Category Archives: Therapy

10 Ways to Prevent Suicide Thoughts

10 Ways to Prevent Suicide Thoughts When you are at the lowest point in your life, you feel hopeless and alone. You create a bubble that no one is allowed in and continue to think that there is no reason to live. You start feeling depressed and having suicidal thoughts because you just want to get away from your problems and stress. According to 2018 National Survey of Drug Use and Mental Health, 0.5% of adults aged 18 years old and older have made at least one suicide attempt. The number may not be alarming but the idea of 1.4 […]

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Dealing with Suicidal Thoughts

Dealing with Suicidal Thoughts These days, hearing and knowing people who are struggling with depression and anxiety is not anymore uncommon. It becomes more terrifying and overwhelming when they have to deal with suicidal thoughts. Having to live everyday in this state of mind is a serious indicator that they badly need help. One of the many symptoms of having a mental health issue is hurting and harming yourself. It comes to a point where everything is unbearable and difficult that you choose to end your misery in an ugly and unpleasant way. Why can’t you stop having suicidal thoughts? […]

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How to Deal with Male Postpartum Depression

How to Deal with Male Postpartum Depression People often associate postpartum depression to new mothers. However, male postpartum depression is as real as the hormonal changes of women when they are pregnant. It is not widely and openly discussed because males are supposed to be tough, strong and dependable. Most times, pregnancy and the arrival of the baby trigger strong feelings from men. Feelings that men are not comfortable with manifesting to their partners and families such as fear, anxiety and depression. One study showed that depression among new fathers increased by 68% in the first five years of the […]

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Postpartum Depression among Fathers

Postpartum Depression among Fathers Not many people are aware that postpartum depression among fathers exists. It is a common misconception that solely the mothers experienced intense and overwhelming emotions because they are the ones carrying the baby. Fathers, on the other hand, are expected to be strong and dependable because their partners needed them the most during this period. This is the reason their mental health is often disregarded and unconsidered. Is postpartum depression among fathers real? Until now, mental health among men is still considered a stigma because of what society portrays them. Men are supposed to be tough […]

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How to Handle your Debts Effectively

How to Handle your Debts Effectively If you are living paycheck to paycheck, you know how difficult it is to manage your finances. It becomes more unbearable and problematic when you have debts to deal with. Your dream to handle your debts effectively becomes bleak and uncertain. Although there is a strong drive and widespread campaigns about financial literacy, not many people can successfully follow every directed must-dos. Instead of staying afloat amidst debts, you start to feel that your mismanaged finances are pulling you down to drown. What happens when you do not handle your debts effectively? You always […]

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When Debts Affect your Mental Health

When Debts Affect your Mental Health People are well aware that their accumulating debts affect their mental health. However, the urge to stay financially afloat is far stronger than guarding one’s emotional and mental issues. At the height of the pandemic, many people lost their sources of income. With the uncertainty of time, more and more resort to borrowing money. As of today, there are 340 million Americans who are in debt. How do debts affect your mental health? Most people that you know have debts to pay. It sounds so normal and not at all terrifying when you, yourself, […]

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Tips in Telling your Child They are Adopted

Tips in Telling your Child They are Adopted Deciding on whether to tell your child they are adopted can cause stress and anxiety on your part. Experts all agree that your adopted child has the right to know the truth about their birth and this should come from you. Based on data, 97% of adopted children over the age of five know about their adoption. You know that the moment your child knows their history, something will change. This is a revelation that defines who they are. This is not just any other information but this is the missing piece […]

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Psychological Issues among Adoptive Children and Adults

Psychological Issues among Adopted Children and Adults Adopted children and adults often feel resentment and abandonment once they know the truth about their birth. Even if they grow up in a loving and wonderful household, they continue to search for that missing piece – their biological parents. Everybody strives to achieve a sense of belongingness. It is more than feeling comfortable and at home with people who matter the most but it also gears on feeling the love, care, attention and acceptance. Adopted children and adults feel that the absence of their real parents contributes to the way they think, […]

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How Men Should Cope with Mental Health Issues

