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Published: Thu, 22 Mar 2018 02:28:15 -0500


Bring Your Health Back to Life by Breaking the Self-Sabotage Cycle

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:31:37 -0500

Having good health is everything. It makes your relationships richer, your work more productive, and all your life easier. So why is it that we either take our good health for granted or watch it decline and do nothing? Bring your health back to life with these five steps.

Perceptions and Our Immune System

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 12:02:23 -0600

We live in a world where our perceptions are constantly being distorted. It is an exploitative world which leads to confusion and chaos. I have written this article in the hope that an individual can look at himself and his own mind to solve the problem.

The Secret to Mind-Body Healing

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 08:41:30 -0600

There are 3 common conditions that sometimes arise concurrently with mind-body illnesses: Depression, PTSD, and autoimmune disorders such as MS, myasthenia gravis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, arthritis, lupus, and the like. Though the etiology may be a little different for each, the root cause, which generally goes undiagnosed, or under-diagnosed, is often one in the same: Untreated childhood trauma. In essence, understanding untreated childhood trauma can go a long way to restoring one's physical and mental health and wellness.

ADHD - Is It Good or Bad for Athletes?

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 11:29:24 -0600

Many athletes, whether they are aware of it or not, are coping with ADHD. Some have become world-class stars, such as Michael Phelps, Magic Johnson, Jason Kid, Babe Ruth and many others. According to various researchers, some of the people coping with the syndrome are characterized by creativity, flexibility of thought, ability to deal with chaotic situations and multi-tasking abilities. Does this mean that the syndrome is a sporting advantage for those who cope with it? Not exactly.

Ayahuasca and a Flash of Lightning

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 13:39:23 -0600

Recent research on ayahuasca suggests that this plant mixture has the ability to change the levels of certain neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine in our body when ingesting the tea. However, subjective experiences with ayahuasca can vary so greatly that the question arises: why are people's ayahuasca experiences so different and what significance (if any) does this difference have in our lives?

Loneliness - The Haunting of the Aging

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 07:09:11 -0600

Loneliness is a major issue for the aging population, especially as family and friends move away and or die. One tends to become isolated during bouts of loneliness. Loneliness can be defeated.

The Winter of Life

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 18:23:56 -0600

As one ages many changes take place. Among those is a sense of a loss of purpose in living. Loss of family and friends does have the same emotional impact as a loss of self-worth and value. Getting older doesn't mean the end of life.

What Can You Learn From Robin Williams Films About Emotional Intelligence?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:59:30 -0600

Emotional Health or Mental Health as it's better known, is big news with big names speaking out. One of the most inspiring people with Emotional Health issues was Robin Williams. What can we learn from his films?

How to Tackle Weight Gain Associated With Mood Stablizers

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:27:56 -0600

Bipolar disorder and major depression are some of the main types of mood disorders that affect millions of people worldwide. Often, the only way to take care of such disorder when it unmasks is to put patients on what we call mood stabilizers, these include some of the most notorious drugs like Lithium, Valproate, Olanzapine, Quetiapine and more. And although, these drugs seem to control symptoms and relieve patients of many mental disturbances, almost all of them cause serious weight gain which ironically leads to low self-esteem and dwindling of overall physical and mental image of a person.

Ways to Help Men Recover From Divorce

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:51:10 -0600

Marriage is one of the most sacred institutions and divorce can be a serious emotional dent on a person. Though it can have a debilitating effect on both the partners, most people offer advice to women on how to cope with the loss. Men, on the other hand, are no less the sufferers of this legal and emotionally draining battle.

Why Mental Toughness Is Far More Important Than Physical Toughness

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:05:33 -0600

Mental Health is more important than physical health. A healthy mind can cure a sick body. But a sick mind cannot do anything good for a healthy body.

Role of Music Therapy in Dementia

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 10:18:28 -0600

The behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia are debilitating to the patients and their caregivers. The Dementia Action Alliance encourages integrated approach to focus on a person's behavioral and psychological expressions rather than following general practices. Music therapy in dementia has shown positive effects in many studies and seems promising approach.

What You Need to Know About Histrionic Personality Disorder

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 08:42:49 -0600

Historical Personality Disorder involves an excessive desire for attention. HPD patients are self centered and get incensed whenever they are not the center of attention. More often than not, they are unaware of their condition and so are incapable of getting professional aid.

