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Self-Help Tips For People Living With Mental Illness

Friday, November 2nd, 2018
mental health

These self-help tips can help you cope with the challenges of mental illness.

Living with mental illness can provide you with challenges that present themselves throughout your life. Seeking professional help is a good way to deal with mental illness, but during the times when you are not in sessions, you still need some tips to deal with any issues that may arise. Professional help is just one aspect of the care that you will need. These self-help tips will give you the tools to stay grounded during trying times and help you cope.

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Bipolar Disorder: What To Look For And How To Know

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

These are the five main behaviors to look for if you suspect a friend or loved one is living with bipolar disorder. Remember that it is extremely important that you seek help right away as well.

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that researchers are still trying to understand. Formerly known as manic depression, this type of mental illness is displayed through extreme behaviors. People who live with bipolar disorder experience their high and low behaviors and feelings differently, and not all symptoms are shared or very obvious. However, these are the five main behaviors to look for if you suspect a friend or loved one is living with bipolar disorder. Remember that it is extremely important that you seek help right away as well. (more…)

What Are The Signs Of Postpartum Depression?

Friday, August 10th, 2018
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If you’re worried you’re experiencing postpartum depression, here’s what you should be looking out for.

Postpartum depression is something that affects many women every single year. Just like no two people are like, no two women handle pregnancies are alike. Even the same woman can experience very different feelings during different pregnancies, both physical and mental. Postpartum depression is something not many women feel comfortable discussing, but it is a common part of pregnancy. If you’re worried you’re experiencing postpartum depression, here’s what you should be looking out for. (more…)

Is Anxiety Taking Over Your Life?

Thursday, July 19th, 2018
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If you’re feeling some or all of these symptoms of anxiety, it’s time to talk to a mental health professional.

It may seem like ignoring your anxiety is the best way to deal with it, but that is almost never the case. Anxiety can be sneaky and find other ways to manifest itself in your mind and the way you perceive the world around you. Talking to a therapist is the first step toward a clear mind that is free of irrational fears. If you’re feeling some or all of these symptoms of anxiety, it’s time to talk to a mental health professional. (more…)

How To Combat Your Anxiety

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018
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There are many things you can do to find relief in the face of an anxiety attack.

As someone who suffers from Generalized Anxiety Disorder, you may become easily overwhelmed by your anxiety. That’s a natural part of having anxiety. However, it’s important to understand that there are many things you can do to find relief in the face of an anxiety attack.

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4 Mental Health Tips for People Who Work from Home

Friday, June 15th, 2018
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If you’re someone who lives with mental illness and works from home, these mental health tips will elevate your workflow.

As someone who lives with a mental illness, you may find working from home more difficult than others do. What’s important to understand is that you are not alone. Most people who work from home struggle with limiting distractions, staying on-task, and feeling productive. Working from home can lead you toward feeling lonely at times or even stressed, even when in the comfort of your own home. If you’re someone who lives with mental illness and works from home, these mental health tips will elevate your workflow. (more…)

5 Ways to Cope with Your Social Anxiety

Friday, June 1st, 2018
social anxiety

If you fear that you’re suffering from crippling social anxiety, there’s help out there for you.

Social anxiety and introversion are different in many ways. Many people think that if they show signs of an introverted personality, they automatically suffer from social anxiety. Introversion refers to an internalized way of thinking while social anxiety is a mild to severe mental illness that inhibits a normal lifestyle. If you fear that you’re suffering from crippling social anxiety, there’s help out there for you. (more…)

Do I Have OCD? The 3 Most Common Signs to Look For

Friday, May 25th, 2018
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If you’re worried that you may show any of these signs of OCD, talk to a therapist in your area as soon as possible

If you are struggling with symptoms of OCD, you may feel isolated and misunderstood, but it is important to remember that you’re not alone. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, there are over two million people in the United States that are currently living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. You may have been suspicious that some of your behaviors are symptoms of the disease for months or even years. If you’re worried that you may show any of these signs of OCD, talk to a therapist in your area as soon as possible to make sure the proper action is taken. (more…)

Am I Too Anxious? 3 Common Signs of General Anxiety Disorder

Friday, April 6th, 2018
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If you find that your worrying gets in the way of your daily life, it is time to start looking for other symptoms of an anxiety disorder.

Everyone suffers from anxiety at certain points in his or her life. Stage fright is a common reason people feel extreme anxiety. Financial strain can cause general anxiety and mental stress. But what if your anxiety seems constant and completely overwhelming? It’s normal to be anxious from time to time, but if you find that your worrying gets in the way of your daily life, it is time to start looking for some other symptoms of anxiety. (more…)

Common Misconceptions About Borderline Personality Disorder

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018
Common Misconceptions About Borderline Personality Disorder

Even among mental health professionals, there is not nearly enough known about BPD and this leads to so many false diagnoses and misconceptions about the disorder.

Although borderline personality disorder (BPD) is often seen as a myth, that is not the case. This disorder often presents with symptoms that lead mental health professionals to diagnose clients incorrectly.  Even among mental health professionals, there is not nearly enough known about BPD and this leads to so many false diagnoses and misconceptions about the disorder. Here are some of the more common misconceptions about borderline personality disorder. (more…)

At Family Service Foundation (FSF), a social services organization in Baltimore, Maryland, we are dedicated to providing advocacy and support to individuals with mental and physical disabilities that have recently left inpatient settings. Integration back into the community can be difficult; for that reason, each member of our team works to provide services specifically tailored to each individual and family that we work with. We believe that all individuals can achieve their highest levels of social, physical, and emotional well-being in the community when they have the proper support. FSF specializes in serving Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and individuals with intellectual disabilities. We also have American Sign Language interpreters on staff at all of our locations for the convenience of our Deaf and hard of hearing clients. For more information about The Family Service Foundation, please visit our website at www.fsfinc.org or give us a call at 301-459-2121.
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