Almost 20 percent of American adults deal with mental illness every year. For some, anxiety, depression, and other serious psychological disorders interfere with daily routines. For others, ongoing stress can lead to a barrage of physical and psychological ailments. Traditional medication and therapy can be effective, but these approaches to mental health issues don’t always work. Alternative treatments that address the spiritual, emotional, and physical aspects of the self have been shown to improve well-being on a comprehensive level. Traveling is a holistic approach to mental health that can teach you a lot about yourself.
Still, as this medium grows and is exposed to newer generations and audiences, some video game developers have decided to tackle the issue of mental health, to help gamers understand them on a deeper level and increase overall awareness. Are there video games that can actually help create higher insight around depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions, rather than simply existing for pure entertainment? There certainly are! Check out the best video games that help tackle the issue of mental illness.
If you are someone suffering from a lot of stress and anxiety in your life, hopefully these tips will provide some assistance on how to deal with it. Although the tips outlined are to help you cope while at work, they are applicable to all areas of life.
As men, we don’t always have it easy. We are taught from a very young age that both our feelings and our problems (mental and physical) should be kept to ourselves. As a result, we rarely discuss our health-related problems, and subsequently, have very little awareness of what is a real health problem, and what isn’t.
The holidays can be a dual edged sword. They’re full of music, food, love and good old fashioned cheer… but they’re often coupled with a long list of social obligations, a long list of unfavorable social interactions and a long list of charges to your credit card. Everyone is stressed out during the holidays and, for those of us who suffer from mental illness, that strain is often magnified.
Mental health is a real hot button issue these days. It’s pervasive, mysterious and confusing – and it’s received a ton of media attention. Awareness is always a good thing, especially when it feels as if you’re all alone.
Research has shown that people tend to keep resolutions when they’re SMART, an acronym made up by the time management gurus at FranklinCovey that stands for specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. Resolutions fail when they’re too vague or based on other people’s perceptions and ideas rather than your own. This year make positive resolutions that you’ll actually achieve. Here are some ideas for unconventional but awesome New Year’s resolutions.