Understanding Anger

Understanding Anger

Anger is a normal, healthy emotion, neither good nor bad. Like any emotion, it conveys a message, telling you that a situation is upsetting, unjust, or threatening. If your knee-jerk reaction to anger is to explode, however, that message never has a chance to be conveyed. So,

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How to Cope with Depression

How to Cope with Depression

Trying to cope with depression presents many challenges. It’s a silent illness that eats at people from the inside and can be impossible for others to spot. When you feel depressed, you will naturally find ways to cope with the negative feelings. However, there are healthy and

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Anxiety Resources

Anxiety Resources

What is Anxiety? Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorder. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, an estimated 31.1% of U.S. adults experience an anxiety disorder at some time in their lives. But what exactly is an anxiety disorder? While many experience anxiety

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Your Feelings Are Okay

Your Feelings Are Okay

At a young age, we learn to regulate our emotions from our parents and guardians. Society pressures us to shut down emotions with phrases like “Big girls don’t cry“ or “Man up”. This mentality is outdated and actually harmful. Emotions are natural, meaning everyone has them. You

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Take Time to Own Your Feelings

Take Time to Own Your Feelings

Emotions are a natural part of living. Yet, most people don’t take time to think about what emotions they are dealing with. When you allow yourself the time to acknowledge and assess your emotional state, you allow yourself to take control of your emotions. Doing this will

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May is Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health month and we at Family Life Center are working to raise awareness.  Did you know that 1 in 5 people experience a mental illness during their lifetime?  Things right now are far from normal.  Coronavirus has shut us indoors away from our regular

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