Making Stepfamilies Work


Smart Strategies to Make Stepfamilies Work Researchers estimate that nearly 50 percent of all first marriages end in divorce. This high rate has led to a boom in the number of stepfamilies. But their success rate doesn't appear any better - roughly 60 percent of second marriages end in divorce. Therapists who work with [...]

Making Stepfamilies Work2024-05-15T13:48:26-05:00

How to Help Mom Happily Celebrate Mother’s Day


With empathy and care, we offer insights that can help you show your mom she’s special this Mother’s Day. If you’re used to traditional celebrations, our advice may surprise you. Ask Mom What She Really Wants Commonly, folks treat Mom to Mother’s Day brunch, and that's certainly a valid way [...]

How to Help Mom Happily Celebrate Mother’s Day2024-05-10T14:20:19-05:00

Could Your TRD Use a Little TLC?


According to a journal article recently published in World Psychiatry, at least 30% of people diagnosed with depression struggle with treatment-resistant depression. If you have not received significant relief via prescribed antidepressants, you meet the criteria for TRD. We help people in Greater Milwaukee move past TRD at American Behavioral Clinics. [...]

Could Your TRD Use a Little TLC?2024-04-25T12:08:52-05:00

Do You Need More Sunshine in Your Life?


As we roll into the middle of spring, we start to see the sun more around Milwaukee. Longer days may lead to visions of outdoor activities. They also provide an opportunity to enhance our well-being. Make Going Outside a Priority Are you getting plenty of sunlight? Advice varies by source, but we all need [...]

Do You Need More Sunshine in Your Life?2024-04-24T15:58:48-05:00

How to Have Fun When You Don’t Feel Fun


Some folks have fun down to a science. They work in the leisure sciences field. These experts' research confirms that fun is good for us. Still, fun's importance doesn't always mean we can easily experience it. Fun Can’t Be Forced If you've ever attended a gathering while distracted by negative thoughts, you know that you [...]

How to Have Fun When You Don’t Feel Fun2024-03-29T12:21:10-05:00

May is Mental Health Awareness Month


Since 1949, the United States has observed Mental Health Awareness Month every May. There are many events across the county during the month that are held to bring awareness of mental health issues, reduce the stigma of having a mental illness, and the help available for mental health issues. Each year has a specific [...]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month2024-04-24T16:19:44-05:00

What to Do When Failure Stops You in Your Tracks


We humans can feel failure quite deeply. Some setbacks even cause us pain that might freeze a person in their tracks. If you're currently feeling stuck due to failure, you can confidently follow our advice. Reframe Your Inner Thoughts About Failure Our society divides people into successes and failures. As a [...]

What to Do When Failure Stops You in Your Tracks2024-03-22T14:30:13-05:00

10 Ways to Overcome Loneliness


Loneliness can be challenging, but there are many strategies to overcome it and connect with others. Here are 10 ways to overcome loneliness. Join clubs or groups: Find communities with shared interests such as book clubs, sports teams, hobby groups, or volunteer organizations. Meeting regularly with like-minded people can help you build connections. Attend [...]

10 Ways to Overcome Loneliness2024-03-13T13:52:26-05:00

Can Self-Care Boost Your Mental Health?


Self-care has become an important player in the pursuit of human wellness during the 2020s. At American Behavioral Clinics, we hope you make room for self-care in your life. It offers whole-person benefits. Self-Care Reduces Stress Whether we are meditators, readers, bubble-bathers, fine-diners, or contemplative walkers, our preferred self-care practice provides [...]

Can Self-Care Boost Your Mental Health?2024-02-21T15:53:04-06:00

The Value of Whole-Body Wellness to Your Mental Health


When we thoughtfully address our overall wellness, we boost our ability to achieve and maintain good mental health. Let's explore implementing that concept today. Our Habits Impact Our Well-Being Good habits can boost our mental health. Practicing daily personal hygiene makes us feel confident. A reliable sleep regimen restores us. When [...]

The Value of Whole-Body Wellness to Your Mental Health2024-02-02T17:39:29-06:00