Articles May 2022

  • A Lethal Combination: Gun Violence and Mental Health
    BY: Neighbors' Consejo| The most recent massacre in Texas, in which Salvador Ramos murdered 19 children and 2 teachers, injured his grandmother, and was later shot by the police leaves us with deep sadness and many questions. Why did this happen? Should the use of weapons be regulated? Did the attacker have a mental health … Read more
  • Fad Diets, a Danger to Physical and Mental Health
    BY: Neighbors' Consejo| The concern we have for our physical appearance is almost natural, what should draw our attention and raise an alert is when our concern is excessive, because there is a risk of harming our physical and mental health for the sole fact of being accepted by others or to get more “likes” … Read more
  • Caring for Those Who Care for Us
    BY: Neighbors' Consejo| The pandemic that we are facing has left psychological repercussions on all populations in the world. Research carried out on mental health shows the negative effects resulting from social isolation, worry or stress experienced during this period and undoubtedly represent a risk for the development of psychological disorders and mental illnesses, a … Read more
  • Why Do We Experience Fear?
    BY: Neighbors' Consejo| We understand that fear is a feeling, an emotion, a mechanism of adaptation to society, a reaction, etc.; all these concepts are valid since it is “an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger”. [1]  Physically, we always experience three stages of fear: Freeze, as a response to … Read more
  • How good is Self-Demanding?
    BY: Neighbors' Consejo| Today’s society has developed ideals of beauty and behaviors that confuse and overstimulate personal growth and that, when not fulfilled, cause discomfort in the individual. How many times a day do you think critically about yourself? Do you feel bad if you do not achieve something you set out to do? Throughout … Read more
  • “In the Shoes of Others”
    BY: Neighbors' Consejo| Good mental health depends on many elements, some personal such as inborn traits and/or learned skills and other factors that depend on the social environment where we develop and where interpersonal relationships play a fundamental role for our psychological well-being. To have success in this process, there must be understanding and respect … Read more
  • What a Success to be More Assertive!
    BY: Neighbors' Consejo| Human beings are social by nature, the need for survival made us develop relationships with our environment, which trigger behaviors that help us to adapt and thus maintain our well-being. These relationships start with the way we communicate. Expressing our thoughts and ideas can be difficult and much more so, when we … Read more
  • Why do we Somatize?
    BY: Neighbors' Consejo| Sometimes, people may believe that some ailment is the result of a physical injury or illness, but there are cases where physical symptoms are associated with physiological factors because of a problem or emotional situation that we suffered. This is known as somatization. To go deeper into this concept, according to GoodTherapy … Read more