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Mental Health Archives - Your Health Magazine

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Mental Health

Intense Feelings Of Anxiety

By Joyce Abramson, RNMS

Everyone experiences anxiety or stress during their lives. Some anxiety is actually helpful. It moves us to action. It can make us study more for ... Continue Reading

Divide Care to Multiply Benefits

By Beth Albaneze, CTRS, CPRP, CLP

Few experiences in life are more difficult than caring for a loved one who is in mental decline or who requires long-term care. Without support, ... Continue Reading

Mental Illness: Myth vs. Fact

By Joyce Abramson, RNMS

People who have been diagnosed with a mental illness often don’t discuss it. They feel embarrassed or ashamed rather than treating it like other medical ... Continue Reading

Traumatic Brain Injury In Children

By Lynn L. West, PhDc, BCETS, LCPC

Traumatic injuries represent the leading cause of death and disability in young adults in the US. When head trauma is sufficient to cause alterations in ... Continue Reading

The Impact Of Mental Illness

By Joyce Abramson, RNMS

The impact on people diagnosed with a serious mental illness is devastating. The devastation often is shared by family and friends. Anthony (1993) discusses four ... Continue Reading

Feeling Inferior

By Linda Ritchie, PhD

“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken” – Oscar Wilde Feeling inferior is intrinsic to low self-esteem.  It comes from comparing yourself to others and ... Continue Reading

PTSD In Babies

By Lynn L. West, PhDc, BCETS, LCPC

When Blaise was 3 1/2 years old, he was physically coordinated, emotionally even, outgoing, friendly, and curious. He especially enjoyed playing with toys and games ... Continue Reading

Restore Human Dignity: Feldenkrais For Children With Special Needs

By Jutta Brettschneider, GCFP

Your child is born and there is joy, maybe some fear about doing it right and lots of expectations. Then you get the news: your ... Continue Reading

Stigma Has No Place In Mental Health

By Amy Stapleton, MS, LCPC, NBCC

Where does it hurt? That’s the question so many children need to be asked. While one in five children experience a mental health condition in ... Continue Reading

Adolescence Impediments To Accessing Mental Health Services

By Rokhsareh Shoaee, PhD, LPC

“My 15-year old son loses his cool when is told ‘No’. He sometime takes risks that could result in serious harm to him or others, ... Continue Reading
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