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
A nervous breakdown is not a mental illness; it is more of an unhealthy response to stress. This is a period of mental distress that is a cry for help. A person having a nervous breakdown may be going through depression or anxiety, or worse, this may be an indicative sign that a mental health … Continue reading Nervous Breakdown: The Whats, Whys, and Hows