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Video Games Fighting Stress: Illusion or Truth?

Have you ever experienced anxiety, headaches, insomnia, frequent nightmares, weakness in legs, disturbing thoughts or high heart rate? If you have at least 3 of these symptoms simultaneously, it means that you've been captured by stress. According to American Psychological Association survey, more than 75% of Americans live under stress. It's not a problem if…

Five Keys To Good Mental Health

First of all, I want to say that I'm not a mental health professional. I was a high school social studies teacher and in education for 34 years, and I do Mental Health First Aid certification, but still, these suggestions are only personal opinion and do not represent professional advice. • The first recommendation deals…

How To Manage Depression And Anxiety

Nowadays we live in an environment that creates stress in our lives, we are in constant communication, we rush to our work, we have bills to pay, we have debts, kids and then we have personal issues with our loved ones. All of these is a recipe for depression and anxiety disorders to develop, but…

Mental Illness and Perceptions

How do we define mental illness? As you know all over the world mental illness is increasing in every society. So it is very important for us to understand what mental illness is and how it comes about. In my mind I regard mental illness as a disorder of perception. When a person becomes out…

How Do You Keep Your Brain Healhty?

If you are already over 40 you may have started to think about the possibility of your cognitive abilities decline as you age. Do you have a family member with dementia or Alzheimer's? maybe you have seen it first hand. We should do everything that is in our power to ensure that we do not…

Manage Stress Without Stress

Stress is an uneasy experience which affects our health in a negative way. The simplest way of coping up with stress would be modifying or removing its source, which is not always possible. However there are some techniques which decrease your stress level significantly. Successful coping with stress is dependent on many factors. A person's…

Tips on Boosting Self-Confidence for Teens

The following information should help teens improve their self-confidence. Recognize Your Talents It's easy to blow off your abilities, especially if your people make fun of them (and they probably do so out of jealousy). But get serious with yourself and make a list of things you love to do and are good at. Keep…

Generativity and Recovery! Part Two: Generativity in My Own Recovery

My three-month psychiatric incarceration seemed to be aimed at discrediting me after I had leaked newspaper stories. On my way to Canada to seek asylum, I was stopped by police. I evaded them for three days through rural towns and surrendered one midnight, from a ditch on a mountain pass. It was hard for me…