MENTAL HEALTH

Read, learn, discuss, share, support, and so much more. Our mental health category covers everything from disorders, treatment, warning signs, how to help a friend who is: depressed, anxious, suicidal, etc. You don’t want to miss this section.

How One Company Is Taking Care Of Employees During COVID-19

Compassionate leadership Getty Things are hard right now. But there are some things that are making me smile including, Zoom dance parties, puppies frolicking in an aquarium and inspiring companies responding to COVID-19 with genuine compassion.  It’s been comforting to see companies meet the COVID-19 challenges with such creativity, heart and kindness. It’s easy to…

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…

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…

When a Physical Crisis Meets a Mental Health Crisis

When a Physical Crisis Meets a Mental Health Crisis….One Year Later Tuesday, 09 February 2021 13:01 Last Updated: Tuesday, 09 February 2021 13:31 Published: Tuesday, 09 February 2021 13:01 Joanne Wallenstein Hits: 222 This article was written by Lauren Pomerantz, LCSW and Emily Vallario, LCSW both from Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service.It may seem hard…

NIMH » Help for Mental Illnesses

Treatment for mental illnesses usually consists of therapy, medication, or a combination of the two. Treatment can be given in person or through a phone or computer (telehealth). It can sometimes be difficult to know where to start when looking for mental health care, but there are many ways to find a provider who will…

Trends in State Suicide Rates in the United States

Results The most recent overall suicide rates (representing 2014–2016) varied fourfold, from 6.9 (District of Columbia) to 29.2 (Montana) per 100,000 persons per year (Supplementary Table; https://stacks.cdc.gov/view/cdc/53785). Across the study period, rates increased in all states except Nevada (where the rate was consistently high throughout the study period), with absolute increases ranging from 0.8 per…

Types of Treatment

Eating disorder treatment can be delivered in a variety of settings. Understanding the different levels of care and methodologies can be helpful when selecting a provider.  It’s also good to understand types of treatment because insurance benefits are tied both to diagnosis and the type of treatment setting.    Levels of Care The list below…

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