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MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 4

There are three areas that play a critical role in accessing mental health care: 1) Financial Resources; 2) Stigmatization; 3) Availability of competent mental health care providers.

Read Part 3 to know about Comorbidity, Life Expectancy, & Suicide. […]

By |June 19th, 2017|Mental Health|Comments Off on MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 4

MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 3

The risk factors for specific mental health issues are varied and beyond the scope of this blog. The focus here are risk factors that interfere, or will interfere, with mental health and wellness.
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By |June 12th, 2017|Mental Health|Comments Off on MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 3

MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 2

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are at least 450 million people globally suffering from an array of mental illnesses-and the number is growing.
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By |June 3rd, 2017|Mental Health|Comments Off on MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 2

MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 1

Good mental health refers to a state wherein we are able to fulfill our potential. It exists when we are able to make contributions to our community and our workplace.

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By |May 19th, 2017|Mental Health|Comments Off on MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 1

Loneliness…The New Epidemic – How It Affects You

In 2017 the United States’ Surgeon General stated that in the 1980s, 20% of U.S. adults reported feeling lonely, a statistic that has soared to 40% today and is creating chronic stress and isolation.
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By |May 3rd, 2017|Healthy Relationship, Mental Health|Comments Off on Loneliness…The New Epidemic – How It Affects You

People Avoiding Mental Health Support-A Paradox

In 2004, the World Health Organization (WHO) reviewed the rates of psychiatric treatment usage as reported in 37 studies. The findings were quite alarming: Between 30% – 80% percent of people with mental health struggles never receive treatment.

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By |April 13th, 2017|Mental Health, Overcome|Comments Off on People Avoiding Mental Health Support-A Paradox

Did You Forget How To Play And Laugh?

It can support your efforts in overcoming a mental health struggle or ward one off
 

In 2007, I was approached by a middle-aged woman, who was a registered laughter therapist. She was part of the laughter movement, being led by Dr. Katari in India during the 1990’s. At first, I didn’t take her seriously. Yet, there was something inside me that felt drawn to her and what she had to offer. It seemed that, unbeknownst to me, there was a personal need for this in my life. […]

By |April 4th, 2017|Engagement, Overcome, Play And Laugh|Comments Off on Did You Forget How To Play And Laugh?

Validation Can Heal a Mental Health Struggle

However, it’s not something a highly practice in the western society
 

Your mental health is not something you can get away with neglecting. The internal processes of the thought and emotion can be beautiful parts of our lives. At the very least, we want to be aware of them. The reality is that we should be developing them all throughout our lives. […]

By |March 22nd, 2017|Mental Health, Overcome|Comments Off on Validation Can Heal a Mental Health Struggle

What Congo Pygmies Can Teach Us About Mental Health

Friends and loved ones of those who suffer from a mental health struggle usually have a strong desire to help, but often don’t know how. Teaching validation skills is necessary because it’s not something that many folk understand
 

I have always been attracted to indigenous tribes. I have been especially curious about whether their societies have anything that can help us understand how to prevent and overcome the growing mental health struggles experienced by 1 in 5 people. […]

By |March 7th, 2017|blog|Comments Off on What Congo Pygmies Can Teach Us About Mental Health

How Much Support Does It Take? Overcome A Mental Health Struggle

The growing body of evidence within the Health Science community indicates that the brain has more “plasticity” than once thought and that brain cells can regenerate throughout our lives. Therefore, the brain affected by mental health struggles can be treated or “exercised” to achieve mental well -being.
 

A 2007 Alive survey of 1000 people with mental health struggles indicated that over 84% of respondents didn’t receive sufficient support to receive the tools and skills needed to overcome a mental health struggle. Because mental health struggles result from many years filled with events like adverse childhood experiences, adult violations, relationship fractures, traumas and chronic stress, achieving a healthy psychology is only possible through a comprehensive multi-strategy approach. […]

By |February 27th, 2017|Mental Health, Overcome|Comments Off on How Much Support Does It Take? Overcome A Mental Health Struggle