Metaphors relating to journey, war are commonly used in mental health narratives

Metaphors relating to journey, war and struggles are probably the most frequently used in any area, but particularly so when talking about diseases such as cancer or, more recently, COVID-19. A new study carried out by a team of researchers at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) has used an analysis of Spanish-language blogs written … Read more

At this recovery center, police cope with the mental health costs of the job

Ken Beyer can’t think of a day in the past few months when his phone didn’t flutter with calls, text messages, and emails from a police department, a sheriff’s office, or a fire station seeking help for an employee. A patrol officer threatening to kill himself with his service weapon before roll call. A veteran … Read more

Plants and Nature Can Improve Your Mental Health

Sept. 26, 2022 – Miriam Geiger, a 30-year-old Massachusetts-based legal editor, feels she has a relationship with plants, whether they are houseplants she tends in her living room or outdoor plants and herbs in her garden. “I’ve always tried to keep plants wherever I’ve been living, and my parents did too,” she says. “My mother … Read more

Reduce the stigma around workers’ mental health

Key points Among more than 11,000 respondents to a survey commissioned by Mental Health America as part of its 2022 “Mind the Workplace” report, 66% disagreed with the statement: “My company’s leadership speaks openly about mental health in my workplace.” Employers need to normalize respectful conversation and attitudes around mental health concerns. Understanding the mental … Read more

COVID-19 Forced Singer Andy Grammer to Address His Mental Health

Share on PinterestThe multi-platinum singer-songwriter shares how loneliness and isolation during the pandemic greatly affected his mental health and how he learned ‘it’s okay to care for yourself.’ Nathan Congleton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Image Singer-songwriter Andy Grammer is speaking out about mental health. He shares how the pandemic forced him to care for his … Read more