Mental Health

What Is A Nebulizer? Types, Uses, Cleaning And More

A nebulizer is a machine that releases inhalable liquid medicine that’s converted into mist upon breathing it either through a connected face mask or mouthpiece. The medication makes its way to the lungs for absorption after being inhaled. The following medications are often used in a nebulizer:
• Bronchodilators are intended to help people breathe better during an asthma flare-up or attack by relaxing the airway’s muscles in the lungs.

How Healing Your Inner Child Can Foster Positive Bonds and Communities

Do you remember your first heartbreak or disappointment? How did it make you feel? As children, our expectations of life and others can be somewhat dreamy. Kid’s programming conditions us to believe in fairytale and superhero endings from an early age. When reality hits, we eventually realize that society is not all sunshine and rainbows.

Unrealistic expectations of equally imperfect people may have caused most of us to repeatedly hurt our own feelings. Hope-deferred and jaded experiences could

Alpha BRAIN Review: Does It Really Work?

Onnit’s Alpha BRAIN is a supplement designed to purportedly enhance cognitive function. It comes with a free trial and money-back guarantee for first-time users. Users should consult with a registered dietitian or brain specialist before purchasing this product, though I found it to be a helpful aid for mental clarity, productivity and focus. Partner Offers feature brands who paid Forbes Health to appear at the top of our list. While this may influence where their products or services appear on

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Today kicks off the first day of July, which means that it’s Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.

Also known as BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month, the observance is intended to spread awareness of the mental health disparities faced by black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) populations.

Mental health challenges don’t discriminate. Anyone can fall prey to common conditions like depression and anxiety—regardless of skin color or ethnicity. However, dispr

“Why Do I Overshare?” Dealing With Your Tendency to Spill Too Much of Your Own Tea

Do you often find yourself telling people too much information about your life than you should? Or maybe, you’re frequently placed in positions where friends, family, and loved ones always trauma-dump on you as if you’re their on-call therapist?

Whether you’re typically on the giving or receiving end of inappropriate information overload, disclosing too many personal details to certain people can be detrimental to your life and relationships. The therapist’s office is a safe space for overshari

Avoiding Toxic Positivity: How to Get Real About What You're Feeling —

As we navigate life’s disappointments and heartaches, it can cause us to build an emotional wall to try to protect ourselves from being hurt again. Raw emotions are intimidating to unpack when you’re guarded. It forces you to get real with yourself by addressing both the good and bad emotions you face. Some choose to run away from the bad ones altogether with unhealthy coping mechanisms–like toxic positivity.

Toxic positivity is the act of pretending like “everything’s fine” 24/7, even when it’

Instantly Ease Anxiety With These Simple Tricks

It’s normal to experience some panic occasionally, but excessive worry disrupts your health and happiness. Life happens. Everyone has bad days, but that doesn’t mean you should always expect the worst. Anxiety can trick you into making mountains out of molehills — often for imagined scenarios that never even occur. This article features tips on how to put anxious thoughts and feelings on “do not disturb.”

Your anxiety relief journey may stem from a desire for more emotional balance — enough to

5 Gems on Mental Fitness from Serena Williams — Therapy For Black Girls

Serena Williams doesn’t play around with her mental health. The tennis legend recently shared her most updated perspective on mental fitness and shared tips and practices for maintaining a healthy mind.

Here are 5 Gems we learned about mental fitness:

Train your mind to shut down when necessary.

Williams can tell you a thing or two about after-match anxieties. She’s also dealt with her fair share of press conference pressures. Her coping mechanism? Shutting down.

Most of the time, you want y

How to Say ‘No’ to Your Friends Without Feeling Guilty About It — Therapy For Black Girls

Have you ever found yourself saying ‘yes’ to avoid the uncomfortable feeling of saying ‘no’? Perhaps most of the events or activities you participate in aren’t ones you’d choose for yourself, but rather ones that your friends have chosen for you.

You may also struggle to prioritize your wants and needs because you’re too busy tending to your friends’ requests. If all of this hits home, it might be time to reassess your boundaries.

Friends are likely to overstep boundaries when they don’t know

Black Girl Joy: How to Heal in a Racially Unjust World

Healing unlocks the joy held captive inside of us. “You’re so happy all the time.” I get that a lot from people. To this day, my mom shares her recollections of me being a happy baby. But as I entered my 20s, the reality of systemic racism and police brutality began to slowly wipe the smile off my face. Not much has changed since the Civil Rights Movement. It’s 2021, and we’re still faced with traumas like those our ancestors endured. They’re just repackaged and delivered to us in a different wa

How To Curb Loneliness While The World Is In Lockdown

You can live alone, work alone, and travel alone while feeling at peace with yourself. Loneliness hits differently. My husband and I are miles away from the place we call “home.” We moved out of state last year for a change of scenery. Along with that change came a large sacrifice: departing from our closest loved ones. As time passes by, we realize that home isn’t just a place. It’s where your people are. While physical distancing has lessened the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, it lends no he