Tagged as Mental illness

Children’s mental health shouldn’t be overlooked.

“She’s going through a phase.” “He’ll grow out of it.” These are common statements adults use to explain or justify children’s behavior. We’re so quick to label kids mischievous, reserved, or hot-tempered that we often...

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4 interesting ways mental illness is addressed around the world.

Over the past few months we’ve posted extensively about mental health, exploring everything from specific mental illnesses to various treatment and support options. We’ve covered a lot of ground so far, but it’s really just...

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Can your home or workplace affect your mental health?

It goes without saying that some environments are more conducive to certain activities than others. For instance, the quiet of a library makes it an excellent place to study, while the blaring music of a...

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Understanding stress, anxiety, and depression.

Millions of Americans experience some form of stress, anxiety, or depression everyday, so it's crucial for all of us to understand these three definitions.

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How can you tell if you’re depressed?

Depression has long been one of the most misunderstood illnesses. In ancient times, it was referred to as melancholia, and it was thought that those suffering with the condition were possessed by the devil. Because...

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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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