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Four Things to Consider Before Taking a Mental Health Day

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 14, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Most people will take a day off work when they are physically sick. Many people, though, are reluctant to take a mental health day. They are afraid how others will view them if their colleagues know that they took the day off for this reason.

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Topics: Mental Health

Talking to a Chatbot to Improve Your Mental Health?

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 31, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Social media often gets a bad rap for feeding people's depression and other mental and emotional health issues. After all, reading about your friends' great jobs or all the things that appear to be going wonderfully in their lives can make you feel depressed about how you feel your own life is lacking. A recently introduced Facebook app, though, may change the way people view the relationship between social media and mental health.

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Topics: Mental Health

Behavioral Health: Five Ways to Help Your Child Manage Their Anxiety

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

In today's society, behavioral health is a significant concern for children. Children face horrible issues with anxiety and need coping mechanisms to face them.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

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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Topics: Mental Health

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

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