Growing up, I found forests to be fascinating places. One of my favorite vacation spots in the world was Big Sur. Being in Big Sur felt like being in the watercolor illustrations in my children’s books that I read at the time. Seeing and smelling the flowers, trees, and the ocean was tranquil. I didn’t… Read More Shinrin Yoku, or Forest–Bathing
I apologize for not writing on a weekly basis as I usually do! It’s been a super busy week. On the bright side, I had bonding time with my family in Claremont and my friend from New York visited California. I had a great blog planned for this week, but I need to do more… Read More 15 Facts About Mental Health and Mental Disorders
Mass shootings are unfortunately accepted as commonplace in the United States. There are many variables to why people commit mass shootings which range from revenge, allegiance to an organization, passion, mental illness, or just pure dickery. What I’ve noticed is that when this tragedy happens, it often focuses on the perpetrators and the dead victims,… Read More What About the Survivors?
*This is a guest blog post written by the lovely Teresa of Mental Health For Seniors. The holidays are a time of great joy and goodwill. Homes delightfully ablaze with holiday lights, holiday music dominating the airwaves, the hustle and bustle of holiday shoppers, and peaceful evenings by our beautifully lit trees. It seems like… Read More Are You A Senior In Recovery? 5 Tips To Avoid Holiday Temptation And Reclaim Your Life
Black Friday, which was two Fridays ago, has started the official holiday preparations and shopping. As much as holidays are portrayed to be fun, wonderful, and lovely, it can be considered as one of the most stressful times of the year. The holidays are stressful in terms of choosing gifts for loved ones, preparing event… Read More It’s the Most Stressiest Days of the Year!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! The holidays are here, and we’re all busy catering to out of town family and friends. Sometimes we need to stop, smell the roses, and be grateful for our existence and what is given to us. Hence, the theme of Thanksgiving, giving thanks to what we have. As for me, I have… Read More Thanksgiving and Gratefulness
In the previous months before we had hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria hit. Towns destroyed, people died and lives broken. The one thing unseen from the hurricanes’ destruction was the effect it had on the mental health of the survivors. Before we get into the mental health of the hurricane survivors, let’s talk how psychological… Read More Hurricanes and Mental Health
Technology has opened a frontier in mental health support and data collection, giving opportunities for researchers, clinicians, and the public to access help, monitor progress, and have a deeper understanding of mental health being. This technology is able to be accessed from apps in mobile phones, smartphones, and tablets. Dror Ben-Zeev Ph.D., a professor of… Read More Mental Health and Technology
The Movember Foundation, a global men’s charity, has launched a series of ads to help prevent male suicide. The name of the month-long campaign is called Unmute–Ask Him and it has men explaining tips for fishing, BBQing, and fixing a flat tire. Once you unmute the sound, the male explaining the tips tells a different… Read More Unmute–Speak Up
Growing up, I was taught in my life that poor people were lazy and they relied on the government to get them through life. As I became educated I learned that poverty is complex and people find themselves in these situations because of terrible life events such as sickness, death, and being unable to afford… Read More Which Came First, Mental Illness Or Poverty?