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Mental Health

On this page you will find a listing of all Johnstown Heights Behavioral Health blog articles in the mental health category.

breathing, breathe, meditate, meditation, anxiety, anxious, recovery, support, treatment
There you are, minding your own business, when suddenly you start to feel a little anxious. And then a little more anxious. And then very anxious, indeed. Most of us have experienced a moment like this when anxiety seems to rise up out of nowhere and shut off our ability to function. It can be...
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dog, lady, bench, park, happy, hug, dog hug, mental health
You might be familiar with a song by Stephen Stills called “Love the One You’re With.” But how does this help your mental health? In the song’s chorus, Stills conjures up a couple of striking images and then follows them up with a bit of advice for the lovelorn: Well, there’s a rose in a...
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reading, story time, family, mental health, books, fun, the arts
For many people, it can seem like participation in the arts is all in the past. Maybe they remember taking dance classes as a child. Maybe they were in the school band or choir. Maybe they loved writing poetry or painting or working with clay. Maybe they have fond memories of being in a play...
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brain, executive function, mental disorders, mental health
Think of your brain like a company. Different parts of your brain have different functions in the same way that different employees of a company have different roles to play in the day-to-day operation of the business. You can imagine, for example, a division of language processing, a sensory input team, and an office of...
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boxer, boxing, fighting, training, mental health, help
In a previous blog entry, we have taken a look at superstar athletes who have been honest about their own challenges with mental health disorders. Record setters like swimmer Michael Phelps and phenoms like tennis star Naomi Osaka have been forthcoming about their difficulties—and that honesty is a good reminder to all of us that...
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woman, music, headphones, mindfulness
Recently, Jeremy Reynolds of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote an article about an ambitious and creative program to help young people who—especially since the outbreak of the pandemic—have been experiencing increased levels of depression and exhibiting more behavioral issues. Reynold’s article highlights Mindful Music Moments, a program created by mind-body educator Stacy Sims in 2016. As...
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man, journal, thinking, music, therapy, mental health
In the many, many incarnations of Star Trek, the members of Starfleet all seem to participate in an important ritual: They all keep a journal (and it can help your mental health). Sure, they call it a “log”—as in “Captain’s log” or “personal log” or what have you—but it is, for all intents and purposes,...
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happy holidays, family, christmas tree
Christmas comes on like a steamroller, doesn’t it? Even if the holidays are not part of your personal faith tradition, in America, Christmas bears down on us all from all sides. Your favorite radio station suddenly switches to all Christmas songs all the time. Every store you visit is filled with holiday displays and deals...
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pointing fingers bully yucking your yum
Have you ever told someone about a hobby that you really enjoy only to have them sneer at you or make fun of things you enjoy? This is called yucking your yum.  Maybe you have been telling them about how much you enjoy going to baseball games only to have them explain why baseball is...
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camera recorder documentary mental health
If you are a person living with a mental health disorder, you may find it difficult to clearly explain what you are going through and the impact on your day-to-day life. And if you are a person who loves someone who is dealing with a mental health disorder, you may well struggle to understand what...
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