Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are negative occurrences in a child’s life that can have a long-lasting impact on health and well-being. They can disrupt neurodevelopment, causing social, emotional, and cognitive impairment. ACEs can also lead to medical and mental health difficulties, including early death. It’s not uncommon to experience ACEs in childhood, so in this article, we discuss what ACEs are and how to best overcome them.
Most people experience feelings of anxiety before an important event. Anxiety disorders, however, are illnesses that cause people to feel frightened, distressed and uneasy for no apparent reason. Left untreated, these disorders can dramatically reduce productivity and significantly diminish an individual's quality of life. - Mental Health America
(PLUS TIPS FOR A GOOD NIGHT’S REST) Sleep and mental health are closely connected. Sleep deprivation affects your mental health and can leave you feeling exhausted, irritable, and distressed. Poor sleep quality, insomnia, disturbed sleep—we call it many names—but the results are the same, and the ongoing lack of restful sleep can be detrimental to both your physical and psychological… Read More
Practicing strategies for decreasing hyperarousal can help you better manage stress, learn to self-regulate your emotions, and improve your window of tolerance. The window of tolerance is the optimal zone where we function most effectively in responding to the demands of life. We are calm, able to think clearly, and manage day-to-day activities. The impact of significant stress or trauma can… Read More