Day: February 13, 2021

Psychological Explanations of Anxiety Disorders

Simply having a biological predisposition, or a heightened sensitivity to stress, is not enough to develop an anxiety disorder. As previously mentioned, a person is more likely to develop an anxiety disorder if they are biologically predisposed to anxiety, in conjunction with a psychological vulnerability. Research has identified four important psychological variables that predict a…

Self-Help Techniques for Coping with Mental Illness

  Living with mental illness is not easy. It’s a consistent problem without a clear solution. While treatments like medication and psychotherapy are incredibly helpful, sometimes people experiencing mental health conditions need to do more day-in and day-out to feel good or even just okay. Some common self-help suggestions people receive are to exercise, meditate…

10 Things You Can Do to Boost Self-Confidence

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. “Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand brake on.” — Maxwell MaltzNobody is born with limitless self-confidence. If someone seems to have incredible self-confidence, it’s because he or she has worked on building it for years. Self-confidence is something that you learn to build up because…

COVID-19 and Your Health

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Social Media and Mental Health

teen issuesWhile many of us enjoy staying connected on social media, excessive use can fuel feelings of anxiety, depression, isolation, and FOMO. Here’s how to modify your habits and improve your mood. Coronavirus updateAt this time of social distancing and isolation, social media can be an invaluable tool for keeping you in touch with friends,…

Mental health and psychosocial well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic

As the novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic sweeps rapidly across the globe, it is undoubtedly having immense psychological impacts on communities. Some of these impacts can be linked to elevated levels of stress or anxiety [1]. There are legitimate concerns that an epidemic of mental illness could actually occur in the midst of the current COVID-19…

Mentally Ill Persons in Corrections

“In this paper, we [the authors] explore the use of mental health peer support services as one way to support recovery, improve continuity of care, and reduce recidivism for inmates with mental illness during the re-entry process. We present a successful peer support re-entry program model, established in Pennsylvania, and offer preliminary suggestions for a…

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