Category: Mental Health

The Reality of Social Media Anxiety

Key Highlights Social media use among young people has become nearly, with a majority of teenagers using platforms like YouTube, TikTok, Snapchat, and Instagram. While media can have both positive and negative impacts on mental, research suggests that excessive use of social media can lead to poor quality, reduced sleep duration, and sleep difficulties in […]

Empathy is Evolution

The brain is hardwired for survival.  Our survival system of immobilization began 500 million years ago.  What followed was the system wired for mobilization (400 million years ago).  Finally, our social engagement system came online 200 million years ago, the part of us wired to connect with others and build empathy (Dana & Porges, 2018). […]

Mental Health Matters: Key Insights and Tips

Key Highlights Mental disorders affect 1 in every 8 people worldwide Mental disorders involve disturbances in thinking, emotions, or behaviors Anxiety and depressive disorders are the most common mental health conditions Effective and treatment options exist, but many people lack access to care Mental health issues can impact daily and relationships Understanding mental health is […]

September 27, 2023 pathwaysfcs No Comments

Understanding Trauma: The Lasting Impact of Past Hurts

Often when talking with clients, a variety of issues present themselves: a lack of healthy boundaries, difficulty with healthy relationships, difficulty with regulating their emotion, difficulty trusting others, and maladaptive coping skills, to name a few.  What becomes apparent is the role of the client’s childhood, their caregivers, and how they learned to adapt and […]

The Importance of Men

We are living in an unprecedented time, for many things. One of which is men’s role and place in society. Traditionally, men have been bred to be our fighters, our protectors, our hunters, our defenders, our breadwinners, and half of our species’ survival depends upon them. Men have been taught to suppress emotion, to fight […]