Link – Toward an Understanding of ‘Reservoir’ Implications in the Treatment of Social Anxiety

Social anxiety is a major mental health challenge impacting millions, yet the disorder has proven to be a significant challenge for the mental health community. The primary reason is that social anxiety is driven by the underlying emotions of shame, embarrassment, and humiliation. Most sufferers do not seek help because of these emotions, making social…

Link – More than half of US adults with mental illness don’t get needed care

“Health care reform has expanded mental health care coverage for Americans, an annual report released this week suggests, but about 56 percent of U.S. adults with a mental illness still do not receive treatment. The nonprofit Mental Health America (MHA) reported that 40 million Americans are dealing with a mental illness such as depression or…

Link – Battling Mental Illness One Wave at a Time

After opening up, Trebilco quickly found that he wasn’t alone. Many of his surfing buddies struggled with similar issues, like depression and anxiety, and were willing to talk about them. Through open discussion – mixed in with surfing – Trebilco formed the inception of One Wave. But then, Trebilco’s manic personality kicked in again; he…

Link – How to Be Friends With Someone Who’s Depressed

In our overly connected society, we may often confuse connectivity with connection — human connection that is. Commenting, texting, reposting and retweeting have become substitutes for communication, and we often erroneously use these to gauge the status of a relationship. That can be dangerous, because the truth is so much gets overlooked when scrolling through…

Link – Do You Know What to Say When Someone Has an Anxiety or Panic Attack?

“Saying the wrong thing can do more harm than good, but don’t worry! We’ll guide you on how to help. As someone who suffers all too frequently with panic disorder, I can tell you that sometimes, there’s just nothing to do but get through it. Friends, and family may try to help but truthfully, they…

Link – Why All Churches Should Address Mental Health

“The reality is that my life was infected with the burden of depression and anxiety, and the only places I could find reliable information from were not churches in my local area. Why? Because mental illness wasn’t really talked about. I felt as if all the “Christian” resources were outdated and really didn’t address the…