1.20.2022

What Treatments Are Available For Your Mental Health?

One of the reasons that so many people have untreated mental health problems is that they’re unaware of the treatment options that exist. You’ve almost been conditioned to believe that this is something you have to deal with internally. As someone who personally deals with depression and anxiety; that’s completely and utterly wrong. 


There are different ways of getting treatment for your mental health, and here are some of the most common approaches that could help you:



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Traditional Therapy

I love therapy. I have been in therapy off and on since I was 16. I highly recommend it for everyone. It's just a great place to say how you feel without any judgement. Traditional therapy is a common treatment for your mental health. Here, you will sit down and talk to someone about your problems. This will usually be a qualified psychiatrist, and they can listen to your concerns and symptoms, providing a source of emotional support. 


In many people, this is all it takes to see a massive weight lifted from your shoulders. Speaking to someone about your problems and getting advice can help you rationalize feelings and understand why you might be suffering. It’s a very good way of getting to the bottom of your problems and finding some long-term relief. 

Medication

Yes, there are many types of medication you can be prescribed to help with your mental health concerns. This includes both antidepressants and antipsychotics, both of which can work, but they come with some complications. For one, you might be prescribed the wrong medication based on your issues because your doctor misdiagnoses you. Speaking to a medical malpractice attorney, this is a cause for a lawsuit. But, from a health perspective, it can mean you’re taking lots of medication that isn’t doing anything to help. 


Secondly, we can easily get hooked on prescription drugs for our mental health. A lot of people struggle to beat their mental demons because they depend on their medication to help them. When the meds get taken away, they continue to get all the bad thoughts they had before, so they are stuck taking them forever - which is incredibly harmful and means you never get to the bottom of the problem. So, while medication can provide some relief, it is never a treatment you should solely rely on. 

CBT

Cognitive behavioral therapy is an alternative therapy treatment that’s often used for people with mental health concerns. It’s a short-term treatment that focuses on finding the connections between your thoughts and feelings, figuring out why you may feel or act a certain way. From here, you will try to develop skills that can help you manage your symptoms in a more active manner. 


CBT is ultimately about changing your perceptions and how you view your life. It’s been proven to work for lots of different mental health issues, so it might work for you. 


The important thing to note is that one treatment might not work for everyone. For example, someone may succeed with CBT, while someone else might find that it does nothing. It’s a good idea to explore as many different options as you can. This can help you find a treatment that works for you, allowing you to overcome your mental health concerns. 











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1.10.2022

Why Are So Many People On Medication?

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According to official data, around 70 percent of people are on some sort of prescription medication, with 30 percent on drugs that alter the way their minds work. In the past, generations of people lived and died without any intervention of this sort, so why are we all so hooked? 


The statistics themselves are shocking. What’s more, with all these drugs in circulation, why don't people get healthier? Why is society sicker than ever before? More people have diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and cancer than ever before? 


We Want A Quick Fix


Health isn’t something you can fix quickly. It requires changing your life from the ground up, prioritizing the body and mind at every stage. Holistic interventions such as diet, exercise, mindfulness, reduced workloads and so on require enormous time and energy to get right. Usually, they pay off, but it can take years. 


Society, though, wants a quick fix. We don’t want to worry about these factors when we can just pop a pill that will make the problems go away. However, unfortunately, they don’t disappear as easily as many people imagine, and most of the time, they don’t work at all. 


We’re Hooked


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As Sunshine Behavioral Health points out, the opioid epidemic is reaching epic proportions. Physicians have been prescribing people medications that create dependencies, preventing them from living their lives in a healthy manner. All that matters is getting the next bottle of medication. 


The problem with brain-altering drugs is that they set up reward loops. Once you have an opioid containing medicine once, it increases your desire to have it again. 


Benzodiazepines are even worse. These drugs essentially eliminate all unpleasant feelings for a while, allowing the user to overcome practically any psychological obstacle that they face. Unfortunately, they can also damage the brain over time. 


We’re Not Moving Enough


Most people are entirely sedentary. They don’t get the minimum recommended amount of exercise – not even close. 


Because of this, problems begin to enter the physical body. Joints become stiff, arteries stop working properly and the mind begins to slow. What’s more, the longer a person remains sedentary, the more likely they are to struggle with movement in the future. Even something as simple as bending down can result in injury. 


We Don’t Accept Our Nature


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The modern world makes us believe that humans are supposed to live as people in big cities. But that’s not how nature formed us. Instead, we spent the majority of our time walking through woodland and interacting with wildlife. We were once wild animals. 


Our biology hasn’t forgotten this fact. In many ways, we still are wild. However, we’ve lost conscious connection with that aspect of ourselves. Because of this, all sorts of dysfunction is coming in. 


We Are Eating Dangerous Food


Lastly, we’re eating dangerous food – substances that actively harm us. 


Food should be whole and natural. That’s how we evolved to eat. But industrial processing is changing that. We’re eating substances nature did not design our bodies to handle, and so that’s leading to disease and premature aging. 











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1.07.2022

Nasty Bitch

I found this blog post in my drafts from about 9 years ago as I was just cleaning out some things. I don't know why I never published it. I still feel the same way I did then as I do now. I might not have the same anger this post kinda gives off but I do still believe in standing up for yourself ALWAYS! 

Especially in todays world; because as we know it's even harder NOW 9 years later to stand up for yourself and what you believe in than it was back then. 

Standing up for what you believe in has always been hard but now we fear backlash from friends, work and even family because some how we have moved into a time period where having your own feelings and beliefs isn't allowed anymore. If you don't believe and follow along with the masses you are looked at as weird or even a bad person. It's no wonder nobody stands up for themselves anymore. It seems to be much easier to just follow along. But let me tell you following along will only work for so long if you know something truly isn't right. Trust me it will break you down.

 Now is the time to stay strong to who you are and what you believe. I promise there are more of you out there than you may think. You are not alone. 

Below is the blog post I wrote from 9 years ago. I didn't change anything or add anything. Everything including the pictures/quotes are the same. I even kept the same blog title. I didn't want to change anything because I feel like thats who I was at that time and there is nothing wrong with that. 




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hello loves! so today's post is gonna get a little real & honest. I usually like to keep it light weight around here but because of recent events I wanted to write about this.....
 
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I have always been a strong headed person. I was brought up that way - not the let others walk all over me. To stand up for what I believe in. To fight for what I feel is right.
 
So you better believe it when I see something isn't right or I feel I'm being walked all over I say something. But you know what I have been realizing?
 
Standing up for yourself seems to make ME the nasty one.
 
Some how I have become the hater.
 
When on earth did standing up for yourself become wrong? It's no wonder so many people keep their mouths shut anymore....everyone is too afraid of the backlash.
 
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It is already SO hard to be a women in this world & yet we continue to fight and back stab each other just to get ahead....it saddens me, that us as women can't get it together.
 
We should be joining as one & take on this world together-  Not against each other.
 
 But clearly that is hard for a lot of girls to do & would rather just stay in high school.
 
If I can get anything across to you from this post it would be to stand up for what you believe is right. Don't let others make you feel afraid or that your just some crazy bitch. And I don't just mean in the blog world. I mean in REAL life - take a stand
 
Stand up for what you believe in. Don't let these 'passive aggresive' people tear you down. And if you lose a friend or whatever over it - then good. You don't want people like that in your life anyway. You need to be surrounded by people that accept you for the REAL version of you. We should never ever be afraid to speak our mind, especially when we know its right.
 
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