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What the Riots Can Teach Us About Our Own Mental Health

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” This was written by author Charles Dickens over 150 years ago in his novel A Tale Of Two Cities, and they’re words that still seem to ring true today. Across the country, we’ve seen peaceful protests for racial equality and justice overshadowed by dangerous unrest and riots. What started as a non-violent plea for change, to right those who have been wronged, has erupted into chaos and lawlessness. The end result is a damaged and divided nation. 


Regardless of your thoughts or feelings about the current state of our country, there’s one thing that’s certain —  choosing to do the same things over and over without true change will never fix the problem. Change is hard, and oftentimes it’s easier to just put a bandaid on the situation and hope that it goes away. Unfortunately, this approach rarely works. 


The same is true when it comes to our own mental health. Choosing to ignore symptoms of an unhealthy condition will not only allow it to continue —over time, it can fester and evolve, becoming more serious, and harder to treat. It is only through seeking out the root cause of our problems that we can take the necessary steps to change, and ultimately heal. 


During this difficult and trying time in history, it’s common for people to experience feelings of fear, anger, anxiety, and depression. Although these feelings are normal and to be expected, for some people, they can compromise their ability to cope and create problems that seep into and affect other areas of their daily lives.


At Blair Wellness Group of Beverly Hills, we offer treatment and treatments for those dealing with anxiety, anger problems, mood disorders, depression, and more. If you are facing challenges that you just can’t seem to overcome and they’re creating a shadow over your life, it’s important to seek out and address the root of the problem so you can effectively treat it, and return to a state of normalcy once again. Ignoring the problem or trying to fix it on your own will likely not result in the desired outcome. What we are learning from current events can also be applied to our mental health — it takes time, but more importantly, it takes a concerted effort to achieve positive and lasting change. 


Recognizing a Problem

The first step toward overcoming a problem is to acknowledge that there is one. We live in a time where it’s natural to post every trivial detail of one’s life on social media, giving the world the impression of living a happy, healthy life, regardless of what we are actually feeling or going through. It’s okay to discuss the “good” things, but we always avoid uncomfortable or difficult topics. This unhealthy focus on the positive while ignoring our problems only fuels feelings of helplessness and being stuck in a never-ending cycle that may eventually spiral out of control.  


The first step in creating a plan for regaining control of your life is acknowledging that what you’re feeling or going through isn’t just something that you have to live with. Seeking out the  proper guidance and support can help you learn how to cope with and even overcome problems in a healthy and constructive way. At Blair Wellness Group, our clients come to us in confidence, many choosing the concierge-style of care that we offer, allowing them to pay with cash instead of using their health insurance. Working with us offers our clients the privacy, respect, and trust they deserve. 


Identifying Cause and Why People Are At a Higher Risk Now, More Than Ever

Determining the root cause of any problem is the only way to hope for an effective resolution. When it comes to treatment or treatment for psychological conditions, it’s also imperative to recognize that no two people have the same combination of circumstances and therefore each should be treated as an individual. That’s why, at Blair Wellness Group, Dr. Blair provides a personalized, client-centered approach to treatment to address specific needs and goals.


If you feel like life is more stressful now, than it ever has been before, you’re not alone. We live in a unique time in history where we have had multiple, life-changing events within a short period of time. In just the past year, we’ve experienced (and continue to experience) a worldwide health pandemic. We also have a country that’s been torn apart because of racial injustice. In addition to these 21st-century milestones, we’ve also heard about an unprecedented number of natural disasters and deaths, leaving many to wonder if we are nearing the end of times. 


Although it can be easy to get caught up in the negativity and peril that surrounds us, it’s important to remember that there is hope. There is still much good in the world, and you’re not alone. If you are feeling the effects of our distressing times and it’s more than you can cope with, reach out to Blair Wellness Group for help. We are committed to helping you find effective solutions to overcome your challenges and regain control of your life.    



Request Your Appointment at Blair Wellness Group

If you’re interested in learning more about Blair Wellness Group and how we can help you, the first step is to make an appointment. You may feel like you have lost control, but you have the power to change your life through support and guidance from Dr. Blair. We specialize in a variety of treatments for depression, anxiety, and addiction, as well as relationship counseling, plus stress and anger management, and more.

We understand that finding the right psychologist is of the utmost importance, and we want you to know that we will be there for you when you need us. With our concierge-style of care, we offer lunchtime, evening, and even weekend appointments, seven days a week. We respect your time and know that it can be hard to schedule treatments around your busy schedule, and you may not always be able to make a trip to our office. For your convenience, we also offer teletherapy services so that we can be available to you at any time or place. 

Are you ready to live a healthier life where you feel more in control? Take the first step and schedule an appointment with Dr. Blair today. 


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