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Stress and the Brain: Happy Stress Awareness Month!
By Carissa Weber It is no secret everyone has experienced stress in their life. Even if we look at this past year, everyone has been touched with this pandemic we call Covid-19, employment or school concerns, frustration from technology not working when we need it, or not finding toilet paper when you needed it the…
Emotional and Physical Pain: They Aren’t so Different
By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC Many people have experienced some sort of physical pain. Whether it be a dull, achy pain that often accompanies arthritis, or a sharp and stabbing pain that comes from an immediate injury, you know you are experiencing something you would prefer not to. When it comes to physical pain…
Staying Mentally Healthy as a Parent
By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC, IDP-AT So many people are scared to talk about mental health. Why is that? We all have mental health, right? I want to take time today to share with you what mental health really is and how to ensure you will stay mentally healthy during this upcoming year. The…
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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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