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Bad Mood Meals at Burger King

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 17, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Burger King is using a controversial approach to promote their brand and compete for the fast food consumer. "Have It Your Way" was the BK slogan for years, and was launched to fly in the face of its major competitor, McDonalds. The rival franchise refused to alter orders to suit people who didn't like onions or wanted extra pickles, and Burger King was only too happy to make them look bad by being accommodating to the customer.

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Topics: Mental Health

Behavioral Health Offers Digital Choices

Posted by Brian Spence on May 27, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Mental and behavioral health is big business. From mild anxiety to life-threatening addiction, Americans spend over two billion dollars a year on treating mental health issues. With the digital revolution, it was only a matter of time before AI applications became competitors in that therapy market. Now these platforms are offering counseling with different treatment options and degrees of engagement. 

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Mental Health Obstacles When Working from Home

Posted by Brian Spence on May 20, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Advancements in technology have drastically changed the workplace and how it functions, including operations, communication and productivity. Technology has also made it possible to work remotely from home for many people. Teleconferencing, webinars, and video conferencing has made it possible for people to work effectively and efficiently while still being in the convenience of their home.

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Topics: Career Advice, Mental Health

Mental Health and the Anxiety Economy

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 8, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Freeze! What are you doing this very minute? If you're playing with your hair, chewing on a fingernail, or balancing a pet on your lap, you're using coping mechanisms to relieve stress and calm your nerves. And there's a whole industry out there trying to sell you more stuff to make you feel better.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Mental Health

Mental Health Connection to Terrorism

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 25, 2019 8:00:00 AM

A terrorist is a person who is willing to commit mass mayhem and even murder in pursuit of a political cause, even at the cost of his own life. Is the mentality that drives someone to commit acts of terrorism, sometimes through being a suicide bomber, solely out of political zeal or is there a mental health aspect? According to a recent article in Forbes, many terrorists already have mental health issues, with a history of violence, before deciding to commit violent acts because of politics.

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Topics: Mental Health

Wise Food Choices Lead to Better Mental Health

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 18, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Eating a well-balanced diet is indisputably better for your physical health than a regimen of Twinkies and soda pop. But researchers now believe that adding fruit and vegetables to your daily food intake can improve your mental health as well. The secret? Fruits and vegetables! Your body responds to the things you put into it, and the better the fuel, the better the performance of body and your brain.

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Topics: Mental Health

Farmers Face Hard Work, Determination, and Depression

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 4, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Mental health is talked about more and more these days, whether it comes to children, struggling millennials, or the elderly, but have we stopped to consider those of us that don't fall into the norm? What about those of us that live outside city limits? That work hard every day to provide food, not only for themselves, but for a whole nation? What about them?

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Topics: Mental Health

How to be Mentally Healthy in 2019

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 11, 2019 8:00:00 AM

How did you feel last year? Do you wish you had been better able to handle the stressors that life throws at you? Maybe you struggled with your feelings or had to cope with a difficult situation. You are determined to improve your emotional well-being. Here are some ways to nurture your mental health in 2019.

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Topics: Mental Health

Wildfire Survivors May Experience Mental Health Damage

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 28, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is most often associated with veterans and those who have been in combat. This serious mental health disorder can also be found in victims of natural disasters. When Camp Fire burned through California in 2018, killing 86 people and destroying 13,972 homes, it left in its wake many homeless evacuees suffering from mental trauma and illness.

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Topics: Mental Health

Getting Your Groove Back Through Occupational Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 25, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Depression is a major mental health issue all across the world. Here in America we spend $71 Billion treating it and much of that expense is for medications. Primary care practitioners routinely refer their depressed patients to psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, and social workers. In the recent past, medical professionals are looking to other specialties to help alleviate the symptoms of depression with a goal to decrease medication and alleviate the condition itself.

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Topics: Mental Health, Healthcare

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