Mental Health Awareness

May is Mental Health Awareness Month: Here’s how to celebrate it

May 1st marks the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Month, a time of observance during which every American is encouraged to put their mental health needs first. It’s also a time when dedicated mental health professionals are recognized for their efforts in offering compassionate care.  Mental Health Awareness Month presents…

World Mental Health Day: A time to raise awareness for and prioritize mental health

Just as physical health is supported by proper diet, exercise, and rest, our mental health is just as multi-faceted. Mental health consists of our emotional, psychological, and social well-being.  In recognition of the importance of mental health awareness and treatment, World Mental Health Day is celebrated annually on October 10th….

Men’s mental health awareness month: Supporting men and recognizing the impact of gender on addressing mental health concerns

In western culture, men are expected to be stoic providers—individuals who are valued for what they offer society, first and foremost. They have also been traditionally valued based on their physical strength and mental toughness, without a tendency to show softer emotions.  Although recent years have seen this outdated perspective…

Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD): How it differs from OCD, therapeutic treatment options, and more

Individuals who suffer from obsessive-compulsive personality disorder seek to uphold a feeling of control through their meticulous attention to rules, details, procedures, instructions, schedules, or lists—to an extent where the behavior can interfere with everyday functioning, relationships, or quality of life.  They are very careful in all of their actions…

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