Category: Mental Health

Managing Stress Part II–Cognitive Restructuring

Written by Dr. Gloria Walters Interpreting events using dysfunctional beliefs or cognitive distortions is not uncommon and is often done without our conscious awareness. However, we can become more aware of these thinking patterns and begin to change them. Cognitive Restructuring (CR) is a set of cognitive behavioral techniques that helps us to become more …

Managing Stress–Part I

Managing our stress is an essential key to Mastering Our Health! by Dr. Gloria Walters What is Stress? Stress in our lives is inevitable. It can be defined as the way our bodies and minds react to something which upsets our normal way of living. There are both positive and negative sources of stress. The …

Teenage Depression

by Dr. Gloria Walters Depression in adolescents is a serious illness that is often misinterpreted as teenage moodiness or overlooked all together. Many teens do experience “the blues” or intermittent melancholy as a result of hormonal changes, interpersonal turmoil and issues related to identity development. However, approximately 4% of teenagers in the U.S. suffer from serious depression …

Stress Clinic

‘Stress’, if it goes unchecked, can cause major medical problems and can even be deadly.  Elizabeth (Eliya) R. Kleber  AS, BSN, RN, CMSRN discusses stress, its effects on your health and a few tools to combat it. Stressing me out…         by Eliya Kleber RN Did you know that stress is a primary …