March 4th, 2020
Two Years of SacWellness: Top Ten Articles
We just celebrated our 2nd year of SacWellness and lots of exciting things have been happening recently! About a month ago we crossed 200 therapists listed on the site, We’ve been making the transition to charging for listings, and we published our 100th blog post! This seems like a good time to look back over the last 23 months and see our top ten articles thus far.
The following are sorted by number of views to date (March 2018 – February 2020)
– 23,154 Views-
We put out a yearly calendar of mental health awareness days/weeks/months. It’s been really popular and has been shared a lot. Feel free to link to it, we update it at the same link each year ^_^.
– 3,148 views-
This one is about a scam that has been going about a lot since sometime around the beginning of 2019. People are getting calls from people claiming to be law enforcement officers who then demand payment for failing to show up for jury duty or some other fabricated infraction.
One of the therapists on the site: Lynn Kennedy Baxter, marriage and family therapist wrote this one. We’ve had dozens of therapists in the area who have written guest blogs for the site. This one is about emotional freedom technique and how it can help people suffering with PTSD, chronic pain, stress, and anxiety.
World Health Organization to Stop Labeling Transgender People as Mentally Ill: The Pros and Cons of This
In 2018 the World Health Organization announced that they would stop labeling what they term “gender incongruence” as a mental illness.
I talked with several colleagues in person and over the internet and asked them what apps they recommend to clients. This article contains the results ^_^.
It can be hard to be a parent stuck at home with kids on a rainy day. This one is a list of some local activities people can do with kids in the greater Sacramento area on rainy days.
This article is all about attachment and attachment injuries. We all need to feel safe, supported, and loved by those closest to us. Being really hurt or let down by the ones we love can result in attachment injuries that affect us in ways similar to other traumas. This article contains a video for “the still face experiment”. One of the videos I most frequently share with clients.
This article is an ongoing collection of mental health crisis resources available in Sacramento and surrounding areas. After publishing this as a blog post we decided to make it a standing page linked to on the front page of SacWellness so that people can easily access it if they are in crisis.
I personally find that many people benefit from having something to fidget with. I keep a collection of fidget toys in my office and buy new additions every year. This is our collection of our ten favorite ones in 2018 (2019 to come soon ;-))
Is Your Gut Bacteria Making You Anxious? 5 Important Steps to Eat Your Way to Less Anxiety and More Peace
This is another one written by a therapist who was listed on SacWellness. Susan Yuen, marriage and family therapist talks about how gut bacteria can contribute to anxiety and some things you can do about this.
So there you have it! Our top ten most viewed blog posts out of our first 100. I hope to do this again in 5 years or so when I can write out top ten out of 1,000! ^_^
About the Author
Joe Borders is a marriage and family therapist located in Roseville and Sacramento. He is primarily a sex positive gender therapist, but also specializes in working with couples, teens, addiction, and the LGBTQ community. Joe is also the owner and founder of SacWellness. You can find out more about him by visiting his sacwellness listing or by visiting his website: therapy and counseling in Roseville and Sacramento