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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

New Technologies Offer Hope for Comprehensive Mental Health Treatment

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM

America's obesity epidemic has been at the forefront of science and medical conversations for years, but there may be a hidden epidemic taking root in our society, and new technological advances have the potential to bring it into the light.

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Topics: Mental Health

Demanding School Age Years: Maternal Depression and Mental Health

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

Mental health and motherhood are most often thought of in conjunction to newborn babies. At this stage there is risk of PPD. There are sleepless nights and endless sessions of guessing how to figure out and calm your baby's cries. However, the demands of motherhood mutates as a child grows. This can cause anxieties, depression and exhaustion to exist even as the child gets into their school-age years. Postpartum Depression can last long after giving birth, and new depression can form in mothers who did not experience PPD.

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Topics: Mental Health

Mental Health: Reframing Your Teen's Negative Thinking

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 23, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Let's face it. Teens can be a bit moody and negative at times. While this moodiness and negativity are normal for teens, they can also lead to mental health issues, including depression and chronic anxiety. A recent NPR article discussed how helping teens to reframe these thoughts can help teens avoid facing mental issues now and as they transition into adulthood. There are four steps parents or others who work with teens can take to help prevent these negative thoughts from harming the teens.

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Topics: Mental Health

Telemedicine: A Lifeline for Behavioral Health Following Harvey & irma

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

September was a devastating month for people across Texas and Florida following two historic hurricanes. We've seen the damage played across our television screens: lives lost, homes and jobs lost, families huddled together in shelters, thankful to be alive, but wondering what their next steps should be. After the physical danger of a natural disaster has passed, and after the news cameras have gone away, the people of the community still have a long road to structural, physical, economic, and emotional recovery.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

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

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