3 Hidden Sources of Psychological Trauma

Common signs of mental trauma include being startled easily, having insomnia, suffering from nightmares, having difficulty concentrating, feeling disconnected, feeling sad and withdrawing from others. Trauma can last for a short or long period of time. Knowing how to process emotions will help you prevent it from becoming a long-term problem. Speaking to behavioral health professionals can also help. There are many possible reasons behind trauma, some of which may surprise you. Addiction, serious illnesses, injuries and chronic stress can cause mental trauma. Addiction Distorts Your Neurological Balance Arrowhead Lodge Recovery explains, “addiction causes physical changes in the brain and ta

How to Talk to Your Friend About Their Mental Health

Everyone needs a friend to talk to sometimes. A good friend can make a huge difference when it comes to the maintenance, preservation, and restoration of your mental health. Having mental health conversations with parents or teachers can be uncomfortable and awkward. Close friends can more easily facilitate mental health conversations. Still, even with your best friend, the idea of raising these tough topics can be intimidating. Here are some ways to make that conversation a little bit easier. Talk About Mental Health, not Mental Illness Don't wait until you're on the brink of a nervous breakdown before seeking help. Your mind is just like your body and requires constant maintenance to ensur

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