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Mental Health: Are You Addicted to Your Smart Phone?

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 10, 2017 8:00:00 AM

According to mental health professionals like Dr. David Greenfield, Director of the Center for Internet and Technology Addiction, smart phone addiction is real. In fact, he estimates that 90 percent of Americans probably fall into the "overusing or abusing" category when it comes to their smart phones. He reached this conclusion following a 2014 telephone survey of 1,000 smart phone users, conducted in conjunction with AT&T. But those aren't true addicts -- just misusers, he says. So how can you tell if you're actually addicted to your phone?

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Topics: Mental Health

Social Media's Influence on Mental Health

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 12, 2017 8:00:00 AM

A recent study conducted by the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK looked at how social media affects people's mental health. The study, involving 1,500 people 14 to 24 years old, found that Instagram was the most harmful of the social media options. 

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Topics: Mental Health

How Virtual Reality is Making An Impact On Mental Health

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 5, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Virtual reality is part of the space-man future idealists envisioned during the 1980's. Still, in its infancy, virtual reality is making waves in the tech world. While tech-enthusiasts, businessmen, and other interested parties marvel at the increased sophistication and popularity of virtual reality, mental health professionals marvel at the possible applications. More than just a game or entertainment, virtual reality can actually be put to great use for people afflicted with a mental disorder.

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Topics: Mental Health

Don't Worry, Be Happy - How Positivity Improves Mental Health

Posted by Brian Spence on May 15, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Bad stuff happens to everybody. It's inevitable. The way we handle setbacks and upsets and disappointments is a measure of our mental health. No one celebrates negative occurrences or situations, but marinating in the sadness or anger that they provoke is literally bad for body and mind.

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Tackling Depression Head On Through Yoga

Posted by Brian Spence on May 8, 2017 8:00:00 AM

More than ever before, medical practitioners of today recommend an active approach to tackling depression. While depression often develops into a prolonged illness, people often hold the means to combat this persistent foe and prevent it from firmly establishing itself in the mind.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Online Mental Health Care Delivery -- The Virtual Therapist

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 24, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Throughout history, technology has radically changed the way we live. Just as the Industrial Revolution saw productivity shift from the farm to the factory, the 21st century is deep in the Digital Revolution. At the center of all this is the World Wide Web, the vehicle that enables people all over the globe to communicate instantly.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Need a Mental Health Boost? Head Outdoors!

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 3, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Summer is the season for rest, relaxation, and loads of outdoor fun. In reality, the stresses of work, childcare, and other responsibilities remain unchanged no matter the season. These everyday burdens are amplified for those suffering from mental illness.

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Topics: Mental Health

How "This is Us" Portrayed Anxiety Honestly

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 27, 2017 8:00:00 AM

In a recent "This is Us" episode, Randall experienced a panic attack, the effects of stress and chronic anxiety. Randall is sitting in his office when his vision goes blurry and his hands start shaking. When he calls his brother Kevin and cancels, luckily, Kevin realizes something is wrong, and he comes to the aid of Randall.

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Topics: Mental Health

Social Media & Mental Health -- Quick Fixes for News Feed Anxiety

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Anxiety surrounding major events such as the election, activism calls, and natural disasters has always been around, but since the rise in social media, a new mental health struggle has been born -- news feed anxiety. Social Media is a fantastic tool, but it doesn't come without a dark side. So much value is focused on the entertainment and networking aspect that it's easy to forget that we need strategies to keep our mind balanced, positive, and healthy.

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Topics: Mental Health

How to Deal With Anxiety

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 27, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Anxiety can be crippling. It's a free-floating fear that can and does paralyze sufferers, and it's difficult to explain it to others because it's not a concrete thing. If you've experienced it, you know what it feels like and you know how hard it can be to quell.

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Topics: Mental Health

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