Narcissism and Today's Society

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:16 -0600

In this century, we are all addicted to our smartphones and the internet. We keep clicking our own 'selfies' every now and then and share them via social media. But, by doing so, we are actually trying to project an "ideal image" of our own, magnifying our self - love. And, here comes in the enigmatic concept of Narcissism and its associated disorders.

Generativity and Recovery! Part Three: Dismantling Industry Constructs to Make Generativity Possible

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 09:21:55 -0600

This article is part three of a series on the importance of fostering generativity in recovery from "psychosis." I explore three major mental health constructs that need to be challenged in order for generativity to become a consideration for individuals who experience a break from reality. The intention is to challenge the reader to challenge the standard of care that currently reigns in the industry.

Generativity and Recovery! Part One: The Need to Plan for Generativity From the First Break

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 09:21:06 -0600

This article is the first part of a three part series examining the role of generativity in recovery. This article highlights the standard of care that people who experience first breaks are faced with and suggests that an individuals generativity needs be considered in planning for recovery.

If You See Something, Say Something-What Holds Us Back From Doing This?

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 15:14:25 -0600

The recent and horrific stories regarding the unchecked sexual abuse of young women under the care of Dr. Larry Nassar and the thirteen children abused and held captive by their parents are just two examples that screamed something is wrong here! Something needs to be done! What is it that keeps some of us from saying, doing, or reporting something when we believe something is wrong?

How Do You Know When You're Done With Therapy?

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 14:07:36 -0600

When people think of therapy, they still think of years of psychoanalysis. Modern therapy has come a long way. How do you know it's time to get off the couch?

Video Games Fighting Stress: Illusion or Truth?

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:10:38 -0600

Have you ever experienced anxiety, headaches, insomnia, frequent nightmares, weakness in legs, disturbing thoughts or high heart rate? If you have at least 3 of these symptoms simultaneously, it means that you've been captured by stress. According to American Psychological Association survey, more than 75 % of Americans live under stress.

What Is Schizophrenia?

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:33:04 -0600

"Did you know: 1 in 100 globally encounter Schizophrenia every day" Schizophrenia is a serious medical condition which affects the individual's normality how he/she thinks, speak, feels and act. The individual who encounters schizophrenia finds difficulty in correlating the imaginary and the reality. The biggest misconception among the people, confuse schizophrenia with the split personality or multiple personality disorder actually, both are the different streams.

Five Keys To Good Mental Health

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 09:27:30 -0600

This article provides suggestions for good mental health. I am not a mental health professional but I believe these are common-sense keys to good mental health.

How To Manage Depression And Anxiety

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:35:23 -0600

Nowadays we live in an environment that creates stress in our lives, we are in constant communication, we rush to our work, we have bills to pay, we have debts, kids and then we have personal issues with our loved ones. All of these is a recipe for depression and anxiety disorders to develop, but unfortunately they usually stay under de radar, because the person does not recognize the symptoms or just do want to get help. A person that is pushed over the top of his emotional stability can...

ADHD and How to Spot the Signs

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:00:28 -0600

There are many things that can be done to help children that suffer with ADHD. Some expert companies specialising in manufacturing toys and aids that can help a suffer to overcome some of their problems.

Mental Illness and Perceptions

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 07:22:51 -0600

The key to understanding of how mental illness comes about is to learn to appreciate the fact that our perceptions and the subconscious mind are intimately connected. Anyone who ignores this fact and continues to distort perceptions is only inviting more mental illness in society. Should the medical profession be involved in politics?

How Do You Keep Your Brain Healhty?

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 20:57:43 -0600

If you are already over 40 you may have started to think about the possibility of your cognitive abilities decline as you age. Do you have a family member with dementia or Alzheimer's? maybe you have seen it first hand.

Manage Stress Without Stress

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 08:42:03 -0600

Stress is an uneasy experience which affects our health in a negative way. The simplest way of coping up with stress would be modifying or removing its source, which is not always possible. However there are some techniques which decrease your stress level significantly.

A Calm Mind Creates A Healthy Mind & Less Stress

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 08:45:26 -0600

The benefits of learning to sooth and calm your mind. Too much stress can wreak havoc on your body. Take steps to create a calmer atmosphere in your mind.

Generativity and Recovery! Part Two: Generativity in My Own Recovery

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 09:01:37 -0600

My three-month psychiatric incarceration seemed to be aimed at discrediting me after I had leaked newspaper stories. On my way to Canada to seek asylum, I was stopped by police. I evaded them for three days through rural towns and surrendered one midnight, from a ditch on a mountain pass.

