Author: Dr Happy

via Psychology Today by Allison Abrams Nearly one in five adults in the United States lives with a mental health disorder. Only 44 percent of them receive treatment. According to a 2017 survey, 25 percent of adults with employer-sponsored health insurance and clinically significant behavioral health symptoms named “stigma or society’s...

It's often been said that happiness is freedom. Happiness is not necessarily having it all; but happiness is almost certainly having the choice to do and to be who and what you want. Yet freedom, just like happiness, can be elusive; which is why this...

via Psychology Today by Srini Pillay When you're depressed, you may be tempted to focus on your symptoms, such as feeling down, being unable to eat or sleep, or difficulty concentrating. But a 2019 paper on depression suggests that "a sense of self" is what you should pay attention to.   What is your sense of self? Why does...

Check out this short article via WellnessDaily in which I penned a few simple tips for my good friends at batyr about using creativity for happiness and better mental health...

via Forbes by Sherrie Haynie The Kingdom of Bhutan famously makes it a matter of public policy to focus the nation’s resources on maximizing what has been called Gross National Happiness . Essentially, the country has taken the rare step of placing well-being above GDP. While this approach...

via the SMH by Sarah Berry The paradox of perfectionism is that it promotes behaviour that is far from perfect. In its grip we strive to be our best and often become our worst; unforgiving, rigid and abusive. On a good day, perfectionism can motivate us to...

via the SMH by James Donald Mindfulness remains a hot topic in learning and development circles within organisations, as a part of the broader effort to improve employee mental health. The world’s leading businesses, including Google, Apple, LinkedIn, Deutsche Bank, and IBM continue to invest substantial sums...