Natalie

Is your job hurting your mental health?

If you have to ask yourself that, your job probably has interfered with your good mental health. We all got work, so what do we do? A survey of over 5,000 employees conducted last year by the advocacy group Mental Health…

Coping with the Aftermath of a Shooting

Over the course of the last few weeks, reports of mass violence and shootings have plagued the news. Although people are resilient and often bounce back after difficult times, these events nearly always interrupt our sense of order and safety.…

9 Daily Activities to Maintain Good Mental Health

Mental health is vital to overall personal wellness. MentalHealth.gov describes mental health as our emotional psychological and social well-being. Here are some activities that can help to improve your overall psychological well-being. Get plenty of sleep. Adults should get as close to 8…

Increase Your Optimism

Repeat after me: I am smart. I am hard-working. I am kind. And I am optimistic of my future. Not surprisingly, the pandemic has left a lot of people feeling pessimistic and blue. The good news is: We can MAKE…

Bookmark This

As Mental Health Awareness Month winds down I've compiled some of my favorite graphics for good mental health. Theses not only open your eyes to ones own mental health, but also seeing it in others.          

Grief + Mental Health

Coping With Loss The loss of a loved one is life's most stressful event and can cause a major emotional crisis. After the death of someone you love, you experience bereavement, which literally means "to be deprived by death." Knowing What…

Tennessee Crisis Services Statewide map

One of my amazing friends, Exy, is a social worker for Hamilton County. She works very closely with Volunteer Behavioral Health Care Systems-Chattanooga, Hamilton County Jail and Silverdale Correctional. Many times when someone is going through a crisis they call…

How to overcome travel anxiety

My first thought was, "let's hit the airport bar," but probably not a good solution since I've learned you CAN get thrown out of the airport if you're too inebriated. And you don't get a refund, so to save money…

Therapy, psychologist and group

Finding the right therapist, psychologist or group can be extremely difficult! Sometimes it takes a couple of sessions or appointments to weed out the bad and really focus on your mental health. I have found the mother-load on all three.…

BTN Goals

          Have you ever heard the term "better than nothing"? We all have goals, some goals are bigger than others, but we all have them. And sometimes those goals are hard to reach. So, what’s the…

"You can't pour from an empty cup"

Take care of yourself first!   1. Value yourself: Treat yourself with kindness and respect, and avoid self-criticism. Make time for your hobbies and favorite projects, or broaden your horizons. Do a daily crossword puzzle, plant a garden, take dance…

Tips for Good Mental Health

You have probably heard about different ways to take care of your body. Did you know that you can take care of your mind, too? Mental health is the way we think and feel about ourselves and the world around…

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so let's look at Mental Health by the numbers. The information on this page comes from studies conducted by organizations like Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Centers for Disease Control and…

Selena Gomez launches Mental Health 101

According to the CDC, suicide is the second leading cause of death among Gen Zers, and yet only 16 percent of all children receive mental health assistance in school. With her new campaign Mental Health 101, Selena Gomez is hoping to change that…

Paint By Numbers

                  This old hobby is making a come back and has awesome benefits for your mental health! Have you picked up the hobby of paint by numbers? Just like adult coloring books…

Spanking Kids could be harmful to their Mental Health

For children of a different era, a spanking was the typical punishment from mom or dad after misbehaving. While corporal punishment inside the home is still legal across America, society tends to frown on such disciplinary measures today. Now, a…

Combat Loneliness

Here are five tangible and powerful practices that will help you find connection and relationships and live a joyful and whole life. Be honest about your loneliness Who would be the first person you would call if you got word…

Make Your Workspace More Productive

      Whether you’re working from home, or in an office, the environment could be killing your productivity. Here’s how to get your workspace to work for you… First, turn up the lights. Psychologist Dr. Paul Hokemeyer says our body clock, or circadian…

Calm House

                                                Now that we’re home more than ever, we need it to be a place of calm.…

Breathwork

What is breathwork? Well, for me it was the first exercise my therapist taught me when I was dealing with panic attack. And if you are patient.. it can work for you too. Breathwork can help with aid positive self-development,…

Brain Fog

Brain Fog is a real issue. In a recent study, almost half of us are daydreaming at work.  According to this study, people spend an average of 37% of their time at work with their mind wandering. The study also…

Why friendships are more important than relationships

When I think about friendships, this famous quote from Eleanor Roosevelt comes to mind: “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only friends will leave footprints in your heart.” When we reach our mid to late…

Boxing is good for your Mental Health

Like it's a shock that beating up on someone or something can relieve stress, but what about your over all mental health? Did you know boxing can be excellent for your mental health, and for maintaining positivity within relationships?  …