Consider the basic needs required to live a mentally healthy life. Do you picture Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs? You should. The pyramid provides a general guideline of what is needed to uncover our full potential.
Once every action is taken in an attempt to fulfill some goal that provides you with a sense of personal achievement or improvement, your actions could be a sign of toxic productivity. Toxic productivity is the lack of ability in doing something simply to do it. Productivity becomes the main, or only goal often to the extent that it takes over other areas of your life. This could look like an obsession, competition, or addiction.
If you’ve never experienced a manic episode, it could be hard for you to imagine. We often hear these episodes described as ‘high’ periods, but this description can be misleading. Individuals who have never experienced mania often confuse this ‘high’ period as a time of excessive happiness and excitement.
Exercise is a great way to improve your mental health while working on your physical health. I am going to attempt to explain to you why running improves your mental health.
I am not going to discuss anything that the professionals would say. Instead, I am going to explain how running has improved my own mental health. But to do this, you may need a little bit of background information.
Teaching children to care for themselves mentally at an early age and providing them with the tools necessary to do so will encourage a lifetime of mental well-being. Having a positive view of oneself affects so many aspects of our lives, from education to socialization our mental health touches on every interaction and experience we have.
Do you prefer to stay up late or wake up early? Consider your answer to this question. It could explain why you are more prone to depressive symptoms than your friends.
According to the data collected by the MHA, an average of 19%, and a total of 47.1 million Americans struggle with a mental illness. Of those 47.1 million people almost 11% of them are uninsured. Meaning 2.4 million people had no access to mental healthcare unless they paid 100% out of pocket.
We have been dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic for over a year now. During this year, we have faced sky-rocketing unemployment rates, stay-at-home orders, curfews, and countless mandates on masks and public locations.
In the midst of all this chaos, we have forgotten what it’s like to socialize. Holiday parties were canceled, birthday parties consisted of driving by to honk, and all contact with others has been severely limited. But, we have to wonder, what is the impact of living in a socially distanced world?
Mental illness is often stigmatized. We talk about what those fighting mental illness struggle with and what it’s like dealing with a mental disorder. But, honestly, individuals with mental illness struggle with the same things that we do. They deal with the same situations that we deal with. Individuals with mental illness are simply individuals. They are not their condition
During the last two decades, the amount of research on mental illness has exploded. Science and medicine are finally recognizing that our mental health is just as important as our physical health. With these realizations came the realization that we need to monitor our children’s mental health as well.