Mental Health Awareness


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…

Understanding the difference between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and learning disabilities

Autism, officially known autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a somewhat common neurodevelopmental disorder but isn’t well-understood by the general public. And despite increasing understanding and awareness in regards to autism, misconceptions still persist.  For example, it’s common for many people to confuse autism with learning disabilities but under closer scrutiny,…

Addressing women’s mental health issues: How to combat social stigma and gain the confidence needed to seek help 

Coping with a mental health condition is often anything but easy—and it seems as though gender plays a major role in an individual’s battle with mental health. For women, their perceptions of themselves may influence how they choose to deal with mental health concerns.  They may find themselves conflicted when…

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

May 1st marks the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Month, a 31-day period 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 the…

Signs you need to go to a mental hospital—and why it’s necessary only in limited circumstances

For those searching for the “signs you need to go to a mental hospital”, chances are, you’re not feeling like yourself at the moment. Perhaps you’re experiencing extreme amounts of stress, depression, or anger. These aren’t easy emotions to cope with, even under the best of circumstances. Thankfully, determining the…

World Bipolar Day: A time to become educated, spread awareness, and destigmatize bipolar disorder I and II

World Bipolar Day is celebrated on March 30th every year. This day, which focuses exclusively on bipolar disorder I and II, is non-coincidentally the birthday of the famous artist Vincent Van Gogh, who was posthumously diagnosed with bipolar disorder. World Bipolar Day aims to inform and destigmatize the general public…

SNRIs vs SSRIs: What are their differences, similarities, and how do they work?

Antidepressants are a widely prescribed class of medication that works to treat the symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other conditions. Two types of antidepressants, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), are some of the most popular. SSRIs and SNRIs both work by increasing the amounts of…

Pornography addiction: Learn about the effects of compulsive porn consumption & treatment options

When it comes to pornography usage, mental health professionals are divided. Many believe that pornography may be beneficial for sexual exploration, enjoyment, education, and eliminating feelings of shame surrounding sex—while others deride its consumption, or are ambivalent. Regardless, when pornography usage begins to affect someone’s relationships, self-worth, or daily functioning,…

Anxiety nausea: A comprehensive guide to physical symptoms, coping methods, and treatment options

Most of us know by now the somersaults our stomachs can turn, and the cold sweat that may bead our forehead when we start to get anxious. But when that uncomfortable tension builds, anxiety nausea—nausea caused by our physical reaction to feeling anxious—may develop. Even though anxiety arises in our…

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