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Understanding the essentiality of mental health
Shainna Ali Ph.D., LMHC
Wellness is more than the absence of illness. It is important to consider the multiple dimensions of your wellness in order to foster your well-being.
Although little is documented about Rick Genest's mental health history, the unfortunate passing may teach us about cultural stigma and mental health.
Although our technologically advanced time may make communication seem simpler than times past, the rising rates of loneliness highlight that this may not be the case.
From morning through night, and perhaps several hours in between, the increase and pervasiveness of digital immersion is gaining attention as a potential mental health concern.
Previously debated as a distinct mental health concern, the ICD-11 diagnosis for Gaming Disorder provides a classification to distinguish general use from problematic use.
With the recent losses of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, suicide prevention has been highlighted in the media. Here's what you can do to help contribute to suicide prevention.
Reta Saffo, Kate Spade's sister, shares her sister's mental health concerns and the barriers that may have kept her from getting help.
The designer's untimely passing provides a reminder that mental health concerns do not discriminate. Regardless of success and wealth, suffering should be taken seriously.
Coming out is commonly seen as a one-time event. In reality, coming out is a complex, continuous, and potentially risky cycle that LGBTQ+ individuals face throughout their lives.
Tyronn Lee, the Cleveland Cavaliers' coach, recently shared a stigmatizing statement in which he refers to his anxiety as "nothing serious."
Abrupt endings to relationships may not be new, but modern communication makes it much easier. What causes a person to ghost someone?
Michael Phelps, DeMar DeRozan and Kevin Love are shattering the misconception that their battles to success were merely physical feats.
You may know that it's Mental Health Awareness Month, but you may not know what to do about it. Here are six simple ways to make a difference.
More than 17 million children face mental health concerns. In order to combat this statistic, adults must be prepared to help.
When communicating through technology, our messages could become lost in translation. Could emoji be the missing link to clarifying our communication?
Kanye West's recent remarks have yet again sparked mental health debate. In honor of mental health awareness month, are there lessons that we can learn from the media frenzy?
Understanding the tragic loss of the electronic music pioneer may warrant a mental health consideration.
Recognizing that your loved one may need mental health therapy is one thing, but knowing what to do next is another. These suggestions can help you help your loved one seek help.
Therapy is helpful for anyone experiencing mental health symptoms. Yet, misconceptions and stigma can inhibit you from seeking the help you may need.
A friendship doesn’t begin with the hopes that it will end. If we recognize our bond isn't the same and is painful, do we have the power to heal our bond?
Adult coloring books claim to provide users with the opportunity to connect with their inner artists, reduce stress, and live happier lives. But do they?
Good friends boost our mood, confidence, and happiness, but have you ever had friend make you feel quite the opposite? If so, you may be dealing with a toxic friend.
Friendship breakups can be painful and confusing. Although each bond is different, there are some common reasons why friendships fail.
Did you know that Gaming Disorder is included in the ICD-11 draft? Here are some points to help you understand the new classification.
Three TED Talks you need to watch if you're thinking about starting therapy.
Technology is integrated into our daily lives. At what point are we at risk for crossing the fine line from general use to problematic use?
Feeling emotionally out of control? These 10 tips may help you manage your emotions.
The healing power of dance is recognized worldwide. However, we often emphasize physical benefits and fail to recognize the mental-health potential.
In a powerful performance of their song, 1-800-273-8255, Logic, Khalid, and Alessia Cara spark a much-needed conversation about suicide in the USA.
It's that time of the year, hearts and cupids in every corner. A key to avoid being swept up by the Valentine's Day whirlwind is not to avoid love, it's simply to shift the focus.
Shainna Ali, Ph.D., is a practitioner, educator, and advocate who is passionate about highlighting the essentiality of mental health in fostering happiness and fulfillment.