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Kristen Fuller, M.D.
Victims of sexual trauma have an increased likelihood of suffering from mental health disorders, self-harm behavior, eating disorders, and addiction.
Increased awareness can eliminate social stigma.
Self-harm is an unhealthy coping mechanism to overcome underlying triggers that have elicited feelings of pain, guilt, and shame.
Don’t we all want to live longer, look younger, run faster, and be stronger? A longer, healthier life means more time with our loved ones and more opportunities for happiness.
Shame is name-calling, put-downs—telling someone “You’re a bad person.” Accountability is saying, “You’re not doing your job.” You can hold someone accountable without name-calling or demeaning.
It's time to change the narrative around parenthood and alcohol as the “mommy needs wine” culture is dangerously growing larger by the second.
The year 2020 may have been the first time that many of us looked around and thought, “My God. What have we become?”
Too many Americans perceive sleep as an expendable luxury, rather than a biological necessity.
People's physical lives should never be compared to their livelihoods, but unfortunately, this virus has forced many people to pick one over the other.
The temperatures are dropping and the days are becoming shorter. The changes from summer to fall can be trigger depression. The "winter blues" may be just around the corner.
Breast cancer is a physical diagnosis and can affect an individual’s mental health throughout the disease.
"Did you really want to die? No one commits suicide because they want to die. Then why do they do it? Because they want to stop the pain."
The inflammatory process in the body is a critical response to fighting off infections, but over time, it has also been linked to the development of depression.
Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover.
The culinary industry can be creative and rewarding. It can also lead to both substance abuse and disordered eating.
Trivializing eating disorders can create a pretense that they are not that dangerous and can be just a way to lose weight.
Our body, which was once our sanctuary and our home, is no longer a safe place but a haunted house full of hurtful memories and flashbacks associated with the traumatic event.
The pressure of stress generates the motivation we need to adjust our behavior, and stress could be either good or bad.
As our country begins to open up, and people learn to adapt to new regulations, we are beginning to see a new silent pandemic, a mental health crisis.
Memory is a complicated “blank hard drive” driven by genetics, life experiences, learned processes, and environmental factors such as diet, medication, sleep, and lifestyle choices.
It is uncomfortable to have open conversations about this topic, but we have to make ourselves uncomfortable. We must educate each other on the warning signs of suicide.
Toxic relationships come in all shapes and sizes and are damaging to your mental health.
Many of us take pride in how we make a living, and our career becomes a part of who we are. When our job is stripped away, our identity is robbed.
“Happiness is like a butterfly, which, if you chase after it, will elude you. If, however, you sit quietly and wait, it will come and light upon your shoulder."
"Kindness is doing ordinary things with extraordinary love."
If your spouse or parents are abusive, "stay at home" orders have a grave impact. Not everyone's home is safe.
Not everyone is infected, but everyone is affected. Our world is hurting, but we still have hope. Our mental health has never been more critical than it is now.
COVID-19 has spread to more than 70 countries, killed more than 3,000 individuals, and has sickened tens of thousands.
As a parent, watching your child engage in self-harm behavior can be one of the most gut-wrenching and frustrating experiences. Here's how parents can help their adolescents.
Our community needs to work together to practice kindness and to “reach in.” Even the simplest acts of kindness may save a life.
Kristen Fuller, M.D., is a physician and a clinical mental health writer for Center For Discovery.