Entries by Achieve Concierge

Understanding Gender Dysphoria

Gender dysphoria is an extreme discomfort that arises from a discrepancy between the gender that a person was assigned at birth and their experienced or expressed gender. People with gender dysphoria can experience severe anguish from the inability to relate to their assigned gender, leaving them to feel overwhelmed by a deep feeling of being […]

When You’re Ready to Quit Smoking for Good

Deciding to give up tobacco is one of the most important decisions you can make to better your overall health. Just two years after you quit smoking, you’ll experience a wide range of benefits, including: A tremendous decrease in risk of stroke A decrease in heart rate and blood pressure: some former smokers achieve the […]

Supporting the Mental Health of Your Loved Ones

There’s no sugarcoating it: watching someone you love struggle with symptoms of mental illness can be one of the most heart-wrenching and confusing experiences you will ever endure. Though you wish you could, you may not know how to help someone grappling with mental turmoil. Every person deals with mental illness uniquely; searching for answers […]

Staying Motivated During a Crisis

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused many people to undergo intense lifestyle changes with no clear end in sight. We grappled with a newfound loss of control and crippling uncertainty. These widespread negative feelings gave rise to a global mental health crisis. Panic, anxiety, and stress seemed into our personal and professional lives. Between working […]

The Difference Between Anxiety and Worry

Although the words worry and anxiety are often used interchangeably, the way we experience them is incredibly distinct. The two are separate emotional states which each have unique effects on your current and long-term mental health. A person experiencing worry tends to feel it in their mind, while a person experiencing anxiety may feel it […]

The Link Between Nutrition and Mental Health

It’s common knowledge that your diet directly influences your health. Your eating choices affect your weight, skin, and gut health. They can put you at risk of chronic illnesses like heart disease and diabetes. The food you eat affects nearly every aspect of your life, from your athletic performance to the way you interact with […]

Five Ways to Help Your Loved One Stay Sober

Addiction is a family disease. It affects each person within the family dynamic in a unique way. If your loved one is battling an addiction, you’ll want to do everything possible to help them succeed in recovering from this disease. While we may not intend to hinder our loved one’s recovery, without the proper knowledge, […]

Telehealth Doesn’t Work for Everyone

There is no doubt that the current pandemic has created numerous obstacles for each of us. For those who were receiving in-person therapeutic services before the pandemic, the challenges were felt almost immediately. Scheduled appointments were put on hold indefinitely while healthcare officials scrambled to figure out how to best assist the community in need. […]

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

If you look around you, you’ll notice a growing trend of people encouraging one another to speak freely about their struggles with mental health. It’s become increasingly normal for people to share their experiences with mental illness in an attempt to let others know that they are not alone while striving to normalize mental health […]