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People grieving the death of a close friend experience significant loss

People grieving the death of a close friend experience significant loss

From birth to death we are wired for connection. It is not something that we just want, it is something that we deeply need to ensure our survival. Connections with caring and supportive others helps us develop into the people we are meant to be. These connections keep us thriving and growing as we move through life, and as we experience challenges and successes together

Professional Stress, Burnout & Exhaustion

Professional Stress, Burnout & Exhaustion

Every job situation will come with varying degrees of stress and frustration that ebb and flow. Burnout, however, is more than that. It is an all-encompassing feeling that you are being pulled in every direction at once and that no matter what you do, you are unable to make progress or move forward.

What causes social isolation?

What causes social isolation?

What causes social isolation? Many things can prevent us from making healthy connections to other people leading to feelings of loneliness and isolation. This can be the result of factors including long-term illness, disabilities, and economic struggles. Depression, social adversity, as well as becoming a caregiver for a loved one and bereavement can also lead to social isolation.

Unresolved trauma linked to poorer health for women

Unresolved trauma linked to poorer health for women

According to the Office on Women’s Health, abuse, whether physical, emotional, verbal, or sexual, can have long-term effects on mental health impacting self-esteem and relationships. Women who have gone through abuse or other trauma have a higher risk of developing a mental health condition, such as depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is possible to heal the physical, mental, and emotional scars of trauma and abuse.

Art therapy benefits stressed caregivers

Art therapy benefits stressed caregivers

A cancer diagnosis is incredibly stressful for the person receiving the diagnosis. But those caring for the patient, both informally and formally, also experience stress, which can affect their own health and the patient’s outcome. One study showed coloring and open-studio art therapy benefits stressed caregivers of cancer patients.