CFW Mental Health Blog

In recent years, the intersectionality of mental health and education has become increasingly apparent, shedding light on the disproportionate responsibility placed on the school system to address students' mental health needs. The aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic has only intensified this challenge, revealing a growing demand for mental health services in youth despite limitations on resources.

Emetophobia, the fear of vomiting, is an often-overlooked anxiety affecting 7-9% of school-aged children. Despite its prevalence, this silent fear can significantly contribute to school phobia and agoraphobia. As an expert in school phobia, agoraphobia, and OCD, it's crucial to recognize the signs and differentiate emetophobia to provide effective interventions.

The intersectionality of mental health and education is a complex tapestry where various threads intertwine, affecting students' well-being and academic performance.

The holiday season, often associated with joy and celebration, can be a challenging time for many individuals grappling with increased levels of stress, grief, and depression.

As we bid adieu to one year and welcome another, it's the perfect time to reflect, set intentions, and envision a year of growth both personally and professionally. Just as we guide our clients in creating SMART goals, let's embark on our own journey of intentional resolutions for the upcoming year.

As we continue to adjust to the ‘new normal’ of living through a pandemic, there can be a toll on our emotional well being. Public health decisions, such as wearing masks and social distancing, can cause people to feel isolated, depressed, and lonely.

Therapy more than just sessions with your therapist. It is a relationship built on commitment and trust that grows ‘beyond the surface’ – beyond the limitations of non-therapeutic relationships.

1. Self-Rating (Labeling/Downing): People sometimes choose to rate themselves and others based on accomplishment and performance and are often trying to measure up or prove themselves.
Adolescence can be challenging in many ways, and can become more complicated when mental health struggles are thrown in the mix!