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The Importance Of Finding A Creative Outlet For Mental Health

January 20th, 2020 - Leave a Comment
The Importance Of Finding A Creative Outlet For Mental Health

There’s a common misconception that people with mental illnesses are more likely to be creative. We have this romantic notion of the depressed author who taps into humanity’s despair. Or a painter whose mental illness gives them access to an unusual way of seeing things. The truth, however, is that mental illness doesn’t make you …

Filed Under: Mental Health

What Is The Difference Between Mindfulness And Meditation?

January 10th, 2020 - Leave a Comment
The Importance Of Finding A Creative Outlet For Mental Health

Search online for mental health treatments and you’ll find everyone talking about mindfulness. There’s a reason it’s all the rage. Mindfulness has become a huge industry over the past few years because of its effectiveness at treating mental illness. Studies have shown that it works for a range of disorders. If you’re a skeptic, you’re …

Filed Under: Meditation Practice

The Cold Dark Winters Effect on Mental Health

December 13th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
The Importance Of Finding A Creative Outlet For Mental Health

After the hustle and bustle of the holidays are over and that December buzzing energy winds down, many come to the realization of the cold winter ahead. The “most wonderful time of the year” turns into a drearier time for a lot of people. Most places experience a change in temperature or weather patterns and …

Filed Under: Depression, Mental Health, Mental Health Treatment, Stress

Cosmetic Surgery and Mental Health

November 21st, 2019 - Leave a Comment
The Importance Of Finding A Creative Outlet For Mental Health

The rates of cosmetic surgery have skyrocketed within the last couple years. From full body reconstructive surgery to the minimally invasive procedures like facial fillers or noninvasive fat reduction, more people are going under the knife or in some cases the needle. According to Eurekalert.org, there were nearly a quarter million more cosmetic procedures performed …

Filed Under: Mental Health, Mental Health Treatment, Therapy

What Is Dopamine Fasting?

November 13th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
The Importance Of Finding A Creative Outlet For Mental Health

Dopamine fasting has made recent headlines and has been steadily trending in the tech world, specifically in the tech capital Silicon Valley but with mixed reviews. Essentially, dopamine fasting is abstaining from anything that produces dopamine for a designated period of time. The right balance of dopamine is fundamental for both physical and mental health. …

Filed Under: Addiction, Depression, Mental Health

All About EMDR

October 24th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
The Importance Of Finding A Creative Outlet For Mental Health

What Is EMDR Considered a relatively new treatment, EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and is used in psychotherapy. Simply put, during an EMDR therapy session, a trained therapist will ask the patient to recall a traumatic event and wave their finger side to side, mimicking what naturally occurs during dreaming. Other methods …

Filed Under: Mental Health Treatment, PTSD, Pychotherapy, Therapy

Why Is It Taking So Long For College Students To Get Mental Health Treatment?

October 14th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
The Importance Of Finding A Creative Outlet For Mental Health

The mental health of college students has been a growing concern across the nation. According to the American Psychological Association, “Ninety-five percent of college counseling center directors surveyed said the number of students with significant psychological problems is a growing concern in their center or on campus”. The survey also revealed anxiety is the top …

Filed Under: Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Mental Health, Stress

The Link Between Eating Disorders and Depression

August 23rd, 2019 - Leave a Comment
The Importance Of Finding A Creative Outlet For Mental Health

People that struggle with eating disorders are often dealing with a myriad of other problems that can interfere with their well-being. Eating disorders are not simply a result of a person’s relationship with food, they are often connected with more complex issues that cause certain behaviors. A common link between many types of eating disorders …

Filed Under: Depression

How the College Environment Can Lead to Addiction

August 16th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
The Importance Of Finding A Creative Outlet For Mental Health

Young adults tend to begin a pattern of substance use while they are in college. It is a period of time when they are away from their family and surrounded by their peers, many of whom have reached the legal drinking age. There may be many reasons why young adults in college drink or experiment …

Filed Under: Addiction

Mental Health Crisis – When to Get Help and Where to Go

August 10th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
The Importance Of Finding A Creative Outlet For Mental Health

Our mental health can constantly be in flux as a result of our current circumstances, stress levels and the people around us. Feelings of sadness, anxiety, anger or other problems can seem to come and go so it can be difficult in some cases to identify when is the right moment to get help. Persistent …

Filed Under: Mental Health Treatment