How Men Should Cope with Mental Health Issues Unlike women, men in general find it effeminate when they become uninhibited with their mental health issues. Discussing their mental health issues with other people is an uncharted territory where they are clueless on how and why they have to do it. However, this stigma among men should be changed. Their mental health should be held in high regard and should be discussed openly without shame and judgment. Based on the data from National Institute of Mental Health, around 15.1% of adult men are diagnosed with any mental illness. What should men […]

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Men and Mental Health Issues

Men and Mental Health Issues Society paints men as strong, dependable and resolute individuals. They serve as the foundations at home and in the community. However, discussions about men and mental health issues remain a hush because these highlight their emotions and vulnerability. Men are susceptible to mental health issues the same as everyone else. They need to be given an opportunity and a safe place to talk about their problems without being condoned, judged and ridiculed. They need to learn how to take the reins in handling their mental health issues. Why do men not talk about their mental […]

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How to Cope with Postpartum Depression among Mothers

How to Cope with Postpartum Depression among Mothers The biggest challenge with postpartum depression among mothers is that many people do not seem to take it as a serious mental health issue. Sad to say until now, there are still spouses and family members who ignore depressed mothers. They perceived their being sad and moody after giving birth as normal. Postpartum depression is common among new mothers. It comes as mild depression or “baby blues” at first but gradually it is likely to blow up into a much more serious mental health issue. But there is one thing that gives […]

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The Truth about Postpartum Depression among Mothers

The Truth about Postpartum Depression among Mothers One thing should be placed on the table before anything else – postpartum depression among mothers is real. It is not a make-believe issue that mothers raise just to get attention. It is not an imaginary battle that mothers face just to bolt from their responsibilities. Postpartum depression among mothers is so real that, according to a study, 1 in 8 women may experience symptoms in the year following giving birth. Around 70% of new mothers undergo “baby blues” or mild depression that may possibly lead to postpartum depression. What causes postpartum depression […]

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How to Cope with the Death of your Child

How to Cope with the Death of your Child If there is one thing in the world that all parents are scared of – it is losing their children. Dealing with the death of your child is like reaping your heart out with bare hands – cruel and excruciating. Living each day becomes unbearable and maddening. You may think that losing your child is the end of you. You feel that the whole world is conspiring against you to be punished and to suffer. While having this perception is perfectly normal, you have to know that you need to move […]

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Grieving the Death of your Child

Grieving the Death of your Child There is always this haunting question every parent dreads to hear, “Is it possible to get over the death of a child?” No words and amount of sympathy can compensate for the feeling of loss and emptiness in grieving the death of your child. For most, it is synonymous to the end of the world. In 2018, premature deaths among youth aged 18 years old and below reaches to 19,660. Though they have seen a decline in the number, it is still considered a major concern and should not take the backseat. What are […]

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How to Live Life with the Virus

How to Live Life with the Virus Many people, including the governments of different countries, believe that the only way to survive the pandemic is to learn to live life with the virus. It seems farfetched to aim for zero COVID-19 cases these days even if majorities are already vaccinated. Even if the spreading of the virus is slowing down, there are still a number of people who are scared and worried of getting the virus. Vaccinated or unvaccinated, all should learn and accept to peacefully live life with the virus. How to stay happy and satisfied even after the […]

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Mental Burden of Getting COVID-19 Vaccines

Mental Burden of Getting COVID-19 Vaccines COVID-19 vaccinations are seen as the most effective way to combat the virus. While many approve of getting COVID-19 vaccines, still a number of people are hesitant to get one. This adds to more mental stress and burden in fighting the virus. Governments all over the world are encouraging their citizens in getting COVID-19 vaccines. Incentives and other benefits are enjoyed by vaccinated people. However, not all are in total compliance because they feel that it violates their freedom to choose. Why are people afraid of getting COVID-19 vaccines? 1. COVID-19 vaccines are not […]

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How to Control your Anger

How to Control your Anger Feeling angry is a normal human emotion. This becomes a problem when you do it excessively until you can no longer control it. Anger management disorder is a real issue that needs to be addressed to prevent impairing your physical and mental health. Based on national data, 7.8% of the U.S. population has trouble controlling their temper and anger. It is found out that this problem is common among men and young adults. It is highly advised that there will be top of the line screening tools and intervention strategies. Anger Management Strategies Difficulty in […]

