I was out yesterday and once again was reminded how fortunate I am to live in such a beautiful place, Boulder, Colorado. There is a smell to the air here that is unlike any scent I have encountered. What I truly love about where I live is the nature that surrounds me. To me, nature […]

Ideas, Quarantine

April 24, 2020

Navigating Quarantine Alone: My journey…your needs

Affirmations are phrases that you repeat to yourself over and over. Though incredibly simple in nature, they are powerful tools for improving emotional wellness. Our thoughts greatly influence our lives. The messages you send to yourself internally dictate how you think of yourself, your career, your social situation, and all other aspects of your life. […]

Ideas, Mindset

March 16, 2020

21 Positive Affirmations To Improve Mental Health

DENVER, CO — Samantha M. Ruth is a psychotherapist. Today she runs a counseling business; a business based from her own life transitions and is named Never Give Up. Never Give Up has also been Samantha’s personal mantra as she struggled to start her career over when she moved to Denver, CO for love, with […]

Media

March 16, 2020

Close-up Television & Radio

How to find stillness in the face of a global epidemic. With greater access to technologies and more individuals now declaring themselves informants or reporters, a wave of panic can be set off instantly with a simple opinion or post. How does anyone know what to believe? I may not know the answer to that, […]

Anxiety

March 12, 2020

6 Ways to Find Calm Intervention During a Panic Storm

When I look around, I see lights everywhere. I see couples holding hands. The air even smells festive. But the fact of the matter is, people everywhere are struggling in different ways. What they have in common is that they mostly sit back and observe, not wanting to disrupt the festivities. I’m here to let […]

Stress

December 6, 2019

Supporting Individuals Struggling with Mental Health During the Holidays

I’m extremely passionate about ending the stigma surrounding mental health. I believe that sharing our pain candidly, to heal and to help others heal, is a wonderful movement to create positive change and encourage mindfulness in our everyday lives. Mental Health & Bullying I wanted to create a safe space for others to be open, […]

Bullying

December 4, 2019

Stigma’s Surrounding Mental Health & Bullying

We live in a society where prejudgement and social preconceptions are everyday realities. When it comes to issues of sexual orientation, race, physical traits, and medical issues, these general attitudes end up forming our conversations and how we have them—for better or for worse. In the world of mental health, this kind of stigma plays […]

Therapy

February 5, 2019

Common Misconceptions About Therapy

Thanks to the ongoing efforts of medical doctors, mental health professionals, drug treatment counselors and many more people across our society, we are all moving towards a brighter future of comprehensive mental health and addiction treatment. Working with a huge number of clients from all walks of life over the years, I’ve come to realize […]

Addiction, Mental Health

December 19, 2018

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN ADDICTION AND MENTAL HEALTH

Are you feeling sad all the time with no understanding as to why? Have you wondered why you often feel low on energy or like there’s no purpose for the future? These are potential everyday symptoms that can be caused by mental health issues. This is an important issue that many people don’t stop to […]

Mental Health, Mental Illness, Mindset

November 26, 2018

Tips and Tricks To Hack Mental Health

5 Reasons To Stop Ignoring Your Mental Health The human brain is the foundation of everything that we value. The people that we love, the experiences that we cherish, the sensations that we enjoy so much—it all comes back to the brain. Why then, does our culture have such a problem with talking openly and […]

Mental Health, Support

October 9, 2018

5 Reasons To Stop Ignoring Your Mental Health

Clothing, food, and shelter are staples that we all need to survive. As a parent, your first and foremost responsibility is to ensure that your children have access to these basic needs on a daily basis. However, your parental responsibilities extend far beyond providing tangible objects. Often, the most valuable gifts you can pass on […]

Self Esteem, Teenagers

May 24, 2017

5 Ways To Improve Your Teen’s Self-Esteem

Depression is one of the most pervasive mental disorders in the United States. According to the ADAA (Anxiety & Depression Association of America), major depressive disorder affects more than 15 million Americans (6.7% of the population) in any given year. The ADAA also states that depression is the leading cause of disability for adults ages […]

Depression

May 18, 2017

6 Misconceptions About Depression

Depression is one of the most pervasive mental disorders in the United States. According to the ADAA (Anxiety & Depression Association of America), major depressive disorder affects more than 15 million Americans (6.7% of the population) in any given year. The ADAA also states that depression is the leading cause of disability for adults ages […]

Depression

May 18, 2017

6 Misconceptions About Depression