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How Covid-19 Might Increase the U.S Suicide Rate

Did you know that suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and in 2018 alone there was an estimated 1.4 million reported suicide attempts with 48,344 Americans dying by suicide in 2018 (you can learn more about suicide warnings and risk factors here). September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and with the coronavirus continuing on,...[ read more ]

The Importance of Employee Wellness

"The vision at Stillpoint Counseling is to decrease the effects of chronic stress in the lives of people in our community.  This is one way we can work towards that mission.  It is my passion to help people recognize stress in their body and feel empowered to transform it in order to see lasting change in their lives." ~Jessica King,...[ read more ]

How to Use Essential Oils to Ease Anxiety

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety affects more than 40 million adults in the United States aged 18 or older. If you’re one of them, you know firsthand how hard it can be to deal with and manage anxiety on a daily basis, especially when it hinders you from doing daily activities like going to work...[ read more ]

How Journaling For Five Minutes a Day Can Greatly Improve Your Mental Health

Although 2020 has been a mess of a year, one good thing to come out of it has been this new age of self-care and being more open when it comes to talking about mental health and mental health practices, especially on social media. One ‘trend’ that has boomed in recent years has been journaling. If you’re new to this...[ read more ]

If You’ve Experienced Trauma, EMDR Might Be For You

According to Merriam Webster, Trauma is defined as “a disordered psychic or behavioral state resulting from severe mental or emotional stress or physical injury.” While it’s completely normal to have an adverse reaction immediately after a traumatic event, there can sometimes be longer-term reactions such as unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, or strained relationships. Sometimes trauma manifests through physical symptoms like headaches,...[ read more ]

Social Media is Changing the Way We Talk About Mental Health

Mental illnesses like depression and anxiety are extremely common in the United States with nearly one in five U.S adults living with some sort of mental illness (more than 46 million in 2017). Living with a mental health issue can be extremely isolating, and hard to talk about especially with the stigma surrounding mental health.    However, lately, we’ve seen...[ read more ]

Smart Self-Care Tips for Introverts

Guest post by Melissa Howard of StopSuicide.info    Being an introvert means you approach life a little differently than your extroverted counterparts. Rather than seeking parties and company, you often prefer to do things on your own. A quiet evening in or even tackling a new project is typically more comfortable when done in solitude. Introverts have a unique set...[ read more ]

A Summer of Social Distancing

As the weather continues to heat up the coronavirus shows no signs of slowing down or letting up anytime soon with over 100,000 confirmed cases in North Carolina and over 4 million confirmed in the entire U.S. With that in mind, our summer plans are certain to change. Gone are the days of large family gatherings and cookouts with our...[ read more ]

Self-Care for Healthcare Professionals

By Amanda Smith, LCSW As healthcare professionals, it can often be challenging to practice good self-care because we are usually taking care of multiple other people at the same time. Working in healthcare during this global pandemic has made it nearly impossible to even think about the word “self-care” without feelings of pure exhaustion. Luckily, as healthcare professionals, we can...[ read more ]

Celebrating Two Years of Stillpoint

“At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless; Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is, But neither arrest nor movement. And do not call it fixity,  Where past and future are gathered. Neither movement from nor towards, Neither ascent nor decline. Except for the point, the still point, There would be...[ read more ]



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