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:

Gratitude: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

By Carissa Weber MA, LPC, CSAC If you follow me over at Facebook, you know I’ve been doing a lot of talking about gratitude. For those of you that haven’t been following, you might be wondering why I am doing a post all about gratitude. In all honesty, gratitude is a very important topic toContinue reading “Gratitude: The Gift That Keeps on Giving”

What the Heck is Self-Care?

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC The phrase, self-care, has been said pretty darn often lately. Every social media post seems to talk about “taking time for self-care.” Heck, even my posts talk about self-care (check out mindfulness: the art of becoming calm, cool, and collected) So I feel it is time to answer thatContinue reading “What the Heck is Self-Care?”

Burnout and Why it is a Big Deal

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC No different than toxic positivity, burnout is one of those words I’m hearing more and more in my private practice. When you look at all the stress going on in the world, it is no wonder the phrase, “feeling burnt to a crisp” is one I hear at leastContinue reading “Burnout and Why it is a Big Deal”

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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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