That Darn Amygdala

Pairing Science with Coping Skills to Make a Difference in Your Life.

Improve your mental health one step at a time.

What you can expect from That Darn Amygdala:

Improved Knowledge on Mental Health

Mental health can be confusing. Understanding what anxiety and depression are can help relieve some of that confusion. This blog outlines the science behind anxiety and depression to reduce some of that confusion.

Science-based Information on how the Brain Works

Some of the stigma related to mental health comes from not understanding how mental health works in the brain. Continue reading to help you know your brain’s role in your mental health.

Putting your Brain and Coping Skills to Work

Healthy coping skills are part of everyday life. They help us function and change how our brain operates. Using the knowledge of the brain and applying that information to coping skills can improve your mental health.

Featured Posts:

Internal and external validation

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC I’ve mentioned in my last couple posts the idea of external validation. Naturally, I feel this may need to be elaborated on. Why? Because it is important stuff! Also, because I have a hunch that you may not quiet understand the two types of validation and their important roleContinue reading “Internal and external validation”

Using Journaling to Track Your Mental Health

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC Many of us enjoy seeing progress. Whether it is progress in projects, progress in physical stamina, or even progress in our jobs, progress is clear information that we are obviously doing something right. What about your mental health ? Are you able to easily track the progress you makeContinue reading “Using Journaling to Track Your Mental Health”

GIVE a bit to Yourself in Relational Effectiveness

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC Hello and welcome back to the series of posts on interpersonal effectiveness skills. Today, were talking about a very important part of interpersonal effectiveness: relational effectiveness. What is relational effectiveness? I’m happy you asked! Let’s start exploring how we use relational effectiveness every day in our lives. Missed outContinue reading “GIVE a bit to Yourself in Relational Effectiveness”

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“Carissa makes sure to speak in a way that everyone is able to understand and if you don’t she is willing to go over it again in a different way. As a person who continues to work through depression and anxiety, Carissa’s articles and posts have opened my eyes to coping and learning instead of putting myself down for struggling.”

– Olivia L, That Darn Amygdala Reader

“The funny thing about mental health is that there’s no cure all. It takes a daily dose of effort and a gentle yet effective guiding hand. ‘That Darn Amygdala’ can help you with a daily dose of not so common sense. Although after a few lessons you’ll wonder why it’s not. Take a step back and look into the tips and tricks to make your mind work for you!”

– Brain F, That Darn Amygdala Reader

Self-Care is how you take the Power Back.

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DISCLAIMER: Although I am a mental health therapist by profession, I am not YOUR therapist. This blog is intended to provide education and information only and does not constitute legal or professional therapy or consultation. I am not liable or responsible for any damages resulting in the use of this information.  If you are actively struggling with suicidal thoughts or a mental health crisis, Contact the nearest crisis center or connect with the national suicide prevention lifeline at 800-273-8255.

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