Supporting Adolescent Mental Health: Concerns and Warning Signs
Many adolescents experience obstacles to their emotional development due to exposure to poverty, abuse, or violence. This can be a serious concern to their mental health and increase risk for developing mental health conditions. Failure to address mental health conditions during adolescence can lead to lifelong issues, impairing both physical and mental health, and hindering their ability to lead fulfilling lives.
Learn more about adolescent mental health concerns and how to spot the warning signs.
Normalizing Conversations About Mental Health
A shift is taking place in America, in which the stigma surrounding mental health is beginning to fade. We have begun to understand and accept the codependent relationship between mental and physical health, and progressively adopt a culture of “whole health”- encompassing body and mind as one. The whole health culture promotes equality between physical and mental illness, breaking down stigma and helping to normalize conversations about mental health issues. So, how can we continue this forward momentum? Let’s talk about it.
Anxiety Disorders: Understanding and Managing Anxiety
In the U.S., over 19% of adults (40+ million) and 7% of children have an anxiety disorder – meaning they experience persistent, excessive fear or worry in non-threatening situations. For these individuals, feelings of intense fear and distress can become so overwhelming that it prevents them from engaging in everyday activities. And, unfortunately, anxiety disorders are on the rise. Given their prevalence, it is likely that you, or someone you care for, is struggling with an anxiety disorder. So, let’s learn more.
Hispanic/Latinx Mental Health Resources
The Hispanic/Latinx community makes up over 18% of the US population, making it our country’s second largest ethnic group. However, despite its large population, the Hispanic/Latinx community face many barriers in accessing mental health care.
Removing barriers to mental health care is a large part of our mission, here at HCBH. So, to that end, we would like to share a list of valuable mental health resources for our Hispanic/Latinx friends and community members.
Cultivating Mental Health: Protecting Your Mental Health on Social Media
Social media has become an integral part of today’s culture. However, social media’s popularity and influence has raised some significant concerns over its effect on mental health.
Join us as we discuss the risks of excessive social media use, how it can affect your mental health, and how you can protect your mental health by using social media responsibly.
Cultivating Mental Health: The Importance of Social Relationships
Human relationships provide us with a sense of connection, purpose, support and, ultimately, overall better health and longevity. Dozens of studies have shown that people who have fulfilling relationships with family, friends and community members are happier, have fewer health problems, and live longer.
Join us, as we continue our blog series, "Cultivating Mental Health", and learn the importance of social relationships to mental and physical health.
Cultivating Mental Health: The Benefits of Exercise to Your Mental Health
There’s no question that working to maintain a healthy body condition is important to physical health, but to realize our potential for happiness and emotional well-being, we must also focus effort on our mental health. Lucky for us, there is one self-care practice that you can plant into your daily routine that helps both your physical and mental health – EXERCISE!
Cultivating Mental Health: The Importance of Sleep to Your Mental Health
Sleep plays a vital role in achieving and maintaining mental health. The effects of inadequate sleep can influence our mood, emotional reactivity, and cognitive function. But, why? And, how important is sleep to our overall mental health, really? Let's find out in this next installment in our blog series, "Cultivating Mental Health".
Cultivating Mental Health: How to Improve Your Mental Health Through Nutrition
Providing your body and mind with the nutrients needed to work properly, can plant a seed for positive mental health, mood and well-being. Find out the effects unhealthy foods have on your brain, and what foods you can eat to improve your mental health.
Cultivating Mental Health: Blog Series Introduction
Over the next several weeks, our blog series “Cultivating Mental Health”, will explore key factors that significantly impact mental health. We will examine the effects of food, sleep, exercise, social media use, and social relationships to your mental health. It is our hope, by sharing this information that you will be inspired to plant self-care practices into your daily life, which will root positive mental health and propagate emotional well-being and happiness throughout your life.