Obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD, is a mental health disorder that can affect people of all ages, classes, races, and walks of life. Strongly linked to disorders like Anxiety, OCD is characterized by obsessive thoughts, like unwanted and intrusive images, ideas, or feelings, and compulsions, behaviors that are performed in an attempt to relieve intensely distressing feelings.
The month of May has been recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States since 1949. It was founded by the Mental Health America organization (then known as the National Association for Mental Health) in order to raise awareness and educate the public about mental illness, including conditions like depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder, and reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.
Stress. The term is thrown around as loosely as anything these days, but what exactly is stress anyway? How does it manifest and how can we manage it? April is National Stress Awareness Month, and in honor of that, Lehigh Center for Clinical Research is here to break down stress to its most basic fundamentals.
Despite the skyrocketing rates of mood disorders being reported all over the world the last few years, there still exists a strong social stigma surrounding mental health that often prevents people from getting the treatment they need.
Millions of people worldwide struggle with mental health, but did you know women are twice as likely to be diagnosed in their lifetime than men are? This is especially true of disorders like anxiety and depression.
Certain aspects of daily life on-the-go may leave us feeling anxious, trapped, desperate or helpless. For this reason, it’s important to “stop and smell the roses” every once in a while.
An estimated 30 million people in the United States alone are affected by some form of eating disorder. Unfortunately, the majority of them never receive professional care. As a result of misinformation, stigma, and shame, many struggle with their illness entirely alone.
Valentine’s Day seems to be one of those holidays that you either totally love or totally hate, regardless of whether you’re in a relationship or not. Every year at this time, society can put a ton of undue pressure on having an “epic” Valentine’s Day.