The Guardian has an article that outlines six ways to take care of your own mental health while supporting someone with depression. Poorna Bell, the author of this article, shares her tips from her experience supporting her husband.
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“Dive” in! While forest bathing doesn’t actually involve bathing in a nearby stream or river alongside a forest, it does involve immersing oneself into a natural environment. Learn more in this article from NPR.
Madalyn Parker emailed coworkers that she would be taking a couple of mental health days before returning to work. While many employees deal with stigma or outright disapproval of taking sick time for mental health reasons, her experience was one of support. She decided to post the response from her CEO, Ben Congleton, online.
For situations where restricting a child’s screen time is a little more difficult, such as on long car trips or in airports, NPR has an article that highlights seven examples of apps that can help kids learn.
Every individual is the product of multiple overlapping identities. It follows that the enterprise of implementing the cultural competence agenda throughout the field of mental healthcare is a complicated and delicate task.
Personalizing, Delivering and Monitoring Behavioral Health Interventions: An Annotated Bibliography of the Best Available Apps by Kanesha Simmons, MS, E’leyna Garcia, MS, Mary Katherine Howell, MS, and Sharlene Leong, MA
Apps for mental health are advantageous in that they require minimal resources, are free or low cost, are highly portable, can be utilized with or without a therapist, and can provide instant intervention during a crisis. Additionally, mobile applications have the potential to reduce health disparities in terms of providing easy access, since a majority of patients with mental illness own mobile devices.
Many Americans are displaying behavior patterns similar to addiction when they use the internet.