Are We Concerned About Mental Health in America?

To understand if Americans believe mental health is a pervasive issue and how first responders should respond to emergencies involving mental health, Rave Mobile Safety partnered with independent research firm Researchscape to survey more than 1,000 American adults nationally in April 2021. The key findings of the survey indicate that: Americans are concerned about mentalContinue reading “Are We Concerned About Mental Health in America?”

Co-occurring Disorders Associated with Substance Abuse

Nonsuicidal self-injury disorder, better known as self-harm, is characterized by the purposeful actions of causing physical harm to oneself without the intention of committing suicide. Cutting and burning are the two most common types of self-injury behavior.  This behavior is more common in teenagers and adolescents and occurs due to severe underlying emotional pain andContinue reading “Co-occurring Disorders Associated with Substance Abuse”

The Barbie Doll Syndrome and Depression

Barbie dolls, GI Joe dolls and Victoria Secret’s lingerie angels are just a few icons that have shaped the way young women and men should be portrayed. Society depicts beauty as skinny waistlines, big muscles, tan skin, full lips, large breasts and six-pack abs; dismissing the fact that true beauty originates from the inside. TheContinue reading “The Barbie Doll Syndrome and Depression”

Depression is Not a Snap Out of It Mood Swing

With over 300 million experiencing depression worldwide, it is one of the most common mental health conditions that exists. Depression affects people of all ages, ethnicity, race, gender and income levels. Yet depression can look very different depending on age and other factors. Knowing how to recognize depression symptoms is an important first step towardContinue reading “Depression is Not a Snap Out of It Mood Swing”

What Exactly is a Mental Illness?

A mental illness is a physical illness of the brain that causes disturbances in thinking, behavior, energy or emotion that make it difficult to cope with the ordinary demands of life. Research is starting to uncover the complicated causes of these diseases which can include genetics, brain chemistry, brain structure, experiencing trauma and/or having another medical condition,Continue reading “What Exactly is a Mental Illness?”

Are You Experiencing a Melt Down?

Noticing when you’re feeling overwhelmed is the first step toward stopping an emotional meltdown before it happens. In the stressful and overstimulating world we live in, sometimes becoming so overwhelmed by your stress that it significantly affects your behavior (what we refer to here as a “meltdown”) may be an all-too-human occurrence. For some people,Continue reading “Are You Experiencing a Melt Down?”