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Philadelphia, PA- Lying on the couch in the living room watching your favorite show, scrolling your screen on Instagram while having fun with reels or TikTok's, is perhaps not a good idea if you have left important tasks behind, completely ignoring a long list of priorities, Although you are not doing it intentionally, you should know that the negative effects could be irreversible, it is very likely that at the end of the day you will ask yourself why I could not finish? Was I productive enough today?
Lebanon, PA- Welcome to this new column on Integrative Health Care. You may also have heard of it by other names, such as Complementary and Integrative Medicine (CAM) or Holistic Health. This has been my passion for many years, even though I worked in the nursing field in traditional medicine all my life. Let me start by explaining what Complementary and Alternative Medicine is. Complementary Health Techniques (not the alternative ones) are used along with your traditional medical care, which is often medication, surgery, or physical therapy.
One of the ways I’ve coped with the COVID-19 pandemic is by looking for the few-and-far-between “silver linings” that have resulted from the event. One such potential silver lining is a lessening of the stigma associated with mental health challenges. Stigma has long plagued seeking, getting access to, and receiving services to help with mental health challenges – everything from seeking short-term counseling for temporarily increased levels of stress and distress to psychiatric treatment for mental health disorders like mood disorders (including depression), anxiety disorders, and addiction.
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b shelters, and children touring their bombed-out cities. But just because they have access to these media doesn’t mean they are fully equipped to think critically about it.  As an adult, you can help by providing a more critical lens, as teens tend to take everything on social media at face value.