The Relationship between Mental Health, Mental Illness and Chronic Physical Conditions

Mental health and physical health are fundamentally linked. People living with a serious mental illness are at higher risk of experiencing a wide range of chronic physical conditions. Conversely, people living with chronic physical health conditions experience depression and anxiety at twice the rate of the general population. (December, 2008) By The Canadian Mental Health Association … More The Relationship between Mental Health, Mental Illness and Chronic Physical Conditions

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Helping a friend that has been sexually assaulted

“If your friend was sexually assaulted, she or he may experience the following: Shock Disbelief Anger Mood swings Irritability Disturbances in eating and sleeping habits Denial Fear Helplessness Embarrassment Depression Inability to concentrate or relax Resurfacing memories of past abuse For some, the emotional impact of sexual assault can be immediate and short term. For … More Helping a friend that has been sexually assaulted

People With Anxiety Perceive The World In A Fundamentally Different Way

“Can’t argue with science: A person isn’t responsible for having a mental illness.” By Lindsay Holmes JUPITERIMAGES VIA GETTY IMAGES “People who still believe the outdated notion that mental health conditions are “all in a person’s head” have yet another reason to stop believing the myth: According to a new study in the journal Current Biology, those … More People With Anxiety Perceive The World In A Fundamentally Different Way