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their own journey."   — Thalia

Mental Health: Each Mind Matters

Your mental health — your psychological, emotional and social well-being — impacts every area of your life. Having positive mental health allows you to effectively deal with the daily stressors of life, communicate well with others, make healthy decisions and live life to its fullest.  

Integrative Bipolar Doctor: What is Bipolar Disorder?
Dr. Nicole Cain, ND, MA

Integrative Bipolar Doctor: What is Bipolar Disorder?

Identifying the root cause of Bipolar Disorder can help you and your doctor get to the cause of your symptoms. By finding and managing the cause, your body can become healthier and your moods more stable. The bare minimum you can do for bipolar disorder is take medications. There are also powerful, safe, and effective options that integrative medicine has to offer. Bipolar Disorder Online Course: _____ Become your own holistic health expert: Join the Holistic Wellness Collective: Watch these other helpful videos here on YouTube: Quick Tip for Stopping Intrusive Thoughts -  Panic Attacks while Driving? What To Do -  What is Naturopathic Medicine - Dr. Nicole Cain is combining naturopathic medicine and clinical psychology to create customized solutions for your unique needs using The A.C.T. Method, a new, holistic approach to mental health that offers customized alternatives rather than drugs by default.    Resources to help you feel like yourself again: Free resources: The Anxiety Breakthrough Program: Gut Health: Medication Tapering: Bipolar Disorder:  Liver Health: High Libido Life: Natural Solutions for Depression: Vagus Nerve Reset Program: Ayurveda: The Key to Your Success: Exclusive Supplement Shop: Stay Connected: Facebook: Instagram: Pinterest: Podcast: Subscribe to the channel:   Disclaimer: This video was created by Dr. Nicole Cain, ND, MA for educational purposes only. These are the opinions of Dr. Nicole Cain, ND, MA and should not be taken as the “definitive opinion” or “absolute medical opinion” on any subject. The videos are not a substitute for medical, psychological, counseling or any other sort of professional care. Consumption of these materials is for your own education and any medical, psychological, or professional care decisions should be made between you and your primary care doctor or another provider that you are engaged with. *The statements made herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. If you have any concerns about your own health, you should always consult with a physician or healthcare professional.
10 Mental Illness Signs You Should Not Ignore

10 Mental Illness Signs You Should Not Ignore

Mental illness, also known as mental health disorders, refers to a wide range of mental health problems that affect your mood, thinking, and behavior for a sustained period of time. Depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders, and addictive behaviors are examples of mental illnesses that can have a long-lasting impact on you. Are you wondering if your mental health is deteriorating? Do you remember the last time you felt sad, anxious, or scared that you were somehow “off”? As a disclaimer, do not use this video to self diagnose. These are more like warning signs that you should not ignore. Use them as a guide when talking to a professional when explaining how you are feeling. #mentalhealth #psych2go #mentalillness Related Videos: 10 Common Mental Illnesses Crash Course 7 Silent Facts About People Struggling With Their With Mental illness 5 Signs Your Mental Health is Falling Apart Credits Writer: Spicevicious Script Editor: Kelly Soong VO: Amanda Silvera Animator: Clarisse Lim Xingyi YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong Storyboarder: Yi Lin Did you enjoy this animation? Would you like to see more? You can find more of Clarisse's work on our channel here: References American Academy of Pediatrics. (2020). “Mood Disorders and ADHD.” Healthy Retrieved from American Psychiatric Association. (2020). “What Is Depression?” American Psychiatric Association. Retrieved from Australian Government Department of Health. (2007). “What is Mental Illness?” Australian Government Department of Health. Retrieved from Brådvik L. (2018). Suicide Risk and Mental Disorders. International journal of environmental research and public health, 15(9), 2028. Harvard Medical School. (2020). “Sleep and Mental Health.” Harvard Health Publishing. Retrieved from Healthline. (2020). “Do I Have Anger Issues? How to Identify and Treat an Angry Outlook.” Healthline. Retrieved from Kumari, R., Chaudhury, S., & Kumar, S. (2013). Dimensions of hallucinations and delusions in affective and nonaffective illnesses. ISRN psychiatry, 2013, 616304. Mental Health America. (2020). “Mental Illness and the Family: Recognizing Warning Signs and How to Cope.” Mental Health America. Retrieved from Mental Health Foundation. (2020). “The Truth about Self-Harm.” Mental Health Foundation. Retrieved from (2015). “Recognizing Anger Signs.” Retrieved from (2019). “Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders.” Retrieved from National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. (2020). “Bipolar Disorder.” National Alliance on Mental Illness. Retrieved from National Institute of Mental Health . (2020). “Generalized Anxiety Disorder.” National Institute of Mental Health. Retrieved from National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. (2020). “Psychosis.” National Alliance on Mental Illness. Retrieved from National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. (2020). “10 Signs of Mental Illness” National Alliance on Mental Illness. Retrieved from National Institute of Mental Health . (2020). “Depression in Women: 5 Things You Should Know.” National Institute of Mental Health. Retrieved from Raymond H. Starr, Howard Dubowitz, Chapter 41 - SOCIAL WITHDRAWAL AND ISOLATION, Editor(s): William B. Carey, Allen C. Crocker, William L. Coleman, Ellen Roy Elias, Heidi M. Feldman, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (Fourth Edition), W.B. Saunders, 2009, Pages 397-406, ISBN 9781416033707, ( Trampe, D., Quoidbach, J., & Taquet, M. (2015). Emotions in Everyday Life. PloS one, 10(12), e0145450.
What is cognitive behavioral therapy? (& How to do CBT)
The Zen Social Worker

