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Erika Krull, MSEd, LMHP

Articles by Erika Krull, MSEd, LMHP:

  • The Stress of Severe Weather
    17 May 2016

    It’s coming up to that time of year in many places of the country — tornado season. The southern states have already experienced some storms; Oklahoma was struck by a […]

  • Marriage Communication: 3 Common Mistakes and How To Fix Them
    17 May 2016

    Good communication is the foundation of a strong marriage. Many marriages could be saved if spouses improved the ways they communicate with each other. It’s often the simplest bad habits […]

  • Marriage Communication: How Does It Work?
    17 May 2016

    A good marriage thrives on the open exchange of emotion, desires, and beliefs. In fact, communication is one of the most important aspects of a satisfying marriage. Most marriages go […]

  • Depression and Letting Go of Negative Thoughts
    17 May 2016

    When negative thoughts hit your brain, it’s tempting to struggle with them and try to shove a more positive thought in there. In the day-to-day reality of someone’s thinking, this […]

  • Replacing Your Negative Thoughts
    17 May 2016

    Negative thought replacement is a method for reducing the amount of depressive thoughts in a person’s mind. In the first article of this series, you learned about becoming more aware […]

  • Becoming Aware of Your Depressive Thoughts
    17 May 2016

    When you are in a really down mood, the negative thoughts just keep firing one after another. No matter what happens, these thoughts seem to fuel your bad mood. They […]

  • When Family Members Protect Alcoholics
    17 May 2016

    In families with alcoholism, emotions and priorities can get very mixed up — and not just by the alcoholic. Spouses, kids, parents, and extended family members can also get emotionally […]

  • Extreme Thinking and Moods Are The Death of Creativity
    17 May 2016

    You probably have heard that many of the world’s most creative people often had some sort of mental illness. While I can see some truth in this viewpoint, I offer […]

  • Managing Worry: Action and Distraction
    17 May 2016

    Everyone worries about things from time to time: the economy, an ill parent, safety concerns. For parents, it seems to come along even more naturally. There are endless things that […]

  • Social Support Is Critical for Depression Recovery
    17 May 2016

    Every human being wants to belong. This need is so strong that people will do nearly anything to feel like they are part of something. Personal relationships form a safety […]