With greater mental health awareness comes a better understanding of the urban effect on mental health. This understanding has resulted in the idea of the "anxious city" — meaning metro areas are thought to make inhabitants prone to conditions like anxiety and depression. For many, a change of environment is the key ... Read More
FHE Health is dedicated to educating the American public—especially individuals, families, and communities—about mental health and substance abuse topics. In our Learning Center, you'll find articles on alcoholism, substance abuse, behavioral and mental health, and other treatment-related issues. Our articles are written both for the person in need of treatment as well as loved ones seeking more information. We also provide information for those who have gone through treatment and are building a new life in recovery.
The City … or the Country? Moving for Mental Health
Does PTSD Treatment Work?
PTSD is in the news almost daily, with reports of people suffering from it in the aftermath of natural disasters, accidents, trauma, major illness, terrorist acts, or war. Though many people know the acronym "PTSD" and that it stands for "post-traumatic stress syndrome," there is still much misinformation about this ... Read More
Overcoming Performance Anxiety: Tips for Athletes
Performance anxiety is a common experience among athletes of all ages. Prior to competing, athletes often experience a surge of adrenaline. While some associate this surge with feelings of anticipation and excitement, others connect it with feelings of stress, worry, and anxiety. For those who feel anxious, negative ... Read More
What Can Meditation Do for Athletic Performance?
As an athlete, your focus is on testing your body's limits. But what about your mind? In fact, mental strength has proven to be just as valuable in sports as physical strength. This recent revelation has athletes adding brain-boosting techniques to their training routines — including meditation for performance ... Read More
What It Feels Like to Live with Schizophrenia
You wake up with a feeling of dread. A voice in your head tells you that you're bad and the police are after you; or you see something that others do not. Nagging thoughts, images, annoying sensations, sounds, and constant mood changes make you want to stay in bed, avoid bathing, and hide from the world. This is what ... Read More
What Is Greening Out?
Simply put, "greening out" refers to cannabis overuse or overdose. Exactly why and how greening out occurs is a bit more complex; greening out can happen as a result of recreational use but may happen to individuals using cannabis medicinally. The risks for greening out increase by using alcohol with cannabis or by ... Read More
An Elite Athlete’s Brain … on Stress
Elite athletes are susceptible to mental health issues, just like anyone else. And, much like stress can adversely impact a person's work performance, a poor mental state can leave an athlete feeling sluggish, tense, and unable to perform at their own standards. This, in turn, can worsen their mental health. High ... Read More
Can You Go to Rehab for Anxiety?
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in America today, with over 40 million adults (19.1% of the population) suffering from anxiety in some form. Fortunately, rehab for anxiety is available and offers an array of highly effective treatments. From panic disorder (PD) to generalized anxiety disorder ... Read More