Schools: Indispensible Allies to Mental Health

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 14:11:50 -0600

For most children (ideally, ALL children), schooling is their primary occupation. We cannot begin to discount the impact of our school system. Needless to say, educators and school personnel are indispensible allies to our children's holistic well being. "Schools provide a unique opportunity to identify and treat mental health conditions by serving students where they already are. School personnel play an important role in identifying the early warning signs of an emerging mental health condition and in linking students with effective services and supports."

Understanding Bipolar Disorder: What It Is And How to Deal With It

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 13:49:58 -0600

Bipolar disorder is one of the most misunderstood mental health conditions. This condition affects around 5.7 million adult Americans, and yet almost all of us have some misconceptions about the disorder.

Computer-Based Therapy Can Help Treat Patients of Schizophrenia

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 15:07:59 -0600

Schizophrenia is not as common as other mental disorders like anxiety or depression, but the symptoms can be quite disabling. The person afflicted with the condition may lose touch with reality and can think, act and behave differently. A recent research suggested that a computer-based approach can be effective in helping people battling schizophrenia.

Tips for Parents to Help a Teenager Ward Off Depression

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 15:07:22 -0600

Susan's 13-year-old son Joe was rushed to the emergency department after being found unconscious in his bedroom with a slit in his wrist. The good-looking young teenager didn't let anyone know that he was struggling with chronic depression, a result of his obesity and short stature. Like Joe, there are many teenagers in the United States who succumb to depression, almost 5,000 of them aged 15-24.

6 Easy-To-Follow Tips to Boost Mental Health

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 13:46:33 -0600

Waking up early, meditating, exercising and replenishing one's platter with an assortment of healthy tidbits can do wonders for a person's physical health. However, in this fast-paced, technology-driven age, it is not enough to just take care of one's physical health to achieve overall well-being.

12 REAL Wellness Steps to Good Health

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:06:43 -0600

Tips for good health have usually been offered by doctors. Naturally, the tips focus on medical advice, suggestions for things to do or to avoid in order that you get sick and/or take a few years off your likely lifespan. Wellness tips are different. They focus on things to do in order to boost the quality of your life, increase you mental as well as physical wellbeing.

New Age Socialization & Weird Behaviors

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:35:12 -0600

Socialization is one of the basic human needs which makes us adaptable and part of the society. We can't deny the importance of socialization as human beings. The cultures, civilization, and nations all flourish and grow with the social influence of people. Socialization also nurtures our personality and constructs certain behaviors which reflect the true identity of our background and culture. However, in a couple of decades, we have witnessed the considerable change in the common behavior patterns of people worldwide.

Tips on Choosing the Best Therapist For Better Health

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:13:05 -0600

Worried about your emotional distress? Not being able to concentrate on your studies or work? This is the high time to get connected with a therapist. This post can be really helpful in getting some effective tips on choosing the best professional in your locality.

The Power of Self-Talk and Thinking Positive

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:17:23 -0600

How parents talk to us and how they talk to each other provide role models for our self-talk. Our inner voice can make a huge difference in our lives to help or destroy us. Learn to harness this underutilized resource to master your mind and improve your life.

Blue Whale Game - Its Challenges, Dares, Consequences and Safety Measures

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:19:46 -0600

The Blue Whale Game has taken the world by the storm because of the daring challenges it gives to its player. The game is a dangerous one as many kids and teens have taken their own life. The game asks every player to complete 50 tasks which pose a threat to their lives.

Mental Health Symptoms One Should Never Ignore

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 14:55:32 -0600

Mental health problems can strike people irrespective of their age, gender, or economic or social status. Although genes and family history may increase the risk, environmental influences, circumstances and traumatic past memories can also trigger the onset of a mental disorder like depression, anxiety or post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

How Laughter Can Help Seniors With Alzheimer's

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 09:35:25 -0600

Everyone loves to laugh. Laughing is our way of expressing an inner joy to the outside world. It can also be the key to slowing the cognitive decline by Alzheimer's Disease.

Can Schizophrenia Be Cured?

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 09:35:50 -0600

Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder that affects thoughts, emotions, and behaviors leading to decreased functionality and withdrawal from reality. People affected by schizophrenia usually experience symptoms between ages 16 and 30. People with schizophrenia have symptoms that are very disabling.

