Category Archives: Therapy

Stop the Gossip for Better Mental Health

Stop the Gossip for Better Mental Health Not many people are aware that gossip can be a cause of mental health depreciation. Some think that gossiping is one way of relieving stress that could lead to a better mental state. Others believe that through gossip, they form new friendships or a special bond with the people in the neighborhood or workplace. In short, gossip is harmless and can be fun. No one would suspect that gossip can affect your mental health. For many, they gossip to pass time and not to show disrespect or taint one’s name and character. Is […]

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Depressive Effects of Facebook

Depressive Effects of Facebook One of the saddest realities now is that many people rely on Facebook to prove that they exist and they matter. The number of likes, hearts, and comments they receive become a definition of their social status. The more thumbs up you have, the more popular you are. The more engaging your photos or videos are, the more likely they will go viral and boost your social media traffic. Questions remain unanswered and unclear up to this point: does Facebook cause depression and anxiety among its users? Is the term “Facebook depression” for real? Experts believe […]

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How to Cope with Climate Anxiety

How to Cope with Climate Anxiety Climate change is a hot topic these days. The extreme weather conditions and phenomena make us think that truly there is a drastic shift in the world we live in. Some people do not believe that climate change is real but for many who do, it causes fear and anxiety. According to the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, 72% of Americans believe that global warming is happening and 65% are worried about it. The survey also showed that the majority of Americans blame human activities as the number one cause of climate change. […]

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Why Smart People Get Scammed

Why Smart People Get Scammed It is not unusual to hear stories about people falling for scams. But when we learn about an Ivy League-educated friend falling for an investment scam, we question their sensibility and intelligence. If a sophisticated aunt gets sucked into a Ponzi scheme, we immediately wonder if they are too proud or weak to say no. When a sharp-witted neighbor falls victim to an online scam, we respond with judgment. It is hard for us to understand why smart people get scammed and deceived. They are the ones who are supposed to be well-informed and quick […]

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How to Help Your Partners Achieve their Goals

How to Help Your Partners Achieve their Goals In any romantic relationship, one key factor that creates a deep and strong connection between couples is supporting each other. It becomes impossible to reach their dreams if you are pulling them back. When times get tough, your partners need you there and cheer not to give up. If they fail to get that promotion, taking them out for ice cream will surely perk them up. One study showed that a partner’s practical support and emotional support were “positively associated with goal outcomes and did not differ significantly, whereas negative support was […]

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Is Psychotherapy Helping You

Is Psychotherapy Helping You It is common for people to ask if psychotherapy is working for them. Attending psychotherapy sessions religiously for months can be quite a challenge especially, for those who have heavier mental and emotional baggage to carry. All they want is for the day to come that they will see the world from a happier and more positive perspective. Psychotherapy or talk therapy, as known by many, is a general term used to treat a wide variety of mental and emotional illnesses through talking to a therapist or any mental health provider. It is hard to understand […]

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12 Ways to Lower Frustration

12 Ways to Lower Frustration Driving in endless traffic, waiting in long lines or dealing with arrogant people can surely test your patience. It is normal to feel frustrated and angry but giving in to these negative emotions can become destructive.  Frustration is always associated with losing your cool. It often leads to anger, disappointments and annoyance. If not managed well, it can create more problems and break relationships. On the other hand, bottling up your frustrations and anger can also lead to physical and emotional reactions like heart disease and anxiety. According to a 2010 study, it is best […]

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More Americans are Getting Lonelier

More Americans are Getting Lonelier With the strict implementation of protocols regarding social distancing, lockdowns and quarantine at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, staying away from the people has been the norm.  For many, it is essential to avoid close physical contact and crowds for fear of contracting the deadly virus. Being on your own equates to being healthy and breathing. However, not many handled the situation well. Studies have shown that the negative implications of loneliness on mental health have been highlighted. Staying at home and not seeing family and friends for years led them to feel lonelier […]

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Understanding Compulsive Buying Disorder

Understanding Compulsive Buying Disorder In the past years, e-commerce has revolutionized how people buy and shop. Online shopping gradually rose into popularity even before the COVID-19 pandemic. At the height of the lockdown, e-commerce sales increased to $815.4 billion from $571.2 billion according to the Annual Trade Retail Survey. It may seem like an irony given the fact that many people lost their jobs. Online shopping has become a norm for people to cope with restlessness, boredom and anxiety. While it is true what they say about retail therapy, there is still that chance of going overboard which will result […]

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How to Stop Worrying about the Future

How to Stop Worrying about the Future Worrying is a normal human reaction especially when we discuss our future, dreams and hopes. We are all afraid and anxious about what our tomorrow holds. We want to be certain that all our plans and aspirations will become a reality with zero or fewer hurdles along the way. Since we cannot control and foresee what will happen tomorrow or in the next months, we just worry.  Many of us hope and pray that everything will be okay. Some cannot even enjoy their lives at the moment because they are too preoccupied with […]

