General Articles

There is a broad range of topics and general information about mental health and life experiences that at one time or another we may want to understand better.

With that said, below you'll find a variety of topics and articles about some of the most common questions, concerns, and opinions associated with experiences and problems in life; and particularly how some people choose to address them.

Six Lessons In Relationships You Should Learn

Relationships are a significant part of most people’s lives. The extent and quality of an individual’s relationships will largely impact their quality of life, outlooks on...

How To Find (And Work With) A “Depression Doctor”

Depression affects over 7 percent of the population over the age of 12 in the United States. Being depressed is not a reason to feel ashamed or excluded. Many people feel...

Are You Skeptical About Online Therapy? Read This.

You may not be convinced that online therapy works, and that’s understandable. Maybe you’re used to seeing a therapist in the office. Maybe you’re doubtful of the benefits of...

Wondering, "Is Therapy Right For Me?" Here's How To Know

Is life bringing you down? Maybe you’re trying to navigate a romantic relationship, or you don’t know how to cope with a death in the family. Perhaps you’re tired of trying to...

How To Check If A Therapist Is Licensed - Verifying A License Explained

You may be wondering if your therapist has the right license. You’re right to be concerned about this. It’s essential to make sure that you’re receiving the proper care, and...

Tell-Tale Signs Of Relationship Addiction

Addicted to love? Being in love can be one of life’s most amazing experiences, but at the same time, it can be intoxicating. Love has been and continues to be the subject...

Dependence Vs. Addiction: What Is The Difference?

Addiction is the compulsive abuse of drugs even when one knows the consequences of using such drugs. With addiction, one is unable to stop using drugs. Dependence on drugs means...

Mental Health Awareness

May is mental health awareness month. During these 30 days, at BetterHelp, we’re going to focus on how we can decrease stigma and help people feel comfortable revealing that...

What The Phrase “Use It Or Lose It” Means To Our Minds

Here is a pop quiz question for you. In a fitness program, the slogan “use it or lose” describes which principle? Building muscles Improving endurance Exercising...

Most Recommended Mindfulness Exercises

Mindfulness is a technique that is used in many different types of therapies. One of the most useful ways to use mindfulness exercises is as a method of stress reduction...

How To Develop A Relationship Based On Love And Respect

A relationship is hard enough. It’s even more difficult when you feel disrespected. When you start with a foundation of love and respect, you and your partner can build a...

Things To Know About Generation X

Generation X comes after the Baby Boomers but before the Millennial generation. According to Wikipedia, individuals who fall into the Generation X category were born between the...

Here, we offer some wonderful generalized information, including some important tidbits when selecting counselors, and other important aspects of mental health you should read about. 

Checking If A Therapist Is Licensed

When selecting a therapist, it’s important to make sure they are licensed and you're getting the help they need. If you're going to a clinic or using a website where all the therapists are licensed, you don't really need to worry about it. However, there are people who may seem suspicious who claim they are therapists. 

The best course of action is to ask. If they are licensed, they’ll show it. If they are evasive, they are probably fake, and you can do some online digging to figure it out. 

How Therapists Can Help 

Therapists can help with many aspects. For starters, addiction, including relationship addiction. You don’t normally think of relationships as addicting, but you may know someone who can’t live without being in a relationship. If they break up with their partner, they aren’t single for very long. They may not be functional if they’re in a relationship. By realizing this, you may be able to get them the help they need. 

Then there is dependence and addiction These two words are seen as the same thing, and they have a lot of similarities, but are a little bit different. Someone who is dependent on something may use it every day and need it to function, but it’s not dangerous. For instance, someone may be dependent on their meds. Addiction tends to be more dangerous, like alcohol addiction. 

Mental Health Awareness

Mental health awareness is always important, not just during May, when Mental Health Awareness Month occurs. Mental health awareness involves the realization that mental illness is everywhere, and learning about it and trying to help rather than hurt is the best solution. It also involves looking for ways to help the less fortunate access to mental healthcare. By being more aware, we can help treat others and live a more mentally healthy life, which is always important in this day and age.

Mindfulness Exercises 

Therapists can help you with achieving this too, and here, we have some amazing mindfulness exercises you can use. Achieving mindfulness exercises can help you keep aware of the present and discard any bad thoughts you may have. There are many activities you can use to achieve mindfulness. The body scan involves feeling your body from head to toe and exploring its many abnormalities. Then, there is a nature walk. By focusing on the sights, smells, and sounds of nature, it can help you achieve mindfulness. 

Developing a Relationship on Love and Respect 

Having a relationship where you respect and love someone is a challenge, but it can be done. First, love and respect is something that both parties need to have. Respect should be earned between both parties, and so does love. Sometimes, a relationship may not have either. 

Generation X

Gen X is indeed the forgotten generation. With today’s online discourse between the elderly baby boomers and Millennials, it can be hard to remember Gen X, the generation between the two. Their psychology and mindset is quite interesting and adapts a little bit of both the warring generations. 

What is a Sapiosexual?

A sapiosexual is someone who is attracted to someone based on how intelligent they see them. If someone comes across as intelligent, they are attracted to them. While many people claim to be attracted to intelligence, there are only a few who truly are. 

Altruism 

If you're altruistic, you have the selfless care of people and animals around you. You may put others before yourself and do everything you can to help your fellow human. However, some people may take it too far and ignore their feelings. Balance is key. 

Dunning-Kruger Effect

This effect is quite an interesting view on humanity. Essentially, the Dunning-Kruger effect is when someone thinks they are more capable than they are. It’s a little bit different than having confidence in your abilities. It’s when you are obviously incapable, but you swear by your knowledge even in the face of failure and may blame others for your shortcomings. 

Misogyny 

Misogyny is a word you’ve heard quite a bit recently. Essentially, misogyny is the prejudice or contempt of women. What exactly entails misogyny is up for debate. Some believe a misogynist hates all types of women, while others may think that disliking a certain type of woman is a misogynist. 

Being Highly Sensitive 

What does it mean to be highly sensitive? Some people are definitely more sensitive than others, and the topic of sensitivity has been a hot debate. Someone who is highly sensitive may faint at the implication of violence and may not be able to handle the darker parts of life. Some sensitivity makes us human, but when it prevents you from functioning, that’s a problem. 

Synesthesia Disorder

Ever had a person who claimed they could hear images or smell colors? This maybe a sign of synesthesia disorder. While not fully recognized, it’s an interesting study and it may inspire some creative people. 

Insecurity 

Sometimes, it can be hard for you to overcome your insecurities. Everyone is insecure about something; even the most confident person may have a weakness or two. However, someone who is overly insecure may not be able to achieve their dreams because of something they don’t like. 

Someone with an insecurity may try to fix it. If they’re insecure about their weight, they may go on a diet. However, there is such a thing as being too insecure. For instance, one may never be satisfied with their weight. In a case like that, seeking help is important. In this, we’ll learn about insecurity, and how it can affect us. 

These articles will help you learn general tips about mental health, and there is so much more that we have to offer. You’ll be able to learn, and apply this to yourself. Mental health encompasses a lot of different subjects, and you can see here just how far it spans. 

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