Thursday, August 31, 2006

Stress Management: What You Need To Know

Stress Managemant: What You need To Known

Author: Carl Walker

Stress management is the relief or attempted relief of stress.Stress can be caused by any number of mitigating factors andstress management has become an important tool in the worldtoday. With advances in psychiatry and psychology, more and moreis becoming known about stress, thus improving the individualcapability in managing stress.While there are many different methods for stress management,not all of them will work for everybody. One of the keys tostress management is finding an effective personal tool forfighting stress. Some individuals use little soft squeezableitems, some people use primal scream therapy, some people takeup hobbies, many people find running an effective means ofstress management. Whatever means an individual decides onusing, it should be something that is readily available to them.

Stress management is of ever increasing importance in the worldtoday. Stress has many causes including coming from the home,from work and from a large number of outside sources over whichthe individual has little or no control. Stress, like stressmanagement is different for everyone individually. Stress can becaused by pressures at work or with children or spouses at home.Stress can be a direct result of deadlines or urgency created bycircumstances surrounding us. Whatever the cause of the stress,finding a viable means of stress management is equally importantto physical health and mental health.

Direct links have been found between levels of stress andphysical health. It really is true that laughter is the bestmedicine. While this may sound simple enough, not everyone hasthe ability to laugh their stress away, nor can anyone, laugh atstress all the time. Finding an effective means of stressmanagement is important for physical well-being. Stress is known
healing itself effectively. An effective program for stressmanagement is scientifically proven to keep people healthier forlonger periods of time.

Many people own pets to help them relieve stress. Aquariums havebeen known to lower blood pressure and help in stress managementwhile being low maintenance and easy to take care of. While thissolution for stress management may not work for everyone, it isat least, one option.

Whether stress management is accomplished through a creativeoutlet like running or other personal hobbies, owning pets, orother means of vigorous physical effort which will lower theadrenal production to help reduce stress and stress levels inlife, stress management is an important factor to consider.Stress management is not only an urgent need in today'sfast-paced lifestyle, but an important factor in both physicaland mental health.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

UN Warning on Child Mental Health

UN Warning on Child Mental Health

Up to one in five of the world's children is suffering mental or behavioural problems according to two UN agencies.The World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund warn that this will lead to serious public health problems in the future unless more is done to address the issue.They pin the blame on rapid social and economic change and poverty.

Children growing up in war zones face the toughest problems but experts also warn that those in countries such as the UK are far from immune.The report highlights big increases in depression and suicide among children and adolescents. Children who are depressed will also be prone to other illness. Depressive disorders are the fourth leading cause of disease and disability, and are expected to rise to second place by 2020.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Mental Health

Mental Health
Most experts consider mental health as a continuum. Thus, an individual's mental health may have many different possible values. Mental wellness is generally viewed as a positive attribute, such that a person can reach enhanced levels of mental health, even if they do not have any diagnosable mental illness.

This definition of mental health highlights emotional well being, the capacity to live a full and creative life and the flexibility to deal with life's inevitable challenges. Many therapeutic systems and self-help books offer methods and philosophies espousing strategies and techniques vaunted as effective for further improving the mental wellness of otherwise healthy people. Positive psychology is increasingly prominent in mental health.


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