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What Can Be Done?

The need for addressing mental health issues is never more apparent than after a horrendous tragedy such as occurred in Parkland, Florida on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2018. Besides the unmitigated anguish of parents, the fear survivors must have experienced … Continue reading

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Human Nature and Mental Health

Let’s do a brief thought experiment. Imagine that you are old enough to reason intelligently, you’re physically healthy and perfectly normal in every respect except one: you have no basic beliefs! In real life, experience left you with a huge … Continue reading

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Make America Mentally Healthy Again

Since the mental health of every citizen and resident in America either contributes to or detracts from the national state of mental health, you can help make America mentally healthy again by improving your own mental health. To do so, … Continue reading

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Athens Anti-War Declaration

Our organization, “Initiative for Mental Health Awareness, Inc.” is pleased to join over 100 other bodies in calling much needed attention to the negative effects on mental health of those affected by the the horrors of war. Please read the … Continue reading

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Mental Health and Freedom of Speech

Prologue Before delving into the topic of mental health and freedom of speech, please be aware that regular readers of this blog know that those with healthy mental health hold basic beliefs that are closely aligned with inbornintentions*. Equally important, … Continue reading

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A New Beginning

It all began with a simple question, “What is mental health?” Several years ago, a small group of mental health counselors were chatting during a break in the conference we were attending. Since mental health counseling was our profession, the … Continue reading

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It’s Mental Health Month: So what is mental health anyway?

May is Mental Health Month, making it the perfect time to consider what mental health actually is and resolve to do something about it. All too often, mental health is considered as simply the absence of mental illness, but this … Continue reading

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Open Minds and Mental Health

Most of the time we go about our daily business consciously aware of what we are doing but rarely giving any thought to why we’re doing it. We perform routine tasks habitually, and when something out of the ordinary does … Continue reading

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Why do you believe what you believe?

Suppose someone in a social situation brings up the topic of global warming. How would you respond? You might agree with the speaker, or you might strenuously disagree. Whatever your response, it would reflect the beliefs that you already hold … Continue reading

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Why do we sometimes act irrationally?

Have you ever done or said something that you later regretted? The usual response is something like, “Do you mean in the last hour or just today?” Take a moment to think about the last time this happened to you. … Continue reading

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