7 Ways to Diffuse Mental Health Stigma

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 15:11:31 -0500

Talking about mental health in a healthy way is something that societies across the globe have historically struggled with. However, with the increasing rate of mental disorders across the globe, it has become essential to bridge the difference between mental and physical health problems by understanding the risk factors and repercussions of mental disorders.

Risks of Substance Abuse and Suicide Ideation - How to Identify the Signs

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 15:10:48 -0500

Substance abuse is one of the leading risk factors for suicide ideation. A person living with a mental health condition such as depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder may try to find relief by using drugs and alcohol without realizing that it is only a temporary release. After the euphoria, it is common to experience a crash, leading to feelings of hopelessness and inadequacy.

What Are The Symptoms And Treatments Of ADHD?

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 08:42:05 -0500

ADHD symptoms and treatment, hyperactive kids, carelessness, lack of attention, mental disorder. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

The Mystery Behind Mental Disorders And Dreams

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 07:01:52 -0500

We are in fact violent primates that can think. We followed an evolutionary process, but we still are more than far from being reasonable, calm, sensitive, and intelligent. We need psychotherapy. God created our planet with the characteristics that could help us follow a mental health treatment and learn the meaning of goodness. The fact that we must stop being cruel vampires that exploit and kill one another defines the meaning of life and the meaning of death.

12 Life-Impacting Symptoms Complex PTSD Survivors May Endure

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:43:14 -0500

Twelve life impacting symptoms complex PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disease) survivors may endure is a post about symptoms a survivor of Complex PTSD may have to live through. People who suffer from this problem will most likely need professional help to be able to exist in this world today! It is not their fault that it happened. Keep reassuring them of this fact.

Communicating With Dementia

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 10:06:43 -0500

Communicating with dementia patients can be very difficult. People suffering from dementia can't always tell you what's wrong or what they need. They can be unpredictable and even lash out at times.

Living With Learning Disabilities As a Psychotherapist, Writer, and Mental Health Consumer

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:41:34 -0500

This article considers the role that learning disabilities can have on mental health if they are not presented from a strength based perspective. Through viewing its affect on someone else, the author is able to better consider the impact that they have had on his own struggles with mental health.

A Need for Providers Who Specialize in "Psychosis"

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:39:42 -0500

This article examines what I have gone through to develop an ability to work with individuals who experience "psychosis." It encourages others to make a similar commitment.

The Safe Mental Health Treatment That Helps You Become More Intelligent

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 19:19:27 -0500

Thanks to Carl Jung's discoveries and my simplifications today we know that everyone needs many explanations in order to understand and accept what they cannot comprehend or what they judge in a different way. Every person needs time in order to change their mind and their behavior, and in order to overcome their fears. All attempts to cure mental disorders with psychiatric drugs without understanding what determines a person's thoughts and their behavior are crimes against their consciousness.

Healing One's Wounded Inner Child Through Therapy to Live a Happy Life

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 08:35:00 -0500

An adult exposed to trauma, violence, misuse and negligence as a child is more likely to drift towards substance abuse or suffer from mental disorders such as anxiety, depression, and body dysmorphic disorder in the later years. Health care providers often cite that maladjusted and dysfunctional adulthood is the consequence of childhood victimization.

Cell Phone and Cyberbullying Are Leading Causes of Mental Illness in Children

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 07:51:27 -0500

The renowned English critic and satirist has written about the unalloyed joys of childhood and how an unexpected freebie was more delightful than the most precious gifts received as grown-ups. Back then, childhood and adolescence meant picnics, playing in the mud and spending long hours under the sun. Children were freer and more productive than they now are.

Anxiety May Lead to SUD and Vice Versa - Dealing With Double Whammy

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 07:50:59 -0500

Anxiety disorders are among the common mental health conditions that impact lives of millions of Americans. It is a highly disabling disorder that can restrict an individual from living a healthy life and performing daily activities with enthusiasm. The illness puts a considerable amount of strain on an individual's personal and professional life by diminishing psychological and physiological capacities.

The Explanations I Found After Continuing Jung's Research

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:01:06 -0500

Not everyone faces the worst symptoms generated by the anti-conscience because many people have a stronger conscience and better life conditions, but the truth is that we have a terrible enemy in our own brain and we have to transform it into a human being. Otherwise, it will ruin our reasoning system and our lives.Since it is constantly trying to destroy the conscience that prevents it from acting, the anti-conscience is a bomb trying to explode and destroy the thin conscious cover that controls its actions.