What is cognitive behavioral therapy? (& How to do CBT)

Free acceptance-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) self-help ebook; see more examples of how to do CBT techniques: Take a look at my online courses, they're low cost and mean a lot every time I make a sale: Cognitive behavioral therapy, said aloud as CBT represents not one therapy but a class of therapies, unified by a science of the heart, mind, and body. CBT involves understanding both the role of cognitive experience (thoughts, feelings, sensations and memories) and behavior (what you do or say). A simple CBT intervention is to track what you think and how it impacts what you do next. Take for example if you have the thought "it's going to rain today" that might impact your behavior, especially if that thought is highly believable. You might find yourself packing a raincoat or umbrella. Although this is an innocuous example, imagine the myriad of painful thoughts, feelings, sensations, and memories that can rule one's behavior. CBT specifically targets your cognitive experience simultaneously with a focus on what you do to create new patterns of responding and therefore living. The ACT Deck. 55 acceptance-based CBT practices you can do right now to increase psychological flexibility: The ACT Approach. An introduction and how-to guide on a cutting-edge acceptance-based CBT: Resources for Professionals: All things TZSW: *Disclaimer 1. Conflict of interest: I am an author, I will link to my own books and paid resources as well as use affiliate links. I promise to tell you in videos when I'm being paid (if ever) to advertise during a video. 2. Self help: This channel provides accurate and authoritative information, it is not a substitute for psychotherapy and does not count as a social work service. If you are in need of help, seek out professional services from a licensed healthcare professional. 3. Community: Although this work is my own, I am inspired and supported by a group of clinicians and researchers under the banner of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science.

"One day you will tell your story of how you overcame what you went through and it will be someone else's survival guide."  



Positive Mental Health Quotes

  • “Your illness is not your identity. Your chemistry is not your character.” — Rick Warren

  • You are worthy of love and respect. You are beautiful, gifted, and intelligent."  — Russell T Davies.

  •  "Life is not always perfect. Like a road, it has many bends, ups and down, but that’s its beauty." -Amit Ray

  • “One small crack does not mean that you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and you didn’t fall apart.” — Linda Poindexter

  • “Take your time healing, as long as you want. Nobody else knows what you’ve been through. How could they know how long it will take to heal you?” — Abertoli

  • "You are loved... You have purpose. You are a masterpiece."

          - Germany Kent.


If you or someone you know is struggling, you are not alone. There are many supports, services and treatment options that can help. 


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