In the past half-century, mental health has become a hotbed for scientific research and practice. Myths have been debunked, stigmas diminished, and knowledge continues to pour forth at an astonishing rate. Consider the Internet a mental health fitness center and this guide as your personal trainer. We'll explore a range of subjects including mental illness, finding treatment, support networks, and a whole lot more.
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A growing body of scientific evidence suggests alternative or complementary health care can significantly help people with mental illnesses. In this section learn some of the best Web sites to find information on exercise, expressive therapy, yoga, and meditation. While most of these sites admit that these activities won't always prevent mental illness, many can help boost mental health or complement existing treatment regiments.
- Approaches to mental healthcare such as exercise, yoga, and meditation are not only beneficial to people with mental illness. Such activities have been shown to decrease stress, increase energy levels, and improve mood in those who are otherwise mentally healthy.
- Be sure to discuss any alternative methods you're using with your healthcare professional.
For overviews of alternative approaches to mental healthcare ...
is a warehouse of information on drug-free approaches to mental health treatment. The most helpful feature on this site is the article section, which covers a variety of alternative treatments (nutrition, exercise, etc.) disorder by disorder. Also, check out the directory of alternative practitioners if you are looking to meet with a health professional specializing in such treatments.
offers a run-down of several alternatives to traditional mental healthcare including self-help, expressive therapies, and relaxation and stress reduction techniques. Check this site out if you're looking to sample your options.
Mental Health America
has 10 tips on changes that older people can make in simple day-to-day activities to improve mental well-being.
For exercise to improve mental health ...
offers a simple discussion of the positive impact of exercise on mental health, along with some tips and additional links to getting started.
has an article outlining a British study tracing the effects of exercise on mental health to the chemical phenylethylamine. This article is particularly useful to anyone hoping to understand the biological mechanisms underlying this phenomenon.
offers a more technical and critical analysis of the research on exercise and mental health by Dr. Daniel Landers.
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