What Does Society's Approach To Mental Health Problems Have In Common With Child Abuse?

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:04:29 -0500

For a long time, mental and emotional problems were typically overlooked, and this has changed in recent years. A lot of money is now being spent to help people who are suffering in this way.

Common Mental Disorders and Substance Abuse That Go Hand in Hand

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:51:35 -0500

To be diagnosed with a mental disorder or a substance use disorder can be an overwhelming revelation for any person. They need to reconsider their limitations and the ways to cope with the problem. These challenges get magnified when a person is diagnosed with co-occurring disorders. The coexistence of substance use disorder and mental disorders can pose a greater disease burden and challenges in terms of treatment. This unique development of altogether two different conditions is harder to treat and more complicated in nature. Fortunately, dual diagnosis can be managed and treated with appropriate medical assistance. This article highlights the common forms of dual diagnosis preponderant among people.

How Triggers Impact Mental Health

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:46:24 -0500

Among the various aspects of mental disorders and addictions, triggers are an essential component responsible for the development of these conditions. Although the role of psychological triggers has baffled many for years, it is well-known that maladaptive coping mechanisms for tackling triggers increase the risk of exacerbating psychiatric illnesses. Tackling these triggers can turn into an uphill task as they, with the passage of time, incite automatic responses due to the reinforcement of certain habits or behaviors. However, identifying and planning the ways to avoid cues that can cause a trigger beforehand, as well as deevloping a strategic way of thinking, can effectively reduce the impact of negative coping mechanisms and resist triggers.

Quality Sleep: A Missing Link in the Case of Psychiatric Illnesses

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 10:40:46 -0500

A good dose of sleep often demarcates a good day from a bad day. Although the importance of sleep has been promoted across all cultures and ages, it is only in the recent decades that scientists have unearthed how sleep plays a crucial role in ensuring physical and mental well-being. Due to the bidirectional relationship between sleep and mental health, sleep problems are responsible for the onset as well as the worsening of mental disorders. The lack of good sleep has the potential to trigger the symptoms of various mental disorders, such as depression, anxiety disorders and psychosis. Sleep problems are also one of the warning signs of ADHD, mood disorders and even Alzheimer's disease. Unfortunately, sleep problems and mental illnesses oftentimes aggravate each other. Therefore, it is extremely important to maintain a healthy sleep cycle to prevent and reduce the impact of psychiatric illnesses.

Mental Health and Mental Illness, Donald Trump and REAL Wellness

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 21:20:53 -0500

Introduction - I once thought insanity was the most likely explanation that accounted for the fact that not everyone was living a healthy lifestyle. That was nearly twenty years ago. It was, of course, a jejune notion, shortsighted and unfair to those not living a healthy lifestyle.

How Mental Illnesses Are Formed And How They Can Be Cured

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 21:17:16 -0500

Now we know that there is a huge part of our brain that remains in a primitive condition and generates mental illnesses within our conscience with the intention to destroy our conscience because it doesn't want to be tamed by our human side. So, the strange mental health problems that had no explanation before the existence of the anti-conscience was discovered can now be clearly comprehended.Our human side is a victim of our satanic anti-conscience, which has free will too, and invades our conscience with its absurd thoughts.

How Collaborative Care Can Help Refrain From Substance Abuse

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:18:42 -0500

Historically, traditional health care systems did not entail the conjoined efforts of multiple medical disciplines and different medical professionals. Rather, professionals from the different fields of health care preferred immersing and rising in their respective specializations. This prevalent practice deprived sharing of knowledge and the best practices that could have improved medical outcomes. The treatment outcome, quality of care and the financial cost of recovery are optimized when disciplines work in unison toward a common objective that upholds the recovery of the patient.

Things You Should Know About A Mental Health Counselor

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 08:01:32 -0500

A mental health counselor treat individuals with mental health issues. How they work, what procedures they follow, & everything you should know is given here.

Can Mood Swings Be A Symptom Of Mental Problems?

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 08:34:32 -0500

In life, there is happiness, sadness, grief, conflict and several other things. No one can say that they haven't come across these phases at some point or the other. It is normal and we expect that these phases of life will pass by with time.

