Alternative and Drug-Free Approaches to Mental Healthcare


Mental Health

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.

Mental Health Basics for Children, Adults, Veterans, and Seniors

If you have some basic questions about mental health but don't know where to start, the Internet ... read more »

Mental Illnesses and Mental Health Disorders

Scientific knowledge of the causes, composition, and treatments of mental illness has grown in ... read more »

Treatment Options for Mental Illnesses

A variety of mental illness treatments are available, and the appropriate therapy is based on ... read more »

Locating a Mental Health Counselor or Treatment Facility

The process of finding treatment shouldn't be complicated or stressful. However, because there are ... read more »

Advice and Support for Mental Illnesses

Sometimes the most effective support comes from others who understand exactly what you're going ... read more »

Mental Health Research

\Around the world at hospitals, universities, and institutes, researchers are making profound ... read more »

Alternative and Drug-Free Approaches to Mental Healthcare

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.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • 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.

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