The best description that I can come up with is that it's like a parasite that attaches itself to your mind and grows and grows and slowly infects every aspect of your life. It's like a slow, unceasing progression. It starts in your thoughts, then your behavior, then your personality, and soon, it messes up your relationships with other people.
But, what if we dropped the weight loss angle? What if we just started moving around because it made us feel good? Imagine what would happen if we stopped looking at exercise as a part of the grind and started looking at it as a moment of the day that just makes us feel great? No hefty baggage attached.
While stress causes some people to crumble, mentally strong people continue to thrive in the midst of added tension.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness website, more than half of all jail and prison inmates have a recent history or symptoms of a mental health problem. An estimated 31 percent of women and 14.5 percent of men in jails have a serious mental illness.
Just so everyone is on the same page, being raw vegan means you eat no animal products and no cooked food. This pretty much limits you to fruits vegetables, nuts, and seeds.
This is an interview with Paige Reeves, who launched YogaVida in October 2013 as a non-profit initiative to bring the mental and physical benefits of yoga to the Latino immigrant community in Phoenix, Arizona.
Scheduling regular "rest time" in the form of unplugging makes sense--like a muscle, the brain needs recovery time in order to develop and grow (and in this case, retain new memories). In fact, shutting off completely may be crucial.
To succeed in life, both personally and professionally, it's important to take criticism in stride. Being able to hear people's opinions can improve our relationships, academic performance and job satisfaction. Here's how to handle what others have to say without shedding a tear.
Programs like Mental Health First Aid are elevating mental health in the national discourse.
You know the saying, "Worrying is like a rocking chair. It'll give you something to do, bu...
I love being the mother of my children. It's been my life for 20 years. And I still don't know what I'm doing.
I would advise potential clients, friends, or family members to find a therapist who "gets" them, has the expertise to help them reduce their suffering as soon as possible, and teaches them skills to stay better.
No matter who you are, living with a mental health condition can be challenging, but for some, culture, race, and ethnic background can exacerbate mental health challenges, and create disparities in access to quality mental health care.
Labeling drug court participants as addicts and forcing drug treatment on those who are not addicted because they were caught with drugs continues to misuse treatment resources. Legislators cannot use drug treatment courts as a way to address this growing public health issue.
Give someone a camera and they'll give you memories--tangible ones that you can develop and print and keep for as long as the paper keeps. The children of Villas Miravalle, a shelter for sexually abused minors in Guadalajara, Mexico, gave us a set of memories.
A little over a year ago, I had somewhat of a meltdown. It wasn't the kind of meltdown that caused me to go into a depression or try to find myself in...
The truth is that though cancer can affect every single element of your life, in treatment and for long after, it's not who you are. The truth is that though you are fighting, it's never all your doing. The truth is that though you have cancer, though I had cancer:
While access to culturally diverse providers is low, the cost of mental health treatment remains high, which serves as an additional impediment to bridging the gap between the onset of symptoms and accessing professional care.
Who could have ever predicted that the power of the world wide web would turn out to be a delicate roadway that can connect a villager in the Swedish ...
Jim Morrison is best known as the lead singer of The Doors. He is also infamous as one of many young celebrities who died young as a result of substan...