The Kingdom of Fear - All About Anxiety Disorders

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 09:38:47 -0500

The word anxiety is derived from the latin anxietas (which means to choke, throttle, trouble and upset) and encompasses behavioural, affective and cognitive responses to anticipated/perceived danger. While fear is an intense emotional state which is activated in response to objective danger. While all of us are afflicted by some level of anxiety in our lives, sometimes anxiety can reach disruptive levels. When fear and apprehension about people, situations or the future lead to significant disruptions in the quality of personal, social or occupational life, anxiety disorders are diagnosed. Although round 25% of the general population suffers from significant anxiety, only a very small proportion of us seek any help. We often choose to live with fear disabling our very experience of life. There are ways out, read on to learn more.

Blue Whale Challenge - What It Means for You and Me

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 08:30:00 -0500

The Blue Whale challenge is an online 'game' comprising of 50 challenges that an individual is instructed to complete, one by one. Each challenge becomes progressively riskier and more dangerous - including, for instance, watching horror movies, waking up at odd hours in the night, and acts of self-harm. In the final task, the individual is asked to take their own life. The Blue Whale challenge was created by a 22 year old psychology student, Philip Budeikin, who incited several teenagers to end their lives. He has been suspected to suffer from a psychiatric illness, and while he has been arrested, the game is still widely popular online.

Why Depression Is a Physical Condition, Not A Mental One

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:46:49 -0500

Everyone has days when things don't feel right and a mood strikes them. Some get over it rather well while others have it drag on for hours, days, or even weeks. Eventually they seek help from a doctor and drugs are prescribed.

Five Steps Leaders Might Take to Keep Groups That Focus on "Psychosis" Inclusive

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:35:43 -0500

Though I consider myself a strong advocate for survivor-led mad support groups that help unlock the untold stories associated with "psychosis," in this article I assert considerations that help prevent them from doing harm by excluding people. It's just about helping to keep them safe.

Mental Health, Medication & the Power of Talk (Part 3)

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:16:14 -0500

Despite the fact that there are numerous mental health professionals today, these people are still failing to get the care that they need. This situation is largely a result of failing to properly educate the public.

How Can You Be A Mentally Healthy Human Being?

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:01:22 -0500

You must be more than grateful because you have this information today. Your poor ancestors were blind victims of their anti-conscience. They couldn't do anything against an invisible and powerful enemy that was ruining their lives and destroying their conscience because they ignored its existence. You can develop your conscience and become a sensitive genius because today you can see your enemy and protect your conscience even before being attacked.

The Mental Health Industry Needs to Overcome Stigma

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 09:45:26 -0500

This article explores the affects of stigma in American society and how it takes motivation, devotion, and love to overcome it. It is directed to people in the mental health industry who engage in dehumanizing behaviors as a means of maintaining norms and promoting social control rather than promoting healing.

Study: Behavioral Therapies Work Better Than Opioids in Managing Pain of Mentally Ill

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 22:15:01 -0500

Most people with a mental illness would be lost without their day-to-day medications. Whether it is an antipsychotic drug, a tranquilizer or an antidepressant, the symptoms of most mental illnesses are managed with medications. Apart from the psychological impediments that arise when regions in the brain associated with memory, speech and emotions fail to function in sync or when the neurotransmitters go haywire, most people living with a mental disorder also experience pain on a regular basis.

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month - Show Support

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 07:38:31 -0500

Anyone can experience the challenges of a mental illness. However, because of background and cultural stigma, minorities are less likely to receive any treatment.

From the Spokesperson of God to a Persecuted Individual, the Wide Spectrum of Delusions

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 10:14:25 -0500

Delusions are a common symptom of certain mental disorders. While the exact cause is yet to be ascertained, according to some studies certain genetic and environmental factors play a key role in triggering delusional thinking. Neurochemical imbalances caused when messages are relayed between different regions of the brain could precipitate the condition.

Fear Is Driven by The Imagination

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 06:48:40 -0500

This is the one emotion that few can control and it is the rod that breaks many, both physically and mentally. It is used by those who need to control people's actions and what they think. It is the greatest weapon religions possess and it is governed by what they drive into the mind from a young age.

Working With a Mental Health Problem: Knowing One's Rights

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 07:40:59 -0500

The American actress's above admission aptly highlights the tussle she faced like several other people suffering from mental disorders. People with a mental health condition are often wary of disclosing their condition to the employers fearing discrimination and stereotyping.

Debilitating Aftereffects of a Toxic Work Environment

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 17:40:59 -0500

Schools are generally considered as the playground of bullies. However, bullying is not just limited to school-going children, but is also witnessed during their adulthood. Any kind of bullying, ranging from verbal comments to negative physical contact, has the potential to turn workplace environment toxic.

