Schizophrenia Explained

Schizophrenia (shattered mind) it affects the way thinks, feels, perceives reality. It causes disturbances in thought process, perception, and affect. Skizo means split or divided and phren means mind. In history, people thought individuals with schizophrenia were possessed by the devil due to lack of knowledge and were scared. Today stigma is huge and society…

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Mood Disorders: Mental Health

Moods occur from specific experiences in our lives that we relate to an emotion or feeling too. Alterations occur in our emotions that cause mood disorders. These alterations cause psychological effects manifested from either depression or mania. Moods can be elevated or depressive and can cycle between the two. Mood disorders often go undetected and…

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Substance Abuse and Addictive Disorders

Individuals are addicted to drugs for many reasons mainly for pleasurable effects. Substances alter mental status, improve performance, relieve boredom, and to self medicate a mental disorder. Addiction is a chronic relapsing and treatable medical condition. It is most prevalent in all mental conditions. Addiction is a disease of the brain and not a judgment…

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Mental Health Explained

Mental health is a huge umbrella term that is interpreted differently by each individual. The Mental Health Commission of Canada defines mental health as “a state of wellbeing in which the individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to…

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A Daughter and Son in Heaven; A Miscarriage Story

Growing up my mother always told me that I couldn’t possibly understand a mother’s love until I had children of my own. As they say “mother’s are always right,” and boy was she right. I have a daughter and a son, and in a matter of months they have changed my world. The first thing…

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