October 10 is World Mental Health Day and I encourage you to take action. Taking action may have a different meaning for each of us and that is good, because mental health needs are different for everyone.
It’s time to start thinking about how to spend your time with the warm days and late evenings, especially after being stuck inside for the past year -- getting outside for your physical and mental health is important.
Mental health gained a huge amount of attention this year. As quickly as news spread about the pandemic, social scientists began predicting a spike in mental health needs. This was helpful in that it reduced the stigma of having public discussions on coping with mental health issues.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have all been stuck in the house, consuming new information, working from home, while also taking care of our loved ones. We have been practicing “social distancing” and staying indoors. This can take a toll on our mental health and it is important that we stop and take some time each day to practice self-care.
Special guest post written by Alexander E. Chan., Ph.D., LMFT ; State Specialist – Mental & Behavioral Health; University of Maryland Extension.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting quarantines began, social scientists have jump started the coping process by labeling an experience we are all facing: grief.
Resources from the World Health Organization on dealing with the stress of COVID-19
Mindfulness can be an effective way to reduce some of the stress in your holidays.
The opioid epidemic has become a serious and deadly problem in the United States. Know the addiction risks of taking opioids, and be cautious of taking medications, using them as prescribed by your doctor.
As we enter the warmer days of spring and summer, we tend to focus more on our personal health. Have you ever thought about how your finances may be affecting your personal health? Managing personal finances can be very stressful, especially when you focus on how you’re going to make ends meet. This stress carries …
Unfortunately, I have seen suicide at its worst. I have spoken with individuals who were considering it, observed a family member attempt suicide, and attended funerals of those who died of suicide. This is a painful experience, one that intervention may prevent. So my hope is that by writing this post about suicide, I can …