According to the American Psychiatric Association, the stigma of mental illness is universal. A 2016 study on stigma concluded "there is no country, society or culture where people with mental illness have the same societal value as people without mental illness."
We all go through pain in life, but not all of us discover our purpose in our pain. Basically, there are two critical decisions that must be made regarding pain. The first is what to do during your pain, and the second is what do with your pain. The first has to do with you, while the second has to do with others.
A few months ago, we talked about “setting healthy boundaries.” Primarily, we discussed how to identify when boundaries are needed. For example, if you are prone to pleasing others, you may need to set boundaries to protect yourself by learning to say “No.” On the other hand, how do you know when you’re being emotionally manipulated?
What is leaned helplessness? A recent article in MEDICALNEWSTODAY states “In psychology, learned helplessness is a state that occurs after a person has experienced a stressful situation repeatedly.” These individuals come to believe that they are unable to control or change a situation, so they do not try—even when opportunities for change become available.
I recently picked up a book entitled “For Your Improvement” by Michael M. Lombardo & Robert W. Eichinger. The book was written to serve as a guide for development and coaching however, much of its content can be applicable to assessing our mental state in everyday living.
Adversity is defined as a misfortune, troubling situation, or hardship. When adversity strikes, and it will at some point in your life, the best way to handle it, is to have a game plan in mind. How can you overcome adversity?
Think back to elementary school in your social studies class, when your teacher showed you a map and explained that certain lines represented boundaries between states and countries. Sometimes there would be a natural feature, such as a river that would divide one territory from another.
I recently heard a quote which says “we become the stories we tell ourselves.” Since stories provide insight into our subconscious minds, how do you change your story, if it’s filled with negative belief and self-doubt?
Most people have a desire to work on their mental state but are often unsure of where to start. What is the first step to improving your mental state of being? Being mindful!
According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) about one in five adults overall will experience mental illness each year. Because of mental health issues, people often suffer in silence and fail to seek treatment for their conditions.
Loneliness is a state of mind. It occurs when there’s a disconnect between one’s desire versus one’s actual level of connection. When we long for something that is seemingly unfulfilled, we can feel lonely. Since loneliness thrives in solitude, the key to overcoming it is connection.
Although making a commitment to personal change may be challenging, as Langston Hughes stated, “I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.”
An overwhelming majority of Americans believe the U.S. is in the grips of a full-blown mental health crisis (USA TODAY).” Although a number of factors can contribute to the risk of mental ​illnesses, one contributor in particular is...