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Christmas is a time for family get-togethers, carols, hot cocoa, and all things nice, including, of course... Santa. We may think we all know who Santa Claus is, but do we? We all know that Santa Clause is full of surprises, so it shouldn't come as a surprise to learn that he may have autism - we'll go through a few reasons why he may be on the same spectrum.
Most parents experience a range of emotions as they raise their kid into maturity including joy, excitement, frustration, concern, and pride. When a kid has a mental illness although this spectrum of thoughts and feelings may escalate into something that is tiring and overwhelming. It can make a parent feel disheartened, if not hopeless, about their child's future.
Parenting is difficult enough, but raising a child with mental health issues is even more difficult. This series will be focused on giving moms advice regarding the hardships parenting a child with a mental condition comes with.
Every day, you devote your life to caring for your child as a parent. You've been helping them learn and grow for years, taking care of their physical, mental, and emotional needs. However, the incredible joys of motherhood are accompanied by frustration, questions and emotional strain. Remember, it’s impossible to meet everyone’s needs if you don’t meet yours first!
The first stages of recovery can be dark, depressing and confusing, which is why finding hope is so important to motivate an addict to continue treatment. The idea of hope is simple - it is the desire, understanding or expectation that an individual’s life will get better in the future.
Managing Your Mental Health During the Holiday Season
Set realistic expectations. People compare the current year to previous years throughout the holiday season, yet, life evolves. We cannot expect the holidays to be the same as they were previously, especially given the current epidemic. Set reasonable expectations for yourself and your holiday plans. Don't make comparisons to previous years. Concentrate on what you can do to make this holiday season as enjoyable as possible.
How Depression Affects People's Personal Lives
Depression victims go through their lives feeling low and rejected, and it can happen to anyone regardless of their circumstances - depression attacks no matter a person’s mental state. It could be a simple moment or event in someone’s life that has a particularly negative impact. Memories of the moment or event stick in a person’s mind which slowly leads to obsession and if not treated or corrected in time, an eventual state of depression.
In today's world, the family remains the major source of bonding, nurturing, and socialization for humans. As a result, the impact of psychological pain associated with substance use disorders (SUDs) or mental illness on families and individual family members is worth considering.
And have you ever heard someone decide that they were going to be happy or sad on any given day? How can anyone pre-determine or have full and total control over their feelings?
Addiction not only changes personality, but also has a significant effect on the victim’s personal and professional relationships, as well as other essential aspects of life. When gripped by addiction, be it drug or alcohol related, victims often present a totally different personality - nothing like what they used to be before the addiction took over. There are many warning signs of drug addiction that one can see in someone who is struggling.