8 Ways to Manage Anxiety as a Family

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There is no shortage of stressors on our families today. A global pandemic, adjusting to working and schooling from home, the grief of losing typical life experiences, plus daily stress from work, finances, and more, are all coming together to create an incredibly anxious moment. Especially as we reintegrate back into social life with the…

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Keeping Strong Ties to Family

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Life can be lonely when you are trying to make it on your own. Life is even more lonely when you are trying to manage mental health issues on your own. Having found treatment for your mental health and/or substance use issues, you know how important it is to have a strong support network. At…

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Does My Family Need Therapy, Too?

Family enjoys time together after talking about mental health treatment for anxiety and depression at Embark Behavioral Health.

If you have depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues, or if you are struggling with substance abuse, you have probably realized by now that you need help beyond what you have had access to. However, what you may not have realized is that your struggles also impact your family. They may not understand your…

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Updating Your Support Network

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Imagine that you had an app on your phone that helped you to manage everything else in your life. You used it when you first got your phone, but then you slowly used it less and less, and eventually forgot about it. How amazing would it be to discover it again and have it to…

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Why Do My Parents Need DBT Skills?

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There’s this thing called DBT, it means Dialectical Behavior Therapy. You have been told that it is really great for both mood disorders, such as depression and anxiety, and substance use. When you get treatment for your mental health, hopefully the facility you choose will use DBT, it is one of the best treatments for…

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Feel The Pressure

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Sometimes it just feels like everyone’s expectations of you are too much. The pressures of school and work are increasing as your time is decreasing. More is expected of you than previous generations, with less free time to relax and enjoy life. The call of social media and other internet pastimes is a loud voice,…

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Maybe your mind works like mine. Maybe you are skeptical of stories like this. Read on and see what you think. I have an old silver dollar I keep in a red velvet case. It was my Grandfather’s. He bought a bunch of them after they stopped making silver coins. After he died, my Grandmother…

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Putting the “I” in Family

Life is hard today. We are asking young people to make bigger choices even younger, we are spending more time in school and homework, taking higher-level classes, and facing more pressure and competition to get into good colleges, only to end up with higher debt levels at the end. Technology helps so much, but it…

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Having Real Holiday Fun

While chestnuts roast on an open fire, the added stress of the holidays can be hard to manage. Which makes it the perfect time to focus on our mental health and staying clean and sober. We want to have fun, enjoy good food, friends, and family, so this is a great time to do our…

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