• Let's get familiarized with some concepts related to Mental Health


    Anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. The symptoms can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships.

    For more information on various types of anxiety disorders click below:


    For information on dealing with stress click below:




    Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. To be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms must be present for at least two weeks.

    For more information on various types of depressive disorders click below:




    Suicide is complicated and tragic, but it is often preventable. Knowing the warning signs for suicide and how to get help can help save lives.

    For more information on suicide signs, symptoms, and prevention:



    Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder:

    Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD) is a childhood condition of extreme irritability, anger, and frequent, intense temper outbursts. DMDD symptoms go beyond being a “moody” child—children with DMDD experience severe impairment that requires clinical attention.

    For more information on DMDD click below:



    Motivation and Getting Out of Your Way
    In this Mental Health Moment, LPC Mark Garza explores motivation and how we can get out of our own way of accomplishing things.
    Teen Dating Violence
    In this segment, LPC Ana Parra explores the subject of teen dating violence, including warning signs and what to do.
    Setting Healthy Boundaries
    In this segment, LPC Nenci Garcia explores how to set up healthy boundaries in relationships/friendships, etc. 
    Talking to Children about War
    In this segment, LPC, Christopher Cantu provides some tips on how to talk to kids about the conflict in Europe.  
    Listening & Communicating
    In this segment, LPC Miguel Garza explores the subject of listening and communication in relationships.
    Healthy Dating and Courting
    In this segment, our LPC Jeanette Gonzalez-Ballesteros covers healthy dating and courting. https://youtu.be/OpjRVgF7ByA
    Flirting and Dating
    In this segment, our LPC Jeanette Gonzalez-Ballesteros explores the topic of flirting and dating.
    In this segment, LPC Maricela Ponce explores the different types of relationships and how to tell when you might be in an unhealthy relationship.  https://youtu.be/VVHNKiXofF8
    The Role of Our Thoughts
    In this segment, Licensed Professional Counselor Mark Garza explores the role of our thoughts in our mental health. https://youtu.be/zm3xjv3DKAQ
    Covid-19 Fear
    In this segment, LPC Chris Cantu explores Covid fear and fear in general. https://youtu.be/l-XMI_mD9Qs
    Grief and the Holidays
    In this segment, Licensed Professional Counselor Nenci Garcia has some thoughts and ideas surrounding grief during the holiday period. https://youtu.be/iG6FYDlmwyw
    Holidays and Depression
    While the holidays are a time of joy for many people, it can also be a time when many people struggle. Our Licensed Professional Counselor, Miguel Garza explores that subject in this segment. https://youtu.be/j4sqtpYlkkg
    Positive Outcomes
    In this segment, Licensed Professional Counselor Ana Parra discusses how to focus on positive outcomes and creating a positive ending. https://youtu.be/V_gF7NHEf-g
    Stop and Listen
    In this latest segment, we explore a great way to help when worrying is weighing you down. https://youtu.be/pb9A9HLmauI
    Exercise to Help the Mind
    In this 60 Seconds of Self-Care segment, we explore using the body to help the mind. https://youtu.be/c01e9b4LBy4
    Using Music to Cope
    In this 60 Seconds of Self-Care segment, we explore how listening to music can be an effective coping skill. https://youtu.be/0pGkEBg6f1A
    Breathing Relaxation
    This video gives a helpful idea on how to deal with stress using your breathing. https://youtu.be/y8Q9V5geBWY
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