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How To Encourage A Loved One To Seek Therapy

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018
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Use these tips to encourage your loved one to seek therapy.

When someone you care about is struggling with their mental health, it can be difficult for them and you as well. You want the best for them but if you are not a mental health professional, you are limited in how you can help. Because of this, you may want to encourage your loved one to seek therapy. This could be difficult though because it is a sensitive subject and bringing this thought up the wrong way could bring negative consequences. Here are some ways you can tactfully recommend therapy to a loved one.

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Maintaining Your Mental Health During The Holiday Season

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018
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Maintain your mental health this holiday season with these tips.

For a lot of people, the holiday season is the time of year where they can reconnect with family and eat some good food. However, this is not the case for everyone. There’s a lot of stress that comes with the holiday season, with things like coordinating travel schedules or preparing food taking up a lot of our attention.  Whether it’s due to mental health problems, stress, or family issues, the holiday season can be tough. Because of this, it’s important for people to be equipped to deal with this time of year. Here are some tips you can use to maintain your mental health during the holiday season.

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5 Ways To Combat Mental Health Stigma

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
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Being there for your friends who have a mental illness can help fight the stigma around it.

Mental health is very important, but the stigma of mental illness can lead to people not seeking the help they need. Many people are unaware of the truth behind mental illness, which leads to them having negative opinions about those who live with it. Combating mental health stigma is important and with these methods, you can make an effort to help end it.

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How To Open Up In Therapy

Friday, September 21st, 2018
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You have to work at it in order for therapy to work for you. With these five tips, you’ll find yourself opening up to your therapist.

When starting out on your therapy journey, you might feel unsure of what to expect. Maybe you’ve already started going to therapy, but you don’t feel that you are opening up very much. Therapy is a place for you to come and say whatever you need to get off of your chest. If you’re not talking, you’re not helping yourself. You have to work at it in order for therapy to work for you. With these five tips, you’ll find yourself opening up to your therapist. (more…)

3 Tips For Avoiding The Back-To-School Blues

Thursday, September 6th, 2018
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You don’t have to be a student to experience the back-to-school blues. Here are a few useful mental health tips that will help you keep your head up high as the fall begins.

Labor Day has passed, and students all over Maryland are officially back in school. Even if you’re not a student, this time of year represents a big change. The kids are back in school, the summer is over, the days are getting shorter, and the weather is becoming colder. You don’t have to be a student to experience the back-to-school blues. Here are a few useful mental health tips that will help you keep your head up high as the fall begins. (more…)

3 Simple Ways To Stay Positive After Summer Ends

Friday, August 31st, 2018
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If you’re someone who experiences SAD, it’s important that you keep the positive in perspective. With these three tips, your mind and your body will feel ready for fall!

With the end of summer quickly coming, you might worry about the on-coming of Seasonal Affective Disorder. The end of August marks the shortening of days, and less time spent in the sunshine can lead to depression in some people. If you’re someone who experiences SAD, it’s important that you keep the positive in perspective. With these three tips, your mind and your body will feel ready for fall! (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…)

5 Relaxation Techniques That Will Help You Cope With Severe Stress

Friday, August 3rd, 2018
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These relaxation techniques will help you find ways to soothe yourself when going through a stressful time.

We all go through stressful times in our lives. Some of us may seek out ways to help ourselves manage stress. When it comes to self-care, striving for calmness and relaxation is the key to maintaining proper mental health. These relaxation techniques will help you find ways to soothe yourself when going through a stressful time. (more…)

How Does Family Therapy Work?

Friday, July 27th, 2018
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If you’re considering family therapy, here’s what to know before you make your appointment.

If you feel that there’s a group or individual problem within your family, family therapy can be extremely beneficial. You may feel as if your family has many issues that need to be addressed, and you are not alone. Many families seek the help of a therapist to have helpful conversations about problems that are hard to discuss otherwise. If you’re considering family therapy, here’s what to know before you make your appointment. (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…)

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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