By Emily Runyan | February 2, 2024

Couples therapy can be the beginning of the healing process and reconnection that many people need to see their relationship last. There wasn’t a handbook on how to...

By Emily Runyan | December 22, 2023

What It is and How to Treat It:

Seasonal Affective Disorder, sometimes referred to as seasonal depression, is a common occurrence that affects many people on an annual...

By Emily Runyan | September 29, 2023

Your loved one has just come out as LGBTQIA+, and you may feel like your world has just been upended. You love them but their identity may feel like it’s in conflict...

  • There are no suggestions because the search field is empty.

Couples therapy can be the beginning of the healing process and reconnection that many people need to see their relationship last. There wasn’t a handbook on how to stand the test of time given to you when you got together, but there are tools and advice that can help you and your partner rediscover your...

Continue Reading

What It is and How to Treat It:

Seasonal Affective Disorder, sometimes referred to as seasonal depression, is a common occurrence that affects many people on an annual basis. Most attribute the symptoms to the sun setting early, however, that is not always a factor in each case. Learning exactly what...

Continue Reading

Your loved one has just come out as LGBTQIA+, and you may feel like your world has just been upended. You love them but their identity may feel like it’s in conflict with your Christian values. If it’s your child, the future you imagined for them might be very different from the one they now have in front of...

Continue Reading

It’s the new year and everyone is talking about resolutions. As someone who has been struggling with the same thing for a very long time, resolutions can feel like a helpful way to actually make a lasting change. Or, they can be a source of anxiety and frustration.

Continue Reading

It’s no secret that our brains are complex organs. They control everything from our thoughts and emotions to our physical movements. So when something goes wrong with our brains, it can profoundly impact our lives.

Continue Reading

The following is Part 2 in a 4-Part Series of Self-Care experiments, conducted and reported on by the fabulous Psychology intern: Adra Brown. For more “Experiments in Self-Care“, see Part 1: Mindfulness Meditation or Part 2: Tidying Up.

Continue Reading

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health struggles in the United States. It affects approximately 19% of the population of individuals 18 years and older. Whereas 9% of children and teens are reported to have anxiety. You may be wondering, “How does anxiety affect couples, moms, dads, teens, and...

Continue Reading

If you are among the 45 million Americans who go on a diet each year, you are likely among the estimated 95% who eventually “fall off the bandwagon” and regain the weight. With an estimated five percent success rate, programs that promise quick & easy weight loss present pretty grim odds. If diets only...

Continue Reading

As a parent of three teenagers, I understand the turmoil of parenting kids in this stage of life.

Adolescence is a time for our teens to learn about themselves. Their likes, dislikes, abilities, and talents, who they are in relationships, what their limits are, and how they respond in different situations....

Continue Reading

If you’re like most parents, you expend fair amounts of emotional energy worrying about how to protect your child from the stresses of growing up in an uncertain world. This article is for you, as loving parents of stressed or anxious teens, and for your teen, who is truly doing the best they can. These...

Continue Reading

The last post (Part 1:Create A Vision) dealt with creating a vision of your life when you have achieved your healthy lifestyle goals. (And keep your eyes open for Part 3: Evaluating Your Progress). It encouraged you to focus on the details of what your relationships, hobbies, emotions, and daily living...

Continue Reading

[This article is Part 3 in a series on creating long-term healthy lifestyle. Check out Part 1: Create Your Vision, and Part 2: Set A Goal, before reading part 3.]

Continue Reading

In this quickie article I will simply summarize what Dr. Ralph Carson cites as the 5 Elements of Healing the Brain from depression, bad habits, compulsive behavior, or addiction:

Continue Reading

Breakups can be painful. Especially, if you really put your hopes into the relationship. It’s understandable to feel like you’ve been done wrong and to be thinking of the other person a lot. You may even still be wishing you could get back together. Or, you could be feeling an emptiness and/or rejection....

Continue Reading

Healthy living is central to a vibrant and happy life, and seeking to make healthy lifestyle changes is a laudable goal. However, when we try to fit ourselves into the boxes of diet fads, fitness crazes, or whatever our neighbor is doing, we may be setting ourselves up for failure. Here are some helpful tips...

Continue Reading

Whether or not you are religious, cultivating “spirituality” can bring richness and meaning to your life, and can improve mental health outcomes. “Spirituality” means different things depending on the a person’s culture, upbringing, or religious proclivity. For the purposes of this article, I’ll define the...

Continue Reading

We’re moving into the holiday season, and while we can probably think of so many reasons to be grateful, we can also think of a million reasons to feel stressed. There just doesn’t seem to be enough time, money, or cheer to last until January. We have so many things to do; decorate, bake, buy gifts, and...

Continue Reading

Being an LGBTQIA+ ally is something that should be done all year long, not just during Pride month. Pride month is a time to celebrate how far the LGBTQIA+ community has come, but there is still much work to be done. LGBTQIA+ people are still discriminated against in many aspects of their lives, and allies...

Continue Reading

We are one-week post-Valentine’s Day when the hype and thrill have faded, flowers have withered, and chocolates have been gobbled. Now that the official “love day” has passed, we are left with the day-to-day puzzle of living with and loving a partner who doesn’t always make us feel as special as we would...

Continue Reading

“What if I told you, there was something you could do right now, that would have an immediate positive benefit for your brain, including your mood and your focus…and that could last a long time, protecting your brain from conditions like depression and alzheimers?

Continue Reading

You and your spouse used to bond over eating out & pigging out, watching TV, or partying (or all of the above), but you have decided to make some changes and start living healthier. You’ve started to exercise, or you’re cooking fresh meals, or you’re drinking less, and as a result you’re noticing...

Continue Reading

A sustainable approach to healthy living begins with a clear goal in mind that considers all the complexities that encompass your life. The first step is to envision your “map”, or all the details of what your life will be like when you’re at your health potential. Read on to learn how to create a clear...

Continue Reading

The following is Part 1 in a 4-Part Series of Self-Care experiments, conducted and reported on by the fabulous intern: Adra Brown

Continue Reading

“Mindfulness” is a buzzword lately, and with good reason. Countless studies tout it’s benefits, ranging from enhanced memory & decision-making, to improved relationships, to reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression. I personally practice mindfulness meditation regularly, “attempt” to practice it with my...

Continue Reading

The following is Part 2 in a 4-Part Series of Self-Care experiments, conducted and reported on by the fabulous Psychology intern: Adra Brown. For more “Experiments in Self-Care“, see Part 1: Mindfulness Meditation.

Continue Reading

Life transitions, such as moving or starting a new job, hold both the excitement of untapped opportunity, and the stress that comes with change. During these transitions, health and wellness-related goals often take a backseat.

Continue Reading

If you are paying for therapy as “out-of-network” from your current health insurance, we have good news! The app Reimbursify can clear up the hassle for where the claim should go and when you will be reimbursed. At Tennessee Mental Wellness, we recognize that it can feel overwhelming and off-putting to go...

Continue Reading

Our relationships and mental wellness are absorbing the impact of a highly polarized culture. Whether it’s politics, religion, parenting, or lifestyle choices, we are increasingly affected by doubling down on differences. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Differences do and always will exist, but our...

Continue Reading

It’s the end of January, which means the majority of people have given up on their New Year’s Resolutions. Only to try again next year. Why is it so hard to change?

Continue Reading

Your loved one has just come out as LGBTQIA+, and you may feel like your world has just been upended. You love them but their identity may feel like it’s in conflict with your Christian values. If it’s your child, the future you imagined for them might be very different from the one they now have in front of...

Continue Reading