…the key to reducing stress
THE UPSIDE and DOWNSIDE to STRESS
While I was considering how to welcome you and introduce
While thinking about how to welcome you and introduce myself, I began to reflect on when I first discovered my own need to reduce the impact stress was having on me. Having no knowledge or training in how to deal with stress, like most people, I just thought of stress as being bad. I blamed my stress on all the hard stuff in my life. So, I focused all my energy on trying to make my circumstances better, thinking that if I […]
…the key to reducing stress
…because there are things worth fighting for
We’ve all heard about and come to admire great warriors: Winston Churchill, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Martin Luther King, and King David. They were all warriors because they believed that there are certain things in life worth fighting for. In fact, they need to be fought for.
In a world where change occurs at break-neck, speed-why is mental health such a laggard sector?
Look around and consider the pace of change and innovation in so many different areas of human enterprise: aerospace, bioscience, surgical procedures, computers, how we educate, communication, and, yes, even the pace of producing and sharing information. Everything is advancing at a breakneck speed. […]
Health Masters is an evidence-based, feedback-informed approach to mental health. It offers virtual, facilitated, and interactive workshops that occur once a week for seven weeks.
A. How Health Masters Works
Health Masters is an evidence-based, feedback-informed approach to mental health. It offers virtual, facilitated, and interactive workshops that occur once a week for seven weeks. In keeping with being an evidence-based approach to mental health, the workshops are tailored to train participants to improve their mental health via developing skills and strategies that work for them. Health Masters fosters a non-judgmental, encouraging, and supportive atmosphere. If adopted at the workplace, Health Masters’ workshops typically occur during the lunch hour and require minimal work on the part of the employer.
There are three major challenges facing any attempt to address this crisis and help those who need treatment to recover, while increasing the resiliency of those who have not yet experienced any mental health issues.
Health Masters: Using Advanced Science for Effective Solutions
Read our previous blog to learn more about how to overcome a mental health struggle.
There is a consensus that the world is facing a major mental health crisis. Although developed countries are better positioned than developing countries to address this problem, the same challenges confront both. Not counting the toll that mental health problems and illnesses take on people’s lives, the cost to the economy is tremendous. If steps aren’t taken, the cost and the toll will continue to grow. […]
It is the nature of all living things to change. When we stop changing, we stop growing, we stop achieving our potential; basically, we stop moving.
In our last blog we have discussed about numerous treatment approaches that have been developed over the last century that have all been demonstrated to have equivalent clinical efficacy. […]
There are numerous treatment approaches that have been developed over the last century that have all been demonstrated to have equivalent clinical efficacy.
Read our previous blogs to know about MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs.
MENTAL HEALTH & Strategies for Achieving Better Mental Health
According to the MHCC, mental health issues cost the Canadian economy $50 billion each year. The NIMH reports that these costs to the U.S. economy was $100 billion in 2002.
Read part 4 to learn more about the critical role of financial resources, stigmatization and availability of competent mental health care providers. […]
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.
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.
Read Part 2 to know more about mental health problems.
Comorbidity, Life Expectancy, & Suicide
Life expectancy is shortened by approximately 25 years in those with mental illness. This diminished life expectancy can be attributed to two factors: 1) Comorbid states; 2) Increased risk for suicide. […]