We all have problems, and we all need someone to talk to. May it be a friend, spouse, parent, or family member; it’s nice to know that you have a go-to person you can talk to whenever you’re down. If you don’t have someone to have a heart-to-heart conversation with, it can be challenging. Remember … Continue reading Who Do I Tell My Problems To? Who Can I Trust?
The goal during this pandemic is to protect ourselves and our loved ones from contracting coronavirus. Thus, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) mandates strict quarantine protocols to help prevent coronavirus spread. Quarantine is a period of isolation to a person suspected to be exposed or is positive of a contagious disease. Coronavirus, … Continue reading Protecting Your Mental Health During Quarantine
Anyone who receives bad news may feel sad and discouraged, and this is an expected reaction. But what if that bad news can change your life? How do you react when you are diagnosed with cancer or a chronic illness you have to deal with for the rest of your life? Now you're concerned about … Continue reading Chronic Illness And Mental Health: Recognizing The Connection
Doctors prescribe sleeping pills to treat short-term insomnia, and it has been successful. But in exchange for a good night's sleep, some people use and abuse sleeping pills, leading to sleeping pill addiction. With easy access from prescriptions of medical professionals, no wonder why a lot of people fall prey to the sleeping pill's wonders. … Continue reading Can You Become Dependent On Sleeping Pills?
Learning disabilities can become a frustrating part of life. These learning disabilities are difficulties in processing information and should not be confused with mental health issues. However, one can mask the other, and having learning disabilities may be a risk factor for mental health problems. At times, learning disabilities are misdiagnosed and simply thought of … Continue reading Are Learning Disabilities And Mental Health Issues Related?
The debate on nature vs. nurture has been ongoing for many years now. There are many questions asked in the cultural, scientific, philosophical, and mental health fields. Are behavior, personality, or mental health, nature, or a nurture thing? Nature is defined as genetics, hormones, and traits that affect human behavior, physical appearance, and even diseases. … Continue reading Nature Vs. Nurture In Mental Health
To bottle up your emotions means suppressing your innermost feelings. It is when you avoid venting out what you really feel. There is the fear that you may appear weak, or you just prefer keeping your emotions to yourself, which is common. It’s like sweeping the dirt under the rug and keep the lid of … Continue reading How Bottling Up Your Emotions Is Bad For You
In life, we have to look at the bigger picture. We often get blind-sided because we focus too much on what's right in front of us, not seeing the bigger picture. When it comes to your mental wellness, looking at the bigger picture means taking a holistic approach to mental health. It's not just about … Continue reading A Holistic Approach To Mental Health
Whether it's the latest iPhone, PlayStation, the latest Louboutin shoes, shopping addiction comes in many forms. Do you have the urge to splurge on buying items that are not a necessity? With all the online marketing and ads on social media reinforcing the shopping mentality in us, it's hard to avoid the temptation. Occasional spending … Continue reading Am I Shopping Too Much? Shopping Addiction
40-50% of married couples in the US get divorced. Getting divorced or legal separation is easy as calling your lawyer and signing a piece of paper. But who gets affected the most? It's the children. A divorce can be messy with the financial settlement and the transition, but the greatest impact of this conflict is … Continue reading Divorce Counseling For Children
Does the concern about mental well-being only start when there is the presence of disorders? NO! The absence of mental health disorders does not mean it should not be a concern. How can you take good care of your mental well-being? It's by building your mental health resilience. Everyone must learn how to build resilience … Continue reading Building Resilience
Gambling is a fun form of entertainment. Who doesn’t like playing to win easy money? But the fun stops when it’s starting to become addictive. Gambling comes in many forms: slot machines, online casinos, sports betting, even bingo, and in some countries, cockfighting. Compulsive gamblers win easy or lose big time in a matter of … Continue reading Gambling Addiction Therapy: Here’s What You Need To Know
Pet lovers are the people who can attest to how much unconditional love and joy their pets give to them. Even the toughest person can quickly fall in love with a furry pal. That is why many licensed mental health professionals now recognize the benefits of emotional support animals to overcoming a mental illness. Even … Continue reading Mental Health Benefits Of Emotional Support Animals
At some point in our life, a curveball is thrown your way that will cause you to stress. Coping with stress is not a skill you’re not born with; it’s something you learn along the way. If you don’t know the right stress management techniques, this may affect your physical, emotional, and mental health. Learn … Continue reading What Are The Healthy Ways to Cope With Stress?
