Category: Self-help

Seeking therapy, unfortunately, has long been the subject of ridicule and jest. Pursuing professional counsel for mental health concerns has been stigmatized and labeled as something that “only those with mental disorders need.” Many have been amused by the antics of the neurotic, self-described, obsessive-compulsive Bob Wiley in the blockbuster “What About Bob.” Some may […]

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Mental wellness is a necessity, not a luxury. It’s a mainstay of a satisfying, healthy and fulfilling life. But daily stresses (those most of us know too well) can derail mental wellness. Left unchecked, chronic stress may contribute to physical health problems, including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and others. But chronic stress can […]

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Although sometimes used interchangeably, “behavioral health” and “mental health” are distinct terms. Behavioral health encompasses mental health. That is, mental health is a component of the former. It describes the connection between behaviors and an individual’s overall health. Behavioral health examines how actions such as drinking, drug use, eating habits or exercising impact both physical […]

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Mental health is more than just how you feel, it’s the cornerstone of well-being. It impacts how we interact with family, friends and ourselves. It’s the catalyst and precursor for everything in our lives—both the good and the bad. Mental health affects how we think, feel and act. It includes our emotional, psychological and social […]

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