Worried That Your Child May Have a Mental Illness?

As of record, 17.1 million out of 74.5 million children in the United States have experienced childhood mental health problems. There are more children diagnosed with mental disorders than diabetes, cancer, and AIDS combined. This means childhood mental disorders are common as it is in adults.  Parents are finding it hard to identify if there … Continue reading Worried That Your Child May Have a Mental Illness?

8 Life Hacks to Build Your Self-Awareness

Self-awareness is the ability to recognize or focus on your thoughts, personality, actions, emotions, or behaviors. In simple terms, you are aware of everything that you do. If you have a better understanding of yourself, it is easier to recognize strengths and weaknesses and which aspect of yourself needs improvement.  For example, you're aware that … Continue reading 8 Life Hacks to Build Your Self-Awareness

Eating Disorders: What Are They?

Eating disorders are serious psychological conditions that negatively affect a person’s eating habits. The most common eating disorders involve dangerous eating habits that may lead to health complications when not treated accordingly.  Some people with eating disorders have an intense fear of gaining weight, while others lack control in consuming unusually large amounts of food. … Continue reading Eating Disorders: What Are They?

Mental Health First Aid: Overview, Importance, & Advocacy

First aid medical emergency is not new to us. There’s CPR when a person is unconscious and unresponsive. You can administer the Heimlich maneuver to someone who is choking. There’s RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) for a sprain.  But how about first aid for mental illness? How do you help someone experiencing a nervous breakdown? … Continue reading Mental Health First Aid: Overview, Importance, & Advocacy

Worried That Your Child Has Autism? Read This!

Autism Spectrum Disorder affects all races, nationalities, religions, and gender. As per a recent record, autism now affects 1 in 68 children, and it is one of the fast-growing neurodevelopmental disorders for children in the United States. It is more common than childhood diabetes and childhood cancer combined.  As a parent, we always want our … Continue reading Worried That Your Child Has Autism? Read This!

How Can a Child Psychiatrist Help My Child?

Adults who experience mental health issues have a common denominator: traumatic experiences during early childhood. When a child goes through emotional stress during childhood -- parents getting divorced, physical violence, or unhealthy family relationships, this will affect their lives as they grow old.  A child's mental health is crucial for their physical, emotional, and social … Continue reading How Can a Child Psychiatrist Help My Child?

What Is A Labile Mood and How Do I Cope With It?

Pay close attention to your emotional responses or the people that surround you. Do you notice frequent mood swings or irregular emotional reactions? Are these responses somewhat an exaggerated reaction to a situation?  If you notice this scenario on yourself or a loved one, this may be a sign of a labile mood or emotional … Continue reading What Is A Labile Mood and How Do I Cope With It?

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Overview and Benefits of Telehealth Health Care

Telehealth technology has made a significant impact on our lives. With just a few clicks on our mobile phones and laptops, we can access any information, purchase any product, and avail of any service. Now, telecommunications technology is transforming our health care industry too.  Physicians now have telemedicine for the diagnosis and treatment of a … Continue reading Overview and Benefits of Telehealth Health Care

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8 Signs You Have Anger Issues and Overcoming Them

When it comes to anger issues, it's vital to know the signs and understand how to overcome them. This keeps you protected from a mental health decline, health issues, and relationship problems. In today's time, the news and events around you can be overwhelming, confusing, and frustrating. This can lead to angry outbursts that can … Continue reading 8 Signs You Have Anger Issues and Overcoming Them

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Worried You Have Agoraphobia? You Should Read This

Do you have consistent anxiety when you are in public places? Do you avoid crowded places like malls, concerts, or movie theaters? Do you prefer staying at home because you’re afraid to commute in public? You might have agoraphobia. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 1.3% of adults experience agoraphobia at a certain … Continue reading Worried You Have Agoraphobia? You Should Read This

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5 Tips to Boost Your Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is described as your overall sense of personal value, confidence in your abilities, or self-worth. There are three types of self-esteem: High self-esteem: This is a positive type of self-esteem in people who accept and value themselves.Low self-esteem: People with low self-esteem have insecurity issues, are not confident about their capabilities, and do not … Continue reading 5 Tips to Boost Your Self-Esteem

How to Survive the Hardest Times in a Relationship

Every couple will go through a rough patch in their relationship; That's a reality. There will be arguments, disagreements, and frustrations along the way. But this does not mean that you give up on the person that you love or that you’re in a relationship with the wrong person.  Conflict will always be there, but … Continue reading How to Survive the Hardest Times in a Relationship

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What To Know About Mental Health Screening

What Is a Mental Health Screening? Mental health screening includes an assessment to determine the presence of symptoms of any kind of mental health disorder. The gathered data from a mental health screening test is used to diagnose which type of mental health disorder is present, the changes in personality, and what is the proper … Continue reading What To Know About Mental Health Screening

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Do I Have Anger Issues? : A Guide To Help You Know

While this emotion is an ordinary feeling, uncontrolled anger can consume an individual's whole being, which poses a risk to oneself and others.  Anger can bring several physical and psychological signs and symptoms, such as increased heart rate, tremor, palpitations, sweating, and rapid breathing. At some point, anger can overwhelm you and make you do … Continue reading Do I Have Anger Issues? : A Guide To Help You Know

Shifting Stereotypes: Why Counseling is Always the Right Choice

The stigma surrounding mental health and treatment initiatives is changing. While there are certainly still some stereotypes associated with counseling and other forms of therapy — we've come a long way.  The stereotypical "I go to therapy" persona was a facade; it was never real. Therapy and counseling can help any and everyone. It's an … Continue reading Shifting Stereotypes: Why Counseling is Always the Right Choice

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6 Benefits of Anger Management Group Therapy

Anger can cause you to say or do things you don't mean. It can establish hurt to your loved ones, damage properties because of uncontrolled anger, or relationship issues.  While anger is a common feeling, this emotion only becomes an issue if expressed in unacceptable ways. Those who cannot healthily express their anger are encouraged … Continue reading 6 Benefits of Anger Management Group Therapy