Eco-therapy, also known as green therapy or green exercise, is the powerful notion that being out in nature, connecting with it, has healing elements for your mind, body, and spirit. Current forms of therapy are often cognitive heavy and rarely target the emotions that get trapped in the body.
Racism includes prejudice, discrimination, or oppression of an individual or group based on racial or ethnic identity. The individual or group member who is experiencing racism does not belong to the culturally recognized majority group.
What is Self-Care? Self-care is a positive form of coping with stress. It can be a challenge to find the time to have healthy options for releasing the pressure associated with the multitude of obligations you are juggling. Self-care is important for your mental health. By taking the time to focus on your needs such
Everyone’s therapeutic journey is different. It is important to explore the various types of therapeutic interventions when choosing a therapist or to discuss with your mental health professional which intervention fits your unique needs. Different counseling approaches often view human development differently, such as where psychological problems originate, and the best ways therapy can help.
Mindfulness refers to any technique where you focus on being keenly aware of sensations and feelings in the moment. There are many ways to practice mindfulness. Any time you are fully focusing on and engaging at least one of your five senses or any time you are engaged in deep, non-judgmental metacognition, you are being mindful.
Vision issues can negatively impact both physical well-being and mental health. In turn, many psychiatric conditions and medications can increase the odds of vision-related issues. More than 2 billion people in the world have either distance or near vision impairment. But worsening vision impairment and blindness are often treatable conditions.
Suicide is a very serious situation and one that should never be taken lightly. Due to the stigma that is often attached to suicide, it is not uncommon for people experiencing thoughts about suicide to avoid asking for help; therefore, it is imperative to become aware of warning signs, risk factors, and ways you can help.
Circadian Rhythms are the patterns of changes in humans (as well and in plants, fungi, and animals) that occur within a 24-hour cycle to optimize functioning and health. These physiologic changes- in behaviors, mental functioning, digestion, hormonal variations, body temperature, immune functioning, and changes in energy levels- are influenced and regulated by a master biological clock in the brain that coordinates all these circadian rhythms.
Nutrition is the study of nutrients in food, how the body uses them, and the relationship between diet, health, and disease. Nutrients provide nourishment. Proteins, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and water are all nutrients. When people mindfully include these nutrients in their diets, they are investing in their health. Your mental health is also impacted by nutrition!
Sleep is impacted by our mood, and our mood is affected by our sleep. Learning about healthy sleep hygiene helps you be better prepared to navigate life stressors, environmental aspects, and our ability to manage mental health symptoms such as depression and anxiety.