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The Pros and Cons of Seeing the Same Therapist as Your Friend or Family Member

Friday, May 18th, 2018
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If you’re considering referring your therapist to your friend or family member, first weigh the pros and cons.

If you’re considering seeing the same therapist as your friend or relative, you might have a few questions as to how that could work out. When it comes to other medical practices, it’s easy to refer an internist or dentist to a friend or relative who is looking for someone they can trust. Therapists, however, provide a very intimate service for their clients. If you’re considering referring the same therapist to your friend or family member, first weigh the pros and cons. (more…)

Simple Tips for Anxiety and Panic Attack Management

Friday, May 11th, 2018
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These simple tips will help you learn how to cope with your next panic attack.

If you’ve ever suffered from a panic attack, you understand how much stress and anxiety they can produce. For some, panic attacks are induced by specific triggers, like driving over a bridge or standing at a high height. For others, there’s nothing specific that brings on panic attacks — you’re suddenly consumed by fear for no apparent reason. Explaining this to others can feel nearly impossible, but talking to a mental health professional is critical. These simple tips will help you learn how to cope with your next panic attack. (more…)

When Mental Stress Gets Physical: The Signs and Symptoms

Monday, April 9th, 2018
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If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, it could very well be the physical signs of mental stress.

There are many ways in which mental stress manifests itself physically. It is important to remember that your brain is your body’s power source, and when your brain is hurting, it affects the rest of your body as well. Don’t allow this strain to go untreated and cause more harm than it already has. If you don’t already have a mental health professional that you see on a regular basis, it is time to start your search. There are many people who are willing to help you, even as soon as today. If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, it could very well be the physical signs of mental stress. (more…)

Meditation Can Help You Live Your Best Life

Friday, March 30th, 2018
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From a reduction in anxiety to improvements in your concentration, there are many reasons to consider using meditation to strengthen your mental health.

With the growth in popularity physical fitness practices like yoga have seen in recent years, it is no doubt why there has been consistent research into the benefits of mindful meditation. While yoga is a great way to stay in shape and enhance your overall physical fitness, the meditation aspect of yoga is what many people find especially enticing. Meditation is a practice people have been utilizing for centuries, and for good reason. Modern science is proving that the mental effects of meditation are even more beneficial than previously thought. From a reduction in anxiety to improvements in your concentration, there are many reasons to consider using meditation to strengthen your mental health.

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4 Ways You Can Help Raise Mental Health Awareness

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
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Here are just a few of the many ways in which you can help raise positive awareness for mental health in your community.

There are many stigmas attached to mental health in the United States. As more and more people come forward about their own mental health, it is time that you also step up to the plate. Advocating for yourself is a way that you can advocate for others. People in every community suffer from mental health issues, so it is important that the correct information about mental health is taught and that the stigma is erased. Here are just a few of the many ways in which you can help raise positive awareness for mental health in your community.

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Three Common Myths About Therapy

Friday, March 16th, 2018
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The benefits of therapy are limitless. When it comes to your mental health, talking to a professional is absolutely the best route you can take.

When considering therapy, you may have some hesitations. It’s important to know that you’re not alone. There are many feelings and questions people have when it comes to therapy. Therapy is so deeply personal that it’s easy to question yourself and whether or not you truly “need” it. The benefits of therapy are limitless, and it is important to disprove any myths that are in your mind. When it comes to your mental health, talking to a professional is absolutely the best route you can take. Think of your mental health as a journey and therapy your starting point when on the road to mental healing. Here are a few common myths many people share when it comes to therapy.

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4 Easy Ways Spring Improves Your Mental Health

Friday, March 9th, 2018
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Spring can improve your mood and aid depression in many ways.  Here are a few things to keep in mind as you embrace the warmth and cheeriness of spring.

Although Maryland weather is unpredictable, now that it’s finally March, spring is just around the corner. Even without very much snow, this year’s winter has been especially frigid, with many cloudy and gray days. This type of weather takes its toll on people with all mental health concerns.  People susceptible to Seasonal Affective Disorder may especially find themselves sinking into a state of depression. The good news is that it won’t be too much longer until the days are longer and the weather is warmer. When it comes to your mental health, spring can improve your mood and aid depression in many ways.  Here are a few things to keep in mind as you embrace the warmth and cheeriness of spring.

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Tips for Lifting a Negative Mood

Friday, February 23rd, 2018
Tips for Lifting a Negative Mood

If you find yourself feeling a bit down, follow these tips to help turn it around!

Everyone has good days and bad days. Negative emotions are just as common as positive ones. Changing circumstances, lack of sleep, sickness, working too much, and other stressors can easily put someone in a funk. If you find yourself feeling a bit down, follow these tips to help turn it around! (more…)

4 Things that Can Help Boost Your Self-Esteem

Friday, February 2nd, 2018
4 Things that Can Help You be More Confident

Better self-esteem can really change your life.

It seems like people are always comparing themselves to others, and it tends to damage their self-esteem. Better self-esteem can really change your life. Being confident in yourself and your own abilities can help you through many situations. Here are just a couple things you can do to give yourself a little boost. (more…)

Getting a Better Night’s Sleep Can Help Lift Your Mood

Friday, January 19th, 2018
Getting a Better Night's Sleep Can Help Lift Your Mood

If you have a mental illness, you may have trouble sleeping at night.

If you have a mental illness, you may have trouble sleeping at night. It is so easy to lay in bed in a quiet, dark room and let yourself slip away into the land of “what ifs” until suddenly it’s much later and you’re still awake. Fortunately, there are some small things you can do to help yourself get to sleep sooner so that you can wake up and maybe feel a little better. (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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