"What I would tell kids going through anxiety, which I have and can relate to, is that you’re so normal. Everyone experiences a version of anxiety or worry in their lives, and maybe we go through it in a different or more intense way for longer periods of time, but there’s nothing wrong with you. [...]
You can define disparities as unfair differences. In mental health, you can further define it as an unfair difference in access to and quality of care. Racial disparities can be defined as being denied access to or receiving lower-quality care based on your race. Research suggests that minorities, particularly those who identify themselves as African [...]
Self-harm can be defined as any attempt to bring harm to oneself on purpose. Usually, the goal is not suicide but the release of painful emotions. While the media often shows a teenager cutting on themselves, it can also include scratching, burning, hitting themselves, pulling out hair or picking at wounds. Who Participates in Self-harming [...]
We must be each other’s advocates. If you think a friend, spouse, partner, or family member may be having mental health challenges, you need to care enough to discuss the issue with them and encourage them to get help. It is far easier to beg forgiveness for intervening when you misread signals than it [...]
Take our Depression Screening Test here to help you find out if you might be depressed. This test is not a diagnostic tool. Depression and other mental health disorders can only be diagnosed by a doctor or licensed mental health professional. Learn more about Depression and Treatment Options here.
If you need to find a new health care provider, you may be wondering the difference between a nurse practitioner and a medical doctor. While they both treat medical conditions and refer to specialists, including mental health professionals, they are not the same thing. Education Nurse practitioners earn a registered nurse's degree and must [...]
Positive mental health affects your daily life in many ways. Therefore, you should work on making it a priority every day. Physical Health Scientists are starting to understand that there is a direct correlation between your mental and physical health. A study of 10,693 individuals found that those with poor mental health did not [...]
A working definition of mental health would be emotional, psychological, and social well-being while a working definition of well-being would be the state of feeling comfortable, healthy, or happy. As you can see, there is a strong coalition between the two. Then, the question becomes how you can achieve good mental health to enjoy [...]
To observe May as Mental Health Awareness Month, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is hosting a peaceful gathering at Red Arrow Park in Milwaukee on Sunday, May 15th, 2022. Click here to learn more about this event and to register for free.
Mental health conditions affect every aspect of life for approximately 20% of the population. In addition to causing emotional and family issues, mental health challenges can even contribute to respiratory problems, cancer, and heart disease. While mental health issues cannot be cured in the traditional sense of the word, there is hope and help [...]