Looking After Your Mental Health

Mental health concerns are common and they affect more of us than we probably realize or acknowledge. Just like with physical health problems, they can affect anyone and at any time in their lives. While some social groups may have a greater prevalence of mental health issues due to a lack of money, resources, or education, but mental health problems can affect anyone regardless of background. We share great guide on looking after your mental health!

Looking After Your Mental Health

There are many reasons that mental health problems often take a back burner to other health problems, but that does not make them any less important. Mental health problems can lead to physical problems too, but there are a lot of different ways that can affect your life. 

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A New Way To Understand Addiction

A New Way To Understand Addiction - Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Wya of Understanding Addiction by Maia Szalavitz

Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (April 5, 2016)
Language: English

Shefluential Disclosure

“Szalavitz is one of the bravest, smartest writers about addiction anywhere. Everything she writes should be read carefully — I guarantee you’ll have a lot to think about.” — Johann Hari, New York Times bestselling author of Chasing the Scream

Addiction (no matter which form it takes) is something that is everywhere around us. No matter who you are or where you live, chances are that you know someone who struggles with some sort of addiction to drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling or other substances or behaviors, even if it’s a silent struggle that no one else other than the person suffering through it knows about.

I found it to be an interesting perspective, as proposed by author, Maia Szalavitz in her new book Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction, that addiction is not something that is medically or psychologically based but a learning disorder (one more like autism, ADHD or dyslexia than cancer or Alzheimer’s). The more I think about it, I feel that this may be the best way to look at the issue.

Consider this, humans are a species that is in constant evolution. We are constantly learning, processing, making inferences and drawing conclusions from new information with which we are presented on a daily basis. From the moment we draw our first breath until we gasp our last we are learning, adapting and changing. … [read more]