Stigma is defined as a mark or stain of shame. If a birthmark is visible, a stigma is an invisible mark. Simply put, self-stigma is a mark of shame that you put on yourself. It may also be a mark of dishonor with a particular experience. Stigma is created by societal changes that may make … Continue reading What Is Self-Stigma? Breaking Free
“Do I have Impostor Syndrome?” This is such an intriguing question. No one in their minds would want to be called an impostor, a fraud, or a fake. But, what is Impostor Syndrome or Impostor phenomenon? Impostor Syndrome is generally linked to individuals who are high achievers. People with Impostor Syndrome have feelings of inadequacy, … Continue reading When You Feel Like A Fraud: Do I Have Impostor Syndrome?
How wonderful it is to have friends. It is wonderful to enjoy life with people who have the same interests as you and rejoices over your achievements. Life would be meaningless and uneventful without them to share it with. Good friendships will bring you ease of mind, comfort, and happiness. A friend is someone you … Continue reading Friendship Over: How to Cut Off a Toxic Friend
Selective mutism may start during childhood and, if left untreated, can persist until adulthood. The inability to speak in certain situations may affect a person’s social relationships, academic performance, and for adults, work performance. What is selective mutism? It is a severe form of anxiety disorder where a person is unable to speak in certain … Continue reading How Do You Get Selective Mutism and How to Deal With It?
Body shaming is rampant nowadays; both men and women experience body shaming. No matter the body size, looks, skin color, and body shape individuals can experience this form of bullying. Even just having stretch marks or a scar can be used to body shame a person. It can be because of a person's height, skin … Continue reading How to Deal With Body-Shaming? Let’s End This!
Why is mental preparation so important? You may ask yourself, “Will I fail to perform well if I don't plan ahead?”. Maybe yes, maybe not. But what do you have to lose when you're prepared? Most importantly, you can't go to war without weapons. The mental preparation technique helps you reduce your stress. Whether it … Continue reading Mental Preparation Techniques: It’s All in The Mind
"I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.” These are the famous words of Charlie Chaplin. The act of crying is an integral part of human nature. This was your natural language when you were a baby. At first thought, you cry because you don’t feel good. So, why … Continue reading Why Does It Feel Good to Cry? The Science of Crying
For hours, you've been lying down on your bed, with your eyes closed and wanting to get a good night’s sleep. Then suddenly, everything that needs to be done comes rushing to your mind; the laundry work, the unwashed dishes, the meal plan for the week, playtime with the kids, the pile of toy mess … Continue reading The Mental Load of Motherhood: A 24/7 Job
It is often normal to feel scared or have doubts when you are about to try something new. It can be committing to a relationship or engaging in unusual situations you're not accustomed to. Fear is a natural human emotion that signals you to be cautious of what you're doing. To some people, fear keeps … Continue reading Atychiphobia, Fear of Failure: How to Overcome It?
Have you ever sat in a concert and felt in awe of the performer? Or how a speaker charismatically carries himself as he wows the crowd with his speech? It's awesome how our voices and how we carry ourselves influence others. What is the voice for? The voice is designed for communication. You use your … Continue reading How to Be Confident and Find Your Voice
Do you feel sad and have a depressed mood lately that it’s starting to affect your everyday life? Do you not go to work anymore, and even taking a shower seems like a hard thing to do? You may be experiencing crippling depression. In the U.S., 7.1% of adults experience at least one episode of … Continue reading What To Do When I Have Crippling Depression
The heart wants what the heart wants. At times, you can’t choose who you fall in love with. And part of being in love means accepting and loving that person in all positive attributes and even their flaws. As much as you want to be loved for who you are, your partner with anxiety would … Continue reading Dating Someone With Anxiety: The Dos and Don’ts
When was the last time that you had a mental health day off? An actual day off where you completely unplug yourself from work and not checking on emails while at home or answering business calls at the dining table? When the demands of your job are starting to take over your life and you … Continue reading Mental Health Day Off: Why Should Businesses Have One?
