Articles about mental health conditions and how to achieve psychological wellbeing. Tips on how to cope with mental disorders and maintain a balance of the mind, body and spirit to feel healthy and happy.

5 Ways Drugs and Alcohol Affect Your Mental Health

There is a reason why drugs and alcohol are not tolerated in our society. They may make us happy for a short time, but they are harmful to our health. The health damages result from the chemicals that alter normal body functions.  They also have an impact on our mental health. The state of a person's emotional and psychological well-being is referred to…

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What to Do When Your Negative Thoughts Threaten to Spiral Out of Control

Maybe it’s late at night, and you’re lying awake with your thoughts swirling. Or it could be midday when you’re surrounded by ordinary hustle and bustle. The “when” and “where” don’t really matter. Negative thoughts can creep up and derail your mind anytime.  Insecurities, self-criticisms, anxieties, and depressive feelings can hit you out of the blue. Suddenly, you’re caught in a hurricane of…

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10 Warning Signs It’s Trauma Bonding and Not Love

It might be tempting to disregard any red flags that may develop at the start of a new relationship since you sense an instant spark or quick connection. Due to the passion and intensity of the newly formed relationship, we often overlook these warning signs. If you're not self-aware, "true love" might actually turn out to be a trauma connection. It can be…

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6 Ways to Take Care of Your Mental Health

When you’ve got a busy life, it’s so easy for your mental health to fall on the back burner. Between work, family, a social life, and hobbies, you’ve got enough on your plate. Adding one more thing to the list, such as your mental wellness, might feel like the last thing you want to do. One in five American adults experienced some form…

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Study: Watching Cute Cats and Dogs Is Good for Your Brain

Kawaii. The Japanese say the word 'cute' often, and enjoy doing it. They also watch a plethora of heartwarming anime movies and series, with charming characters that trigger unstoppable giggles. What do the two have in common? You'd notice that the Japanese are among the longest-living in the world. And recent research may explain why their love of watching cute, animated characters contributes…

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10 Signs of Mom Burnout and How to Cope with It in Quarantine

With COVID-19 leading to prolonged school closure in many countries, many hassled moms are wondering how to keep their little ones occupied. The stress is heavy; mom burnout happens even when everyone's hale and hearty. So, how is an overwrought mom, flooded by the responsibilities of caregiving, supposed to cope?  The situation's worse if you've received a Stay At Home order. We have…

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How to Boost Your Endorphins’ Function to Beat Anxiety and Pain

The best way to beat anxiety is to boost your endorphins, and this is old news. What people struggle with is finding the best ways to enhance their endorphins' function. Life Advancer shares with you the effect of endorphins, and how to use these brilliant chemicals to relieve your anxiety. For those who haven't heard the word "endorphins," before, we tell you what…

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Science-Backed Negative Effects of Technology on Mental Health

The relationships between technology use and mental health have been a topic of many studies in psychology, sociology, anthropology, and medical science — especially since the mid-1990s, after the growth of the World Wide Web. Research into the negative effects of technology on mental health has explored "overuse" phenomena, commonly known as "digital addictions", or "digital dependencies". These phenomena manifest differently in many societies and…

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Nature-Deficit Disorder Is a Real Thing: How to Get Your Kids to Spend More Time Outdoors

Are your children not getting as much sun as they should? They may have a case of nature-deficit disorder. This condition is little considered and as a result, often left untreated. This article may be the first time you’ve read about it, so allow us to explain what it is and what you can do to prevent your kids from developing it. What…

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How to Deal with Post-Holiday Blues After the Festive Season

Don't enter the new year experiencing the post-holiday blues. The lights and trees may be gone, but the joy could still be there. January, after all, is the first month of the year, and a chance for a clean slate, an opportunity to embrace change--mentally and physically. Embrace this possibility and make 2020 the beginning of a better you. One new step at…

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