Whether you’re a middle school, high school, or college student, school can be complicated. While school is a source of personal development and inspiration for many students, academic pressures can lead to stress and mental […]
Pain usually becomes less severe as the injury heals. However, chronic pain is different. When an individual experiences chronic pain, the body sends pain signals to the brain, even after the wound has healed.
The first year on college or university campuses can be an exciting one full of new experiences for people receiving their undergraduate or graduate degrees. Amid the fun, some college and grad students may face mental health challenges and risk the onset of mental health disorders.
When someone repeatedly and excessively engages in a behavior despite the harmful consequences of doing so, it is referred to as a compulsive behavior. People who struggle with compulsions often feel unable to control their behavior due to intense anxiety and distress.
Not getting enough hours of sleep on a regular basis will impact daily life—people who experience sleep deprivation or insomnia may see changes in their physical health, like weight gain, appetite changes, and overall feelings of fatigue.
Men are at a higher risk of some mental health conditions than women, including substance abuse and antisocial disorders. In a recent study, men were more likely to externalize emotions than women through aggressive, impulsive, and non-compliant behaviors.
Awareness of the many acts of injustice around you can be tiring. It’s easy to ignore your mental and physical health when you’re feeling overwhelmed.
A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder that involves an overwhelming and debilitating fear of a specific object, place, situation, or feeling. People with severe phobias may go to great lengths to avoid the stimuli that cause them intense fear.
Everyone feels anxious about social situations from time to time. Others experience an extreme, persistent, and intense fear of social situations that interferes with their work, school, and daily life.
Stress comes in many different forms, from work-related stress to traumatic stress. Sometimes, stress can be helpful—it can motivate you to work toward your goals or give you enough energy to complete a task. But when stress becomes persistent, it can affect your ability to function in daily life.
Suicidal ideation is common, and many people experience suicidal thoughts combined with stress, depression, or other mental health problems. In most cases, suicidal thoughts are temporary and can be treated, but sometimes, they place an individual at risk for attempting or completing suicide.
Survivor’s guilt (also referred to as survivor guilt, survivor syndrome, and survivor disorder) occurs when a person develops feelings of guilt because they survived a life-threatening event when others did not.