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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?

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The Benefits of Exercise to the Mental Well-Being

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

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Mental Health Effects of Online Learning

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

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Know the 5 Factor Personality Traits and Corresponding Career Choices

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

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What Is Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

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?

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Ego Check: Don’t Let Your Ego Problems Take Control of Your Life

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

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The 5 Stages of Grieving: Losing A Loved One

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

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The Mental Health of Cancer Patients

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

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Common Marriage Problems and How to Fix Them

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

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Self-Actualization: What Does It Mean and How to Achieve It

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

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Mental Health in the Workplace: Solutions for Employers and Employees

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

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8 Mental Health Tips for Seniors or the Elderly

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

The Benefits of Journaling to Your Mental Health

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

Postpartum Blues: What Moms-to-Be Need to Know

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

Effects of Work From Home Set-up on Your Mental Health

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

Having Sexual Problems? Know Your Treatment Options

“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

Learn Healthy Coping Skills and Live Life to the Fullest

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

How to Deal With a Mental Health Decline

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

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?

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?

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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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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