Understanding Mental Health

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

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Substance Abuse and Mental Illness

Courtesy The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) reports that there is a “definite connection between mental illness and the use of addictive substances” and that mental health disorder patients are responsible for the consumption of: 38 percent of alcohol 44 percent of cocaine 40 percent of cigarettes NBER also [...]

How Anxiety Affects Our Relationships

Mental health is not a stigma, it's a very serious problem. An even bigger problem is the high numbers of people who refuse to seek  professional help for mental health. There are many untreated mental health problems that can affect our relationships. One of these problems is anxiety. Let's explore [...]

Dealing with Anger

Courtesy Psychology Today. Years ago, a hulk of a man came to see me with a lump in his neck. He was as big as the lump was small, standing at least six and half feet tall with shoulders that seemed almost as broad. His lump, in contrast, was [...]

Bipolar Disorder

Courtesy Mental Health America. What is Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar disorder is a mental health disorder characterized by extreme highs and lows in mood and energy. While everyone experiences ups and downs, the severe shifts that happen in bipolar disorder can have a serious impact on a person’s life. More [...]

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