Political News Can Cause Anxiety

Political News Can Cause Anxiety As this year’s presidential election draws near, the controversy surrounding the candidates and the political atmosphere it is creating is making many Americans feeling more stress than usual. More than one in four people have felt stressed out by political discussions at work, according to a survey from the American Psychological Association (APA). The study …

Chronic Illness and Depression

Chronic Illness and Depression For many people, chronic illness is a way of life. A chronic illness is not necessarily fatal, but it is a condition that likely will last a lifetime. Some examples of chronic illness include diabetes, arthritis and heart disease. They require daily management via diet and exercise, certain specific procedures and usually medication. Without following a …

Why Narcissists Belittle Others

Why Narcissists Belittle Others Narcissists suffer from a mental illness known as Narcissistic Personality Disorder, in which they have an exaggerated, grandiose opinion of themselves and expect the world to revolve around them. They belittle the views of others because they believe that their own opinions and observations on the world are the absolute truth and anyone who questions them …

Self-Esteem and Being a Minority in Today’s World

Self-Esteem and Being a Minority in Today’s World Being a minority in today’s world takes work. It always has. Fitting into the lifestyle of the majority can be difficult for some, and of course there is always the general stereotype that minorities are somehow less valuable than the majority population, wherever they may be. Although there are some advantages to …

How Being Homeless Can Hurt Your Self-Esteem

How Being Homeless Can Hurt Your Self-Esteem Homelessness affects everyone, and no one is above becoming homeless. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, roughly 2.3 to 3.5 million Americans experience homelessness at least once a year, with more than 600,000 being homeless on any given night. Often, homelessness becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy, when someone who becomes homeless loses …

Why Don’t Depression or Anxiety Medications Work for Everyone?

Why Don’t Depression or Anxiety Medications Work for Everyone? Our society has become reliant on medication over healthy living to feel better — both physically and emotionally. Taking a pill is so much easier than eating right and exercising, so why not? The reason is because healthy living has repeatedly been proven effective for so many health issues — including …