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  • 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...

  • 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...