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A healthy mind is essential for overall well-being. It enables us to cope with the challenges of everyday life and maintain a positive outlook. But what does it mean to have a healthy mind?
It goes beyond just being free from mental illness; it encompasses having good mental health and emotional resilience. A healthy mind is characterised by clarity of thought, the ability to manage stress effectively, and the capacity to maintain balanced emotions.
In our quest to unravel the complex workings of the human mind, we often encounter enigmatic conditions that confound our understanding.
One such condition is Alexithymia, also known as (AKA) emotional blindness. This fascinating yet little-known phenomenon profoundly affects one’s emotional well-being.
Continuing with the psychedelic theme, and the potential benefits to mental health have been covered in a previous article and podcast. The key issues were the potential therapeutic benefits, of using these compounds. After all, there was a 40-year pause on psychedelic research following the prohibition of these substances.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, in 2020, young adults aged 18 to 24 had the highest prevalence of mental health issues. Though mental health issues are common among Gen Z, individuals born between 1995 and 2010.
They are growing up in an age of increased stress and anxiety. And being called the most depressed generation and are more likely to seek mental health counselling or therapy than their older counterparts.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), nearly 20 million Americans each year have a mental illness. These include major depressive disorder (MDD) and dysthymia, both considered forms of clinical depression.
While some people experience depression throughout their lives, others develop symptoms later in life, and this is especially true for women who tend to experience depression earlier than men.
Because women are nearly twice as likely as men to suffer from depression, they often don't seek treatment due to the belief their symptoms are typical, or they should get over it.
I’m sure you’ve heard about mental health issues before. And yes, they affect millions of us every year. But did you know that over half of us may experience some mental illness at least once during our lifetime?
Mental illness can be depicted as a disease which causes an individual to experience severe disturbances in their moods, thoughts, emotions, behaviours, or ability to function at work or home.
If you’re having trouble sleeping well or feeling anxious most days, you probably aren’t alone because over 40 million Americans yearly suffer from anxiety disorders.
Excessive worry has become common for many people today, and it affects their ability to sleep well, perform daily tasks, concentrate, or enjoy social interactions—and that’s not healthy!
Feeling a bit down lately, maintaining a positive mood when life gives us lemons can be challenging. If you are feeling down, there are ways to help yourself feel better. Here are some natural remedies that will help lift your spirits and improve your well-being
In psychology, emotion is often defined as a complex state of feelings that result in physical and psychological changes that influence thought and behaviour.
In other words, It impacts how we feel, believe, and behave, and it also plays a role in determining how we manage social situations and make decisions.
Protecting and nurturing your emotional health is just as important as safeguarding your physical well-being. Being emotionally healthy means understanding and regulating your own emotions, while also recognising and empathising with the feelings of others.
You can engage in many habits regularly, some every day and some now and then, that can help you maintain your mental and emotional health.
Isolation is the “silent killer” affecting an estimated 8 million elders in the U.S., but it is an epidemic that often goes unnoticed and untreated.
On average, 40% of seniors are impacted by the isolation that comes with living alone and the resulting feelings of loneliness, increasing their risk for depression, dementia, and premature death.
It is usual for all people in relationships to have their ups and downs. After all, no two people are alike, and we share a vast amount of personal information that we wouldn’t necessarily feel comfortable sharing with others.
However, any relationship requires a certain amount of giving and acceptance, and this should naturally be a reciprocal process.
Stress, in itself, is not a bad thing. What makes all the difference is how you cope with it. Stress usually throws our life out of balance, sometimes causing physical and psychological problems.
Yet stress cannot be avoided, and so it is worth thinking about how to make the best possible use of it.
Almost one in five children have contemplated suicide because of bullying at school, a new study has revealed. The survey of 1,003 pupils, aged 11 to 16, was conducted by The Diana Award, an anti-bullying charity set up in honour of the late Princess Diana and is backed by her son, the Duke of Cambridge.