Especially during the COVID pandemic, many seniors have experienced more mental health issues as they have become more isolated while trying to protect themselves from getting the virus. Before the pandemic, the World Health Organization estimated that 20% of people over 60 suffered from a mental or neurological disorder. Instead of dying from COVID, many [...]
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New Years Resolutions - How To Make Mentally Healthy Goals For 2021 If you have been doing a lot of self-reflection as 2020 ends, remember that it is normal for people to be harder on themselves than others are on them. As you turn your attention to setting New Year’s resolutions, keeping this fact in [...]
Your Children’s Screen Time Can Affect Their Brain Development As you frantically run around trying to get last-minute winter holiday preparations done, you may feel the temptation to hand your toddler a device with a screen to keep them busy. Alternatively, you may sit them down in front of the television while you are busy. [...]
Recognizing Signs of Depression During the Holidays While the winter holidays are a joyful occasion for many, others find them a time filled with depression. You must recognize signs of depression in family members and friends so that you can help them seek appropriate treatment. The number of depressed people may rise acutely this [...]
5 Myths About Mental Health Many people still believe common myths about mental health. If you fear that you may have trouble separating reality from myths, consider these five myths and their facts. Mental Health Problems Don’t Affect My Family or Me Over 25% of the world’s population will deal with a mental health issue [...]
Unraveling the Relationship Between Mental and Physical Health There is an undeniable connection between mental and physical health. If you are struggling with physical health issues, then it is natural for your emotional health to suffer. The opposite is also true. If you are struggling with mental health issues, you can start experiencing more physical [...]
Here is a free downloadable fact sheet .pdf provided by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) on understanding anxiety disorders in young people, and how to seek help and provide support. If you or someone you care about is suffering from anxiety, American Behavioral Clinics can help. Call today for a free initial [...]
The serotonin receptors in our bodies directly affect different neurological and biological processes that involve cognition, learning, memory, anxiety, mood, among other processes. However, did you know that 90% of the serotonin receptors in your body are located in the gastrointestinal tract? So there is a definite connection between the quality of the foods we [...]
Being self-aware means that we are aware of our emotions and emotional state at any moment, which can positively affect our thoughts and behaviors in any situation. We may even be able to even see ourselves objectively- what we say and do as seen from the perspective of someone else. This obviously isn’t an easy [...]
October Is National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month, & ADHD Awareness Month, & So Much More!American Behavioral Clinics2020-09-23T18:49:35-05:00
October is filled with a focus on mental health education and depression awareness. The entire month is filled with sharing information and awareness of screenings and prevention, as the following is observed throughout October: National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month Health Literacy Month ADHD Awareness Month Bullying Prevention Month Observed focus weeks throughout October [...]