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Reducing the Risk of Dementia

Reducing the Risk of Dementia As people age, they fear the onset of neurodegenerative diseases like dementia. Though aging is inevitable, many will cross the widest oceans and the highest mountains to ensure that they will remain healthy and well both physically and mentally. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, dementia is the most common type of Alzheimer’s disease. It is estimated that around 5.8 million people in the country have Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. While it is true that dementia often troubles the older population, it is not a common symptom of normal aging. What […]

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5 Exercises that Benefit the Brain

5 Exercises that Benefit the Brain The most common knowledge about exercising is its benefits to your physical body. Exercise keeps the body healthy and fit. It reduces the risk of life-threatening diseases such as heart attacks and diabetes. Overall, this is a must if you want to live a long life. Aside from its positive effects on the physical body, exercise has also shown its benefits to the brain. It ensures that your brain is in top condition to perform its tasks unfailingly. Your brain is the most important organ in your body for it controls not just your […]

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How to Overcome Discouragement

How to Overcome Discouragement Discouragement comes in different forms. A mother tells her children they could not do sports because they do not have the build. It could also be a friend criticizing you for applying for a managerial position or a spouse stopping you from doing business. They may be truthful in a way but their discouragement hurts and disheartens you. The simplest definition of discouragement is losing confidence and enthusiasm in doing something. When you are discouraged by people, especially those who are close to you, you feel so many negative emotions. You become sad, confused, scared, uncertain […]

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The Appeal of Introverts

The Appeal of Introverts Typically, people see introverts as boring. Being shy and quiet has always been regarded as uninteresting and not fun. They are not the best type of people to hang out with because they refuse to talk and do anything out of their comfort zones. It seems that being an introvert is a negative trait. Introverts themselves feel that they are not capable of achieving great things because they have low social engagement and self-esteem. Many of them refuse to go for top jobs like management because they think that this will only cause them anxiety and […]

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How to Make Friends as an Adult

How to Make Friends as an Adult We all have this notion that connecting and socializing with other people becomes easier when we become adults. It turns out that making friends as an adult can be quite challenging. It can be stressful and disconcerting because you are now aware of what you like and do not like in a person. Regardless of age, meeting new people helps in creating meaningful relationships. It is a way of expanding your circle and knowing more people who will positively influence your life. One research suggests that adults with “four or five friends enjoy […]

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The Dangers of Living with Secrets

The Dangers of Living with Secrets Everyone has secrets. Though some willingly confide their secrets to others, many still prefer to keep them for as long as they live. It is safe to say that it is okay if you choose to hide your secrets from the rest of the world. It is your secret after all. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology defines secrecy as “not just as the moment of actively withholding information, but also having the intention to keep something secret from another person—even when that other person isn’t physically present”. In addition, the journal identified “38 […]

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How to Find Love the Second Time Around

How to Find Love the Second Time Around Entering the dating world again after a divorce or loss can be both frightening and unsettling. No one wants to relive the pain of losing love. However, finding love the second time around is a sign of hope and a chance to be happy once again. An article in Elephant Journal suggests that a person falls in love three times in a lifetime. Each love comes in different stages in one’s life and for different reasons. According to the writer “the first one makes you realize your expectations, the second makes you […]

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When Social Media Affects Mental Health

When Social Media Affects Mental Health Today, social media changes the ways people interact and communicate with each other. Based on the data from Pew Research Center, 69% of adults and 81% of teenagers in America use social media.  Some considers it an important component that checking in as often as they can equate to their existence. People of all ages and statuses seem to find happiness and satisfaction these days on various social media platforms. However, studies show that there is a strong link between social media usage and depression. Though this is still considered a controversial explanation, experts […]

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Establishing and Designing Wellness Programs at Work

Establishing and Designing Wellness Programs at Work Your work can have a huge impact on mental health and wellness. Many often blame their work as a contributing factor to their illness, depression and anxiety. Employers are getting concerned and are looking for ways to create a positive and calming work environment. Creating wellness programs at work is one of the steps employers take to ensure that all their employees are physically and mentally healthy. These programs serve as stepping stones to improve performance and overall wellness. What are wellness programs? Wellness programs are a company’s initiative to improve the health […]

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Creating a Positive Mental Health Environment at Home for your Children

Creating a Positive Mental Health Environment at Home for your Children Your home is your haven. It is where you feel the most comfortable and the best place to be at your truest self. This same goes for your children. It is just right that your home should radiate a positive mental health environment that promotes healing and mindfulness for them. The state of your home can have a huge impact on the mental health and wellness of your kids. The places they are in every day like your home have a powerful effect on the kind of person they […]

