All the knowledge and treatment options regarding mental health and the world of medicine as a whole have been developed over years of high-quality research about how the human body works, that much is obvious.
Mental illness is a particularly challenging condition to live with each and every day. More often than not, those who suffer from some form of mental illness will be blamed for their condition, insulted, or been simply labeled as moody, erratic, or difficult to deal with.
As cliche as it may be, many of us still make New Year’s Resolutions each and every year, only to be hit with self-doubt and crippling disappointment. Often, this is because we are setting the bar too high for ourselves, and thinking about how we appear to others rather than how we appear to ourselves. One of the best things you can do for your mental health as we ring in 2021, is set some resolutions that focus on mental wellness. Courtesy of Lehigh Center for Clinical Research, here are four easily-attainable New Year’s resolutions that will benefit your mental health.
Holiday stress can be a serious concern for many of us in any given year, but especially in 2020. It’s no secret this year has been both chaotic and isolating. Unfortunately, the year-end festivities can compound this. That said, keeping a firm control over your emotional well-being at this time can be a very good thing. Fortunately, there are many ways to go about doing this. Check out these ways to manage your mental health when holiday depression begins to set in.
Whether you’re a famous athlete, lauded performer, or an average person who enjoys doing everyday activities, we’re all human. Despite the fame, wealth, and status, celebrities are human just like all of us, and they too can suffer from symptoms of mental health disorders.
When someone you care about is struggling with mental health, it’s only natural to want to offer some form of advice or wisdom. However, the fact is that even with the best intentions in mind, speaking to someone about their struggles can be a challenge.
Is there anything more human than our attraction to familiarity and routine? For many of us, habits can be a good thing. Take driving to work for example. After some repetition, you no longer half wonder where you should turn or which exit to take, because taking that route has become habitual. This is the same argument that many people have when it comes to healthy eating and exercise. After a while, you get used to it.
Confronting an open shooter, running into a burning building, or rushing to aid those injured in such attacks all sound like unsettling situations for most, but for America’s first responders, it’s another day on the job. While America’s heroes are trained to handle such daunting and dangerous situations, they are still human beings experiencing traumatic situations. It’s no wonder our first responders experience a higher rate of PTSD and depression compared to other professions.