Post-traumatic stress disorder is caused by witnessing or being part of a frightening or shocking event, and it can affect day-to-day life and productivity. In this article, we discuss a few ways that you can keep its symptoms under control. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is best known as the condition that affects people who have… Continue reading Five Ways To Cope With PTSD
Category: Mental Health
How travel may benefit brain health
The study authors proposed the potential benefits of tourism, sometimes called “travel therapy,” in treating people with dementia. One definition of tourism the researchers used was “visiting places outside one’s everyday environment for no longer than a full year.” They note that the experience of tourism has four main components to it: –how it impacts… Continue reading How travel may benefit brain health
Suicide Prevention Resource Guide
Death by suicide is the 10th-leading cause of death in the United States, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The foundation estimates approximately 45,000 Americans die by suicide each year — that’s an average of 123 suicides per day. These numbers, however, are thought to be much higher. Despite the high rate of… Continue reading Suicide Prevention Resource Guide
FINDING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES WHEN YOU NEED MORE THAN THERAPY
Mental health conditions, even when they’re temporary, can affect every area of your life. While psychotherapy is a powerful and effective tool for treating mental health, you may find that you need other kinds of treatment or support to get the best outcomes. The American Psychological Association confirms that blending psychotherapy with medication works for… Continue reading FINDING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES WHEN YOU NEED MORE THAN THERAPY
Strategies To Cope With Emotional Challenges.
Ever feel like you need to cry, scream, laugh, punch a pillow, or dance it out? We’re often taught to bury our pain and soldier on. Over time, this can lead to repressed emotions, also known as unconscious avoidance. Research from 2019 linked emotional repression with decreased immune system function. Here are a few ways… Continue reading Strategies To Cope With Emotional Challenges.
How I Coped Better With Bipolar Disorder
Before getting a diagnosis, part of me didn’t want to know if I had a mental health condition. I started my writing career at 22 years old, which was when my early symptoms of bipolar disorder began. I was working as a music journalist for a local online magazine based in Phoenix. Like most young… Continue reading How I Coped Better With Bipolar Disorder
Mental health promotion and prevention
Promotion and prevention interventions work by identifying the individual, social and structural determinants of mental health, and then intervening to reduce risks, build resilience and establish supportive environments for mental health. Interventions can be designed for individuals, specific groups or whole populations. Reshaping the determinants of mental health often requires action beyond the health sector… Continue reading Mental health promotion and prevention
What is Alzheimer’s disease?
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases. Most people with the disease get a diagnosis after age 65. If it’s diagnosed before then, it’s generally referred to as “younger onset” or “early onset” Alzheimer’s disease. There’s no cure for Alzheimer’s, but there are treatments that can… Continue reading What is Alzheimer’s disease?
10 Ways to Naturally Reduce Anxiety
Some anxiety is a typical part of life. It’s a byproduct of living in a busy world. Unchecked anxiety may greatly impact your quality of life. Take control by trying out the ideas below. What is anxiety? Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress. It’s a feeling of fear or worry that could be… Continue reading 10 Ways to Naturally Reduce Anxiety
How Adults Can Help the Mental Health challenges of Black Youths.
Black youth are facing more mental health concerns than ever. As adults, it’s important to listen to them and direct them on how to seek help.Being young can be very challenging and life choices can impact the mental health of any child. The Adolescent Behaviors and Experiences Survey(Trusted Source) shows that 44% of teens report… Continue reading How Adults Can Help the Mental Health challenges of Black Youths.