The Reason Why You Are Mentally Ill And The Solution You Need

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 10:44:51 -0500

You have the moral obligation to use your conscience in order to understand the difference between good and evil, and you must prefer to be a good person in order to become really human. This is how you will acquire sound mental health that lasts forever. Your moral obligation is your protection and your salvation. Your goodness is more important for your mental health than anything else.

Tips On Dealing With Negative People

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 13:45:07 -0500

I do the best I can every day to avoid negative people/situations as sometimes I still work very hard in my life to stay positive. I cannot knowingly allow myself to be around people that are negative and drain me energetically. Sometimes, for me, this is catastrophic to my mental and then physical well-being. Here are a few tricks that help me keep the negativity out of my life.

Understanding How Mind Wandering Leads to Mental Disorders

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 13:05:45 -0500

As random access memory (RAM) decides to a great extent the way a computer will perform, working memory of an individual helps him or her in accomplishing the daily goals in both private and professional life. Since the part of the brain responsible for working memory also helps enhance focus and concentration levels, a good working memory assists a person in memorizing everything that he or she needs to remember.

Relaxing Into Independence

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 10:43:22 -0500

The lazy days of summer are upon us, and I have just returned from a well-earned vacation. On my return, and to my surprise, the slow pace of timelessness, which I experienced on vacation, was quickly departing like a rainbow fading into the mist after a soft rain. As a result, I found myself saying, "I must reconnect with my inner non-doer while still accomplishing all the goals that I want to make happen."

Healthy Living - Four Ways To Improve Your Brain Health In Two Minutes Or Less

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:59:01 -0500

As you go about taking steps to enhance your overall health and well-being, it is important you do not forget to consider how brain health factors into this. Brain health is essential for maximizing your experience with life as aging ensues and can influence just about everything you do. Sadly, most people aren't taking into consideration what they can be doing to ensure their brain is in a healthy working order. Here are four steps you can take immediately to improve your mental health and reduce your risk of developing brain-related diseases.

Biases Surrounding Mental Health

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 15:21:46 -0500

Biases are known to be ingrained in the human nature. Ironically, the bias starts reflecting in our approach to an individual's health, even if the sufferer is a loved one, as we give priority to physical health over mental health. Many of the biases regarding mental health are inbuilt or are passed on from one generation to another.

Factors Linking Violent Behavior and Mental Illness

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 15:21:19 -0500

The link between mental health and violence is widely assumed across all sections of the society. It is believed that those with mental disorders such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (BD) display violent behavior, with a tendency to commit serious offenses, including assault, theft and homicide, among others.

The One Destructive Epidemic Amongst Women That You Need to Know About

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 09:34:10 -0500

Who are today's girls looking to for inspiration? Who are they trying to be? This article takes a look at what the current situation is, what's wrong with that, and how it can be changed.

6 Types of Health That Make Up You Part II

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 21:20:28 -0500

There are 6 types of health that make up the whole you. Mental health is the second of the six.

Borderline Personality Disorder and Transference

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 21:11:30 -0500

Nearly everyone with Borderline Personality Disorder who participates in therapy knows about the phenomenon called transference. Transference occurs when the patient's expectations, desires and feelings are put onto another person, usually the therapist. The types of transference issues the patient brings to their therapy will often be representative of issues which occurred in childhood and which have remained unresolved.

How To Stop Having Bad Dreams And Mental Illnesses

Sun, 02 Jul 2017 21:59:56 -0500

Every dream gives you many different messages, but the main meaning of every bad dream is the fact that you are making dangerous mistakes and you must be alarmed. God sends you bad dreams to make you stop being indifferent to your mental health and your future. The fact that you have inherited a satanic anti-conscience is a tragedy that marks your life with the main necessity to eliminate your evil self. You cannot be indifferent to this necessity.

5 Types of Fidgets for Children With ADHD

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:07:58 -0500

The fidget toys are great for a variety of reasons. One of the major reasons is to help children with ADHD focus better. They are designed to match the different sensory needs, such as the calming or tactile toys.

The Origin Of Every Mental Illness

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 06:59:59 -0500

You have a terrible enemy in your brain that doesn't let you respect the rules of logical thinking, and distorts the meaning of everything through illogical thoughts that have a logical appearance. These thoughts block logical thinking and generate mental health problems because they lead to craziness.This fact is clearly revealed in your dreams. Now that the dream language was completely comprehended thanks to Carl Jung's discoveries and my discoveries after following his steps you can have the information you need.

