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Tips For Managing Stress

Friday, March 15th, 2019
Dealing With Stress
Use these tips to help you manage your stress.

Stress is a part of life and no matter who you are or where you live, you are probably dealing with some level of stress. It’s good to understand that stress is almost inevitable but it’s even more important to find strategies that you can use to manage your stress. Stress that goes unmanaged or that is covered up with unhealthy habits can lead to a person developing health issues. Here are some tips you can use to manage stress in a healthy way.

Put Your Problems Into Perspective

Because we are so closely invested in the issues we’re having, sometimes it can be hard for us to put them into perspective. This leads to us thinking of these issues in terms of extremes rather than as normal parts of life. For example, not getting a job you applied for may seem like the worst thing that’s ever happened to you at the moment but after putting it into perspective, you’ll gain a better understanding of the situation. You’ll realize there are other positions out there that you could get and that you’ve dealt with tough situations before. Draw on your past experiences to help you deal with stressful situations.

Accept What You Can’t Control

It’s crucial to understand that there are certain things in life that we’re just not in control of. Many of these things can be our greatest sources of stress, so it’s important to come to terms with this fact. We are only in control of our own actions, so stressing out over the actions of other people or other factors outside of your is spending energy that could best be used elsewhere.

Take A Break

Whether your stress comes from your work life or personal life or a combination of the two, sometimes you just need to take a break from it. Instead of engaging with the issue that is stressing you out, take a moment to engage in a healthy activity that’ll take your mind off of your issues for a bit. You could meditate, watch your favorite TV show, or listen to music to decompress for a bit. Taking a break might even provide you with a new perspective on the things that have been stressing you out.

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Family Service Foundation, Inc. has been serving the greater Maryland area since 1936. This nonprofit organization helps Maryland residents across a span of different areas such as mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse, and provides interpretation for deaf and deaf-blind individuals. To learn more about cerebral palsy or other developmental disabilities, visit here.Do you “Follow” and “Like?” Be sure to stay active on our official pages on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest today!

Characteristics That Can Harm Mental Health

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
Characteristics Harm Mental Health
These characteristics can harm your mental health.

Living with mental illness can come with challenges, but there are some things that can make doing so more difficult. It’s important that once you’ve been diagnosed with a mental illness that you take the right steps to make sure it doesn’t cause any unnecessary issues.  Here are some characteristics that can lead to issues with mental health.

Denial Of The Illness

Because of the stigma around mental illness in our society, it’s common for people to see mental illness as inherently negative. This means that sometimes when people are diagnosed with mental illness, they or those close to them deny that they have it. Denying the existence of mental illness doesn’t make it go away. Rather, it makes things harder for the people who are living with it. Mental illness should be addressed in a similar way to other illnesses, with support and professional care.

Dismissal Of Help

Similarly, sometimes the stigma of mental illness cause the people who live with it to refuse help. Whether it’s professional help or support on a more personal level, at times people living with mental illness dismiss the help that is out there. This can lead to devasting consequences for that individual, so it’s important to avoid this. There are many mental health resources out there and it’s a good idea to utilize them.

Not Learning About The Diagnosis

When people are diagnosed with a mental illness, it’s important for them to truly understand what their diagnosis entails. This means that they should learn not only the name of the mental illness but the situations that may cause the illness to present itself. Doing this can help the individual who has been diagnosed better understand their diagnosis and how it affects their moods and interactions with others.

Skipping Treatment

It’s important to understand that the medical professional you work with has your best interests at heart. This means that when they come up with a treatment plan for you that you should adhere to it. It’s important to make sure to take your medications at the right times and to keep your appointments. In the same way that you would follow your doctor’s advice about a physical illness, you should contact your mental health professional’s advice.

Welcome to Family Service Foundation, Inc.!

Family Service Foundation, Inc. has been serving the greater Maryland area since 1936. This nonprofit organization helps Maryland residents across a span of different areas such as mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse, and provides interpretation for deaf and deaf-blind individuals. To learn more about cerebral palsy or other developmental disabilities, visit here.

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Maintaining Your Mental Health During The Holiday Season

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Holiday

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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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…)

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…)

5 Self-Care Tips For Improving Mental Health

Friday, July 13th, 2018

self-care

With these simple self-care tips, you’ll have the tools in place to properly care for your mental health.

Self-care is a huge part of maintaining proper mental health, but it’s not always easy to know where to start. There are many avenues to explore when it comes to self-care, all of which will lead to a happier and healthier state of mind. With these simple self-care tips, you’ll have the tools in place to properly care for your mental health. (more…)

Depression On Melatonin: Can the Supplement Make Your Depression Worse?

Friday, June 29th, 2018

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If you’re considering taking melatonin to combat sleep troubles, here’s what you should know about how it could impact your mental health.

There are many reasons why someone may suffer from insomnia or other sleep-related issues. Depression, anxiety, a combination of both, and other mental health problems are often why many people find that they can’t sleep at night. When looking for natural remedies, you may easily come upon melatonin as a solution. But are melatonin supplements a fool-proof cure for sleep troubles? Melatonin is best known for being an effective sleep aid for those who are suffering from sleep issues. Now that melatonin comes in many forms, including pills and gummies, it’s easy to buy over-the-counter, and can be used by nearly anyone, including kids. But there are some negative side effects that melatonin may have on certain individuals. If you’re considering taking melatonin to combat sleep troubles, here’s what you should know about how it could impact your mental health.

 

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Learning How to Talk About Suicide: Tips from Mental Health Professionals

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

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Talking about suicide isn’t easy, but these tips will help you approach the subject in an informed and sensitive manner.

Suicide has been a frequent topic in the news lately, but that doesn’t necessarily make it easier to talk about the subject. There are a lot of emotions surrounding the word “suicide” that make it hard to discuss, but the fact of the matter is that we need to be clear and honest with each other with suicide and mental health in general. Talking about suicide isn’t easy, but these tips will help you approach the subject in an informed and sensitive manner. (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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