Mindful Spending: How To Use Your Tax & Economic Stimulus Payments to Nurture Your Mental Health
As American tax refunds begin to bolster bank accounts, the U.S. government passed legislation authorizing a third round of economic stimulus and stability money for millions of citizens – creating a prime opportunity to invest in our mental health! Learn how you can use these funds to reduce stress, improve mood and overall well-being through mindful spending.
4 Common Mental Health and Addiction Myths
There are many myths and misconceptions about mental illness and substance use and abuse which continue to abound even in our “enlightened” society. Some myths are so stubborn that they reappear even after the facts have been present for years. Let's take a look at four common myths associated with mental health and addiction.
Managing Judgement in a Judgemental World
Whether we care to admit it or not, we all have judgmental thoughts. From the time we wake up in the morning until we close our eyes at night, our thoughts are filled with opinions, values, and judgements on what is right or wrong.
The negative feelings and actions that can result from unnecessary judgement can have a significant impact on our psychological well-being, inducing symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression. Fortunately, we can learn to control our thoughts and actions, and thus our judgements.
The Importance of Social Relationships to Physical and Mental Health
Human beings are inherently social. Our relationships provide us with a sense of connection, purpose, support and, ultimately, overall better health and longevity. Unfortunately, about a third of Americans lack these strong social relationships and, in turn, put their health at significant risk.
Learn more about the effect loneliness and social disconnect has on physical and mental health.