Tagged as Mental illness

Is the U.S. workforce facing a mental health crisis?

The stats in this infographic prove the importance of prioritizing mental health in the workplace.

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What to look for in a therapist.

We’re hardwired to prefer convenience. Case in point: when’s the last time you crossed town for something you could’ve gotten around the corner? Even if the product or service on the other side of the...

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Which mental health care professional is right for you?

Note: This article focuses on mental health care providers practicing in the United States. Licensing regulations and education requirements may differ in other countries. Many people think the terms therapist, counselor, psychiatrist, and psychologist are...

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LifeSpeak video training excerpt: mental illness is preventable and treatable.

In this video training excerpt, Dr. David Goldbloom dispels a few myths about mental illness. Further reading How to incorporate mental wellness into your daily routine. 3 proactive ways to deal with stress. How the...

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How your privacy is protected when you access mental health services.

If you’re a fan of medical or legal dramas you’ve probably heard of “doctor-patient confidentiality” or “lawyer-client privilege”. They represent the idea that patients/clients should be able to fully trust their doctor/lawyer with anything they...

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We are running a giveaway in an effort to educate people about mental health.

There is a lot of misinformation swirling around about what mental health is (and isn’t). Part of this is due to stigma, which we believe can be fought by opening up and having honest conversations...

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Is our obsession with physical fitness harming our mental health?

People are constantly looking for fun and easy ways to stay fit. From Zumba® and pilates to paleo and no-carb diets, there’s never a shortage of fitness trends these days. Similarly, the apparel industry has...

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10 reasons rehab is so beneficial for fighting addiction.

Rehab isn’t usually depicted accurately in the media. Many myths surround what addiction centers are really like, in part, thanks to sensationalized news about celebrities and myopic films like 28 Days. Contrary to what pop...

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3 proactive ways to deal with stress.

Stress. It’s absolutely everywhere, from the second your alarm jolts you awake in the morning to when  you’re struggling to fall asleep at night. It’s in traffic. It’s in the doctor’s office. It’s at the...

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Why the #BellLetsTalk campaign is so important.

Today our friends at Bell Canada are challenging the public to open their hearts and minds to the issue of mental illness. Dubbed Bell Let’s Talk Day, it’s a powerful reminder that mental health doesn’t...

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How to considerately help a loved one with mental illness.

Asking for help is hard. Many of us avoid it because it makes us feel vulnerable. The fear of seeming weak or incompetent often prompts us to go it alone, which, unfortunately, just makes everything...

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Get to know psychologist and author on anxiety disorders Dr. Deborah Ledley.

Can you tell us a little about GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) and how it usually arises and manifests itself? GAD is a disorder of chronic worry.  People with GAD worry about all sorts of things...

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