The death of a loved one creates many changes for surviving family members. These range from changes in household routines to changes in priorities or future plans. Getting used to new life situations may take months or years. In this article, we share some suggestions on how best to cope with your grief.
A midlife crisis occurs in middle-aged adults (typically 45-64 years old) when they are going through transitions regarding their identify and self-confidence. It is described in psychology as a crisis, which is generally brought on by things that are highlighted a person’s growing age, inevitable mortality, and shortcomings of life accomplishments. Midlife crises can bring about feelings of depression, remorsefulness, anxiety, and the desire to be young again. This desire to feel young again tends to bring about life changes, such as purchasing a sports car.
Domestic violence is defined as: violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation. Also known as intimate partner violence, it is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another. These behaviors include physical harm, fear tactics, isolation, and/or forcing their partner to do things they do not want to do. Behaviors are any type of violence, threats, intimidation, emotional abuse, and/or economic deprivation. Most times, you will see combinations of different types of abuse happening in a relationship.
Everyone faces anxiety daily, but some of us live with more persistent symptoms. Anxiety is actually the most common mental health issue, reportedly affecting more than 18% of US adults. Natural remedies and lifestyle changes are a great way to remedy some of these symptoms, but they are never meant to replace or stop any treatments you are currently receiving. If you are already getting treatment, check with your doctor, psychiatrist, or therapist prior to implementing any changes.
Bipolar Disorder is a mental health condition that causes extremely high points in mood and energy (mania) prefaced or followed by extremely low, depressive states (depression). These uncontrollable mood swings have a severe impact on the lives of those who live with the disorder. Here’s some tips to managing it.
Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behavior in a given context. Psychology had many early influencers, with each voice bringing a unique perspective to the field. The following psychologists played important roles in psychology’s history and made important contributions to the understanding of human behavior.
A cognitive distortion is an exaggerated or irrational thought pattern. These distortions tend to lead to common psychological states, such as depression and anxiety. They are ways that people twist information they receive from the environment. These biases often reinforce negative thought patterns and are the focus of CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
When you retire from working, you leave behind the pressure and stress that goes along with it! However, you also leave behind a whole lot of social contact and relationships. This can cause a level of loneliness that can be damaging to your physical and mental health. So how can you cope? Read this blog for some ideas.
Working from home or an offsite location is becoming much more popular in the workplace. In fact, up to 62% of workers currently work remotely either part or all of the time. While working remotely comes with many benefits, it can also be challenging on your mental health. Here’s how you can stay on track and keep your mind health while working remotely.
Depression is a common mental health diagnosis, affecting about 26% of adults. Not only does depression effect your mental health, but also your physical wellbeing. While feeling sad or anxious at times is a part of everyday life, when these feelings continue daily for more than two weeks, it may be a sign that you are living with depression. Left untreated, it can interrupt your life and worsen over time. Keep reading to learn how depression effects different areas of your body.