Category Archives: General

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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Mental Health Manifesto

There is no more pressing problem in the world today than the lack of healthy mental health. Gun violence, physical and emotional abuse, greed and many other personal, social and political problems have their origin in poor mental health. Although … 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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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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How strong are you mentally?

The strength of your overall mental health will range between excellent and poor depending on its quality in four major areas. Those familiar with this blog know that mental health depends the on the relationship between your learned basic beliefs … Continue reading

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Is Mental Health an Essential Property of Humans?

A property is “essential” if the subject could not exist without that property. So let’s look at the question, “Can humans exist without mental health?” Every human uses his/her mind to function within a dynamic society. If a living person … Continue reading

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Do you need to improve your mental health even though you are NOT mentally ill?

A common misunderstanding is that anyone not mentally ill is, by definition, mentally healthy. Bad mistake! Here are a few indications that your mental health could stand improving: 1) Do you suffer from stress/anxiety more than seems reasonable? 2) Do … Continue reading

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