There is a strong relationship with healthy nutrition resulting in positive mental health: Nutritional Psychiatry (Mental Health Foundation, 2022), and (Rutland, 2021).
Learn how to incorporate more food selections for overall good health (eatright.org, Academy Of Nutrition And Dietetics, 2022).
eatright.org. Academy Of Nutrition And Dietetics. (2022). National Nutrition Month. Retrieved From https://www.eatright.org/food/resources/national-nutrition-month
Mental Health Foundation. (2022). Diet And Mental Health. What We Eat Doesn’t Just Affect Our Physical Health: It Can Also Affect Our Mental Health And Wellbeing. Retrieved From https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/d/diet-and-mental-health
Rutland, L. (2021). What Is Nutritional Psychiatry? For Starters, It’s Delicious. How To Eat For Better Mood, According To The Experts. Retrieved From https://www.bonappetit.com/story/nutritional-psychiatry#:~:text=Nutritional%20psychiatry%20leverages%20the%20connection,noticeably%20better%2C%20physically%20and%20mentally.
Mental Health America (2021) offers data covering extensive topics about mental health in the United States:
Charts separated by youth and adult demographics;
Whether treatment was sought;
If treatment was sought, was it too costly?;
Did insurance have an illness and treatment specificity that was uncovered?;
Were patients lacking insurance, altogether?;
Rankings for these demographics that were reported by each state, and other informative data worth a comprehensive reading in, “The State Of Mental Health In America. Statistics 2021” View All Data 2021 | Mental Health America (mhanational.org) (Mental Health America, 2021).
Mental Health America. (2021). The State Of Mental Health In America. Statistics 2021. Retrieved From View All Data 2021 | Mental Health America (mhanational.org)
“Guilty By Reason Of Insanity: A Psychiatrist Explores The Minds Of Killers” (Lewis, 1998) is a recommended publication for those who wish to have a better understanding in how some killers came into fruition. WARNING: Graphic narrative.
Lewis, D. O., M. D. (1998). Guilty By Reason Of Insanity: A Psychiatrist Explores The Minds Of Killers. Ivy Books, The Ballantine Publishing Group.
*Of course, some people became murderers because of a congenital brain impairment.
When a therapist diagnosis a patient with depression and one of the anxiety disorders, the potential is strong that the thyroid is the origin of the difficulties. Additional medical evaluation can prove the patient has autoimmune thyroiditis, also known as AIT.
“Depression And Anxiety More Common In Patients With Thyroid Disease” (Harding, 2018) talked about the symptoms a patient may experience with this cluster of health issues, the conversation a psychiatrist needs to have with patient when thyroid has not been evaluated and depression and anxiety are diagnosed, and the conversation a physician needs to have with patient when thyroid becomes a complication.
Harding, A. (2018). Depression And Anxiety More Common In Patients With Thyroid Disease. Retrieved From https://www.psychcongress.com/news/depression-and-anxiety-more-common-patients-thyroid-disease
In The Role Of Sociology In The Study of Mental Health…And The Role Of Mental Health In The Study Of Sociology, Wheaton (2001) discusses the fields of Sociology and Mental Health as partners in explaining factors in behavior.
Wheaton, B. (2001). The Role Of Sociology In The Study of Mental Health…And The Role Of Mental Health In The Study Of Sociology. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Vol. 42(3), (September), 221 – 234.
Everyone experiences stress from time to time, and will need to discover and practice effective stress management approaches for a healthy psychological condition.
As an aside, stress can lead to depression, and the longer depression lasts the better the opportunity for neurotransmitters becoming damaged, requiring an individual to obtain psychotropics from a mental health professional.
The following resources provide beneficial information in reducing/managing stress:
Mayo Clinic: Healthy Lifestyle – Stress Management – Stress Basics
MindTools.com: Albrecht’s Four Types of Stress – Managing Common Pressures
Stress Management Techniques
Relaxation Video for Stress Management
This is another article to share with family and friends. The literature is about older males (45 yrs+) with a greater risk of having children with psychiatric issues and academic difficulties, compared to men in younger age groups. You can read the abstract here.
This blog has discussed many forms of abuse during the month of February. Whether someone is currently in an abusive situation, or was able to escape one, GOD (CHRIST) witnessed all of it, and will sort things out on behalf of the abused.
GOD is everywhere, sees everything, and everyone. Rest assured, GOD disciplines disobedience. The day will come when HE confronts the abuser. The latter will have to answer the former. There are always spiritual ramifications set into place towards people with heinous behaviors. The abuser won’t escape. GOD is loving and has the final word on everything.
It’s important for the abused to understand another factor: It’s one thing to be a victim of abuse, quite another to play the victim. The latter discourages the ability to recognize positive opportunities when they knock. If therapy is required, continue on that road. Lead a life filled with purpose. Don’t allow abuse to hinder the future. Don’t allow any of it to define personhood.
May the rest of life’s journey be filled with absolute goodness and calm.
Warning: Graphic images
It’s an epidemic and becoming worse every year. Young people being harassed, threatened, humiliated, reputations questioned, destroyed. The targets frequently take matters into their own hands through violent means, while others commit suicide.
Between the Cracks “…show the devastating factors that can exist with children who are bullied and find no help from adults” (Epp Films, 2013, Dec. 6). Parents and children are encouraged to see the film together at festivals scheduled this year. Additional information about the film can be read here.
The following is the trailer:
Epp Films. (2013, December 6). Between the Cracks Trailer Teaser. [Video file]. Retrieved from http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CqVDWquCqYw
How many times have we heard about underage females becoming intoxicated at social functions, passing out, and then being raped, videotaped by the perpetrators, with those images placed out on social media which further humiliate them? Too often. No one has the right to take advantage of them, and they have no right placing themselves in dangerous situations.
Parents have to speak to their children beginning at a young age (five) regarding appropriate behaviors, and those which aren’t. Girls cannot afford to walk around with an ignorance about opportunities where someone can rob them of their dignity. Boys have to learn to respect females and not even consider violating them in any manner whatsoever. Conversations have to be ongoing throughout before, and after, they enter university. The authoritarian parental approach may be required for this purpose to scare them into understanding they will not shame themselves, nor the family.