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Archives for Mental Health

HIV/AIDS and Mental Health

by Louise December 14th, 2018 | Health Observance, Mental Health
December 1st marked the beginning of Aids Awareness Month in the U.S. The negative side effects of HIV/AIDS  are generally thought of just as physical problems, which makes some sense because those symptoms are part of the diagnosis. However, HIV/AIDS is such a devastating illness that it can often have repercussions on mental health. According to AIDS.gov, people who are living with HIV/AIDS often end up with mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, or mania. Because mental health disorders are not as obvious on the surface level, it makes it that much more important to watch out
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The Arts and Alzheimer’s

by Louise November 9th, 2018 | Mental Health
There are many ways that an Alzheimer caregiver can help enrich the life of an affected person, whether it is helping with daily planning, communication, or food and eating. Did you know that music and art are great care tools for people living with Alzheimer's disease? Music and art are unique activities, because they allow self-expression and engagement. Both of these factors can truly help enrich the life of someone living with Alzheimer's disease, even throughout the progression of dementia, when self-expression and engagement can become more difficult.

First, consider music. Music has been shown to improve some of the
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All Natural Ways to Relieve Stress

by Editorial Team October 13th, 2017 | Mental Health
There is no doubt that we live in a stressful world. At any given time there are an estimated 3.3 million adults in the United States that are on anti-anxiety medications. Here are a few of the factors that contribute to the stress the current generation faces versus the generations of our parents and grandparents.

  1. To make it financially, most families require both parents to be employed.

  2. Children have a heavier academic load than ever before.

  3. Social demands for each member of the family can be difficult to schedule.

  4. We live with a higher crime rate than past generations.

  5. Lack
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Fighting Burn Out

by Jessica B. October 1st, 2015 | Mental Health
If you are stuck in a rut it can be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but burn out is a thing that can affect every aspect of your life, from how you work, to how you interact with your family. Here are a few tips for you to help recognize burn out before it gets too late, and how to combat it before you spiral into a deep depression.

1) Recognize the signs – Are you finding it harder and harder to get out of bed in the morning? Feeling
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Tips for Creating a Safe Oasis that Provides Peace of Mind

by Editorial Team August 26th, 2015 | Mental Health
Home is where the heart is. It’s where you receive the most protection and shelter from the ways of the world and the environment. It is expected to be a place where you can let your hair down and unwind, so to speak. Your home is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make in life, and thus creating an oasis, a humble abode that gives you peace of mind is only right.

So how does someone create peace of mind within the confinements of their own home?

1.  Create a Sense of Security

Your home should be a location that you
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All health and medical information is provided for educational purposes and is not meant to replace the medical advice or treatment of your healthcare professional.