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Archives for Mental Health

Mental Health and Medication

by Jessica B. November 27th, 2012 | Mental Health
There is a line in the sand between people who believe that mental illness should be treated with medication and those that feel it can be treated with therapy and alternative cures.

With all of the advertisements on TV for medication for social disorders, anxiety, and hyperactivity, it is easy to get caught up in the idea that pills are just an easy out, and that what people really need to do is get their lives in order. But until you have to battle mental illness or care for a loved one who is struggling, it is very easy to
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Medication and Stigma

by Jessica B. October 4th, 2012 | Mental Health
Rarely does anyone suggest that you would be better off treating your Type I diabetes with all organic foods rather than using insulin, many people find it realistic to suggest alternative medicines to the strong medications that people suffering from mental illness are required to take. Many of these people are even health professionals.

Last year, a close friend of mine, and long-time sufferer of bipolar disorder, was told by her chiropractor that she needed to stop taking such poison and focus on alignment and raw foods. My friend was feeling good at that point and took the advice. Six
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Meditation and Mental Health

by Jessica B. September 4th, 2012 | Mental Health
These days more and more people are turning to prescription medication for anxiety disorders, social disorders, depression, and other forms of mental illness. While these medications are invaluable in treatment of these disorders, they are not a great ‘permanent’ solution to the problem.

There are many forms of meditation and anti-anxiety practices that can be used in combination with medication, or as a first step in a treatment plan for more mild cases. Meditation can be used alongside a regular therapy program, and it does not necessitate any religious affiliation.

1) Join a meditation group – If you need a little
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When to Seek Help

by Jessica B. August 9th, 2012 | Mental Health
If you are suffering from mental health issues it can be difficult to decide when and where to seek help. The important thing to keep in mind is that mental health professionals are there to help and support you. Their main goal is to make sure you are on a path to healthy living and to support you in the best way.

If you find yourself overwhelmed by feelings of depression and helplessness and don’t feel like you are getting the support you need from friends and family, it is time to turn to a professional. Sometimes you need someone
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Taking a Mental Health Day

by Jessica B. July 9th, 2012 | Mental Health
Stress, pressure, depression, running around doing fifty different things every day? These days it doesn’t matter where you are in life. You may be a young parent, a young professional, a student or at the peak of your career, the demands on you are endless. Or are they? Sure, your to-do list is always full, but how many of those things are essential to your well-being? Before you answer ‘All of them’ take a step back and really think about it.

When I was in grammar school I had a teacher who used to make us recite ‘The only thing
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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.