Seeing your new born for the first time brings you immense joy as a new parent. A baby is fragile and is very dependent on you. As a new parent, most especially as a mother, you are filled with happiness upon gazing at your baby’s face. At the same time, you also feel doubtful whether … Continue reading Disorganized Attachment: What You Need To Know
At this very moment, can you talk to yourself and ask these questions: “Am I at the lowest point of my life?” “Am I a failure?” “Can this feeling of depression and frustration go any deeper?” Have you reached a point in your life that you ask yourself if you can fail any further? If … Continue reading What To Do When You Hit Rock Bottom? The Climb Is Worth It
We tend to drink during special occasions and social gatherings to let go of our inhibitions and enhance the fun experience of the moment. Drinking alcohol intensifies some of our personal traits that help us communicate and socialize better. It can affect how we think, giving us the feeling of escalating emotions. Also, alcohol is … Continue reading Why Do I Get Emotional When I’m Drunk?
Having a busy schedule and being a workaholic does not mean that you're effective at what you do. A workaholic may complete an assignment in an hour but an effective person can do the job in less than 15 minutes. As they say, you may look like a “busy idiot”. A busy idiot is someone … Continue reading Powerful Tools: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Maintaining a balanced professional and personal life can be challenging for some employees. A healthy work-life balance is essential in maintaining a positive and stress-free life. Despite how common this statement is, unhealthy work habits are still happening. Suppose you have to work longer hours; you may take your personal life for granted. This causes … Continue reading Struggling with Work? Work-Life Balance Tips
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the world; Businesses are shutting down, some workers lost their job, healthcare workers are exhausted, hospital health services are overwhelmed, and Anxiety or depression rates are skyrocketing. The saddest part is that loved ones succumb to COVID-19, and for some, the mortality rates since the pandemic has been quite alarming … Continue reading How to Deal With Pandemic-Related Anxiety
Have you experienced feeling bad all day because of a bad hair day? Most teenagers feel bad about themselves when they cannot control having acne. Perhaps you’re feeling so down because your clothes don’t seem to match or fit. These changes in your body can make you feel bad about yourself. There is a connection … Continue reading How Looking Good Makes You Feel Good
"He did it!" "She started it!" Does this sound familiar, mom and dad? As a parent, are you often caught up in the middle of a sibling fight without knowing what happened or what to do next? In early childhood, sibling relationships are considered the earliest and longest of relationships in the family. For a … Continue reading How To Deal With Sibling Rivalry: A Love And Hate Relationship
Do you love playing video games? Or are you getting addicted to it? To play video games for leisure and getting addicted are two different things. However, many gamers are unaware that they are experiencing video game addiction. There are two reasons: you can be in denial or unaware of gaming addiction. With the easy … Continue reading Am I Addicted to Video Games? How Do I Control It?
What you choose to eat and drink enters your body and affects your whole being. Sugary foods contribute to the development of cellulite; a cup of coffee can kickstart your day; chocolate can instantly make you happy. The food we eat affects us physically. But does it also affect your mood and mental health? Certain … Continue reading How Does Food Affect Your Mood and Mental Health?
If you’re in recovery from substance use, you’re already halfway to getting better. There are two goals at this point: to remain sober and avoid relapse. You’ve already put too much work into your sobriety to revisit your past mistakes. There’s nothing that can stop you now. What is the secret? Self-love and thinking about … Continue reading The Road to Sobriety: 10 Tips To Recovery
If you hear stories of children being physically or sexually abused by their parents, it sounds horrible, and anger is your common response to it. You can never imagine this would happen to you or what kind of parent can do that to their child. But what if parental abuse comes in a different form? … Continue reading What Does Parental Emotional Abuse Look Like and How Do I Handle It?
Sleeping is one way to reset your body from the daily stressors of life. It is a way to regain mental and physical energy. When you have taken enough sleep you will notice that you see things clearly with a positive outlook each day. Getting a goodnight’s sleep is essential but sometimes falling asleep can … Continue reading How to Fall Asleep Fast: The Quick and Natural Way
The United States of America is the land of the free; it's the land of opportunity, home of the brave, and a country that emphasizes democracy. Of the People, by the People, for the People. The country's law protects its people from workplace prejudice, most especially people with mental illness. These types of laws make … Continue reading Can I Be Fired for Having Mental Health Issues?
