A service animal is typically any dog that is trained to assist or guide a person with a disability. Many assume that service animals can only help people with physical disabilities. As a result, many associate service animals as pets that assist the blind, hearing impaired, or the wheelchair bound. While this is true, service animals can also help people with psychiatric disorders, intellectual disabilities, or other mental illnesses, which can limit functioning in daily life.
When most people think of mental illness there is a stigma that comes with the term. Most people have negative "thoughts" about it. There are so many stereotypes out there about people who suffer from a mental illness. Lindsay Holmes, a contributor writer for the Huffington Post, has put together a few stats that prove that mental illness is not just a personal issue but it is an issue for everyone.
Being a parent is no easy task, but being a parent of a child who has a mental illness can be even more difficult. Taking care a child with a mental illness can be a lot of work and extremely stressful. When taking care of a child with a mental illness it is important that the parents also remembers to take care of themselves as well. Here are so self-care tip for parents of children with mental illness.
Mental illness is a topic that a lot of people don't know a lot about. There is a stigma on mental illness, and people develop their views of mental illness based on that. A common mental health stigma is that it's all in the person's head, and if that it's all mind over matter. For some people this may be the case. However, for most people dealing with mental illness this is not the case. Lindsay Holmes, a contributor writer for the Huffington Post, has a list of some scientific studies, that suggest mental illnesses are a biological, physical condition.
Sometimes, when you’re down in the dumps it’s hard to take good care of yourself. It’s hard to feel inspired to support your wellness, including your mental health and psychological health. When you’re not feeling happy with your life, it can be hard to get up and do something positive for yourself. This article will provide you with 5 ways to move past what’s keeping you down in the dumps in order to take care of your psychological well being.
When a friend or family member has depression, you will most likely want to do whatever you can to help them. Depression is a mental illness that is hard to deal with, especially alone. Depression isn't only difficult for the person who has it, but it is also difficult for the people around them. Most of the time friends don't know what the best way to help is. Toria Sheffield, a contributor writer for Bustle.com, has some tips on how you can help your friend with depression.
Those who suffer from a mental illness have been stigmatized for years. Luckily, as we are about to enter 2016, people are learning more about mental illnesses and learning to say goodbye to the stereotypes of those with a mental illness. Rachel Griffin, a contributor writer for the Huffington Post, says there are 9 main reasons we all need to stop putting a stigma on those with a mental illness.
It is becoming more known that mental illness is more common than people might think. According to Amy Morin, a contributor writer for Huffington Post, one in five Americans experience a mental health problem sometime in their life. Unfortunately, there are so many misconceptions when it comes to mental illnesses. Here are five lies about mental health that could be ruining your mental health.
Cara Delevingne is an actress and a model, most recently known for her role in the movie Paper Towns. This movie is based on a book written by John Green, who also wrote the story The Fault in Our Stars. Delevingne recently attended The Women in the World Summit in London. At this event Delevingne opened up about her battle with depression. People who are in the media are usually portrayed as human beings who rarely struggle with anything.
What most people don't know is that mental health disorders are more common than one would think. Kira Asatryan, a contributor writer for Psychology Today, says that there are some mental health disorders that can thrive on loneliness.