Doctors and medical workers who fight COVID-19 on the front lines have been rightfully praised and celebrated by many for their diligent work, but few have addressed the toll the pandemic has had on their mental health.
In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, many government officials have ordered for Americans to stay in their home for their own safety and the safety of others. However, some homes do not provide a safe shelter and there has been a rise in domestic violence, child abuse, and depression over the past few months.
While many workers across the country have been ordered to work from home during the current Coronavirus pandemic, our healthcare professionals continue to go into the hospital every day to protect and care for our communities and they deserve a big “thank you.”
Flowers are blooming, the sun is staying out longer, and soon we will be donning shorts and sandals, which can only mean one thing — spring is here! This season represents new beginnings, growth, and change, which many of us could use following a dark and cold winter.
People from all walks of life can suffer from mood disorders. In fact, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly 10 percent of American adults experience some form of mood disorder throughout the year. Of that percentage, 45 percent report experiencing severe symptoms which impact their daily lives.
Fibromyalgia affects an estimated 5 million Americans, and while there is no known cause of the disorder the effects are well known by those suffering.
A new year means new mental health habits! Make 2019 the best year yet by adding some of these mental health tips into your daily routine.
We often use words that exaggerate a person or situation, which can be quite hurtful to a person who may be struggling with mental illness. Words like “crazy,” “psycho” and “schizo” can be quite damaging to someone who can’t help the fact that they have a mental condition and are working hard to manage it.