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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.

The average rates for no treatment for specific disorders were: schizophrenia (32%), bipolar disorder (50%), panic disorder (55%), major depression (56%), generalized anxiety disorder (57%) obsessive-compulsive disorder (59%), and alcohol dependence (78%). The WHO report also suggested that these rates are probably low and that the actual number of people failing to receive treatment is much higher. […]

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

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

Overcoming Mental Health Struggles Requires a Multi-Strategy Approach Using Advanced Behavioral Sciences

The mental health community is lagging behind the other health care sectors; it needs to catch up and embrace the new advanced treatments that are bringing hope to those who suffer

Everything around us is changing at an accelerated pace. Cell phones have become nearly as powerful as many computers. Connecting us to the internet they have transformed how we educate ourselves, communicate with others, and accomplish our work. […]

By |February 14th, 2017|Advanced Behavioral Sciences, Mental Health, Overcome|Comments Off on Overcoming Mental Health Struggles Requires a Multi-Strategy Approach Using Advanced Behavioral Sciences