By Wesley Gallagher Triggers are a common term discussed in recovery. Whether you’re recovering from addiction, mental illness, or the effects of trauma, a key aspect of recovery is understanding, recognizing, and avoiding triggers. But have you ever heard of glimmers? Understanding Glimmers So, what are glimmers? “Glimmer” is a term coined by licensed clinical […]
By Bobby Shriver Stress. Anxiety. Toxic company cultures. Overwhelming workloads. Burnout. All of these to some degree represent the current experience for many in the working world. As a result, poor mental health in the workplace is under the microscope as its negative impact takes a toll on working adults. But despite current trends, you […]
By Stephanie O’Brian, Ed. S., LPC Let’s face it: The holidays can be emotional and difficult. Family tensions may arise, lost relatives may be grieved, and old baggage may be drudged up. The last thing someone may want to add to the mix is spending holidays away from family. But what if holidays away from […]
With people suffering from isolation, anxiety, and burnout on a large scale, mental health became a regular topic of conversation in the public sector, reducing the stigma and allowing care options to expand. But as mental health issues remain prevalent, important questions need to be answered: Is mental health treatment enough? What about mental health prevention?
By Bournewood Staff The winter holiday season is upon us, and in the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of stress, anxiety, and negativity. But what if there was a simple yet powerful tool at our disposal to counter these challenges and boost our mental […]
By Mandy Parsons The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) reports that an estimated 9% of US adults have some type of personality disorder. But what is a personality disorder? A personality disorder is defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) as “an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior […]
Mental Illness Awareness Week Is October 1-7. We can work together to move the dial on stigma. Every year, during the first full week of October, Mental Illness Awareness Week shines a spotlight on a critical issue that affects millions of people worldwide. It plays a crucial role in breaking the stigma surrounding mental health, […]
For the college life, whether you live on campus or commute, it’s essential to equip yourself with strategies to maintain and enhance your mental well-being. The college environment, with its academic demands, social pressures, and life changes, can sometimes pose challenges to your mental health. We at Bournewood are here to help you with a few ideas to prioritize your mental health and well being.
The start of a new school year can be a time of excitement for many children, but it can also be a source of anxiety for some. Back-to-school anxiety is a normal reaction to change, but it can become a problem if it interferes with a child’s ability to function at school or at home.
By Bobby Shriver In recent years, mental health awareness has taken a larger foothold upon our mainstream consciousness, leading to more people having the courage to get the help they need. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of adults receiving mental health treatment increased from 2019 to 2021. And […]