Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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Understanding the essentiality of mental health
Shainna Ali Ph.D., LMHC
Eighty percent of New Year's resolutions fail by February. Here are four examples of how we may stand in our own way.
Worried about presents under the tree or the family you will see? If you're experiencing the holiday blues, here are some helpful tips to help you manage your mental health.
In the middle of Mental Health Illness Awareness Week, Kanye West's Oval Office remarks spark discussion about the diagnostic process.
Although it was designed to promote connection, could social media be playing a role in our current loneliness epidemic?
Wellness is more than the absence of illness. It is important to consider the multiple dimensions of your wellness in order to foster your well-being.
Although little is documented about Rick Genest's mental health history, the unfortunate passing may teach us about cultural stigma and mental health.
Although our technologically advanced time may make communication seem simpler than times past, the rising rates of loneliness highlight that this may not be the case.
From morning through night, and perhaps several hours in between, the increase and pervasiveness of digital immersion is gaining attention as a potential mental health concern.
The World Health Organization will officially include Gaming Disorder in the newest revision of the ICD-11.
Tackling suicide prevention can seem like a daunting task, but together we can make a difference. Here's what you can do to be an advocate for suicide awareness and prevention.
Reta Saffo, Kate Spade's sister, shares her sister's mental health concerns and the barriers that may have kept her from getting help.
The designer's untimely passing provides a reminder that mental health concerns do not discriminate. Regardless of success and wealth, suffering should be taken seriously.
Coming out is commonly seen as a one-time event. In reality, coming out is a complex, continuous, and potentially risky cycle that LGBTQ+ individuals face throughout their lives.
Tyronn Lee, the Cleveland Cavaliers' coach, recently shared a stigmatizing statement in which he refers to his anxiety as "nothing serious."
Abrupt endings to relationships may not be new, but modern communication makes it much easier. What causes a person to ghost someone?
Michael Phelps, DeMar DeRozan and Kevin Love are shattering the misconception that their battles to success were merely physical feats.
You may know that it's Mental Health Awareness Month, but you may not know what to do about it. Here are six simple ways to make a difference.
More than 17 million children face mental health concerns. In order to combat this statistic, adults must be prepared to help.
When communicating through technology, our messages could become lost in translation. Could emoji be the missing link to clarifying our communication?
Kanye West's recent remarks have yet again sparked mental health debate. In honor of mental health awareness month, are there lessons that we can learn from the media frenzy?
Understanding the tragic loss of the electronic music pioneer may warrant a mental health consideration.
Recognizing that your loved one may need mental health therapy is one thing, but knowing what to do next is another. These suggestions can help you help your loved one seek help.
Therapy is helpful for anyone experiencing mental health symptoms. Yet, misconceptions and stigma can inhibit you from seeking the help you may need.
A friendship doesn’t begin with the hope that it will end. If we recognize our bond isn't the same and is painful, do we have the power to heal our bond?
Adult coloring books claim to provide users with the opportunity to connect with their inner artists, reduce stress, and live happier lives. But do they?
Good friends boost our mood, confidence, and happiness, but have you ever had friend make you feel quite the opposite? If so, you may be dealing with a toxic friend.
Friendship breakups can be painful and confusing. Although each bond is different, there are some common reasons why friendships fail.
Did you know that Gaming Disorder is included in the ICD-11 draft? Here are some points to help you understand the new classification.
Three TED Talks you need to watch if you're thinking about starting therapy.
Technology is integrated into our daily lives. At what point are we at risk for crossing the fine line from general use to problematic use?
Shainna Ali, Ph.D., is a practitioner, educator, and advocate who is passionate about highlighting the essentiality of mental health in fostering happiness and fulfillment.