Why You Should Take Care of Your Body and Health
Health problems, even minor ones, can interfere with or even overshadow other aspects of your life. Even relatively minor health issues such …
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The Link Between Happiness and Health
(4 days ago) Happiness and health have been anecdotally linked for quite a while now—"laughter is the best medicine" has become a cliche' for a reason—but research backs up what many people have instinctively assumed all along: that happiness and health really are connected, and that one's level of happiness really can impact the level of one's health
The Health Benefits of Laughter
(Just Now) Research has shown that the health benefits of laughter are far-ranging. Studies so far have shown that laughter can help relieve pain, bring greater happiness, and even increase immunity. Positive psychology names the propensity for laughter and sense of humor as one of the 24 main signature strengths one can possess.
How to Find a Support Group Meeting Near You
(2 days ago) If you or a loved one are struggling with a mental health condition, contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-4357 for information on support and treatment facilities in your area. For more mental health resources, see our National Helpline Database.
How Dancing Helps Your Mental Health
(3 days ago) According to a UCLA Health study published in the August 2021 issue of Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, conscious, free-flowing dance produced positive mental health benefits among participants. 1 It was based on a survey of 1,000 dancers across the world who had depression, anxiety, or a history of trauma .
For Better or Worse, Technology Is Taking Over the Health
(8 days ago) The pandemic’s bridge between mental health and technology has helped to “meet the needs of many suffering from depression, anxiety, life transition, grief, family conflict, and addiction,” says Miyume McKinley, MSW, LCSW, a psychotherapist and founder of Epiphany Counseling, Consulting & Treatment Services. Naomi Torres-Mackie, PhD.
The Mental Health Effects of Cancel Culture
(Just Now) Mental Health Effects of Cancel Culture. Cancel culture has been incredibly effective at combating wrongdoing, especially sexism and racism. It demands social change and addresses many inequalities. In 2016, many members of the film community boycotted the Oscars because of the lack of diversity among nominees.
The Importance of Mental Health for Well-Being
(2 days ago) Mental health is described as a state of well-being where a person is able to cope with the normal stresses of life. This state permits productive work output and allows for meaningful contributions to society. 1. However, different circumstances exist that may affect the ability to handle life’s curveballs.
What Is a Mental Health Advocate
(9 days ago) A mental health advocate is a person who provides support to those with mental illness. This can come in many forms, including providing emotional support and advice on dealing with their diagnosis . Mental health advocates are not only the voice of those living with mental illness but also their hands. They listen, speak up for them, stand up
What Is COVID Anxiety Syndrome
(7 days ago) If you or a loved one are struggling with [condition name], contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-4357 for information on support and treatment facilities in your area. For more mental health resources, see our National Helpline Database.
The 7 Best Life Coach Certification Programs of 2022
(5 days ago) Amanda Capritto, ACE-CPT, INHC, CF-L1, is a health and fitness expert who has contributed to national health publications, including Health magazine and The Health Journal. She also spearheaded the creation of the wellness vertical at CNET, a leading tech media platform, as the first dedicated wellness writer for the company.
Mental Health Effects of Different Types of Abuse
(2 days ago) World Health Organization. World Report on violence and health, Chapter 6: Sexual Violence. Antai D, Oke A, Braithwaite P, Lopez GB. The effect of economic, physical, and psychological abuse on mental health: a population-based study of women in the Philippines.
Pandemic Worsened Mental Health of Teen Girls, Study Finds
(2 days ago) A new study found that the mental health of teen girls may have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Surprisingly, substance use dropped amongst 15 to 18 year olds in the study. Disconnection from friends, changes in routine, and isolation are all partly to blame. While the stress and isolation of the pandemic has spared
The Health Benefits of Pregnenolone
(2 days ago) Caitilin Kelly, MD, is a clinical physician at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital and is board-certified in internal medicine. Learn about our Medical Review Board. Print Pregnenolone is a steroid hormone that plays a key role in the production of other steroid hormones, including progesterone, DHEA, and estrogen.
What Is Emotional Wellness
(5 days ago) Mental Health . This may seem obvious, but your emotional health is a big part of your overall mental health and wellness. While that fact is true for everyone, for those who face mental health challenges and conditions it can be even more impactful.
How Using a Mood Tracker App Could Help Your Mental Health
(2 days ago) How Does a Mood Tracker App Work? Additionally, apps can help people better communicate with mental health professionals by recording the data that someone can refer back to during an appointment. They can also help people feel more empowered meaning that they will be more inclined to be an active partner in collaborating on their care, rather
How to Beat the Winter Blues
(5 days ago) The National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) recommends sitting in front of a light box first thing in the morning for 20 to 60 minutes. Light boxes usually provide 10,000 lux (lux is a light intensity measurement). This should be done from early fall until spring.
Research Suggests Limiting Coffee for Brain Health
(7 days ago) And for good reason: Research has shown that caffeine is linked to increased alertness, focus and concentration while also improving energy levels and mood. 1. But as with anything health-related, moderation is key. A recent study from the University of South Australia found that drinking too much coffee may negatively impact brain health. 2.
