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David Blackburn

David Blackburn, PhD, specializes in Adult Mental Health, Cognitive Behavior Psychotherapy, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Baylor Scott & White Mental Health Clinic – Temple. The clinic provides an array of care for your family from individual therapy to couples, family or group therapy. Get to know Dr. Blackburn today.

The power of community: Finding and being the light in dark times

Questions often arise in times of crisis — how do we make sense of the chaos? How can we cope with uncertainty, anxiety and fear? Where do we find hope in times such as these? Community is what is what we need now. When people come together in unity, the darkness cannot overtake the light; …

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How to cope when the world feels like total chaos

It is not surprising that many are feeling overwhelmed by recent events: COVID-19, protests, violence and riots, natural disasters, quarantine and physical distancing, job uncertainty, homeschooling and working from home… and the list goes on and on. No need to spell them all out for you. You’re living through this, too. When reading that list …

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How to cope with anxiety about coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you’re feeling heightened levels of anxiety or fear because of the spread of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), you’re not alone. It’s only natural to be stressed during times of uncertainty. But with these coping mechanisms, you can take care of yourself and your loved ones and look forward with confidence. Recognize that anxiety during …

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Stressed about money? 5 steps to financial wellness

It likely comes as no surprise that finances are the biggest source of stress for Americans. Financial stress affects nearly everyone, regardless of social economic status. I often ask my patients experiencing symptoms of anxiety, “What stressors are involved in your life?” Answers include: losing a job, serious or chronic illness, death of spouse or …

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Time management and decision-making tips for the holiday season

With the holidays upon us, many individuals experience increased amounts of strain and turmoil in their lives due to an increase in pressure to perform. Money is spent on gifts, food, parties, and other items not included in the typical household budget. Time commitments are stretched thin when families try to get together under the …

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