Where do your greatest achievements come from? It’s with little steps that aim for progress. With the COVID-19 crisis affecting everyone’s lives around the world, we all need to take action and take steps to develop growth to cope with the pandemic. Where do we start? Each one of us needs to develop a mindset … Continue reading Mindset Shifts When Recovering From COVID-19
It has been almost two years since the Covid-19 pandemic affected our lives. The variants of the Coronavirus continue to mutate and evolve into new ones. There are times that new variants disappear and others become more diverse and persistent. These new variants emerging is quite concerning and alarming, especially during this ongoing pandemic that … Continue reading How to Cope From New COVID Variants
Every year, smoking claims almost 500,000 lives in the U.S. alone and 8 million lives worldwide. You've been told a million times that smoking is bad for your health, which is a fact. Furthermore, did you know that smoking can affect your mental well-being as well? If you quit smoking now, it can relieve your … Continue reading What Happens To Your Mind When You Quit Smoking?
Do you think you have kleptomania? Or do you have a loved one you're suspecting to have kleptomania? Read further to learn more about what is is and its treatment options. It's never too late to address any mental issue. Who knows? After reading this article, you may learn life-changing insights that could help you … Continue reading Kleptomania: Compulsion to Steal
The world is a vast place where we can experience a lot of things. Through these experiences, we can attain individual beliefs that can help us identify what is real or not. Growing up is where the child's mindset is developed; this is where limiting belief begins. It can be caused by painful experiences at … Continue reading How to Identify Your Limiting Beliefs
There are a few things in life that are free and can bring happiness. Minimalism is about putting an end to life’s greedy needs and giving up material possessions. Consumerism is broadcasted daily and it influences us to lean on gaining things that spark momentary joy. So how is consumerism harmful? If we fail to … Continue reading 5 Minimalist Lifestyle Benefits: There’s More With Less
Art is a powerful way to express one's self. Art therapy for children allows them to show their ideas and thoughts freely without the use of words. This kind of therapy became popular as it enhances the child's growth and development, especially for children with special needs such as autism. What Is Art Therapy? Art … Continue reading Can Kids Benefit From Art Therapy?
Mental exhaustion is part of a person’s life. Most of our exhaustion is felt when we're overwhelmed with decisions. We wake up in the morning thinking about our daily tasks, “What should I do first?” or "Should I do x or y?". Decisions increase tension and eventually create stress. Making a choice like what to … Continue reading Dealing With Decision Fatigue
You may have encountered this situation at school or work: you have something important to do, but you don’t get it done right away. Instead of finishing a project, you do something else like watching videos on TikTok, or instead of cleaning the house, the bed is calling you to lie down. What happens next? … Continue reading Get Things Done: How to Stop Procrastinating
Everyone has money problems; even the richest man in the world didn’t always have the best financial situation. Some families barely make ends meet, while there are families increasing their standard of living and having more financial issues. Yet, at the same time, some may have uncontrollable spending habits. From university loans to groceries, credit … Continue reading How Do Our Finances Connect to Our Mental Health?
Anyone can be a victim of abuse regardless of age, gender, nationality, or socioeconomic status. Abuse also comes in many forms. All types of abuse inflict deep scars. Abuse does not just happen inside the home; it can happen in the workplace and even in romantic relationships. Do you know if you’re involved in an … Continue reading The Red Flags of An Abuser
If after working 40 hours per week, you feel tired, sleep-deprived, and battling through emotional exhaustion, then you are currently undergoing an emotional burnt-out. It is defined as a psychological state of mind where you can no longer find hope and positivity in your situation. You feel mentally drained and tired with your personal life. … Continue reading How Do I Deal With Emotional Burnout?
Are you feeling sad for no apparent reason? Having heightened emotions can come down to environmental factors, lifestyle choices, hormones, or underlying mental health conditions like depression or adjustment disorders. Is it normal to be depressed without even knowing it? You may be unaware that you're feeling sad or not your usual self, but it … Continue reading Why Am I Getting Sad For No Reason? Do I Have Depression?
