mental health

Mental health and psychology are essential in life extension and leading a healthy and happy life.

Rebecca Sharrock2 years ago
How it Feels to Have an Autistic Meltdown
Autistic meltdowns are a common occurrence, and are hence becoming widespread knowledge amongst the autism community. An autistic meltdown may be mistaken for a temper tantrum. Yet there are a few key...
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William Stange2 years ago
Beach Mindfulness
I have been surfing Southern California and other coastlines since I was ten years old; I am now fifty-eight and enjoy it no less than those first few years! There is something remarkable that happens...
Darryl Burks2 years ago
Why Am I Not Happy?
We all want things in life. Desire is built into our genetic code. But even in this age when we have achieved more physical comfort and more mechanization resulting in ease of work than at any other t...
Taylor Markarian2 years ago
I Wore Skimpy Outfits To Break Free of My Body Image Issues
Since I was a kid I’ve had body image issues concerning my weight. When I was just six-years-old, my grandmother criticized my chubbiness. When I got to junior high, the girls in school — the popular ...
Joe Snaith2 years ago
Could Eating Broccoli Help to Treat Autism?
We all know that broccoli is good for us. But, could it be classed as an actual medicine? Well, the cruciferous vegetable, or, more specifically, the phytochemical Sulforaphane, which is found in rela...
Rebecca Sharrock2 years ago
Life as a Female with Autism
Throughout the past few decades, autism diagnoses have skyrocketed for both genders. There are various theories for this that have been brought up in the community. Autism also appears to affect more ...
Yvonne Glasgow2 years ago
Are You Addicted To Stuff?
This isn’t the first article I have ever written on minimalism or hoarding, and it probably won’t be the last (I wrote many of them when I was a steady writer for Yahoo Contributor Network). However, ...
Georgie C2 years ago
How to Support a Friend Who is Unhappy (or Worse, Depressed)
Mental illness is one of the most difficult conditions to manage. While you can simply put someone in a MRI machine to diagnose a tumour, you just can't do the same for mental health issues. As a phar...
Kit Dwyer2 years ago
What NOT to Say to Someone with Autism
I'm 37 years old and in February last year I was diagnosed with High Functioning Autism. After all that time, finally finding out who I am, was quite a revelation. It's akin to a key turning in a lock...
Hyapatia Lee2 years ago
Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?
The Southeast Bully is the part of our inner self that acts as a bully to our own soul. This bully uses dependency, attachment, judgment, comparison, expectation, self-importance, and the wounded chil...
After a Stroke/Brain Injury
Every stroke/brain injury affects survivors differently; some survivors may exhibit aggressive behavior and somewhat of 'split personality.' Others may experience severe sensory/auditory challenges as...
Jenna Logan2 years ago
Helicopter Parent
Today, I want to talk about the label “Helicopter Parent.” It is a label that I cannot stand, but I will wear with pride. It is used a lot, when school staffers discuss ASD parents, who are in constan...
Jenna Logan2 years ago
School Bullying and Autism
In this next part of my series about the struggles of children with High Functioning Autism, I would like to address bullying in school. I would like to thank my fellow Aspie mom, Karen West, for some...
Alva v.Harzi2 years ago
Dare to DREAM BIG
'You are a cosmic flower. Om chanting is the process of opening the psychic petals of that flower'. - Amit Ray.
Jenna Logan2 years ago
Friendship and Autism
So, I will be doing a series of articles, about the struggles of those of us with High Functioning Autism. I really want to encourage you to share, to grow the awareness, and promote acceptance. As my...
Nia Davies2 years ago
The Disabled Girl
Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Nia. Nia was born with special powers known as "disabilities" which no one seemed to accept and/or understand. Therefore, poor Nia decided to keep these...
Mikayla Appleby2 years ago
Ruler of Your Mind
An iron band feels wrapped around my lungs as my heart pounds against my rib cage. I try to blink through the mist encroaching on the corners of my vision as the grip of anxiety takes hold of me. A wh...