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?
Self-awareness is the ability to recognize or focus on your thoughts, personality, actions, emotions, or behaviors. In simple terms, you are aware of everything that you do. If you have a better understanding of yourself, it is easier to recognize strengths and weaknesses and which aspect of yourself needs improvement. For example, you're aware that … Continue reading 8 Life Hacks to Build Your Self-Awareness
Eating disorders are serious psychological conditions that negatively affect a person’s eating habits. The most common eating disorders involve dangerous eating habits that may lead to health complications when not treated accordingly. Some people with eating disorders have an intense fear of gaining weight, while others lack control in consuming unusually large amounts of food. … Continue reading Eating Disorders: What Are They?
First aid medical emergency is not new to us. There’s CPR when a person is unconscious and unresponsive. You can administer the Heimlich maneuver to someone who is choking. There’s RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) for a sprain. But how about first aid for mental illness? How do you help someone experiencing a nervous breakdown? … Continue reading Mental Health First Aid: Overview, Importance, & Advocacy
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
Pay close attention to your emotional responses or the people that surround you. Do you notice frequent mood swings or irregular emotional reactions? Are these responses somewhat an exaggerated reaction to a situation? If you notice this scenario on yourself or a loved one, this may be a sign of a labile mood or emotional … Continue reading What Is A Labile Mood and How Do I Cope With It?
As we transition from adolescence to adulthood, we become more familiar with stress and its implications. Eventually, we embrace the concept of investing in self-development through the process of self-care. What is Self-Care? As you continue to figure yourself out, you might find yourself lost in the many life rules of how you need to … Continue reading Knowing the Basics of Self-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
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
Do you have consistent anxiety when you are in public places? Do you avoid crowded places like malls, concerts, or movie theaters? Do you prefer staying at home because you’re afraid to commute in public? You might have agoraphobia. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 1.3% of adults experience agoraphobia at a certain … Continue reading Worried You Have Agoraphobia? You Should Read This
When anger sets in, it can be challenging to manage it. It leaves you two options: to control it or let it explode, which harms other people or yourself. While anger is perceived to be a part of everyday life, many people underestimate it. Things become rough, and it brings so much hate, aggression, and … Continue reading How To Let Go of Anger: The Healthy Way
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
While this emotion is an ordinary feeling, uncontrolled anger can consume an individual's whole being, which poses a risk to oneself and others. Anger can bring several physical and psychological signs and symptoms, such as increased heart rate, tremor, palpitations, sweating, and rapid breathing. At some point, anger can overwhelm you and make you do … Continue reading Do I Have Anger Issues? : A Guide To Help You Know
The stigma surrounding mental health and treatment initiatives is changing. While there are certainly still some stereotypes associated with counseling and other forms of therapy — we've come a long way. The stereotypical "I go to therapy" persona was a facade; it was never real. Therapy and counseling can help any and everyone. It's an … Continue reading Shifting Stereotypes: Why Counseling is Always the Right Choice
Anger can cause you to say or do things you don't mean. It can establish hurt to your loved ones, damage properties because of uncontrolled anger, or relationship issues. While anger is a common feeling, this emotion only becomes an issue if expressed in unacceptable ways. Those who cannot healthily express their anger are encouraged … Continue reading 6 Benefits of Anger Management Group Therapy