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Tackling Anger Management Disorder

Tackling Anger Management Disorder Anger is a normal feeling and reaction whenever you feel threatened or offended. However, it advances to a mental disorder when it becomes excessive and uncontrollable. Anger management disorder needs to be handled well and remedied. Numerous studies claim that the failure of controlling one’s anger can affect physical and mental health. It should never be overlooked and dismissed as just an ordinary emotion. Ignoring its effects on your health and wellness will escalate to a miserable life. What are the common types of anger management disorder? 1. Chronic Anger This is a prolonged feeling of […]

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How to Battle Alcohol Use Disorder

How to Battle Alcohol Use Disorder The reality of alcohol use disorder is scary and overwhelming. Many find it embarrassing and degrading. It is something that no one wants to discuss openly. Some choose to hide this problem or to deny having this kind of issue. Alcohol use disorder should be a top concern because it can tremendously affect work, relationships, family and even themselves. There are many factors that lead to excessive drinking which includes genetics and psychological factors. How to show support? Families and friends need to understand that battling alcohol use disorder takes time, hard work and […]

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The Struggles of Alcohol Use Disorder

The Struggles of Alcohol Use Disorder Alcoholism, now known as alcohol use disorder, affects 53.1 million Americans. This is a disorder that is difficult to recognize and diagnose. As a matter of fact, not all are aware that they are already in the pit of alcohol addiction. What is alcohol use disorder? Based on Mayo Clinic’s website, alcohol use disorder “is a pattern of alcohol use that involves problems controlling your drinking, being preoccupied with alcohol, continuing to use alcohol even when it causes problems, having to drink more to get the same effect, or having withdrawal symptoms when you […]

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How to Live Life with a Forgiving Heart

How to Live Life with a Forgiving Heart Forgiveness is not easily given out to people who deeply hurt you. It is neither demanded nor forced. It should be given freely by a forgiving heart that chooses to forget the pain and move on. Forgiving someone who hurts you deeply is never easy. Thinking of never forgiving that someone causes physical and mental stress that may cause serious issues to your health and wellness. Forgiveness is not for other people to feel relieved but it is mainly for yourself. The Joy of Forgiveness 1. Forgiveness is a state of the […]

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The Importance of Forgiveness in Relationships

The Importance of Forgiveness in Relationships In every relationship, forgiving is a vital aspect that tends to be overlooked by many. Everyone thinks that love is enough but the importance of forgiveness in relationships is what keeps them longer and stronger. When you are hurt by someone, whom you care deeply and dearly, it leaves a mark that is never easy to forget and forgive. Forgiving them is the last thing in your mind because you want them to feel the same pain of betrayal and resentments. You want them to be hurt as much as you are hurting. How […]

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How to Have a Positive Outlook after a Natural Disaster

How to Have a Positive Outlook after a Natural Disaster It is difficult to deal with life after experiencing a trauma or a tragedy like a natural disaster. As much as you want to move on right away, having a positive outlook after a natural disaster seems to be exhausting and impossible. But just like any challenges in life, you need to survive from this. You need to know that it is okay to feel down but it should never be a reason for you to break down.  How to move forward after a natural disaster? You strive to have […]

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Effects of Natural Disasters on your Mental Health

Effects of Natural Disasters on your Mental Health All agree that there are significant effects of natural disasters to your mental health. Whether it is a fire, hurricane or earthquake, they all pose threats to your mental stability. They are all considered traumas that you never want to experience again. It is never easy to recover from a disaster especially when you lose someone or your home. Aside from ensuring the safety of yourself and your family, you need to think right away on how to pick up the pieces of your life and to start anew. What are the […]

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How to Live Life with Long-term Physical Illness

How to Live Life with Long-term Physical Illness Many people resort to grief, isolation and depression when they learn about their long-term physical illness. Life will never be the same knowing that your days are numbered because of your sickness. However, as hard as it is, there are still millions of things that you can do to live your life to the fullest. Your illness should never prohibit you from enjoying life instead it should be your reason for having a more meaningful one. How to stay positive? Staying positive with your long-term physical illness will never be a walk […]

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