The reason self-awareness and self-discovery are important to your life is it helps you be a happier more productive person both at work and at home. However, becoming self-aware is not a painless journey. You will have to examine some painful moments in your life. But, acknowledging those painful memories will help you become self-aware […]
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As our seasons change the days become shorter and colder. With less sunlight, it can trigger seasonal depression. So, how do you cope with seasonal depression?
Get plenty of sleep, exercise, and eat healthy foods. It is incredible how much those three things can do to improve mental health. They all reduce anxiety, stress, and depression. Exercise also lowers blood pressure. Surround yourself with positive people.
What is personality disorder? First, we need to understand that personality is the way we think, function, and behave. A personality disorder is a mental disorder or illness whose nature is so rigid that the person has trouble identifying and relating to circumstances and other people, reacting emotionally, and controlling their behavior. Some people with […]
Failure to launch or Peter Pan Syndrome has become a growing occurrence of early adults who are not growing up and transitioning into adulthood. More and more, younger adults are living at home with their parents today than ever before. They are not taking on responsibilities of an adult such as homeownership, renting a place […]
Most of us have heard of PTSD. Many soldiers returning from war have some level of PTSD, but it is not just soldiers. Victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, and others also suffer from PTSD. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can lead to substance abuse and addiction. Those who have begun their recovery journey must learn healthy […]
Mood disorders can be overwhelming to the person with the mood disorder and to their family members. Due to the stigma that mental health has and has had, the person with the mood disorder may try self-medicating instead of seeing their doctor for a prescription that will help. This behavior of self-medicating can lead to […]
Addiction and mental illness are frequently found together, causing a dual diagnosis. The problem with mental illness medications is that they are also being abused, creating an addiction to them and other drugs. Mental illness and drug abuse Mental illness often leads to self-medication with things like alcohol, antidepressants, and other medications. Some of the […]