There's one thing all parents agree on: to see their children live a successful, healthy, and long life. But the parenting journey to reach this goal is a long and rocky road. Parents can easily be caught up with busy work schedules, be overwhelmed by house chores, plus, trying to be the perfect parent. Flash … Continue reading A Parent’s Responsibility to A Child’s Mental Health
You should learn how to be comfortable with your own body. Self-love is very important. But have you been gaining weight lately? Do you feel bad that your clothes won’t fit anymore? There may come a time that you stare at yourself in front of the mirror and feel bad about the weight you gained. … Continue reading Can Being Overweight Lead To Depression?
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?
Racism has been an ongoing issue, especially in the United States. We see videos online of Asian women being attacked is heartbreaking. Other than the physical attacks, the negative impacts of racism on mental health must be taken seriously. When you come to think of it, racism is also bullying. The trauma and experiences caused … Continue reading The Effects of Racism on the Mental Health
You are well aware of how regular exercise can benefit your physical health. Your doctor tells you to exercise to lower your risk of developing diseases like Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease. Also, exercising regularly helps you maintain a healthy body weight. Yes, it is a proven fact that you need … Continue reading The Benefits of Exercise to the Mental Well-Being
A stroll in the public park, a hike in the wilderness, or a day at the beach is proven beneficial for our mental and physical health. A study conducted by Mathew White concluded that there are plentiful cognitive benefits and happiness when exposed to nature. Mother nature has healing powers that we can't get anywhere. … Continue reading Benefits of Nature to the Mental Health
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools and colleges all over the U.S. and all over the world transitioned into online classes. The health and safety of everyone is the utmost priority during the pandemic, and online schooling is only the best option during these times. At first, it was comfortable and convenient. For parents, no … Continue reading Mental Health Effects of Online Learning
Knowing your personality trait can give insights about yourself, like what motivates you, how to be more efficient, understand yourself on why you’ve been acting the way you do, and perhaps the best career choice for you. To figure out who you really are, start with getting to know the big five personality factors and … Continue reading Know the 5 Factor Personality Traits and Corresponding Career Choices
How do you find your inner peace? Is it by meditating in the mountains of the Himalayas? Is it by going on a vacation in the Caribbean? Is it by promoting world peace? Finding your inner peace does not have a one-size-fits-all definition. In fact, 'inner peace' is a collection of self-care techniques that can help … Continue reading How to Find Your ‘Inner Peace’
Military personnel should possess qualities like loyalty, integrity, honor, self-control, courage, and, most importantly, bravery. It's not an easy job to be on the front line of combat zones and faced with situations where there is an immediate threat to life. There's so much than what meets the eye, and as much as the men … Continue reading Mental Health Issues in the Military
Persons with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) are vain and think highly of their self-image. There's this strong sense of self-importance that they need to be the center of attention, and their ego is fed with constant admiration. A narcissistic personality disorder is a type of personality disorder and is considered a mental condition. Success, power, … Continue reading What Is Narcissistic Personality Disorder?
Was there a time in your life that you got so stressed because you didn’t know which task to do first? Or you feel like the hours of the day aren’t enough to get things done, and you get anxious? It’s time to learn time and stress management. We all live a life with stressors, … Continue reading Why Is Time and Stress Management So Important?
In society today, it’s sad that being yourself and standing up for your gender preference can impose a challenge in life. We have known many friends that are afraid to come out to their loved ones about their real gender. We see celebrities like Bruce Jenner now known as Caitlyn Jenner who has transitioned into … Continue reading Mental Health Challenges in the LGBTQ Community
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 Healthy Ways to Cope With Stress
Everyone has an ego, we are all born with it. Ego is important for our self-importance, self-esteem, and self-confidence. Have you had an ego check lately? Is it in the right place or does ego problems are starting to take control of your life? It’s easy to say “I don’t have ego problems” because admitting … Continue reading Ego Check: Don’t Let Your Ego Problems Take Control of Your Life
The pain when someone you love dies is unexplainably unbearable. You ask yourself, "Will this pain ever end?". You may have feelings of shock, anger, profound sadness, confusion, and disbelief. Grieving is a normal response to loss, and there's no right or wrong way to grieve, but there is a healthy process of dealing with … Continue reading The 5 Stages of Grieving: Losing A Loved One
"The mind is like an iceberg; it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water." - Sigmund Freud. This famous metaphor quoted by Sigmund Freud speaks strongly about psychoanalysis. You can see the tip of the iceberg but not really know how large it is on the surface. Psychoanalysis explains that all human beings have … Continue reading Psychoanalysis: In Theory and In Practice
It is reported that 30% of the patients undergoing cancer treatment have significant mental health challenges. People with cancer experience depression or major depressive disorders. Understandably so, battling to survive a life-threatening disease may take a toll on mental health. It's not just the cancer patient but also the family, friends, and loved ones as … Continue reading The Mental Health of Cancer Patients
Fairy tales give the illusion of a 'happily ever after' when getting married. Reality check: all married couples experience problems and challenges. When two people are committed to spending their lives together and starting a family, marriage problems make the relationship stronger. If you're reading this because you're facing a marriage problem, keep reading with … Continue reading Common Marriage Problems and How to Fix Them
After a long tiring day at work, it would be nice to sit on the couch, turn on the TV and open a bottle of beer. Or it would be nice to have some drinks with friends to lift your mood and enjoy the weekend. But what if your social drinking has become regular and … Continue reading Does Drinking Alcohol Affect Your Mental Health?
