Creating a Routine and Sticking to It

Routines are great. They help keep your life on track and are good for your health. While they may not work for everyone and some may even think having a routine is boring, a lot of people find comfort in having one. The problem is that creating a sticking to a routine isn’t alwa ...

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How to Best Support Healthcare Workers Today

While we should always do our best to support healthcare workers, the COVID-19 pandemic has been especially difficult for them. While the severity of the pandemic varies by location, many healthcare workers around the country are understaffed, working long hours, and putting them ...

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Emotional Intelligence and Why It's Important

At this point, it has been well-established that there are multiple types of intelligence. Emotional intelligence, which refers to our ability to understand the emotions of ourselves and others, is one of the most important types of intelligence. It allows us to successfully navi ...

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Highlighting Christina Guilbeau and Her Tech Nonprofit 'Hopebound'

New tech nonprofit Hopebound is filling a gap in mental health when youth and teenagers need it most. Even before the pandemic hit and everyone switched to virtual platforms to get things done, Stanford MBA graduate, Christina Guilbeau recognized the benefits of virtual platforms ...

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The Importance of Mindfulness During the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges that have a detrimental impact on people’s mental health. To cope with the changing environment, people are encouraged to practice mindfulness. · Mindfulness is the practice of focusing on the present moment. Life is made up of both ...

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Taking Care of Mental Health in Quarantine

While the coronavirus pandemic shakes the world, we have all been ordered to social distance and stay quarantined. Being in quarantine greatly lowers a person’s chance of catching or spreading the virus. Although quarantine can greatly protect your health and the health of others ...

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The Pros and Cons of Online Therapy

When seeking help for mental health and well being, there are many avenues one can take. For the most part, when someone is dealing with trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction, and other mental health struggles, they seek the help of a therapist or psychologist. However, going to ...

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Discussing Mental Health in a New Relationship

When finding yourself in a new romantic relationship, there are so many new things to learn about each other. Some of these topics can be harder to talk about than others. One of these being mental health. If you are someone who suffers from anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ...

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Beneficial Mental Health Tips

Mental health can be hard o get under control even in the best of times. Add stress, and it’s a recipe for disaster. Whether you’re starting a new business, juggling multiple tasks at work, or just have too much on your plate, it’s crucial to learn how to address your mental heal ...

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Addressing Your Mental Health at Your Workplace

If a workplace is less than ideal for its employees, their mental health can suffer as a result. Decreased productivity, increased anxiety, and disengagement with work are common symptoms of problems with mental health in the workplace. By opening up about mental health at work, ...

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Small Life Changes for Better Mental Health

When falling into the routine of our day-to-day lives, it’s easy to not to realize whether or not your mental health is taking precedence. After a while, your habits and way of life can start to affect your mood and make you feel depressed. In order to avoid that, it’s important ...

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Prioritizing Mental Health in College

College can be a time of new experiences and growth. Young adults take on new responsibilities and learn how to take care of themselves. Soon, they are in charge and in control of their lifestyle and education. This type of pressure can easily have major effects on their mental h ...

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The Mental Health Effects of Hurricanes on Survivors

Hurricane Dorian left destruction in its wake when it passed through the Bahamas. While recovery efforts have started in combing through the physical wreckage, it’s worth noting that Dorian left behind less visible damage, too: the mental health effects that hurricanes have on th ...

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Excessive Gaming is Becoming a Mental Health Problem

In 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) added gaming disorder to the 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). The ICD is used by medical practitioners to diagnose conditions and by researchers to categorize conditions. The inclusion of gaming d ...

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Anxiety Has Many Different Faces

Occasional anxiety is simply an expected part of ordinary life. You may feel anxious when facing a test, addressing a problem at work, or before coming to terms with an important decision. Anxiety disorders, however, involve far more than worry or fear that is temporary. When you ...

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3 Ways Theater Can Improve Mental Health

The arts have long been a basic staple in a wide variety of mental health and addiction treatments. From painting to pottery to music therapy, artistic endeavors have long been acknowledged to have a powerful therapeutic value. One art form that has long been overlooked, however, ...

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What is Neurodiversity?

Neurodiversity is a term that is starting to gain more traction in the world of mental health. Advocates of this movement are calling for a general acceptance that autism, dyslexia, and other neurological conditions are simply natural human variations, not pathologies or disorder ...

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The Mental Health Theories of Bird Box

Netflix’s release of its highly anticipated horror-thriller Bird Box has broken records. It quickly became the most streamed movie in the first seven days of its release. As to be expected, the internet has exploded into a frenzy of speculations and theories as to the deeper mean ...

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Should I Look For Another Therapist?

Seeing a therapist can be very beneficial to your mental and emotional health, but there may come a time when your own therapist is no longer a good fit for you. Here are some signs that you should consider looking for another therapist. · Therapy Feels Like a Chore · To be fair, ...

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Opioid Epidemic: Knowing the Sign of Abuse

Original Content on Medium · There is a serious problem gripping our nation and claiming the lives of thousands of Americans each year. The opioid crisis is only growing with each passing year and at this point, the number one cause of death for people under age 50 is by opioid o ...

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