Dr. Juliet Francis appeared on CNN Anderson Cooper 360 on 08/31/09 to address the 18 years of captivity and the psychological impact for Jaycee Dugard.
“Listening to podcast reading a book listening to an audiobook and watching films isn’t waste of time. It’s how somebody becomes wise!”
Self-care is the proactive act of taking care of and honoring your body, mind, and spirit in a way that activates your best self. Self-care is about giving your body downtime to relax, replenish, and to restore your mood and energy levels. Self-care consists of five areas:
Physical (commit to regular exercise), psychological (own personal therapy), emotional (give yourself affirmations), professional (get regular supervision/continuing education), and spiritual (practice meditation).
Men’s Mental Health
Research shows that low levels of testosterone are correlated with depression, stress, and mood swings, especially among older men. The five major mental health problems affecting the male population are:
Male depression exhibit different symptoms than that in women with depression. Men report fatigue, irritability, loss of interest in work or hobbies, rather than worthlessness or sadness.
Approximately 19 million adults ages 18 to 54 have an anxiety…
Women’s Mental Health
Depression: Everyone occasionally feels blue or sad, but these feelings are usually fleeting and pass within a couple of days. When a person has a depressive disorder, it interferes with daily life, normal functioning, and causes pain for both the person with the disorder and those who care about him or her. Depression is a common but serious illness, and most who experience it need treatment to get better.
Depression in Women
When a woman has a depressive disorder, it interferes with daily life…
F – Face drooping. Is one side of the person’s face drooping or numb? When he or she smiles, is the smile uneven?
A – Arm weakness. Is the person experiencing weakness or numbness in one arm? Have the person raise both arms. Does one of the arms drift downward?
S – Speech difficulty. Is the person’s speech suddenly slurred or hard to understand? Is he or she unable to speak? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Can he or she repeat it back?
T – Time to call 9-1-1. If any of these symptoms are present, dial 9-1-1 immediately. Check the time so you can report when the symptoms began.
The American Stroke Association developed this easy-to-remember guide to help identify the signs of a stroke.