That Darn Amygdala

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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:

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How to Find a Therapist That Works

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC How do you know you and your therapist is a good fit for one another? This question, I feel, is the one thing that stops therapy in its tracks before it even starts. In this post, I want to go over how to find a therapist, how you willContinue reading “How to Find a Therapist That Works”

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Cultivating Mental Health

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC This was a guest blog post I wrote for the Wisconsin Farm Bureau in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. I am excited to share this blog post with you as our world’s agricultural families are facing a mental health crisis amongst new stressors and demands. Even if youContinue reading “Cultivating Mental Health”

So Why Don’t People Go to Therapy?

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC Let’s be real. Mental health therapy has been stigmatized for a very long time. There are so many myths, lies, and secrecy shrouding this awesome resource. I think it is time to break those beliefs down. You guys have asked for it, so I’m giving it to you. ThisContinue reading “So Why Don’t People Go to Therapy?”

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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

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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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