Suicide Prevention: Warning Signs, Risk Factors, and Ways to Help

The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Dr. Karin Ryan, PsyD, LP, Clinic Director, and Outpatient Therapist.       Suicide is a serious public health concern in the United States. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the...

Mental Wellness Month

January is Mental Wellness month, a time to raise awareness about the importance of mental health and the prevalence of mental health disorders in the United States. Mental Wellness in the United States According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experiences a mental...

How to Stop Catastrophic Thinking

The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Dr. Karin Ryan, PsyD, LP, Clinic Director, and Outpatient Therapist.       Ruminating on the worst-case scenario is not uncommon. However, it does not benefit us to continue to contemplate catastrophic thoughts. Doing so can prevent us from taking action and living as we'd like....

How to Deal With Awkward Conversations

The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Dr. Karin Ryan, PsyD, LP, Clinic Director, and Outpatient Therapist.     We will inevitably have awkward conversations with friends and family during the holidays and throughout our lives. Unfortunately, we cannot avoid them. However, we can learn tips for coping with those awkward...

4 Tips to Manage Holiday Stress

The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Dr. Karin Ryan, PsyD, LP, Clinic Director, and Outpatient Therapist.       The holiday season can be joyous and filled with memories, family time, and festive food. However, the holidays can also bring added stress. The cooking, shopping, decorating, socializing, and expectations for the...

Food & Mood: How Are They Linked?

The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Zach Shivers, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.  It’s well known that our diet significantly impacts our well-being, including our emotional, behavioral, and mental health. Keep reading to learn how food affects your mood and healthy eating tips.   What We Eat Matters   Improving your...

Election Stress is Real, But Here’s How to Deal

The Nystrom & Associates providers consulted for this article are Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs) Michelle Iversen and Brett Cushing. Michelle and Brett are Outpatient Therapists and the co-hosts of Psyched for Psychology.  Mid-term elections are approaching, which also means...election stress. Pre-election stress stems from leading up to the election and post-election stress after the...

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