How to maintain sound mental health

How to maintain sound mental health

There are many things we do daily to maintain physical health – exercising, sleeping well, personal hygiene, following a healthy diet. But a healthy body needs a healthy mind, as both are inseparable and depend on each other for overall wellbeing. Read more

How sleep deprivation affects mental health

How sleep deprivation affects mental health

While it is common knowledge that getting enough sleep is important to one’s health, most people don’t fully understand the consequences of sleep deprivation. While the amount of sleep a person needs depends on age and individual lifestyle, it’s safe to say most people need 7 to 8.5 hours of sleep every night. Read more

Understanding the different forms of bipolar disorder

Understanding the different forms of bipolar disorder

Unfortunately, stigma about mental illness continues to persist among the masses and misnomers extend to bipolar disorder. Some who are not as educated about the reality of this condition can be more likely to draw exaggerated and extreme conclusions about such a person’s behavior. Yet for starters, not all forms of the illness are even classified in the same way. Hopefully, more people can be willing to learn these nuances so they can properly interact with others have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The disorder is most often first diagnosed in early adulthood. Read more

Post-traumatic stress disorders in the wake of disasters

Post-traumatic stress disorders in the wake of disasters

Natural disasters are an unfortunate reality of human life. Earthquakes, wildfires, tornados, floods, monsoons and more can devastate geography, communities and, in turn, can cause post-traumatic stress disorder. Those experiencing this condition as a result should step forward and seek proper treatment to ensure future wellness. Otherwise the ramifications could be serious and persist in the person’s life, causing undue stress and complication. Read more