How to Prepare for Childbirth

At times pregnancy might seem to be going on forever, and as the due date approaches, you start to fret if you are prepared enough. Even if pregnancy might seem like a never ending period, you should start early with your preparations to reap maximum benefits. Timely preparations will also help you stay relaxed and have a peaceful pregnancy. Here are a few effective plans to prepare yourself for the arrival of your child. Learn Everything You Can The anticipation of giving birth to a … [Read more...]

How Aging Affects Women

For some, aging can be a terrifying thought, while others accept it and learn to see the benefits. For women, especially, aging has a complicated relationship with beauty (just look at the multi-billion dollar anti-aging cream industry) and self-esteem. However, for women, fear of aging may not be as legitimate as it might be for men, as a growing body of evidence is revealing that alongside the negative impacts of aging that everybody experiences, aging brings positives to … [Read more...]

Women’s Mental Health Matters

Mental disorders can affect women and men differently. Some disorders are more common in women such as depression and anxiety. There are also certain types of disorders that are unique to women. For example, some women may experience symptoms of mental disorders at times of hormone change, such as perinatal depression, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and perimenopause-related depression. Warning Signs Women and men can develop most of the same mental disorders and conditions, but may … [Read more...]

Mental Health, the Secondary Global Pandemic

Countries around the world continue to mobilize to contain the spread of the corona virus, mental health experts say we can’t lose sight of another alarming issue: the long-term mental health impact the pandemic is going to leave on society. Infectious disease outbreaks, like the current coronavirus/COVID-19, can be scary and can affect our mental health. Some countries currently have universal medical care; but things like psychotherapy, which has proven to be an effective treatment for … [Read more...]

Keeping Kid’s Mental Health Strong During Home Schooling

COVID has turned life upside down for everyone. Parents and kids alike are struggling with the new norm of being home. All the time. Who knew that the “quality time” we all lamented as being in short supply, is actually quite stressful in large, undefined stretches? Right now, school is a primary source of stress, anxiety, frustration, and deep guilt for many parents. Our new role as “teacher” is one few of us were prepared for. We not only lack the skills, but we also lack the vital benefit … [Read more...]

Caregiver Mental Health During Covid19

The dominant conceptual model for care-giving assumes that the onset and progression of chronic illness and physical disability are stressful for both the patient and the caregiver. Therefore, the framework of stress-coping models can be used to study care-giving. Signs of Caregiver Stress As a caregiver, you may be so focused on your loved one that you don't realize that your own health and well-being are suffering. Watch for these signs of caregiver stress: ~ Feeling overwhelmed … [Read more...]

Ways You Can Help Take Care of Your Parents

Even if they don't admit it, as your parents get older, they will start to need help with daily activities. Most people have considered how they can support their parents as they age. Some plan to move in with their parents or have parents move in with them. For others, moving their parents into an aged care facility is the right solution. Regardless, there are some ways you can begin to take care of your parents as they age to help alleviate their stress and make their lives easier. Spend … [Read more...]

How to Get Back on Your Feet After a Health Problem

Health problems, whether that be a long-term physical illness or a mental health issue, can knock your confidence and leave you feeling as if you will never be able to return to daily life. If your health problem has got too much to handle, here is a guide to the best ways that you can learn to cope with your condition and how you can reintegrate yourself with the outside world. · Go to a Residential Treatment Center If you are suffering from a mental health condition that is barring you … [Read more...]

Why Poker is Great for Your Mental Health

Now, this may come as a surprise to some of you, but the poker players among us will nod their heads in understanding at the following statement: Poker is good for the mind. Yes, that game that was once played only in smoky casinos and dens has some quite surprising health benefits. And this is especially true when played at home in the comfort of a cigar-less house. Check out W88. While poker is, of course, all about the money, it is essentially a mind game. It’s on a par with chess in … [Read more...]

Attending Church for Your Mental Health and Well-being

Humans have acquired much more knowledge than at any other time in history, and technological marvels of today allow us to live much more comfortable lives than at any other period in human history. Yet suicides are up the world over, and the rates of depression and anxiety are ballooning in adolescents and teens around the world. At moments like these, it’s important to remember community and religion are things that hold entire civilizations together and can present greater opportunities for … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

If you’re feeling down, then it can be very difficult to find the motivation to make those positive changes. The challenge is to find those smaller steps that will encourage you to progress into the more drastic changes to your life. Focusing on the smaller changes can actually boost your mental health far more than you may have thought, so if the idea of tackling your feelings of negativity already seems like too much, then perhaps it’s time to consider just how small those changes can be, and … [Read more...]

Looking After Your Mental Health During the Holidays

Whether or not you suffer from emotional difficulties or ill mental health, Christmas can be a stressful time of year. For many of us, the holidays are full of triggers like difficult family members, over-indulgence, and financial strain, so it’s easy to become overwhelmed. On top of this, there may be long-distance travel, increased household chores, darker mornings, and the pressure to “make merry” when we're just not feeling the cheer. When you consider the emotional weight of all of these … [Read more...]

How Physical Clutter Is Impacting Your Mental Health

How Physical Clutter Is Impacting Your Mental Health and What You Can Do About It If you’ve ever heard the term “clutter” used to describe an excessive amount of possessions, you’ll know that minimalism has taken the hotspot of home décor trends in recent years. These days, so-called experts claim that by buying less and de-cluttering more, we could enjoy better mental health and get more done; but is there any truth to these claims? According to Psychology Today, physical clutter can … [Read more...]

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