Self-actualization is not just what you learn in school as the highest level in Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Pyramid. You heard this word many times, you heard, but did you listen? What does self-actualization really mean? Do we all achieve self-actualization? Self-actualization does not have that 'fixed standard' because it differs from one person to … Continue reading Self-Actualization: What Does It Mean and How to Achieve It
You have to admit it; you spend more time at work than at home. With the long hours, work pressure, toxic colleagues, and tight deadlines, who wouldn't get stressed? Mental health in the workplace should be a concern: that is to take care of the company and ensure all employees are taken care of. When … Continue reading Mental Health in the Workplace: Solutions for Employers and Employees
Bipolar disorder is a common mental health disease. 2.8% of the total adult population has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The average age of affected people is 25 years old. However, symptoms may start showing at an early age or even adolescence. Bipolar disorder may affect a person’s daily life. It may disrupt usual activities … Continue reading What Is Bipolar Disorder?
Has the environment in your home been thick lately? Is there an issue in the room that can’t be addressed? When marital issues, financial problems, or conflicts between children and parents are present, family therapy is beneficial. If you have a family member who has a mental illness or is struggling against substance abuse, family … Continue reading How Important is Family Therapy?
Aging is inevitable, and significant life changes are expected. There's the retirement or your kids having their own busy lives. Then there are more challenging aspects, and you start experiencing physical health problems, feelings of isolation, mental health conditions, or the death of a loved one. All of these impose a challenge on the mental … Continue reading 8 Mental Health Tips for Seniors or the Elderly
Journaling is considered as documentation of your thoughts and feelings. As you write a journal to take care of your mental health, you can write down your inner thoughts to help you get things in perspective. If you're struggling against depression, stress, or anxiety, journaling enables you to explore your mind and this positively affects … Continue reading The Benefits of Journaling to Your Mental Health
The adolescent's brain works differently than adults. There's a scientific reason behind this: the brain continues to mature from childhood, adolescence, and into early adulthood. As parents, you need more patience on how to understand the teenage mind. Yes, it may be a challenge, there may be bumps along the road, but the teenage years … Continue reading How to Understand the Teenage Mind
After nine months of carrying your baby in your womb, giving birth, and holding your new baby is the best feeling in the world. However, it's not always rainbows and butterflies. After childbirth, some mothers experience baby blues. Why does postpartum depression happen? After giving birth, the woman's body experiences a significant drop in estrogen … Continue reading Postpartum Blues: What Moms-to-Be Need to Know
Working from home is now a trend since the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether it's your company's mandate or you're a freelance worker, working remotely seems to be exciting at first. Say goodbye to traffic, long commutes, work schedules with no flexibility, toxic co-workers, and you get to spend more time with your family. But in the … Continue reading Effects of Work From Home Set-up on Your Mental Health
Drug use is a slippery slope. At first, you think you can control your intake, but eventually it controls you. It negatively affects your relationships and your health. So if you're reading this in hopes of overcoming drugs or alcohol abuse disorder, you are in the right path. The fact that you're reading this is … Continue reading Overcoming Substance Use Disorder
“Are you having sexual problems?” - is a question that’s hard to answer but shows on your performance in the bedroom. Are sexual problems a cause of immediate concern? For some, yes, especially when that sexual dysfunction can cause relationship problems. Both men and women can experience sexual disorders. Fortunately, with established research and advanced … Continue reading Having Sexual Problems? Know Your Treatment Options
Why do people have sex? To reproduce? To express their love toward their partner? Or to simply be satisfied? Whatever your reason is, sex exists as a basic physical need. It’s healthy to have sex. However, sex can be a behavior or activity that’s problematic if not controlled. If your sexual behavior becomes a problem, … Continue reading Understanding Sexual Disorders
