If you live in the Houston area, you may remember the May 2016 news story about the synthetic drug bust. One of the 16 people charged was a finance professor at the University of Houston. A month later, a dozen people at Hermann Park were taken to the hospital. These people were reported as having “altered states of mind,” walking around the park at 2:30 in the afternoon.
Incidents like this aren’t unique to... Continue reading →
1 in 5 Americans Will Be Affected by Mental Illness This Year
Summary: Living with a mental illness can seem complicated. A person's normal daily activities may become more difficult, relationships can be affected, and finding treatment can seem challenging.
But 1 in 5 Americans – almost 20 percent – experience a mental illness in any given year, according to data collected from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) in 2014. Those illnesses range in type and severity, affecting both men and women and both adults and children, and the NSDUH statistics included depression, anxiety disorders, personality disorders,... Continue reading →
There are different personalities everywhere you go. Anywhere you work, whether it’s as a volunteer at a literacy center, at a restaurant, at a call center, or in an office, you will need to work with different personality types. The Meyers-Briggs personality test defines 16 distinct personality types. However, one of the biggest distinguishing features between the types that you’ll notice in the workplace is in the level of extraversion or introversion. Some are introverts, some extroverts,... Continue reading →
How does calorie and nutritional intake affect your mental health and your career?
Is your busy schedule encouraging you to forego sleep and proper eating habits? Skimping on sleep and failing to get the nutrients you need to keep up with work and social requirements may get you ahead professionally, but the negative physical consequences will eventually outweigh the short-term benefits.
Malnourishment is defined as both too... Continue reading →
It is no secret that stress is one of the top complaints of adults—old and young—in the United States. The physical effects of prolonged stress are numerous, including a greater susceptibility to illness, a lack of energy, problems with sleep, headaches, poor judgment, weight gain, depression, anxiety, and a host of other ills. Many people blame prolonged stress for their inability to maintain healthy relationships with family and friends.
So it stands to reason that we need some way to relieve the constant pressure, but, for the most part, we haven’t done a very good job of it. In order to relieve stress, we need to know what is causing it. Further, we need solutions in order to help all of us learn to reduce both the stressors and the... Continue reading →