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This Week At Wasatch Family Therapy 2/10/14

This Week At Wasatch Family Therapy 2/10/14

Clair Mellenthin, LCSW on KUTV Fresh Living: Love and The 5 Love Languages

Monday, February 10, 1 pm

As Valentine’s Day approaches, it might be helpful to understand the “language” that your special someone speaks. Tune in at 1 pm today as Clair Mellenthin discusses love and how people express love through their “love language.”

Julie Hanks, LCSW on KSL Studio 5: Supporting Early-Return LDS Missionaries

Tuesday, February 11, 1 pm

Many missionaries and family members often struggle when they are unable to complete their LDS mission. Tune in a 1 pm and join Dr. Kris Doty and Julie Hanks as they discuss the best ways to support an early-return missionary.

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The Psychology of Black Friday Shopping: Julie Hanks on KSL Morning News

Julie Hanks joined Andrew Wittenberg of KSL Morning News to talk about the psychology of Black Friday shopping and what might cause the craziness that we sometimes see in the stores.

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What Your Therapist Won’t Tell You: WSJ Marketwatch Interview

What Your Therapist Won’t Tell You: WSJ Marketwatch Interview

If you’re considering therapy, this is an interesting read. I share a few insights for this Marketwatch piece by Quentin Fottrell about some things that you may want to be aware of before you enter therapy. For example, therapy is costly but effective, coaches are different than licensed therapists, not all therapists have taken their turn on “the couch” as a client in therapy. Here are a few…

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Ask A Therapist: Feeling Depressed, Angry, And Irritable

I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety a little more than a year ago, although I have been feeling this way for a really long time. I feel like I‚Äôm angry all the time. I want to be happy, but sometimes I feel like the anger is just always there. I have a wonderful husband and family and am happy with them, but I just cannot seem to shake this feeling. The littlest things bother me to where I can hold a grudge. I feel like I’m irritable a lot of the time and sometimes, I feel as though I could just scream at any moment. Other times, I just feel like crying. I would really appreciate some feedback about this and maybe some type of mental exercises that I can do to start controlling all this built up anger before it gets any worse.

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Before And After: Virtual Tour Of Wasatch’s New Office Suite

I couldn’t be more thrilled about our new office suite… just down the hall. Same address ūüôā but bigger, and better able to serve our clients. Here’s the transformation…

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Utah Social Worker Julie Hanks Nominated For National Media Award

One of my passions is using the Internet share helpful information on mental health and family relationship topics. I love writing and sharing and I feel best about myself when I am making a difference for good in the world.

So, it’s was “icing on the cake” when I found out that this website JulieHanks.com has been nominated for a National Association of Social Work 2012 media award! What an honor to be recognized nationally for my efforts to use the media for the inspire and help others.

So, here’s where I need your help! Now that I’ve been nominated, the final awards will be determined by # of votes online. If you’ve benefited from this website I’d really appreciate your vote.

Click here to vote online

(You’re required to offer your email address for verification, you have to vote in every category, & I’m the first one listed in the website category “JulieHanks.com”

Oh, there is also an option to leave a comment. If you do that too, I owe you a big hug and double “thank you”!

March is National Social Work Month and I am proud to be among the 640,000 social workers in the US.

 

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I Feel Like A Failure. Am I Depressed?

I just feel like there’s nothing I can do right. All I want is to be good at something, but there is always someone better than me. I’ve cut myself hundreds of times because I just hate myself so much. I’ve tried to lose weight and lost it, and then gained it back. I’m so mad at myself for gaining it all back, I’m mad at myself for¬† not being able to show people what I can do when it matters. I feel like a loser. I get angry all the time too, and have no patience with people.¬† I’ve always told myself to never lose¬† hope, and right now I have no hope. Sometimes I pray at night, hoping I’ll die in the night and not wake up in the morning. I’ve told my Mom that I want to see a therapist and need help, but she took it as a joke. I don’t know who to turn to and I don’t know what to do with life (15 year old female teen).

A: Thank you for writing in for help. It sounds like you have an illness called major depression. While I can’t diagnose you in this forum, you do need to be seen and evaluated by a physician or mental health therapist ASAP.¬† How brave of you to reach out to your mom for help, and I’m sorry she didn’t take you seriously. Did you tell your mom about the depth of your hopelessness, your self-harm, and how much you hate yourself? Please reach out to her again and be completely honest with her about the depth of your despair so she can feel the urgency. Sometimes parents don’t know how to handle a child’s emotional pain. Please go to her again and tell her in firm way, “Mom, I need to see a therapist as soon as possible. I am very depressed, I’m hurting myself, and having thoughts of wanting to die. I’m scared and I need your help. Please take me to the doctor or therapist.”¬†

If your mom doesn’t understand depression or mental illnesses, you may want to have her read some of the resources on PsychCentral so she has a deeper understanding of what you’re going through. If your mom still doesn’t respond to you, please reach out to a school counselor or another trusted relative for help. There is help and treatment for the symptoms that you’re describing. Please continue to be persistent so you can get the help you need.

Take good care of yourself!

Julie Hanks, LCSW

 

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Do You Have an ‘Overbooked’ Child?: KSL 5 News

The Overbooked Child

Good parents sign their kids up for dance, sports, music, art, and language lessons, right? In a recent NewYorkTimes.com article¬†Alina Tugend¬†says, “…in an effort to give their children everything, some parents end up not just depleting financial resources, but also their own emotional energy.” ¬†Exposure to early opportunities, classes, sports, and lessons to gain skills doesn’t guarantee future success for your child, and in some cases may be detrimental to your child and family. Here are some common myths that lead to overbooked kids, parenting truths and tips to help you to give your child what he or she really needs to succeed.

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What Your Best Friend Isn’t Telling You: Studio 5

There are topics even best friends have a hard time talking about. We explore real life scenarios and offer real life solutions to help you tackle touchy subjects with your best friend.

Why are some topics difficult to talk about, even among our closest friends? Women tend to feel responsible for their friends’ feelings & don’t want to jeopardize the friendship. In a recent interview by WomansDay.com I gave some advice to women from around the country on how or if to approach sensitive topics with your best friend. So, it got me thinking about what topics are difficult for women in Utah women to talk about. Here are some real situations from local women (names have been changed) who need help to bring up a topic with their best friend.

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