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How Mental Health Professionals Stay Positive

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

Working in Behavioral Health is certainly a niche that not all health care professionals embrace. But for those who love this challenge, it takes great strength to remain positive under the strain of working with the mental health population, since the patients feed off the emotions and the reactions of their caregivers.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Back-to-School Focus on Mental Health

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 28, 2017 8:00:00 AM

As the new school year starts for many people, mental health should be a top priority for everyone involved with education. Whether you are a student, a teacher, or a teacher who also takes classes, there are several things you should be doing to take care of yourself.

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Topics: Mental Health, Education

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

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