Category Archives: Therapy

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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10 Biggest Challenges Millennials Face Today

You have heard of the word millennials countless times but still not sure what it is. Millennial is a term used for those who were born between the years 1981 to 1996. Based on the latest statistics of the U.S. Census Bureau, there are now 83.1 million millennials.   Older people considered the millennials as an entitled generation. But what they did not know is that they, too, face so many struggles and challenges every day. They need to withstand criticism and judgment just to show everyone that they deserve whatever success they have now. What are the most common challenges […]

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Parent-Child Relationship Problems

Raising a child is tough. No matter how ready you think you are, there will be times when conflicts arise between you and your kids. It is not uncommon and surprising to hear stories about parent-child relationship problems because they happen and are just inevitable. As parents, you only want the best for your child. However, with their young minds they misconceive your love and protection as selfishness and heartless. Whether it is about curfew, grades or relationships, they will always look at you as a bad guy. What are the most common parent-child relationship problems? There will always be […]

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10 Ways to Help Your Child with Anger Issues

If you are a parent, you know that it is often difficult to handle your children’s angry behavior. Anger is a normal emotion but for children it can be confusing and frustrating. Not being able to articulately express it will result in tantrums and screaming matches. When you choose to ignore or mishandle your children’s anger, more issues precede it like aggression, bullying, selfishness or ungratefulness. As parents, you want to raise well-mannered children but an angry child one can be demanding and exhausting. How to manage your child’s anger? Your child’s anger can be caused by various reasons. However, […]

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Is Depression Contagious

When someone gets sick, you go to all lengths to avoid catching the infection. You make sure that you stay fit and healthy. However, there are instances that you cannot control and you tend to copy or get “infected” with what other people do. The best examples are when someone is yawning or imitating someone with an accent.   Mimicry is the science behind this. According to the American Psychological Association, “mimicry is a form of social learning in which people, without conscious awareness or intent, automatically use other people’s physical movements, facial expressions, speech patterns and emotions during interpersonal interactions”. […]

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Psychodynamic Therapy for Mental Health Issues

We all have past experiences that have an impact on our behaviors and feelings now. These experiences may seem harmless and insignificant but they actually shape our personality and our choices as an adult. When everything becomes too heavy and exhausting, people often become swayed to develop mental health issues like depression and anxiety. Psychodynamic therapy is an advanced form of treatment that deals with your unresolved feelings that possibly are the root cause of your present condition. What is psychodynamic therapy? According to the American Psychological Association, psychodynamic therapy “focuses on the psychological roots of emotional suffering. Its hallmarks […]

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5 Ways Pets Improve your Mental Health

Life today can be very stressful and exhausting. After a long day of hard work, it is good to go home and find comfort with your pets at home. Recent reports and studies show that having pets reduces stress, depression and anxiety. It is more than the companionship and unconditional love they share with you. That special bond between you and your pets can largely improve your mental health. How do pets improve your mental health? Many pet owners attest to the joy, smiles and laughter their animal companions give to them. It is like happiness is just within their […]

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All About Neurofeedback Therapy

No matter how advanced and sophisticated medicines are now, there are still those who are intimidated and scared by them. They feel that prescribed medicines will only bring more harm than good to their bodies. Hence, neurofeedback therapy was introduced. When it comes to cures and treatments to any forms of sickness and disorder, people tend to rely on safe and effective ways. Many believe that neurofeedback therapy is not only reliable but can also be a potentially long-lasting remedy to their illness. What is neurofeedback therapy? Neurofeedback therapy, also known as electroencephalogram (EEG) biofeedback, is a noninvasive treatment which […]

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10 Ways to Reconnect with your Partner

Relationships are not always rainbows and butterflies. Along the way, there will be countless times where you feel that you and your partner are drifting apart. Finding ways to reconnect with your partner gets harder and challenging each time. As unromantic as it sounds, relationships go stale. Your attraction to your partner fades. The once exciting and passionate relationship you have is slowly losing its spark. You can heavily feel that there is unexplained deadness or coldness between you two. Why do couples drift apart? Relationship, regardless of how long it is, requires maintenance and continuous care. It stops fostering […]

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Everything You Need to Know about Premarital Counseling

Getting married is a serious and an important milestone. The idea of spending forever with the love of your life is idyllic and sentimental. You envision a life filled with love, romance and passion. But before diving into marriage, you and your partner need to get to know each other deeper. Premarital counseling can be intimidating for many couples. It opens up topics that make you uncomfortable. It worries you that your partner may change his/her mind in marrying you because you do not agree on some issues. What is premarital counseling? There is a big difference between engaged couples […]