The $64 Million Dollar BPD Question: Who Am I?

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 20:37:31 -0500

People who have Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) wrestle with this question a lot. Figuring out who they are can be a major hurdle for many people whether they have BPD or not but for those of us with BPD, this is something that literally quite often stops us right in our tracks. I say all this while knowing full well that a true BPD recovery depends on knowing who you are. How to answer the question of "Who Am I?" can be elusive and overwhelming.

5 Ayurvedic Treatments for Natural Stress Reduction

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 08:12:04 -0500

Thanks to Ayurveda, you now can now use natural remedies for stress. According to Ayurveda, simple lifestyle changes can go a long way in treating stress.

The Basis of Prevention and Treatment of Mental Illness & Disorders

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 07:56:54 -0500

If we accept the mental and emotional disorders, the general trend of prevention and therapy is immediately obvious. If mental illnesses are the result of learned reactions, gradually acquired, therapy becomes a process of re-education, during which the patient unlearn old unhealthy emotional and mental habits and acquires new and more efficient methods. This is a general principle that underlies all the modern therapeutic procedures; however varied these appear to be on casual inspection.

How the Mechanisms of Mental Ill-Health Works

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 07:56:52 -0500

The behavior of the mentally ill patient is not qualitatively different from that of healthy persons or from his own behavior before his illness developed. In fact, the behavior and the thinking of the mentally ill are strange only because they are exaggerated or inappropriate to particular situations. Moreover, when the history of a mental patient is carefully studied, it is found that his illness is the logical and inevitable outgrowth of his experiences and his interpretation of those experiences.

Extreme Mood Episodes of Bipolar Disorder Incite Addiction

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 13:12:21 -0500

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes erratic and abrupt shifts in mood, energy and behavior that impede the ability to perform day-to-day tasks. Individuals with bipolar disorder experience changes in moods that vacillate between extreme mania and severe depression.

Secondary and Tertiary Gain in the Borderline Patient and the Dysunctional Family

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 12:54:35 -0500

Sometimes people who have BPD engage in a process in which they use secondary gain as a way to perpetuate their illness. This is almost always an unconscious act. Secondary gain is something that motivates a person externally to engage in specific types of behaviour. It is usually resorted to when a person wants to avoid something, i.e. having to go out to a job, or having to do chores around the house. So, for example the person might say they can't walk and therefore can not get up and out to go and take the bus to get to work, or they have a severe stomach ache and therefore can not do their assigned chores. For people with BPD this can also be referred to as something called a secondary handicap and this can lead to something called learned helplessness.

Understanding the Mental Health and Mental Illness

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 07:48:13 -0500

Mental illnesses have long been a major cause of death and disability. From 30 to 60 per cent of all patients who consult doctors do so primarily for complaints due to emotional disorders. Many productive persons continuously maintain a chronically neurotic adjustment to life.

How Sex Conflicts Can Affect the Mental Illness

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 07:47:50 -0500

The whole subject of sex has too long been shrouded in mystery and fear-fear nourished by ignorance and misunderstanding. Other fears of mankind have been dispelled by understanding. We have learned that many diseases are caused by bacteria and viruses and not evil spirits.

Borderline Personality Disorder and Anxiety

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:23:31 -0500

Borderline Personality Disorder is inextricably linked to anxiety. People with this disorder are very fearful about many things most of which they do not understand. In many cases, this fear or anxiety can lead to paralysis and extreme disability. This article tries to explain anxiety in an easy to understand way.

Things You Should Know About Schizophrenia

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 11:40:13 -0500

This article clearly describes what is schizophrenia in details and also lays out the various types of Schizophrenia symptoms namely positive symptoms, negative symptoms and cognitive symptoms. This article will help you achieve a better basic understanding of what this severe and chronic mental disorder and its symptoms.

How to Improve Mental Health Naturally

Tue, 30 May 2017 13:39:52 -0500

Mental health problems, like depression and anxiety are experienced by more people worldwide than any other physical disorder. According to predictions from the World Health Organization, by 2020 depression will cause greater disability than any other mental or physical disorder. The most common psychological treatments are known as cognitive-behavioural therapies (CBT), while antidepressants are the most common class of medication used to treat both depression and anxiety.