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Overcoming Diet Culture. Improve Your Relationship With Food and Find Peace With Your Body

Overcoming Diet Culture. Improve Your Relationship With Food and Find Peace With Your Body

April 3, 2024 springsource

Why does diet culture persist when studies have shown that diets do not work long-term 95% of the time? Worse yet, diets can cause additional harm with a greater risk of disordered eating or a full-blown eating disorder developing. Perhaps we should reevaluate just what exactly is going on here.

The Connection between Emotional Well-being and Eating Habits- Exploring the Link

The Connection between Emotional Well-being and Eating Habits- Exploring the Link

March 11, 2024 springsource

Did you know that how we feel can impact our eating behaviors? Sometimes, when people are sad, worried, or even really happy, they might eat more or less than usual, or even different kinds of foods. This can lead to problems with eating, like restricting, binge eating, feeling bad after eating, or not wanting to […]

Harnessing Hashtags for Mental Health: Your Quick Guide from Springsource Psychological Center

Harnessing Hashtags for Mental Health: Your Quick Guide from Springsource Psychological Center

February 14, 2024 springsource

In the age of social media, hashtags have become vital tools for fostering online communities and sparking dialogues on various topics, including mental health. Springsource Psychological Center recognizes the influence these pound-signed keywords wield in uniting individuals. By curating and employing specific mental health hashtags, people and organizations can raise awareness, share resources, and support […]

Navigating Social Media for a Healthier Self-Image:<br> Chicago Therapist Offers Wellness Strategies

Navigating Social Media for a Healthier Self-Image:
Chicago Therapist Offers Wellness Strategies

February 1, 2024 springsource

All over the country, as well as in the bustling city of Chicago, therapists are increasingly encountering clients whose self-image and mental well-being are impacted by social media use. The constant exposure to meticulously curated personas and seemingly perfect lifestyles can lead to a distorted sense of self, heightened self-criticism, and perfectionistic strivings. This article […]

Personal Stories of Recovery:<br> Triumph Over Eating Disorders and Childhood Trauma

Personal Stories of Recovery:
Triumph Over Eating Disorders and Childhood Trauma

January 9, 2024 springsource

Recovery from an eating disorder is a profoundly personal journey, one that often involves confronting the lingering impact of childhood trauma. This complex interplay between current mental health and past experiences has emerged as a focal point in understanding the intricacies of healing. Personal stories offer a unique lens through which we can view the […]

Ways to Manage Anxiety: <br>A Chicago Therapist’s Guide for Promoting Calm

Ways to Manage Anxiety:
A Chicago Therapist’s Guide for Promoting Calm

January 9, 2024 springsource

Anxiety stands as one of the prevailing mental health challenges, with over 19% of adults in the United States experiencing anxiety disorders on an annual basis. Anxiety can often feel like an insurmountable obstacle, but there are natural ways to manage its symptoms and promote a calmer state of mind. A Chicago therapist suggests that […]

Guide to Balancing College Life and Exam Challenges

Guide to Balancing College Life and Exam Challenges

December 12, 2023 springsource

Creating a satisfying and well-rounded college life while juggling the demands of exams is a challenge many students face. It’s a journey that requires not only intellectual effort but also attention to emotional health. In this blog post, we dive into the heart of this challenge, offering insights and guidance from a psychological perspective. As […]

Braving the Windy City Winters: SpringSource Psychological Center’s Expertise for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Braving the Windy City Winters: SpringSource Psychological Center’s Expertise for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

December 12, 2023 springsource

Winter in Chicago presents a unique set of challenges for its residents, especially when it comes to mental health. Dubbed the Windy City, Chicago experiences harsh winters with heavy […]

Navigating Your 20s: Transformation, Choice, and Growth

Navigating Your 20s: Transformation, Choice, and Growth

November 10, 2023 springsource

Navigating your twenties can be both exciting and overwhelming. It’s a time of transformation, choice, and growth. For many, it’s the first time they experience true independence and start making important decisions that will shape their future. This can be both exhilarating and daunting. In your twenties, you will face a range of challenges […]

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