A primary purpose of Oak Health Foundation is to reduce the incidence of suicide and suicide attempts. And even in September, the national Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we tend only to scratch the surface of this sometimes sensitive and troubling concern. The subject matter of suicide can conjure up a variety of responses, especially if […]
Disqualifying the positive means to write off or dismiss one’s own positive characteristics or experiences in their life. In other words, the individual will explain away positive experiences in their life as something that “doesn’t count” or that they just “got lucky.”
Guilt and shame are two very powerful emotions that have the potential to affect our lives in both positive and negative ways, as well as how to cope when feelings of guilt and shame are overwhelming you.
Mental filtering occurs when you pick out only a negative aspect of any situation and dwell on only this negative aspect while filtering out all the positive aspects. When someone falls into the trap of mental filtering, they cannot see the big picture and can only focus on the negative details. Because more often than not they are not aware that mental filtering is happening, they conclude that the entire situation is negative.
Understanding cultural differences and expanding our awareness of other cultures is proven to help strengthen relationships and reduce conflict. Culture is defined as a set of shared meanings on the way people see and do things, including a set of practices, traditions, customs, rituals, beliefs, values and rules for life. When people are faced with
Relationships are such an important part to our mental health. The one relationship that has the most influence on all the other relationships we have later in life is the one with our parent or primary caregiver. This relationship molds the way we feel about ourselves, about others, and later with our children. We discuss
Why is it important to recognize when I have experienced significant trauma? How can one recover from the paralyzing effects of a traumatic event? How can knowing Jesus can make a true lasting difference?