Author name: Sasha Weedowitch

Silent Suffering: Supporting the Mental Health of Healthcare Professionals

In a recent study involving over 10,000 healthcare workers (HCWs), concerning statistics were revealed: These numbers are more than just statistics; they represent the silent suffering that plagues healthcare professionals across the globe. Even more concerning is the fact that 1 in 5 healthcare professionals meets the threshold for diagnosable mental disorders, potentially necessitating clinical

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Understanding Vicarious Trauma

Vicarious trauma, often referred to as secondary traumatic stress or compassion fatigue, is a psychological and emotional phenomenon that affects individuals who are regularly exposed to the traumatic experiences of others. This condition primarily impacts professionals and volunteers in fields such as victim services, law enforcement, emergency medical services, and fire services. It is a

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Wheels and Bytes: Rethinking Support in the Age of the Internet

In the modern era, the internet has revolutionized how we seek assistance and gather information. It’s remarkable how we’ve transitioned from relying on traditional support networks to turning to the virtual realm for guidance. Consider this: Why wait for a face-to-face heart-to-heart with a friend about relationship troubles when Google can instantly provide insights from

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Without information about the endocannabinoid system, a trauma-informed approach becomes uninformed.

Within the depths of our being lies an extraordinary ally—the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Often referred to as our body’s inner healer, the ECS orchestrates a symphony of balance, offering relaxation, appetite control, sound sleep, memory modulation, enhanced protection, neuroprotection, and neuroregeneration. In this enlightening blog post, we explore the wondrous capabilities of the ECS in

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Misdiagnosed PTSD: The Hidden Struggle and the Importance of Accurate Diagnosis

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a complex mental health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Unfortunately, PTSD has acquired a false public image, primarily associated with veterans and often portrayed in a negative light, involving criminal acts, shootings, and similar incidents. However, it is important to recognize that the majority of PTSD survivors lead

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Navigating Mental Health Support: Understanding the Differences Between Coaching, Psychotherapy, and Psychiatry

When seeking support for mental health concerns, it’s essential to understand the different options available. Mental health coaching, psychotherapy, and psychiatry are three distinct approaches that can provide valuable assistance. In this blog post, we will explore the characteristics, benefits, and potential risks associated with each approach, empowering you to make informed decisions about your

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Unveiling the Endocannabinoidome: Nurturing Mental Well-being Amidst Life’s Challenges

In today’s fast-paced world, mental health challenges such as stress, anxiety, depression, burnout, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have become increasingly prevalent. While traditional approaches play a vital role, exploring the fascinating world of the endocannabinoidome offers a new perspective on nurturing mental well-being. In this article, we’ll delve into the intricate relationship between the

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