The year is 2020. Many of us find it hard to believe that racism and discrimination still exist. But, unfortunately, racism and discrimination exist within the minds of our family, friends, and neighbors. These are real issues that spread like weeds. A tiny seed planted, that grows until it becomes a major problem. Make 2021 the year that we rid the entire world of racism, bias, and discrimination.
Mental diseases are conditions that affect your thinking, mood, or behavior. It is estimated that throughout our life, almost fifty percent of us will be diagnosed with a mental illness at some point. Mental illness is not always a permanent condition. For example, depression can be seasonal, chronic, or once in a lifetime.
Approximately ten percent of the world has been diagnosed with a mental health disorder. In the United States alone, an estimated twenty percent of adult Americans suffer from a mental illness. Of that twenty percent, only fifty percent of them seek help in managing their disorder.
You may not know what dissociative identity disorder is, but you’ve likely heard of multiple personality disorder. The two disorders are the same exact thing. Dissociative identity disorder is the new and most current name for multiple personality disorder. This mental health condition is very rare and is often a reaction to trauma.
There’s an elephant in the room. This enormous, grey creature is stomping his feet and swinging his trunk, but still, we all pretend not to notice. This elephant in the room is the stigma of mental illness. Similar to every other illness, every mental illness requires treatment. But, the stigma that surrounds the topic prevents many people from seeking it.
One in five Americans suffers from a mental illness each year. One in twenty-five Americans suffers from a serious mental health condition such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. For many of those suffering, their illness feels like a rollercoaster ride that never ends. Their emotions and mental condition are constantly changing.
There are times when it is better to say nothing than risk saying the wrong thing. This is the case when dealing with an anxious child. It is not unusual to know an anxious child. In fact, we all know at least one child that seems to question everything. An anxious child will ask questions like “What if someone broke into our house in the middle of the night?” or “What if our house caught on fire?”
What Is Social Anxiety? Social anxiety plagues millions of people across the world. But, it is far more aggressive in the United States. Emotional distress in social settings is the symptom that characterizes this disorder. This disorder is more than simply being shy. It is an intense fear of judgment. This fear leads to feelingsContinue reading “3 Ways to Overcome Social Anxiety”