a decision made...
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illustration of new mom sitting beside baby's crib depressed - Postpartum Depression
Becoming a Mother: Celebrations & Challenges The birth of a baby is, in most cases, a cause for celebration. Especially for the parents. And some might further suggest: especially for the mother. But not every mother feels like celebrating in the days, weeks, and even months after childbirth. Many times, a mom is experiencing the...
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illustration of Black woman with her eyes closed and storm clouds around her head - bipolar disorder
Sometimes we all get a little lazy with our language. We say, “Hey, guys,” to a group made up of more than one gender. We say, “He has less apples than he needs for that pie,” when we mean “fewer apples.” And we say, “I literally exploded after eating that whole pie,” when, of course,...
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cropped shot of woman using wooden wall cubby to organize room - decluttering
During the public health emergency that led to so many of us working from home during 2020 and the first half of 2021, a good number of us found ourselves in the awkward position of having to reveal parts of our living space to our coworkers. Everything Seems Fine Here There we all were in...
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closeup of someone organizing colored pencils - obsessive compulsive disorder
Obsessive compulsive disorder (often referred to as OCD) is all too frequently played for laughs in popular culture. What Is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? The most notable example of this is the television series Monk, a show about a man whose OCD makes him hard to be around—but also seems to be the key to his...
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woman sitting on the floor covering her head - PTSD
The American novelist William Faulkner once wrote, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder The idea that the past is never dead nor past is tragically familiar to anyone who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Commonly known as PTSD, this anxiety disorder keeps a person’s traumatic past experiences front and...
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illustration of woman in crowd putting glass bubble over her head - social anxiety disorder
Introverts vs. Extroverts A case could be made that it can be challenging to be an introvert in an extroverted world. Extroverts are the people who love to socialize, love to meet new people, love to kick around new ideas in brainstorming sessions, and love to be the first to arrive at a party and...
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