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  • Panic Attack vs. Anxiety Attack: What’s the Difference (and How Do You Treat Them)?

    September 3, 2021 | PureWow

    Panic Attack vs. Anxiety Attack: What’s the Difference (and How Do You Treat Them)?

    September 3, 2021 | PureWow

    What’s the difference between a panic attack and an anxiety attack? Humantold’s Julia LaFauci lays out everything you need to know in this PureWow article.

    You’ve probably heard the terms ‘panic attack’ and ‘anxiety attack’ used interchangeably—but they are not the same. 

    Julia LaFauci (LCSW) clarifies the main differences between the two. “Panic attacks,” she says, “are not considered a stand-alone mental health disorder by the DSM-5, but are often seen in the presence of other anxiety disorders like generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder or specific phobias.” They can also happen to anyone, suddenly. “Both can cause shortness of breath and an increase in heart rate,” she says. But ‘anxiety attack’ is not a clinical term. She goes on to explain that the main difference between the two is that anxiety doesn’t show up suddenly, as the word ‘attack’ implies.

    Explore the distinctions more in-depth on PureWow.

  • In Texas, some will be forced to remain pregnant. But at what cost?

    September 3, 2021 | USA Today

    In Texas, some will be forced to remain pregnant. But at what cost?

    September 3, 2021 | USA Today

    A new abortion law in Texas bans the procedure after six weeks of pregnancy or detecting a heartbeat. Humantold’s Christina Jeffrey explains the ramifications of forcing women to remain pregnant and what this means for their mental health. 

    Texas has a new law regarding abortion, which bans the procedure if a heartbeat is detected or after six weeks of pregnancy. This effort to restrict abortion significantly affects low-income and marginalized women in the state—and it can lead to considerable mental health ramifications like higher anxiety and lower self-esteem.    

    Christina Jeffrey (LMHC) says, “​​We are not designed to do life in isolation…Fear of retribution will cause many women to withdraw from community and internalize their pain and fear in silence." Often, the withdrawal leads to loneliness and isolation, resulting in insomnia, anxiety, depression, lower immune function, and substance misuse or abuse. Reaching out for help is crucial.

    Get all the details on USA Today.

  • 8 Signs That a Friend or Colleague Is Toxic to Your Mental Health

    September 1, 2021 | Fatherly

    8 Signs That a Friend or Colleague Is Toxic to Your Mental Health

    September 1, 2021 | Fatherly

     Have you ever wondered if a friend or colleague is toxic for your mental health? Humantold’s Javier Moreira explains the signs to look for and what you can do to address the situation. 

    Navigating the relationships in our lives can be challenging. Disagreements will happen occasionally—but when conflict becomes a constant part of your relationship with someone close to you—they might be toxic to your mental health and well-being. So why do we keep toxic people around?

    Javier Moreira (LMHC) says it’s natural to opt for “Preserving the few friends you might have, whether they are toxic or not. [It] could just be a self-preservation mechanism that leads to overlooking toxic qualities and characteristics for the sake of maintaining any bond or connection.” You can maintain healthy relationships through regular self-reflection and a few helpful signs that a person is harmful to your mental health. 

    Check out the complete list of signs to watch for (and how to distance yourself) on Fatherly.

  • How to Talk to Your Boss If You’re Worried About Returning to the Office, According to Therapists and HR Pros

    August 29, 2021 | Apartment Therapy

    How to Talk to Your Boss If You’re Worried About Returning to the Office, According to Therapists and HR Pros

    August 29, 2021 | Apartment Therapy

    Many offices are moving back to in-person work. Humantold’s Christina Arceri provides valuable insight on how to talk to your boss if you’re feeling worried or concerned about returning to the office.

    Many people are starting to return to the office after working from home for over a year—and with it may come natural feelings of worry and anxiety. The best way to deal with the change is to check in with your feelings and talk with your boss openly. 

    Christina Arceri (LMHC) says, “In these moments, focus on where these feelings are appearing in your body: often anxiety appears through pressure on the chest or muscle tension. While you’re preparing for the discussion, these sensations may increase.” But rather than trying to get rid of the anxiety immediately, she suggests supporting yourself through it by taking the time to move, meditating, and using calming affirmations if you feel stressed or overwhelmed. You can also prepare for the conversation with your boss by brainstorming questions and refreshing your memory on company policies. 

    Explore more tips for talking to your boss on Apartment Therapy. 

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