Stress is a part of life to some extent. The problem is that everyone is stressed these days — and for a good reason! We’re constantly inundated with news stories about the latest pandemic and political turmoil. It’s a disquieting world we live in at times. Yet even in our personal environments, we’re all on […]
You’re running late for work and can’t find your car keys. You feel a sense of panic rising in your chest. Your heart races as you search the house for the keys. When you finally find them, you rush out the door without breakfast – without so much as a shallow breath. At this point, […]
“Well, that’s three more interviews this week; nobody will ever want to hire me.” “I can’t believe I caved at lunch and ate that cookie – I’ll always be overweight and unattractive.” “Why even show my face at that party? I’m too shy to make new friends, so I guess I’ll just be lonely forever”. […]
When we think of depression, we often picture a person who is sad and withdrawn. This person experiences sadness much of the time, even when the reasons aren’t clear from their experiences. Still, depression is a serious problem that many people face. Many things can cause it and contribute to symptoms just as debilitating, whether […]
You lie awake in bed, restless and tense. Your thoughts are circling your mind a mile a minute, and it’s not long before your heart rate seems to start moving just as quickly. When all you can feel is the pounding in your chest, you know that you’re in for another night of sleeplessness — […]
The pandemic has not been easy for those of all ages. Dr. Amato discusses how to identify and resolve mental health concerns for children. She identifies some of the signs including, Higher anxiety Sleep changes Isolation Increased physical complaints. Headache’s, stomach problems, asthma Watch this video to learn more.
Did we really spend all last year trying to make sense of the world only to find ourselves here once again? If it feels like we’ve been on hold for far too long listening to that same tone, stop and start up again. We’ve all been listening to that message telling us that our call […]
In life, we are continuously reminded of the importance of having values and allowing them to guide our decisions. But what if we’ve lost touch with those core values or the motivation behind them? It is one thing to know our values but another to live a life that is closely aligned with them. You […]
Often people use the term depression to describe a low mood loosely, but the root of depression runs deeper than that. Because depression has multiple symptoms that vary considerably from person to person, depression can be hard to recognize. Sometimes it’s difficult to distinguish between depression and general life sadness that we all experience. Not […]
in the midst of the pandemic, our normal routines are off. This Facebook live video by Dr. Erin Amato discusses how to combat the results of technology burnout and how speculation about our future is causing fatigue.