Jackie Block, LMFT, LCSW, Psychotherapy
St. Agnes Hospital Behavioral Health Services
Having a baby brings a mix of emotions including feeling excited, scared and overwhelmed. Some women experience more intense feelings, which could be signs of postpartum depression.
Signs to watch for include:
· Feeling foggy and having difficulty completing tasks
Being creative can reduce stress. Often relaxation and enjoyment are the main goals when thinking about making art. Art can also be more than a hobby or pretty picture.
My definition of good mental health is being more “mellow”—“relaxed, at ease and pleasantly convivial.” One of my patients described it as “smiling inside.”
Stress does a lot of crummy stuff to our bodies. It all starts in our minds and how we perceive a situation; how we deal with it and how resilient we are to change when it comes along. Stress dumps chemicals into our body. We often associate food with comfort which leads to a cycle of guilt an
The start of 2017 brings a new perspective on being grateful. Instead of making New Year’s Resolutions, I’m going to work on being GRATEFUL for the people and things in my life that truly matter the most to me. I want to get back to the time when things were simple.
Hearing a child read a book aloud to his or her preschool classmates is a bit of a jarring experience, or seeing an 18-month-old child reading aloud the names of all the over-the-counter drugs as he or she passes by them seated nicely in the shopping cart as mom wheels down the aisle can capture
Written by: Katie Voskuil, RT(R), CPhT, Compounding Technician, Agnesian Pharmacy