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Impact of Inflation to Mental Health

With the continuous surge of prices for months now, more and more people are losing their minds on how to make ends meet. You only encounter the term inflation on books but now people are actually living and experiencing the harshness of it. Inflation is not only draining your bank but it is also hurting your mental health. After the tragic bouts of COVID-19, here comes another factor that brings stress and anxiety to people. Prices of consumer goods keep on increasing and many have found themselves financially struggling. How does inflation affect mental health? According to a survey done […]

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8 Tips on How to Overcome your Fear and Anxiety

Life can sometimes be filled with situations that trigger your fears and anxiety. It is normal to feel scared and distressed especially when these situations are starting to bother your everyday life. You need to know that once fear and anxiety become a constant thing, they will gradually snowball to become problems. Overcoming such intense emotions is overwhelming and can be depressing. They are not easy to manage because your mind is wired to focus solely on the source of your fear and anxiety. How to overcome fear and anxiety? Your fear and anxiety keep you from experiencing wonderful adventures […]

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Understanding Specific Phobias

People have their specific phobias that they want to avoid at all costs. These phobias do not only set off negative emotions but they also stir up unpleasant memories. The biggest misconception people have with phobias is they cannot be managed and treated. Specific phobia is one of the most common anxiety disorders yet there is not much known details about how they develop. Around 9.1% of adults in the United States have experienced specific phobias. The number is higher among teenagers at 15.1%. What are phobias? According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, phobias are “uncontrollable, irrational and lasting fear of […]

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5 Practical Ways to Show Appreciation to Women in your Life

March is Women’s Month and it is just right that you show appreciation to women in your life. Whether it is your mom, your grandmother, your favorite teacher or your loving boss, they deserve every ounce of praise and recognition for their care and hard work. Saying “I love you” or “thank you” may not come easily and smoothly for you but there are other ways to show your love and gratitude. With all their responsibilities, women are prone to suffer mental health issues. They need understanding, acceptance and support whenever they fall short on their duties. Based on studies, […]

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Common Mental Health Issues among Women

March is Women’s Month. As the world celebrates the extraordinary abilities of women in shaping their family and community, it is also time to take a closer look at their mental health. Women’s mental health is often overlooked and ignored for they need to look after other people’s well-being. With so many responsibilities and chores to do, they have no time to tend to their needs and this includes their mental state. What factors affect women’s mental health? Every day, women face different challenges that gauge their strength and perseverance. Whether it is about their family, relationships, friendships, work or […]

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10 Tips on How to Sleep Better

Sleep deprivation or even sleep disruption can lead to health problems. It directly affects your body and mind that results in poor performance and judgment. In spite of the numerous studies and research about the importance of sleep to health and wellness, there are still an alarming number of people who ignore its benefits. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one third of adults do not get the recommended at least 8 hours of sleep. In addition, 20% of these adults are struggling with mental health conditions. The lack or absence of sleep is known to cause […]

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Night Terrors in Adults

Night terrors or sleep terrors commonly happen to children. This happens when they are frightened about something whenever they go to sleep. Some adults, too, have recurring episodes of night terrors that make it difficult for them to sleep soundly. As you get older, you value your sleep and rest more. Juggling your life between family and career or other responsibilities can be very exhausting and time-consuming. The moment you lay down on your bed and start to drowse off seems like a luxury. A night terror is defined by Mayo Clinic as “episodes of screaming, intense fear and flailing […]

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10 Ways to Help Someone Living with Paranoia

Paranoia is a symptom of a number of physical and mental health problems. For most people, seeing a loved one living with paranoia is an indication that they need help from therapists and psychologists. It is not a trivial matter that can be put on hold. It is true that dealing with someone with paranoia can be terrifying, traumatic and painful. No one wants to see a loved one slowly losing themselves to madness. How can you help someone living with paranoia? It is easy to tell when a person is paranoid. They are constantly thinking and feeling that someone […]

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Paranoia

Life is bewildering and unpredictable. It can be surprising and confusing and this is what makes life scary. No wonder there are a number of people who develop personality disorders such as paranoia. This mental health issue seems uncommon but it exists and needs serious attention. What is paranoia? There are three main types of paranoia. These are paranoid personality disorder, paranoid or delusional and paranoid schizophrenia. People who fall to this category are often labeled as strange, peculiar or odd. Paranoia is this extreme, unrelenting feeling of being threatened and suspicious about the people around you. You constantly think […]

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