Young Adults (Men & Women)
Anxiety is a normal reaction to an important event such as a school presentation, business meeting, and moving to a new city. However, excessive, continuous anxiety that interferes with your daily life may be a sign of generalized anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders cause people to feel afraid, panicky, and startled for no likely reason. If untreated, anxiety disorder can greatly diminish productivity, and decrease an individual’s quality of life. Here at Village Mindset commonly treat Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, as well as some phobias such as Androphobia (Fear of Men).
Bipolar disorder is not curable, but it is a treatable illness. Bipolar Disorder is characterized by severe changes in mood, thought, energy, and attitude. People who have it go through different mood changes from very happy, and active to very sad, hopeless, and inactive. Then the cycle starts back up again. If not treated, bipolar disorder can lead to damaged relationships, poor job or school performance, and even suicide.
Depression is a condition in which a person feels discouraged, sad, hopeless, unmotivated, or uninterested in life in general. These feelings are normal, however when such feelings last for more than two weeks, this can impair one overall social functioning. Some common symptoms are depressed mood, loss of interest of pleasure, changes in appetite, sleep, and weight. Major depression is a treatable illness that affects the way a person thinks, feels, behaves, and functions. Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States.
It is not uncommon to hear people say they feel sad, annoyed, or irritable today right? A mood disorder which affects a person’s everyday emotional state, and quality of life. It is estimated in the United States that one in ten people ages 18 and up have some type of mood disorders. Some common mood disorders are major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, persistent depressive disorder, and seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Mood disorders can be treated with a combination of therapy and medication.
We all have times when we lack confidence, and don’t feel good about ourselves. When low self-esteem becomes a long-term problem, it can be harmful to our overall mental health. Self-esteem is the opinion we have of ourselves. When we have healthy self-esteem, we tend to feel positive about ourselves, and about life in general. It helps makes us be able to deal with life’s ups and downs better. When our self-esteem is low, we tend to see ourselves, and our life in a more negative, and critical light. Living with low self-esteem can harm your mental health, and negatively impact social relationships. As well as lead to problems such as depression, and anxiety.
Building strong relationships with other people can greatly reduce stress and anxiety in your life. Natural supports help individuals feel like they are not alone in this world. Having good friends can act as a “safeguard” for feelings of anxiety and low mood. This is especially true if you are socially anxious. This can also help if you desperately want to make friends, but are either too fearful to do so or are unsure about how to reach out to others. As a result of these anxious feelings, you may even be avoiding social situations altogether. It is important to develop strong communications skills that would increase the chance for successful relationships. Social skills training can also help with improving one’s conflict resolution skills, and helping you navigate through difficult situations within your social networks.
Anger is a natural emotion. We all experience it from time to time. Anger can be a normal response to feeling sad, hurt, frustrated, embarrassed, confused, heartbroken, lonely or even scared or frightened. However, if anger turns into rage, it can impair judgement. Making people more likely to do and/or say senseless or irrational things. If anger is interfering with your quality of life, destroying your relationships, or causing you legal troubles contact us today. Perhaps seeing a mental health professional or life coach might be the most effective approach to learning alternative ways to express your anger and resolve conflict can help improve your quality of life.
Experiencing stress is natural and common. In many cases is a good thing. Stress can help us feel attentive. It can help us accomplish task, as some of us work exceptionally well under pressure. In addition, if we are too calm during certain situations, we can feel less motivated. Which could lead us not to react well, and possibly make a bad decision. The issue occurs when we have too much stress. This comes from overusing our bodies natural resources, not engaging in self-care, and poor time management skills. Which in turn leads to physical problems such as: difficulty sleeping, heart disease, obesity, depression, and anxiety disorders. Stress can be address via therapy or coaching services.
Adapting to change can be hard, even beneficial life transitions tend to cause some stress. Throughout a person’s life one can expect to experience a significant amount of change. Some of these changes, such as marriages/divorce, births, and new jobs, are generally positive, although they may be accompanied by their own unique stressors. Other major life transitions, such as moving, death of a loved one, military career change, retirement, or entering the “empty nest” phase of life may cause a significant amount of stress. Those who find themselves experiencing difficulty coping with life transitions may find it helpful to speak to a therapist or life coach in order to become better able to adjust to changes they cannot control.