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