protecting your mental health during quarantine

Protecting Your Mental Health During Quarantine

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

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Can You Become Dependent On Sleeping Pills?

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?

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Are Learning Disabilities And Mental Health Issues Related?

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?

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Nature Vs. Nurture In Mental Health

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

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Am I Shopping Too Much? Shopping Addiction

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

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Gambling Addiction Therapy: Here’s What You Need To Know

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

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Mental Health Benefits Of Emotional Support Animals

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

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Why Should An Athlete Be Mentally Healthy?

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?

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Gender Confusion In Teens: For Teens & Parents Who Want Answers

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

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Getting Over a Heartbreak: How to Fix a Broken Heart

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

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Menopause and Mental Health: What You Need to Know

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

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Why Doesn’t Caffeine Wake Me Up? Will Having Too Much Affect My Mental Health?

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?

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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)

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My Child Is Being Bullied: What Should I Do?

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?