5 Tips to Transition into the New Year in a Healthy Fashion

Moving into a new year is always filled with emotion: while it is filled with the excitement and hope associated with flipping the calendar, it also presents unspoken pressure to improve our lives. Making life improvements can feel daunting, and as we enter the new year still amid a global pandemic, this year is no

Conquering Holiday Stress Amid the Pandemic

The holiday season marks a busy and stressful time of year. There can be a lot of joy throughout the season, but for many individuals the holidays also bring a lot of stress and anxiety. As traditions and get-togethers may look different this year amid the pandemic, experiencing increased stress before or during this time

5 Tips for the Road to Recovery

September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. According to the Addiction Center, almost 21 million Americans have at least one addiction, yet only 10% of them receive treatment. Recovery is a difficult process that introduces many obstacles. It is especially harder for those who feel alone and do not have a strong support

Three Tips for Managing Stress in Times of Uncertainty

The saying “the only thing certain is change” has perhaps never been truer than it is now.  Everything seems to be up in the air these days. School plans, work plans, social activities, sporting events – the list of uncertainty can go on and on. Times of such uncertainty can, and often times will, lead

How Do I Manage My PTSD During the 4th of July?

June was Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month, but for many, July is the time when their PTSD becomes hard to manage. Specifically, the Fourth of July and its booming fireworks displays can trigger a myriad of negative reactions for all those who have served in the military or witnessed gun violence.   More than

Turning Summertime Stress into Summertime Success

While most people associate summer with care-free fun and time spent outdoors, those expectations may not be a reality for everyone. For some, summer can be a surprisingly busy season with responsibilities and work. For others, a lack of backyard gatherings or adventures on the calendar can be a glaring void. One of the hardest

Recent Article Published by Greenville News: Isolation, anxiety: SC crisis hotlines see spike of calls since coronavirus pandemic

Article by: Daniel J. Gross, Greenville News    Published 6:14 a.m. ET April 15, 2020 | Updated 10:42 a.m. ET April 15, 2020 A growing focus among mental health professionals amid the coronavirus pandemic isn’t efforts to add services or alter programs — it’s re-branding. “We should be calling it ‘physical distancing,’ not ‘social distancing,’” said

Recent story by Fox Carolina: Mental Health Facilities Seeing Less Patients Amid Coronavirus Concerns

In a recent story amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Fox Carolina interviewed Havenwood Behavioral’s Administrator Mike Rowley and Dr. James Lee concerning the downturn in the number of patients being seen at the Havenwood facility. Read the full article below: GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (FOX Carolina) – Times continue changing and it has more effects than many realize, including

Reducing Anxiety on Valentine’s Day

As a child, Valentine’s Day is filled with candy hearts, red and pink streamers draped on ceilings of classrooms and sweet greetings exchanged among friends. As we get older, however, the holiday can turn into something different than what we experienced as a child.   While the holiday can be romantic and wonderful, it can

Money Disorders and Mental Health

The New Year can cause a whirlwind of different emotions, from anxiety about the year ahead to stress caused from over-spending during the holiday season.   Irresponsible financial habits commonly stem as a coping mechanism to an anxiety or depressive related disorder. While overspending or underspending may offer a temporary relief or euphoria, either can