What Will the Future of Mental Health Care Bring
(5 days ago) This revolution in workplace mental health care is underway, as companies are bringing conversations around mental health to the fore, adopting more flexible schedules and implementing programs that offer telemedicine and app-based services. Some companies are even adding on-site mental health care services to their office spaces.
Singing is Great For Your Mental Health, Even if You Can’t
(7 days ago) “Singing songs that match your mood or express how you want to feel, rather than simply listening, allows you to more deeply tap into and move through various emotions,” says Lisa Townsend, MT-BC, a music therapist.“Singing is a whole-body experience, creating opportunities for intentional, deep breaths and triggering the release of endorphins and …
6 Things to Consider Before Choosing a Health Career
(1 days ago) Each health career requires different skill sets and personality traits. However, there are a few common attributes which most health care careers require on some level. Most roles require excellent interpersonal and communication skills, some level of technical or mathematic capacity, and a strong work ethic.
The 7 Best Self-Help Books of 2022
(7 days ago) Mary K. Tatum is a licensed mental health counselor and psychotherapist and has worked in the field of psychology for over 15 years, with seven years in the private practice setting. Learn about our editorial process. Updated on April 22, 2021. Medically reviewed.
How COVID-19 May Be Destigmatizing Mental Health Issues in
(4 days ago) Stress and anxiety are surging in the midst of COVID-19. As more people experience emotional difficulties, mental health may become more destigmatized. Employers and individuals need to take a closer look at how mental health is being viewed. Adjusting to working from home, dealing with unemployment, or doing long shifts as a frontline worker.
What Is the Impact of Casual Sex on Mental Health
(6 days ago) Overall, likely because this issue is so personal and influenced by so many factors, research on the mental health effects of causal sex is mixed. Some studies have found a correlation between casual sex and a variety of negative mental health consequences like anxiety, sadness, feeling bad about oneself, regret, depression, and poor
How Storytelling Is Good for Your Mental Health
(4 days ago) The Link Between Storytelling and Mental Health . Annie Brewster, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and internist at Massachusetts General Hospital is the founder of Health Story Collaborative. She started this nonprofit organization to help patients and families make sense of trauma and a range of mental and physical health challenges.
Best Insurance Companies For Mental Health
(5 days ago) Health industry leader Kaiser Permanente states that mental health and wellness services are essential to someone's total care experience. To that end, they provide a wide range of mental care options such as counseling and therapy, crisis intervention, addiction and recovery support, and help for eating disorders.
How Witnessing Domestic Violence Affects Children
(Just Now) For more mental health resources, see our National Helpline Database. As an all-too-common occurrence across the country, domestic violence is an uncomfortable feature of many American homes. An estimated 10 million people are affected by incidents of domestic abuse annually, a number that widens when silent victims, like children, are considered.
Health Facts and Statistics About Cigarette Smoking
(1 days ago) We all know that smoking cigarettes is detrimental to health and in many cases, deadly, killing two-thirds of all people who don't quit. Over 7,000 chemicals have been identified in cigarettes and cigarette smoke to date, 93 of which are harmful or potentially harmful, and more than 70 of which can cause cancer.
The Growing Acceptance of Mental Health Days for Students
(4 days ago) To help a child spend their mental health day in a healthy way, keep in mind that this can be an opportunity for fun and celebration of their efforts in schools, child and adolescent psychiatrist Harold S. Koplewicz, MD, president and medical director of the Child Mind Institute, told the New York Times. Spend some quality time together preparing a healthy meal or …
The 7 Best Motivational Books, According to Experts
(Just Now) Simone is the health associate editorial director for performance marketing at Verywell. She has over a decade of experience as a professional journalist covering mental health, chronic conditions, medicine, and science.
How Much Does Mental Health Disability Pay
(9 days ago) Other Mental Health Disability Benefit Programs . If you have a mental health disorder or illness which is disrupting your life and causing you financial stress, you should look into disability benefit programs. Many federal, state, and local initiatives provide assistance and financial support to individuals with mental health disabilities.
We Need to Talk About First Responder Mental Health
(7 days ago) We Need to Talk About the Mental Health of First Responders. Krystal Kavita Jagoo is a social worker, committed to anti-oppressive practice, who has worked for three academic institutions across Canada. Her essay, “Inclusive Reproductive Justice,” was in the Reproductive Justice Briefing Book. Verywell Mind content is rigorously reviewed by
How Random Acts of Kindness Can Boost Your Health During
(6 days ago) Kindness has been shown to benefit our emotional wellbeing and improve overall happiness. Research has found that performing random acts of kindness can also increase our longevity and boost heart health. Amid the challenges of the pandemic, now more than ever is a …
The Benefits of Deep Breathing
(7 days ago) Theodora Blanchfield is a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee and mental health writer. Learn about our editorial process. Published on November 09, 2021. Medically reviewed. Verywell Mind articles are reviewed by board-certified physicians and mental healthcare professionals. Medical Reviewers confirm the content is thorough and accurate
How Your Environment Affects Your Mental Health
(4 days ago) For Gail Saltz, MD, clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the NY Presbyterian Hospital Weill-Cornell School of Medicine, the social environment plays a very, very big role in your mental health. “Having close, trusted, intimate others in your life is a significant positive factor for mental and physical health,” she says.