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It takes time and practice to feel better about your body, but it's worth it.
How to Build a Good Relationship with Your Body Mental HealthResilience

How to Build a Good Relationship with Your Body

Taking care of how we feel about our bodies is an important part of mental health for women. Sometimes, we worry about how we look and what others might think. We might compare ourselves to others and only think about our flaws. This can make us feel sad and lonely. Have you ever thought about why two women who look so similar can feel so different about their bodies? One might feel confident and happy at the beach in a swimsuit, while the other might cover up everything. Even though their bodies are almost the same, they feel very differently.…
Resilience can help you recover from life's challenges
How to Reduce Suicide Risk Through Better Mental Health Mental Health

How to Reduce Suicide Risk Through Better Mental Health

Have you ever wondered how someone gets to the point of desperation where they want to end their life? It happens over time when their thoughts and feelings become darker and more hopeless. They feel like they are going down a deep, dark tunnel and cannot turn around. Their sadness keeps getting worse. They start to believe things will never get better. One of the ways to help reduce the risk of feeling the deep desperation and sadness that can lead to suicide is to build resilience. It’s a lot like preventing a heart attack by stopping smoking and staying…
Learn to Live Team
July 27, 2023
Suicide Prevention
Suicide Prevention: Helping Someone in Crisis DepressionMental Health

Suicide Prevention: Helping Someone in Crisis

The tragedy of suicide affects thousands of people in the United States every year. The moment of desperation leading to suicide can happen to anyone, regardless of their age, gender, or background. If you know someone who is thinking about suicide, it's essential to take their feelings seriously and offer support. If you are feeling very sad or hopeless, please reach out for support.  Recognizing the Signs of Suicide Risk It's really important to recognize the signs of suicide. When we notice someone might be in trouble, we can offer help early. This might even save their life. Understanding these…
Learn to Live Team
July 6, 2023
Learn to identify and examine your thoughts
Wait, upon further examination, things look different… Mental Health

Wait, upon further examination, things look different…

How Learn to Live Delivers CBT: Part 4 Thoughts affect our feelings Around here, we put a lot of consideration into our approach to thoughts. Our cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) programs include the idea that your cognitions (thoughts) — the C in CBT—affect how we feel and that idea can change our worlds. That realization was central to the cognitive revolution that was led by pioneers like Aaron Beck and Albert Ellis. So, their ideas are integrated into our programs. To examine our thoughts, we must first identify them. We introduced the sentence stems I created several years ago (e.g.,…
Dr. Russ Morfitt
June 27, 2023
Let’s celebrate this Pride month by focusing on mental well-being and self-care!
Celebrate Pride by Prioritizing Your Mental Health Mental Health

Celebrate Pride by Prioritizing Your Mental Health

Mental health is an important part of overall health. The LGBTQ+ community can experience social stigma and discrimination, which can have a negative impact on mental health. Let’s celebrate this Pride month by focusing on mental well-being and self-care! Here are some ideas: Attend a Pride parade to connect with others. Show support for LGBTQ+ rights. Look for a safe space to connect with a support group. Give back to the community. Volunteer for LGBTQ+ causes. Take part in LGBTQ+ cultural events. Look for art exhibits, film festivals, or concerts. Have fun and learn something new. Do something creative to…
Learn to Live Team
June 16, 2023
The Importance of Social Connections Mental Health

The Importance of Social Connections

Social wellness is an important part of overall well-being. It means having positive and healthy connections with the people around you like your family, friends, co-workers, and others in your community. Building positive social connections can help you live a happier and healthier life. Here are a few tips to develop more social wellness: Spend time with people: Make plans to be with your family, friends, and people in your community. The time spent together fosters a connection with those individuals, while contributing to your own sense of belonging – which is important for your well-being. Be a good listener:…
Learn to Live Team
June 7, 2023