Tag Archives: Anxiety Disorders

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Helpful Holiday Tips from the ARC

Holiday gatherings can be challenging for those with social anxiety, consider some of these tips to help make the event less anxiety provoking. continue reading »

For My Friend-Who Asked

Sometimes we all need a reminder to keep on our path. Mary shares a beautiful poem she wrote for a close friend who needed such a reminder. It might be worth a share to someone you know. continue reading »

Eating Disorders Are Frequently Co-Morbid With Anxiety Disorders

Have you ever wondered if anxiety and eating disorders had a common thread? Writer Helen Fields offers insight into how these two disorders relate. continue reading »

Guest Post: 5 Ways Travel Can Help Overcome a Negative Mindset

Traveling can free the mind in ways you might not expect. “Approach your trip with a mission to discover yourself as much as you discover your destination,” encourages The Unstuck Team. continue reading »

What Does Your Anxiety Look Like?

Art Therapist Jessica Kimmel explains how art therapy helped her. “Art-making has made these thoughts feel less threatening and helped me talk about my experiences on my own terms. Seeing my anxiety objectively on paper, instead of feeling it in my body, also helps me find solutions to it.” continue reading »

My Story: Finding the Light

An ARC visitor shares her personal walk with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and how she found the strength to fight through the OCD. She has asked that this remains anonymous. “My hope is that my story can somehow be of help to you… I want to tell you that you are not alone, you are strong, and you can do this! It may seem too big at times, but be brave, seek help, be persistent and disciplined through therapy, and know that you can beat this!” continue reading »

Exiting the Maze: A Spiritual Answer to Psychological Chaos

Author Nathan Cole explains his OCD as being “chained in a mental prison that I could not escape.” He paints a picture of what so many feel when battling this disorder. Read about the darkness he experienced and how finding faith led him out. continue reading »

Shy Bladder? You Aren’t Alone.

“Going to” public places can be very difficult for those of us that have social anxiety but “going” in public places can be very difficult for those of us that have a specific kind of social anxiety called Paruresis (par-yoo-ree-sis). Do you or someone you know of experience this? Alan Carriero LMSW, of OCD Grand Rapids, shares successful treatment options for this Shy Bladder Syndrome. continue reading »

With the Blink of an Eye

Chris Mason is offering hope to others as he shares his personal stories of living with Tourette’s and OCD. He has published books on Tourette’s and is in the process of writing more books including one on OCD. Read what living with OCD and Tourette’s has been like for him in “With the Blink of an Eye” and consider sharing your story to be included in his newest book. Check our hope section for upcoming ARC presentations including one this fall on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. continue reading »

Guest Post: I Am Not “So OCD”: Creating a Stigma-Free School Environment

Ever hear someone say, “I’m so OCD?” A lot of people use the phrase, but few understand what OCD REALLY is. Alison Dotson shares how students can discuss in a school setting. continue reading »

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