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I keep talking to myself. Is something wrong with my mental health?

I keep talking to myself. Is something wrong with my mental health?

Brain Stimulation: Studies have shown that people who talk aloud to themselves are actually doing something useful: they are stimulating various brain functions, especially memory. Talking aloud is a strategy to aid thinking, and may be used more frequently by people who tend to have a noisy, distractible brain. It will boost brain power, so don't worry! ...Read more

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Mental Health (Definition)

Mental health refers to the complex neuro-physiological state of well-being that is often observed and experienced through emotional, psychological, and social aspects of behavior. A combination of genetics and family history, culture and life experiences, and physiological health factors are all factors that contribute to one's experience of mental health. Unfortunately, the general term of mental health is often stigmatized and perceived as a negative; however, mental health includes positive aspects of health and well-being, including one's resilience, adaptability, and ability to ...Read more


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How can you talk to mum or sister about my mental health?

How can you talk to mum or sister about my mental health?

Let them know how...: Let your mum & sister know how you feel? If you have tried before & need help, talk to a therapist & consider speaking with them with the therapist. Many family members feel guilty when they hear about a person's mental health challenges. You may need help letting them know that you do not blame them, so speaking with a therapist may help... ...Read more

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So what career in mental health would you recommend if my goal is to help people out while being able to sit down and talk with them?

So what career in mental health would you recommend if my goal is to help people out while being able to sit down and talk with them?

Being a therapis: It sounds like you want to be able to take the time to develop relationships with clients. Based on that, you might look into a career as a licensed psychologist, licensed clinical social worker, or a counselor. ...Read more

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Why is the mental health industry so freely perscribing drugs, seems that there should be mandatory physical check and then talk theropy first?

Why is the mental health industry so freely perscribing drugs, seems that there should be mandatory physical check and then talk theropy first?

No one standard: I can't speak for the whole industry but providers differ in their approaches. I treat a fair amount of combat related ptsd. Some of the men & women with really severe ptsd develop marked worsening of symptoms if they jump right into talking treatment without being stabilized on medications first. I see some patients come in asking for psychiatric medications who i decline to prescribe to until. ...Read more

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I have an appointment with a mental counselor but will likely need to talk to someone before then. Are there any HealthTap services for mental health?

I have an appointment with a mental counselor but will likely need to talk to someone before then. Are there any HealthTap services for mental health?

Try CONCIERGE: Try HealthTap CONCIERGE. Concierge doctors can see and treat their own patients via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Certain medications (not all) can be prescribed. They can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can send images while in the middle of a Concierge consultation. (Doctors answering HealthTap BASIC, free questions are providing information only, and do not provide medical care.) ...Read more

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Why is it such a taboo to talk about mental health?

The taboo is less: than it was in the past. Thanks in part to app like healthtap where people can ask questions about all kinds of medical and psychological issues. Feel free to ask any questions you may have felt self conscious about before and find out more about mental health and illness. ...Read more

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I need to know who can I talk to regarding my mental health?

I need to know who can I talk to regarding my mental health?

Plenty of pro's : There are plenty of mental health professionals out there at community mental health centers, in private practice and at univeristy medical programs. If things are really bad, look for a local 'hot line' and give them a call to get started. ...Read more

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I want to talk about mental health, is this the right place to be?

I want to talk about mental health, is this the right place to be?

Possibly: Thanks for asking. Healthtap has many psychiatrists and psychologists who answer brief questions about mental health and other topics. We cannot diagnose you online, but are happy to respond to your queries with useful, general information. ...Read more

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Why is it such a taboo to talk openly about mental health? I need some advice.

Why is it such a taboo to talk openly about mental health? I need some advice.

It's not taboo here!: Depending on the culture, just about anything that's not a 'light, breezy, it's just fine' attitude can be 'taboo'. I think it's fear. Humans are easily threatened and don't like having that exposed. So, when we mention troubling feelings, thoughts and behaviors - many get scared and react badly. Now, let's move on. Healthtap is a wonderful place to 'talk' openly about all health issues. Shoot. ...Read more

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I need to talk to someone about mental health issue, don't know how or where to go?

I need to talk to someone about mental health issue, don't know how or where to go?

Many kinds: There are many different types of psychotherapy on the other hand, such as psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and gestalt, just to name a few. If you were seeking psychotherapy, I would suggest reading up on all of these types of psychotherapy, and choose which one sounds the best for you. ...Read more

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