Professional athletes train 20-30 hours a week the whole year-round while eating healthy and facing the pressure for a great athletic performance. At the same time, student or collegiate-athletes train at least eight hours a week while keeping up with their academics. The life of an athlete is not easy: discipline, perseverance, hard work, passion, … Continue reading Why Should An Athlete Be Mentally Healthy?
Most young people grow up identifying themselves as boys or girls; they don't question their gender; it was never an issue. However, it's not the same for all young people growing up. There will be some young people worldwide, from all cultures and all parts of the world, that may ask questions about their gender … Continue reading Gender Confusion In Teens: For Teens & Parents Who Want Answers
Does the concern about mental well-being only start when there is the presence of disorders? NO! The absence of mental health disorders does not mean it should not be a concern. How can you take good care of your mental well-being? It's by building your mental health resilience. Everyone must learn how to build resilience … Continue reading How To Build Mental Resilience
Self-harm is often kept in secret. However, having the urge to harm oneself is common, especially to young people and teens. A surge of feelings and emotions during adolescence can be one of the factors. However, self-harm can happen to anyone. There are many ways to support someone who self-harms. Having enough information about self-harm … Continue reading What’s the Truth Behind Self-Harm?
At some point in our life, we experience heartbreak. May it be the end of a romantic relationship with an ex, your special someone cheated, or the person you truly love cannot reciprocate your love, ending a friendship with a friend, and many more. There are many reasons you can get your heartbroken, but there … Continue reading Getting Over a Heartbreak: How to Fix a Broken Heart
Children encounter peer pressure as early as nine years old. It's as simple as keeping up with the latest hairstyle, and then there's trying to fit in the popular kids in school. During the formative years of a child, their peer influence can either be positive or negative, and these influences may affect their mental … Continue reading Say No To Peer Pressure: For Kids and Teens
Menopause marks the transition of a woman's body leading to the end of the reproductive years. The period leading to menopause is called perimenopause, and this lasts up to take 4-8 years. The menopausal age differs for each woman; usually, it occurs between 45-55 years old. During the peri-menopausal period, the woman's body goes through … Continue reading Menopause and Mental Health: What You Need to Know
64% of Americans over 18 drink coffee at least once a day. It's safe to say that the most popular non-alcoholic drink in the U.S. is coffee. No wonder why you can see a coffee shop on every corner of the street. When you drink coffee because it makes you feel alive, you're ready to … Continue reading Why Doesn’t Caffeine Wake Me Up? Will Having Too Much Affect My Mental Health?
Do you dread the thought that your partner may leave you? Or are you getting too anxious knowing that you have to live alone when your kids go to college? Being alone is sad, but when it has become a persistent fear, and it’s starting to affect your emotional and mental health, this is called … Continue reading Autophobia: The Fear of Being Alone
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health disorder that develops in people who experience scary, shocking, or traumatic events. If you ever watched the movie Thank You For Your Service and American Sniper, these portray the real-life experiences of soldiers battling with PTSD. PSTD isn't just experienced by veterans. It can be diagnosed to people … Continue reading Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Bullying in school can come in many forms: physical (hitting, pushing, throwing papers), verbal (name-calling or relentless teasing), psychological, mental, and emotional (spreading rumors, blackmailing). With the rampant use of social media, cyberbullying can also occur (like sending hurtful messages or commenting negatively on Facebook). Bullying can have long-term negative impacts on your child, and … Continue reading My Child Is Being Bullied: What Should I Do?