Veterans and Mental Health

Just in time for Memorial Day, we at Therapy Hive, and mental health professionals across our nation, are discussing what more we can do to protect and provide for veterans mental health.  The statistics for veterans are staggering.  30% of current active duty and reserve military personnel who are deployed have active mental health conditions Read More…

Maintaining Friendship Through Life Stages

“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” – Henry Ford. Friendships, a foundational marker of health and wellness, can be hard to define and quantify.  These relationships, forged through commonalities and shared experiences, are not biological links – yet they shape our lives in powerful ways.  Some friends may Read More…

How To Help Kids Feel Safe At School

The task of being a school aged child is difficult.  Each academic year brings increasing challenges, expectations to stretch and learn and grow, social dynamics, and all of the developmental tasks that are included in child and adolescent development.  Increasingly, feeling safe at school has been added to the stressors that kids face.  In addition Read More…

Anxiety: What’s The Worst That Could Happen?

Of the mental health difficulties and struggles that Americans cope with, anxiety is the most prevalent.  Anxiety disorders impact almost 20% of us, while the experience of being anxious, ruminative, or frightened is an almost universal feeling.  Almost half of those diagnosed with an anxiety disorder also have a co-occurring depression disorder, and those that Read More…

When Perfectionism Hurts

Our society is built upon a drive towards the best.  We strive, we compete, and we strive some more.  This ambition and striving is often celebrated, yet the consequences correlate with depression, anxiety, and mental health difficulties.  Perfectionism is the flip side to this striving, the outcome of holding impossibly high standards.  It may seem counter Read More…

Therapists Need Self-Care Too

Anyone in a caring capacity – parent, caregiver, partner, teacher, therapist, etc. – can benefit from self-care.  Self-care is simply attending to your own needs, and making sure that they are met.  Yet it is a term fraught with guilt – we live in a scarcity society, and an automatic thought that occurs when self-care Read More…

All About Loneliness

Orson Wells wrote, “We are born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create for the moment that we are not alone.”  The experience of loneliness strikes humans of all shapes, sizes, ages and demographics.  We can feel alone when we are with others, and there is Read More…

All About Resolutions

Resolutions go hand-in-hand with New Years Day.  As the year turns to a fresh start, this motivates many people to make resolutions, promises or intentions that they mark with 1/1 as the start date.  Yet every conversation about resolutions inevitably turns to the low success rate, and lack of follow through that most resolutions contain.  Read More…

Family Coping Strategies

This is the time of year when families gather for merriment and celebration.  Kids are home from school, friends and family travel near and far, and holiday celebrations encourage gratitude and joy.  Sounds great – but not very realistic.  In reality, having the disruption to schedules, the stress of traveling and events, and having increased Read More…