Compassion is a desirable quality, one we try to cultivate in our children, toward our friends and family and within our local communities. When a friend is feeling down or discouraged, we don’t hesitate to comfort them and offer words of understanding. Yet when it comes to our own experience, many find it difficult to turn this compassion inward.
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Mental health can be severely impacted by chronic illness. From anxiety to depression, dealing with a chronic illness can take its toll on mental health. Those who experience mental health issues are not alone and, fortunately, there are resources available to those dealing with a chronic illness.
The tiny house movement, or other ways of living small, comes with positive and negative results depending on who you speak to. Overall, is living small beneficial for mental health?
Research into the side effects of multiple head traumas is gaining momentum among former athletes. One brain condition that may be triggered by head trauma is chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
An article and video on The Huffington Post’s website both promote the importance of teaching children to be respectful.
Many individuals choose to not have children. The process of deciding to have a child or not presents the opportunity for individuals to determine whether parenthood is best for them and for hypothetical future children. While it can be a very difficult decision, a person may make the careful choice to remain child-free for one specific reason—or many. One’s mental health can be affected throughout this decision-making process because it can involve conflicting emotions, but it can also be affected after the decision has been made because of the stigma associated with being child-free. These two situations can be difficult to navigate at first, but there are self-help and community resources available.
In an article released online in JAMA, Dr. David Kindig takes a look at health equity factors that are used for health policy development and summarizes a concept that could reduce health disparities and improve access to care.