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  • How to convince an addict to get help

    Stan Popovich, Special to the Village News|Updated May 2, 2024

    Many people who struggle with alcohol or drugs have a difficult time getting better. There are many reasons why these people do not get the help they need to get better. Many family members who see their loved ones struggle have a very difficult time in getting their loved ones assistance. Here are six suggestions on how to convince a person struggling with alcohol or drugs to get the help they need to get better. 1. Family intervention The most popular way to get someone the help they need is to do a family intervention....

  • Seven ways on how to stop constant worrying in your life

    Stan Popovich, Special to the Village News|Updated Apr 4, 2024

    Do you find yourself worrying about everything that is going on around you? It can be very tiring and depressing to constantly worry about your family, your job, your health, and everything else that is happening. Having things out of your control is very scary. As a result, here are seven tips on how to overcome the cycle of worry and fear in your life. 1. Focus on the facts of your situation; not your thoughts: When people are stressed out, they rely on their fearful and depressing thoughts. Your fearful thoughts are...

  • Six tips on how to discuss your mental health with others

    Stan Popovich, Special to the Village News|Updated Feb 29, 2024

    It can be frustrating to struggle with your mental health and to get your family and friends to understand where you are coming from. Although most people may be understanding, there is usually one or two people who will make things more challenging for you. As a result, here are six suggestions on how to deal with the people you know regarding your mental health situation. 1. Listen to the professionals: Your friends may mean well, but when it comes down to it, the professionals are aware of your circumstances more than anyo...

  • Six reasons why you should take your mental health seriously

    Stan Popovich, Special to the Village News|Updated Feb 1, 2024

    Many people underestimate the impact that mental illness can have on an individual or family. It can be difficult to admit that you have a mental health problem in your life. Secondly, it can be just as difficult in getting the people you know to understand your situation without making any kinds of judgments. As a result, here are six reasons why you should make your mental health an important priority in your life. 1. Your situation will improve if you get help: Your anxieties and fears can be challenging to manage and...

  • Manage the fear and anxiety of the unknown

    Stan Popovich, Special to Village News|Updated Jan 6, 2021

    Almost everybody worries about what will happen in the future. The prospect of not knowing if something good or bad will happen in the near future can produce a lot of fear and anxiety. As a result, use these techniques and suggestions to manage this fear of dealing with the unknown. First, remember that no one can predict the future with 100% certainty. Even if the thing that you are afraid of does happen, there are circumstances and factors that you can’t predict which can be used to your advantage. For instance, let’s say...

  • Find a good mental health counselor

    Stan Popovich, Special to Village News|Updated Dec 2, 2020

    Many people have a difficult time in finding an effective mental health counselor. Just like everything in life, there are good counselors and not-so-great counselors. The key is to find one who will help you solve your current mental health problems. If you do not know what you are looking for or where to start, then here are a few ideas in how to find a good mental health counselor. Talk to your doctor or primary care physician. Your medical or family doctor is a great source in finding a good counselor. Explain to your...