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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

Take Care of Your Mental Health by Adopting a Pet

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 30, 2017 8:00:00 AM

According to the American Psychological Association, pets improve the mental and emotional health of "everyday people", and not just those who've been traumatized, or are facing serious health challenges. In fact, they found that ordinary people who own pets tend to be more outgoing, less lonely, less fearful, and less preoccupied than those who don't have pets. And the positive effects didn't stop there.

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Topics: Mental Health

What Isolation is Doing to Your Mental Health

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 9, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Psychology Today calls it a "modern plague", and confirms what we've long suspected -- Americans are getting more isolated from one another and social isolation is shortening our lives.

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Topics: Mental Health

Dad of Autistic Child Spreads Christmas Spirit With Generosity

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 19, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Many parents know the panicky feeling of misplacing something their child can't live without, a favorite "blankie", a fuzzy rabbit, a stuffed bear. Eventually the kids outgrow their dependence on an object and move on and up as they mature.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Mental Health -- 4 Ways to Prevent Middle School Suicide

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 12, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Middle school suicide is a real mental health problem. Child Trends reports that it is the “second leading cause of death among teenagers.” In fact, the Jason Foundation points out that “More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, combined.” That is a staggering reality to face. So, what can we do to change this? How can we take proactive measures to prevent so many young teen from falling victim to suicide?

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Mental Health Training -- What Every Teacher Needs To Know

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 5, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Teachers often spend more time with children than parents do, so why are most teachers not trained in mental health disorders? Sure they are underpaid, but at the end of the day, educators teach because they have a passion for helping children learn.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health, Education

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