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Let’s Ring in the New Year Together

3 Mindful Tips for Ringing in the New Year It’s been an unusual year – COVID 19 in the early months of 2020 set the tone for the entire year.  For most of us it changed our daily routine in terms of where we work, if we get to work at all, and who we [...]

By |2022-04-28T20:47:04+00:00December 29th, 2020|Anxiety, Balance, Depression, digital consumption, integrated care, new year goals, OCD, sleep, Trauma|Comments Off on Let’s Ring in the New Year Together

Be Best – Responsibility Produces Positive Results

As a behavioral health expert, we at H2GY believe that there is a lot you can do individually to have a positive effect on the world.  The fact of life is that, yes it has its difficulties on many levels for many different people.  But what can you do to ease the difficulties that face [...]

By |2022-06-27T16:46:11+00:00May 28th, 2020|Anxiety|Comments Off on Be Best – Responsibility Produces Positive Results

What can I do for a better night’s sleep?

What can I do for a better night’s rest? As most of us know, sleep is a crucial element in our mental health levels.  Something as simple as a good night’s rest can have massive positive effects on our mental health while at the same time leading us to many health benefits in the long [...]

By |2022-04-28T20:47:04+00:00May 14th, 2020|sleep|Comments Off on What can I do for a better night’s sleep?

How Can a Person with OCD Cope with a Pandemic?

What is OCD?   By definition OCD is having a tendency towards excessive orderliness, perfectionism, and great attention to detail.  There are many different types of OCD:   Checking. Contamination. Mental Contamination. Hoarding. Ruminations. Intrusive Thoughts.   Are you someone with OCD?  During times like this where we are dealing with a pandemic, it is [...]

By |2022-04-28T20:47:04+00:00April 5th, 2020|Anxiety, Balance, OCD|Comments Off on How Can a Person with OCD Cope with a Pandemic?

The Subtle, though Monumental Impacts of Social Media: Mood

  Do you realize that social media can have a huge impact on your overall mood?  Think of your NOTIFICATIONS as a small shot of dopamine every single time you look at any social media platform.  How many times a day do you look at your phone for no reason other than to see if [...]

By |2022-06-27T16:46:20+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Anxiety, Depression, digital consumption|Comments Off on The Subtle, though Monumental Impacts of Social Media: Mood

What Is Integrated Care?

Are you familiar with integrated care?  In our current trends of health care reform, mental health is being recognized as an extremely important role for our quality of life.  Also known as comprehensive care, coordinated care, seamless care, or trans-mural care, INTEGRATED HEALTH focuses on the promotion of service, patient access, quality of satisfaction, and [...]

By |2022-04-28T20:47:04+00:00March 2nd, 2020|integrated care|Comments Off on What Is Integrated Care?

The Impact of Childhood Trauma

Childhood trauma is more common than you might think. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), more than two thirds of children prior to the age of 16 experience at least one traumatic event. What is a traumatic event? This too may surprise you. [...]

By |2022-04-28T20:47:04+00:00January 29th, 2020|Trauma|Comments Off on The Impact of Childhood Trauma

Self-Care is where Happiness Prospers

Here are 7 tips for practicing self-care.  New Year’s resolutions come and go.  Unrealistic goals are left by the wayside when what is perceived as “real life” is setting in.  Instead, commit to a few minutes a day (you can do that!) and practice these self-care tips!  Sleep Are you getting enough quality sleep? It [...]

By |2022-04-28T20:47:04+00:00January 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Self-Care is where Happiness Prospers

You Can Fight and Beat Depression: Fighting Holiday Blues

Seems like the holidays bring on the blues – so much rushing around, to-do lists, crowds, social engagement - do you experience feelings of sadness or hopelessness?  How about loss of interest in your hobbies or normal activities?  Slowed thought process, anxiety or insomnia?  If so, you may be experiencing mild or major depression.  The [...]

By |2022-04-28T20:47:04+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Anxiety, Depression|Comments Off on You Can Fight and Beat Depression: Fighting Holiday Blues

What is Trauma?

Trauma is defined as a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions explains that “individual trauma results from an event, series of events, or set of circumstances experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life-threatening.” Trauma has lasting adverse effects and impact on an individual's mental, [...]

By |2022-04-28T20:47:04+00:00September 18th, 2019|Trauma|Comments Off on What is Trauma?
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