Who doesn't experience problems and life's challenges? It may be losing a job, the death of a loved one, an accident, chronic disease, or going through hard financial situations. These experiences make us wiser and stronger if we get through them. No matter how painful or distressing we go through in life, we value the … Continue reading Learn Healthy Coping Skills and Live Life to the Fullest
Mental health problems are a common occurrence. It affects 1 in 5 Americans, and at least 1 in 25 Americans live with a serious mental health problem such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, substance use, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, or major depression. As mental health conditions numbers continue to rise, these numbers turn into names, and … Continue reading How to Deal With a Mental Health Decline
When someone you care about has recently lost a loved one, grieving is not easy. The grieving person may feel a lot of intense emotions during this challenging time, and sometimes we don't know what the right thing to say or do. So if your friend or loved one recently experienced a loss of a … Continue reading When Someone You Love is Grieving
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?
When we hear the words "social media '', what immediately comes to mind are the platforms and sites that the majority of people use such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. However, social media actually refers to the means of communicating and interacting with other people virtually. Most of the time, we are allowed … Continue reading Social Media and Our Mental Health
Substance use disorder is a condition where a person has an uncontrolled use of any substance. It's what we also call as 'substance addiction'. This may result in harmful consequences to self and may affect the regular daily activities of the affected person. People with SUDs will keep using the substance even knowing that this … Continue reading What is Substance Use Disorder?
Have you ever been anxious about failing an assigned task? Was there a time that your fear of humiliation or rejection transcended your desire to perform well, despite hours of practice? If any of these happened to you, you might have performance anxiety or what we normally hear as “stage fright”. When a person experiences … Continue reading Having Anxiety Over Your Performance?
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!
Sleep is as important as eating, and it is a basic human essential for our overall health. While we sleep, our body goes through a ‘repair and restoration mode’. Sleeping is our body’s way to repair cells, muscles, and tissues naturally. So you can feel fresh and brand new the next day. Without adequate sleep, … Continue reading What To Know About Sleep Disorders
Did you know that at least 1 in 4 people in the world will experience a neurological disorder or mental illness at least once in their life? This means you may encounter a friend or family member who has a mental illness (diagnosed or undiagnosed). At all costs, we have to take care of our … Continue reading Why We Should Talk About Our Mental Health
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?
The global COVID-19 pandemic has affected all our lives. Staying at home, getting isolated, and not living life the way we used to can affect our mental health. Everybody is getting anxious as COVID-19 positive people are on the rise and so are feelings of anxiety and fear. As numbers continue to increase, those numbers … Continue reading The Rise of COVID ANXIETY
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
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
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
Both men and women of any age can suffer from mental health disorders. However, it’s much harder to recognize mental health issues in men due to the stigma of masculinity. Over the years, gender roles for men suggest that to be tough is to be 'manly'. As a result, men are more presumably to die … Continue reading Mental Health for Men: Awareness and Advice
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
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
We all know how delicious junk foods, ice cream, or processed foods are. They are called comfort foods for a reason, and you can easily get addicted to them. But did you know that these comfort food have certain effects on the brain that make it hard for other people to avoid them? Or let … Continue reading The Best Solutions on How to Overcome Food Addiction
The term 'antipsychotic' especially when it comes to medications, may seem scary. It can cause you to ask yourself, "am I a psycho? am I really out of my mind?", which can be anxiety-provoking. When we're unfamiliar with the term, we take things at face value, and that type of medication is included. The truth … Continue reading What Are FAQs on Antipsychotic Drugs? A Simple Explanation