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Mental Health Benefits of Reading

Mental Health Benefits of Reading Looking after your mental health has become a priority these days. It is a major concern by all sectors because of the escalating number of individuals who are battling psychological issues. Recent studies show that one way to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety is by reading. Many consider reading a pleasurable hobby. It is a productive way to pass time and a helpful tool to expand your knowledge and vocabulary. On top of all these, reading provides a positive impact on your overall mental health. Experts suggest that picking up a good book will […]

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How to Maintain a Healthy Romantic Relationship

How to Maintain a Healthy Romantic Relationship These days, it is not that hard to join the dating game and tell the world that you are single and ready to mingle. The hard part is maintaining a healthy romantic relationship with your significant other. Many still find it challenging because you want to be appreciated, comforted and loved all the time but this is not always the case. A healthy romantic relationship resonates clearly when both are happy, committed and willing to adjust to each other. Whether you are a new couple or have been together for years, you desire […]

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Domestic Violence against Men

Domestic Violence against Men Stories and news about domestic violence against men are quite rare in mainstream media. Up to this day, several people dismiss the fact that men or husbands can be violated and abused by their partners or strangers. They are used to the notion that only children and women can be victims of violence and aggression. Based on the survey data done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “approximately 1 in 10 men in the U.S. experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime”. Domestic Violence on Men […]

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How to Prevent Gadget Addiction in Kids

How to Prevent Gadget Addiction in Kids Parents see the positive impact of gadgets on their children as a good source of learning and entertainment. However, the prevalence of gadget addiction in kids compels parents to be more cautious and mindful. The excessive use of gadgets among children made many parents worry. Their early exposure to technology contributed to speech and language delay, learning problems, health problems, childhood depression and character development. Furthermore, children who are heavily dependent on gadgets are more prone to poor sleep and obesity. It turns out that children prefer to spend hours and hours on […]

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Impact of Technology on Mental Health

Impact of Technology on Mental Health The evolution of technology reinforces the growth of human civilization. Technology transforms society into a more sophisticated, congenial and accessible place. Through these available gadgets, computers, machinery, etc. people are more empowered and creative. However, the overwhelming presence of technology in the daily life of people causes worries and alarm. Recent studies point to technology as a contributing factor to some mental health problems. It perceives as a source of violence, isolation, depression and trauma. Negative Effects of Technology on Mental Health With the advent of technology, the gadgets people often use are now […]

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How to Talk to Children about School Shootings

How to Talk to Children about School Shootings The recent news about a school shooting in Texas caused alarm, panic and distress among parents. It added more confusion and worries over the welfare of their children. Everyone was left bewildered by this tragic event and parents have to deal with the reality that society, itself, is a threat to their children’s safety. Based on the record of the Statista Research Department, there are 119 school shootings as of May 2022. Given this data, any parent will now have to act on their duty in explaining and helping their children understand […]

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Mental Health and Happiness

Mental Health and Happiness People believe that happiness is the answer to some mental health problems like depression and anxiety. Everyone is on a constant chase to find what truly makes them happy. Happiness varies from person to person. Some think that reaching the ultimate happiness is a farfetched dream or it is just a myth that creates more confusion and problems. With the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a significant decline among Americans who considered themselves happy. In 2020, a study conducted by the National Science Foundation at the University of Chicago showed that only 14% of American adults said […]

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Current Situation of Mental Health Care in the Country

Current Situation of Mental Health Care in the Country  In recent years, mental health care in the country rises to the top as one of the most important concerns that need to be managed and articulated well. Before, discussing mental health problems was considered taboo. People feel and think that opening up about it causes inconvenience and alarm. Mental health problems are quite common in the country. Based on the statistics reported by the National Institute of Mental Health, 52.9 million or 1 in every 5 adults is diagnosed with a mental health problem at one point in their lives. […]

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8 Ways Music Improves Mental Health

8 Ways Music Improves Mental Health Music brings joy and smiles to those who are down. It consoles those who are in pain. Music strives to uplift one’s lonely spirit and it heals broken hearts. It may be personal for each one but it brings people together to celebrate life. Music is a source of entertainment and a sounding proof that life will always get better. It empowers an individual to be strong, confident, motivated and inspired. Numerous studies show that using music as a treatment reduces symptoms of mental health conditions like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or depression. What are […]

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 Mental Health Issues Among the Elderly

Aging does not only affect a person’s physical body but it also threatens his or her mental health. It is common among older people to develop mental health issues as they age and many of them wish that they know how to prevent them. Around 20% of people aged 55 years old and older manifest signs and symptoms of mental health conditions. Some elderly with serious mental health problems struggle with suicidal thoughts. Based on several studies, men who are 85 years old and older have the highest suicide rate among any age group. What are the common mental health […]

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