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"Black Panther," Self-Esteem, Abundance, and Mental Health

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM

"Black Panther" is a superhero movie unlike any other, largely because the superhero is one of the most notable black super heroes that has gained such mass appeal. Think about it. How many superheroes are you familiar with? Superman? Batman? Spiderman? Iron Man? Captain America? Daredevil? Thor? Most people have heard of these superheroes and enjoyed at least some of their movies.

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Topics: Mental Health

Discovering New Treatments in Behavioral Health

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Mental health is a rising concern, and one that is thankfully being embraced by many. However, there is still progress to be made if people are to collectively treat it with the sensitivity and compassion is deserves. So how does this start? Where do we begin? Well, here are a few ways that we can raise awareness and decrease our mental health epidemic:

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Modern Mental Health: Can Your Phone Replace Your Psychiatrist?

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 12, 2018 8:00:00 AM

These days, there are dozens of apps available that target common mental health issues. Some offer access to licensed therapists or psychologists, others may remind those with severe depression to take their medication or drink enough water, and still others offer daily uplifting quotes to help ease stress and anxiety.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Teachers Who Practice Self-Care are Happier in the Classroom

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 5, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Imagine a classroom of 25 fourth-graders. It's nearing the end of the day. Eyes are gazing out the window, minds are wandering into private daydreams, and the teacher at the whiteboard, realizing her history talk is mostly being ignored, experiences a personal meltdown. She does nothing drastic, but she does stop teaching, she assigns some quiet reading until the bell rings, and then sinks into her chair, near tears and feeling incompetent. Another failed day, she thinks.

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Topics: Mental Health, Education

Hip-Hop and its Profound Effects on Mental Health

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 22, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Mental HealthNot many would think that people like Eminem or Dr. Dre could actually be out there saving lives, but the truth is, this might indeed be the case. Take hip-hop star Logic, whose song "1-800-273-8255" titled after the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline brought several men and women to tears at MTV's most recent VMA awards show.

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Dealing With Mental health Issues as a College Student

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM

A Community for Accredited Online Schools article discussed some of the mental health issues college students, particularly freshmen, face. According to the article, 75 percent of college freshmen report feeling loneliness during the first two weeks of school. Sixty-three percent of all college students report feeling depressed at least occasionally after entering college.

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Topics: Mental Health

Maintaining Your Mental Health During the Holidays

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 25, 2017 8:00:00 AM

The number of people suffering from depression, mental or emotional health issues normally increases over the Holidays and that can be for a variety of reasons. Fox 59 in Indiana states that the reasons for the increase can be for a variety of reasons such as alcohol and food consumption, lack of sleep, and high expectations for the holiday season. With parties at offices and with friends and families, it can also be a hectic time of year.

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Topics: Mental Health

Recognizing a Potential Mental Health Problem

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 4, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Everyone has their good days and their bad days. One day you might feel really happy. Then the next day, something may happen to make you feel sad or discouraged. While being sad once in a while should not be a cause for concern, your mental and emotional health is important. If there is a real problem, it should be dealt with quickly and appropriately. Unfortunately, some people fail to recognize a mental health issue.

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Topics: Mental Health

Mental Health - Too Poor For Treatment?

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

With mental illness, in the best circumstances, waking up in the morning can be a struggle when you suffer from any kind of mental distress. Whether it is PTSD, Bipolar or depression, sometimes putting on your shoes seems daunting and tedious. Having to awaken and shower and dress and go to work can seem impossibly difficult. As if wading through mud, you would make your way to your car, flop into the driver's seat and go to work, only to return in the evening, sludge through dinner and then repeat.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

The Effect of Natural Disasters on Mental Health

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Maintaining mental health is as important as taking care of our physical bodies but when natural disasters strike these types of healthcare options fade into the background as victims struggle to keep their bodies from damage.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

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