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Mental Health Information

Trauma

What is Trauma?

Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event experienced directly or viciously. 

Dissociation 

What is Dissocation?

Dissociation is a mental process of disconnecting from one's thoughts, feelings, memories, or sense of identity. 

Social/General Anxiety

What is Social and General Anxiety?

Social anxiety is an intense phobia of social interactions that causes fear, shame, or embarrasement. 

General anxiety is a persistent worry about many different topics like finances, relationships, health, work, etc. 

Bipolar Moods

What are Bipolar Moods?

Drastic mood changes from depressive lows and manic highs. 

Depression: low motivation/energy, feels of guilt, sadness, or shame. 

Mania: high motivation/energy, feelings of euphoria, being invincible, or irritable. Hypomania is a elevated level that does not reach the heights of full blown mania.  

Obsessive Compulsion

What is Obsessive Compulsion

Uncontrollable, intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and/or behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat to feel relieved.

Depression

What is Depression

Depression is a mood change  experienced as a sense of sadness, guilt, shame, low motivation, or possibly a thoughts about death. 

Addiction

What is Addiction?

Repeated use of a substance or behavior to find temporary relief that causes problems in life.