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Student Mental Health

Help College Students Overcome Mental Health Challenges and Improve Well-being

The Mental Health Crisis Among College Students Mental health problems among college students have become a growing concern in recent years. According to the Journal of Affective Disorders, 60% of students had one or more mental health problems, which is an almost 50% increase from 2013. Students are experiencing stress, anxiety, and depression due to the demands of academic work, social pressures, and the transition to college life. Some common mental health issues that students may face include anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders, and substance abuse.   These problems can have a negative impact on academic performance, personal relationships, and overall…
Learn to Live Team
May 16, 2023
Finding the mental health care that's right for you
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Comparing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) are two forms of psychotherapy that have gained widespread popularity over the past few decades. While both are evidence-based therapies that are effective in treating a range of mental health conditions, they differ in their approach and techniques. Though DBT is technically a subtype of CBT, with both harnessing changes in thoughts and behavior patterns, DBT does differ from other forms of CBT—we’ll just call those other types “CBT” here—in important ways.  CBT seeks to give people the ability to recognize when their thoughts and actions might become troublesome, and gives…
Learn to Live Team
May 15, 2023
AONL's 2023 Annual Conference
Health Care Burnout

AONL’s 2023 Annual Conference Puts a Focus on Resilience

The American Organization for Nursing Leadership’s (AONL) Annual Conference was packed with sessions on a variety of topics including diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), workflow optimization, virtual care models, and one topic that came up repeatedly: resilience.   In a session titled, “The Well-Being Coaching Program: Empowering Nurses to Engage”, the presenters explained how they addressed burnout and improved well-being at their organization. Nursing is a demanding and often stressful occupation, and it can be mentally and emotionally challenging. At Atrium Health they launched a program to help nurses engage in self-care and self-compassion through their “CPR” program which focuses…
Using animation in mental health care that can help people better understand their conditions
Mental Health Outcomes

How Animation Can Improve Mental Health Learning: Exploring the Therapeutic Benefits

Animation can be a powerful tool for mental health care. It offers a visual representation of complex concepts and emotions that can be difficult to understand or express with words alone. Animation makes mental health-related information more approachable, allowing the user to better understand their condition(s) and learn about tools to manage them.   Studies have shown that animated videos can help people with anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues more effectively manage their symptoms and improve their overall well-being.  The Benefits of Using Animation in Mental Health Care Accessibility Animation can be a great way to make information more…
Clinician coaching can be an effective tool for improving mental health
Mental Health Outcomes

Clinician Coaching Can Make a Big Difference on a Mental Health Journey

Coaching for health improvement has its roots in various fields such as psychology, sports, and business management. In the 1990s, coaching for health improvement began to gain popularity as a means of promoting behavior change and improving health outcomes. Health coaches worked with clients to set goals, develop action plans, and provide ongoing support and accountability. The coaching approach was seen as an effective way to empower individuals to take an active role in their own health and well-being. Value of Coaching for Health Improvement Coaching is an effective tool for improving outcomes in many health journeys. In one systematic…
Learn to Live Team
April 29, 2023
Good mental health reduces healthcare costs because it promotes positive physical health behaviors, prevents or manages chronic illnesses, and reduces the need for costly medical treatments and ongoing care.
Cost Reduction

Why Good Mental Health is Crucial for Reducing Health Care Costs 

Mental health is an integral component of our overall well-being that is often neglected due to stigma and other concerns, which delays treatment and leads to adverse outcomes. Good mental health reduces healthcare costs because it promotes positive physical health behaviors, prevents or manages chronic illnesses, and reduces the need for costly medical treatments and ongoing care. The Cost of Poor Mental Health Mental health conditions are prevalent worldwide and contribute to a significant burden of disease. In 2021, there were an estimated 57.8 million adults aged 18 or older in the United States with a mental illness according to…
Learn to Live Team
April 18, 2023