The Importance of Social Connection

Socialization is particularly important for the emotional well-being of people with serious mental illness (SMI). This is true for several reasons. When people maintain their connections with others, they are more likely to be tuned in to the world around them, given that social expectations require attention, commitment and concentration. For people with SMI, social … Continue reading The Importance of Social Connection

FMLA: Essential Mental Health Friendly Workplace

Mental health is a vital component of overall well-being and can impact our relationships, our work and even our physical health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. will experience a mental illness in a given year, and 1 in 25 adults in the U.S. lives with … Continue reading FMLA: Essential Mental Health Friendly Workplace

Why It’s Important to Ask for Help

Written by Robin L. Flanigan, Senior writer, bphope newsletters​It can be hard to admit that we need help. And we’re often reluctant to ask for it because we fear uncertainty and the possibility of being judged for our vulnerability. Researcher Brené Brown, Ph.D., says we tend to feel better about ourselves when we help someone else but think … Continue reading Why It’s Important to Ask for Help

Insecurity Types and Solutions

Insecurity is a common feeling that most of us will experience due to a lack of confidence, anxiety, or uncertainty. According to The American Psychological Association, insecurity can impact both mental and physical health. So where does insecurity come from? Think back to your own life. When was the first time you felt insecure or … Continue reading Insecurity Types and Solutions

The Complex Brain and Diagnosis

I’m 62 years old and a former journalist, TV producer, marketing director, publisher and small business owner living with ADHD. Six years ago, I started having symptoms of confusion, memory loss, and dysphasia. I could no longer remember simple things like my office passcode, my own cell phone number, how to turn on the dryer, … Continue reading The Complex Brain and Diagnosis