What Is Being Done In The World To Better Access to Mental Health Care

What Is Being Done In The World To Better Access to Mental Health Care

We breached another tough topic this week. Since I am always advising people seek help from professionals, it was fair for me to look into how easy it is to access care from them. Well, I wish I could report that it was.

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Discussing Mental Illness, Gun Violence, and Access to Mental Health Care

Discussing Mental Illness, Gun Violence, and Access to Mental Health Care

I decided to do more research and update the Mental Illness/Gun Violence episode by leading another discussion around the topics. And, honestly, a bit unexpectedly, the chat during the live stream was amazing and civil. Heated...but civil. We had many people talking at once with so many great points, and we also made time to include facts.

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Is Video Game Addiction a Thing?

Is Video Game Addiction a Thing?

This week, I finally set out to answer the questions I have been itching to answer since the end of last year. What is Video Gaming Addiction? Substance Abuse? Is it real? How can we know if we don't look into what Addiction even means? What about the difference between Addiction and Dependance? And what the heck is a disorder?

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Can Animals Help Our Mental Health? Twitch Episodes 20 and 21

Can Animals Help Our Mental Health? Twitch Episodes 20 and 21

This episode we finished our Mental Health and Animals series. We talked about how horses, cats and even crickets are proven to help humans feel better. Thank you friends! I discuss all of this while painting a cute little bird feeder. Let me know what you think below.

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Twitch S14 Natural Alternatives for Depression and Anxiety

Twitch S14 Natural Alternatives for Depression and Anxiety

We talked about made medication, now we talked about the alternatives. There is actual research done on the effectiveness of Tryptophan, Yoga, CBD, Fish Oil, St Johns Wort, Valerian Root, Melatonin, Meditation, and Folic Acid and it's all discussed in here.

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Twitch S13 Is It Worth Taking Medication for Depression?

Twitch S13 Is It Worth Taking Medication for Depression?

We finally breached the topic of medication and mental illness. We discussed the research surrounding the concept and the stigma and usual hesitation around it. The beautiful people in my chat did a phenomenal job in keeping the conversation going, so be sure to check out the full ep as well as the shortcut. I shared a few personal stories too, so let me know what you think and if your experience has been any different in the comments.

This subject also has a lot of speculation around it, as to how it's usually funded. I tried to double check that my sources were not paid off by pharmaceutical companies with special interests, but if you catch an issue, definitely let me know.

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