Mental Health & Wellness
Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall well-being. The things that we do physically also impact us mentally, and it’s important to be aware of both physical and mental health.
A sense of purpose is generally thought of as the most important thing for an individual to guide their behaviors, make decisions and attain their goals.
Looking to boost your mood, handle your emotions better, or build resilience? These six life-changing strategies for improving mental health and well-being can show you how.
‘Like’ it or not, using social media can cause anxiety, depression, and other health challenges. How can you change your habits?
Cognitive psychology involves the study of internal mental processes—all of the workings inside your brain, including perception, thinking, memory, attention, language, problem-solving, and learning.
Cognitive psychology is the scientific study of the mind as an information processor. It concerns the way we take in information from the outside world, how we make sense of that information.
If your therapist has mentioned cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) as a treatment option, you may be eager to learn more about this popular and effective form of therapy.
Self-awareness is your ability to perceive and understand the things that make you who you are as an individual, including your personality, actions, values, beliefs, emotions, and thoughts.
A cognitive bias is a systematic error in thinking that occurs when people are processing and interpreting information in the world around them and affects the decisions and judgments that they make.
Cognitive psychology sees the individual as a processor of information, in much the same way that a computer takes in information and follows a program to produce an output.
Selective attention is the process of focusing on a particular object in the environment for a certain period of time.
A mental set is a tendency to only see solutions that have worked in the past. This type of fixed thinking can make it difficult to come up with solutions and can impede the problem-solving process.
Some amount of brain shrinkage, sometimes referred to as brain atrophy or cerebral atrophy, occurs naturally with age. Just as the body gets older, so does the brain. But not all brains age the same.
While you might know that you need to exercise your body, did you know that it might also be important to exercise your mind? You’ve probably heard the old adage “use it or lose it.
In one study, researchers discovered that participants who chewed gum throughout a battery of memory and attention tests scored nearly 25 percent higher than those who did not.
Stress & Anxiety
There’s a fine line between stress and anxiety. Both are emotional responses, but stress is typically caused by an external trigger.
Stress is a natural feeling of not being able to cope with specific demands and events. However, stress can become a chronic condition if a person does not take steps to manage it.
We all react to stressful situations differently. Most of us, at some point, will have signs of anxiety, such as stress, nervousness, worry, or fear, until the situation or stressor passes.
Everybody experiences nervousness from time to time—it’s simply a part of being human.
Feeling upset but don’t know why? There might be an underlying cause, such as hormonal changes, past trauma, depression, or stress.
If you’ve been feeling depressed and it has lasted for more than a couple of weeks, you could have a mild case of depression. It’s important to note that your depressed feelings could just be general sadness over a bunch of things that are going on in your life.
After receiving a depression diagnosis, you may have more questions about what it means as it relates to your mental health.
Addiction is not a sign of weakness, a character flaw, or a moral failure. It is a common condition that affects millions of people of all ages, backgrounds, and socioeconomic groups.
People who have a substance use disorder often find that overcoming it is more challenging than they expected.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (previously known as attention deficit disorder or ADD) is a neurobehavioral disorder characterized by core symptoms of inattentiveness, distractibility, hyperactivity, and impulsivity
ADHD in adults impedes getting organized, managing emotions and time, communicating in relationships, parenting kids, and more. Here, learn strategies to manage ADHD symptoms through major life changes in the workplace, at home, with finances, and more.
PTSD & Trauma
PTSD can leave you feeling stuck with a constant sense of danger and painful memories. But with new coping skills, you can feel safe again and move on from the trauma.
When bad things happen, it can take a while to get over the pain and feel safe again. But with these self-help strategies and support, you can speed up your recovery.
All young children can be naughty, defiant and impulsive from time to time, which is perfectly normal. However, some children have extremely difficult and challenging behaviours that are outside the norm for their age.
Teenagers live in an exhilarating time of transition from childhood to adulthood. The adolescent age range can be full of exciting discoveries as they develop their unique personality traits and skills.
There’s no place for shame or guilt on the road to personal growth. Show yourself grace to really dig deep and come out on top.
Learning how to listen to yourself can improve your overall well-being. Even if you’re out of practice, you can make positive changes in your life.
Mindfulness is great for physical and mental health—and anyone can benefit from it. Ready to get started?
Throughout your life, the number and strength of your relationships affect your mental and physical wellbeing.
Mental illness can affect many aspects of life, including intimate relationships. Some individuals may experience hesitancy or fear of disclosure to their partner due to the continued stigma surrounding mental illness.
Having your first child and becoming a parent is a major life event for most people, and it can significantly affect your life and your relationships.
Luckily, more and more people feel comfortable bringing up the idea of individual or couples therapy without fear of shame or judgment.
Research has definitively shown that overwork isn’t good for employees or their companies — and yet, in practice, it can be hard to overcome unhealthy work habits and reach a more sustainable work-life balance.
Often, work takes precedence over everything else in our lives. Our desire to succeed professionally can push us to set aside our own well-being.
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