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Philanthropitch Goes Virtual

Philanthropitch Goes Virtual

Everyone involved with the San Antonio Mobile Mental Wellness Collaborative was excited in January when we learned that our project was a finalist for Philanthropitch San Antonio 2020, a fast-pitch competition for innovative nonprofits. Then COVID-19 happened…

The Highlight of My Career

The Highlight of My Career

  One short year ago, I spoke with six mental health nonprofit CEOs about an idea that wasn’t found anywhere in the country. The idea was simple: Bring a variety of mental health services and education into the schools where they are so desperately needed. Each...

Case Study: COVID-19 or Anxiety?

Case Study: COVID-19 or Anxiety?

Mental health challenges can come and go in your life. Right now during the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are experiencing mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression and panic. Read a case study of someone who felt anxiety creep back into her life because of the coronavirus.

How to Start Thinking About What’s Private and What Needs to be Said

How to Start Thinking About What’s Private and What Needs to be Said

People have all kinds of secrets that they share in therapy. Some people share deep trauma that they’ve had to hide in order to survive, others have secrets they’ve held onto because they’re afraid to be judged, and some people have secrets that have been passed on to them and entrusted to them that wreak havoc on their mental health.

Stress Signs

Stress Signs

What are the signs of stress? Besides looking for physical and emotional signs of stress, it is important to understand how your body reacts to stress.

Anxiety-Reducing Exercises

Anxiety-Reducing Exercises

Dear Therapist,
Self-isolation is really starting to get to me. My anxiety goes up easily and I don’t know what I should do. Can you give me some ideas on how to lower my anxiety?

Guilt at the Grocery Store

Guilt at the Grocery Store

Dear Therapist, Every time I go to the store I feel guilt. I feel guilt because I feel like I'm going to get sick. My anxiety is high and I don't know how handle it. Please help! - D Dear D, I'm sure you are aware of various resources available to help people stay out...

Self-Care as a Conscious Decision

Self-Care as a Conscious Decision

Self-care is an important part of our everyday lives. Without it, our mental and physical health may start to decline. There are various ways to engage in self-care. Taking an interest inventory can help narrow down what is best suited for your own personal self-care....

Not Fighting Grief

Not Fighting Grief

Hello, During this time of the year (March/April), I always have excessive problems with my mental health (since about 15 years old, I'm 20 now). In addition to the general time period, I'm also having heightened struggles due to the coronavirus outbreak. I'm feeling...

What is Anxiety?

What is Anxiety?

Every where you turn, people are talking about anxiety in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. But what exactly is anxiety?

Body Focused Therapies

Body Focused Therapies

Dear Therapist, I've never been the type of person who likes to sit and just talk about my problems. I'm a runner, I'm constantly on the go. I tried therapy once and felt like the therapist just wanted me to cry and talk about my feelings. I have some issues from my...

Your First Time Experiencing Anxiety in a Pandemic

Your First Time Experiencing Anxiety in a Pandemic

Dear Therapist,
Since the coronavirus has taken over our lives, I find myself having a negative physical reaction to reading and watching the news unfold every day. Can I be experiencing anxiety even if I’ve never had it before?

COVID-19 Can’t Stop JFS

COVID-19 Can’t Stop JFS

NOTICE: As of March 18, 2020, JFS is not seeing any client in person. However, JFS is still serving clients via telehealth. Read below for more details. Along with the rest of the world, Jewish Family Service of San Antonio is quickly figuring out how to function...

Youth Meet with Congressman Will Hurd About Mental Health

Youth Meet with Congressman Will Hurd About Mental Health

  When Congressman Will Hurd asked two South San ISD students if there is stigma associated with mental health, Mark, a South San Antonio high school senior, immediately answered, “Of course. 100 percent.” He knows. Mark admitted that he used to be part of the...

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