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This Mood Swing Quiz Will Help You Discover the Cause of Your Changing Emotions

“Mood swings, whatever the cause, can have negative effects on your life… Talking through this with a professional can help you recognize when it happens, why it happens, and what strategies to use so you can work through it in a more productive way.”

The No BS Guide to Eliminating Stress

“If we experience chronic stress,” Rigney says, “our body continues to function at this heightened level and eventually believes this unhealthy state to be the way we are supposed to function.”

The No BS Guide to Organizing Your Feelings

“Many issues that we believe are simple are actually quite complicated and confusing,” Rigney says. “If you are having difficulty, it is because making these changes is difficult. That is why professionals are around. Getting help to change unwanted patterns can be very rewarding.”

The Next WebThe Next Web
People are turning to subreddits in lieu of traditional counseling

“It’s something you can do from the comfort of your home, especially if you have social anxiety, it can be a much more comfortable setting to reach out for help. Going in to see a therapist one-on-one may be too overwhelming for someone.”

Hopes & FearsHopes & Fears
New Yorkers' seven most common anxieties, illustrated

“Increasing mindfulness means focusing on what change you can affect right now, in this moment. You cannot change the past and you cannot predict the future; those are two places anxiety manifests itself. You can only affect the present time. Understanding this concept and learning to use it multiple times a day can help take your heightened anxiety and bring it into a healthy range.”

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