Some good has come out of COVID-19, with more people considering and prioritizing their mental health. For some, focusing on mental health as being just important as physical health is nothing new-although it's relatively new in the overall attitude of the U.S. That's why mental health resources can be difficult to access, and they aren't as well-covered (if at all) by standard insurance plans compared to physical health.
Therapy and counseling are useful tools we have for dealing with issues such as stress and depression. Although there are many things you can do to enrich your life, there are very few things you can do that will replace real human connections and interactions.
Family caregivers for individuals with intellectual disabilities were 10 times more likely to have an episode of severe anxiety and major depression, according to studies from Swansea University. The challenges faced by caregivers, especially mothers, have been largely overlooked during the pandemic.
Since the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year, the number of people suffering with mental health issues has soared. Understandably, the main concern for most is the health and well-being of themselves and their families. However, there are also several other factors that affect the mental health of people up and down the country, including worries about finances, job security, and housing.
While the world went into lockdown (and still is in some part of the world), external mental health patients stillneeded to be tended to. This prompted a three-month study on the interest of text messaging between the therapistand his patient, to fill the gap between periods they cannot meet. Here are the results, which would tend to provethat it can work.
Baby Boomers are considerably more prone to developing depression than members of any other generation.
Mental health is important for your general well-being. When people speak of mental health, you may think it is only associated with depression or anxiety that needs treatment from professionals. However, mental health can be more than that. It also includes psychological well-being like emotions and how to manage those feelings.
Increasingly, we are beginning to understand just how deeply intertwined mental health is with every aspect of our lives - including our physical health. From obesity to heart disease, mental health issues like anxiety and depression can aggravate a wide range of physiological problems.
Generally speaking, every person should visit the dentist at least twice a year. That said, there are various reasons why an individual may need to visit a dentist outside regular checkups and cleanings.
People with type 1 diabetes rely on insulin to live a healthy and fulfilling life. Unfortunately, insulin has become increasingly harder to obtain in America due to its exorbitant prices and legal nuances. This leaves people with diabetes in the U.S. with limited access to the medication.
When it comes to health problems, these can take many different shapes and forms. Reading regularly is a great way to heal the mind.
As the saying goes, "freedom isn't free," and for America's veterans, they know the cost first-hand. This is especially true for our oldest veterans, many of whom have lost much of their freedom as old age has crept upon them.
What is a person with Bipolar Disorder like? Bipolar Disorder is a mental problem that causes extreme mood swings. Depressed people often feel sad, hopeless, and lose pleasure in most activities. People with mania or hypomania, on the other hand, feel euphoric or full of energy.
Senior citizens are at the top of the list of people at risk for contracting and unfortunately, passing away from the coronavirus. This is in great part due to their weaker immune systems and common existing health problems associated with aging. As such, it has been highly recommended that seniors do their best to remain at home to reduce the likelihood of contracting the virus.
Staying active, productive, and keeping your mind at work, is a great way of staying healthy and happy. This is particularly true during lockdown, when it can feel easy to slip into a rut of laziness, without any clear-cut schedule. But with monotony talking its toll and resulting in a serious lack of motivation for many, how do we keep on top of a consistent workflow and schedule? Stuck for inspiration on how to stay productive and pro-active during the self-isolation, and also generally in your everyday life going forward? Take a look at this short list that we’ve compiled, detailing some practices that you might want to try and employ where possible.