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Kanwal145 views

What is Mental Health? How does it work? What does it look like?

I've noticed that mental health is a significant topic in our society today, and I'm eager to understand it better. I've heard differing perspectives, but I'd appreciate a real-life explanation of what mental health entails, beyond what textbooks offer. I understand mental health might vary across cultures, and I'm curious about the fundamental aspects that apply universally. Could you explain what mental health encompasses in practical terms, beyond just labeling someone as "crazy"? I'm also interested in how people achieve and maintain mental well-being beyond typical suggestions like going outside and meditating. What are some practical strategies that genuinely contribute to a balanced mental state? Furthermore, I'd like to understand what mental health isn't. There's a stigma around it, and I want to clarify misconceptions about mental health issues being a sign of weakness or something trivial. Lastly, could you explain the different dimensions of mental health—how our thoughts, physical health, and emotions interconnect to influence our overall well-being? I'm looking for insights that go beyond academic definitions and provide a deeper understanding based on real-life experiences. I'm approaching this topic with an open mind and a desire to learn more about mental health in a respectful and compassionate way. Any insights or personal experiences you can share would be invaluable to me. Thank you for helping me gain a clearer understanding of this important aspect of human health.

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Lillian363 views

I am interested in being a psychologist. I work best in an environment with a chance to work one on one or alone, with a nice routine, and knowing what my responsibilities are for my work. Is this a good fit for me ?

I have already gotten responses on my last question that think psychology is a good choice so I'm wondering if it's still true with new information.

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Lillian390 views

I am interested in becoming a psychologist. I value health, equality, and money. Will this career path align with my values ?

I am interested in becoming a psychologist. I value health, equality, and money. Will this career path align with my values?

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Angela192 views

Should I do psychology or psychiatry?

Hi! I'm a junior in highschool and I've always been curious about what makes people act the way they do. What I'm interested in doing is helping people with mental disorders or disabilities, like depression, ADHD, schizophrenia, etc, through therapy. I also want to take courses in education so that I have some options. I already plan on majoring in psychology, but if you have any suggestions for majors and minors, I'd love to hear. So, do you think I should do psychology or psychiatry?

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sienna322 views

As a freshman in high school, how can I gain working experience for psychology?

I take core classes in school, and outside of school I work alongside a non-profit organization to help cure depression

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Doris376 views

What does it take to be a successful psychiatrist?

I am a current high school junior, thinking of majoring in psychology for college and on the pre-med track.

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Yerelin153 views

how would college affect my mental health?

if there is any affects what is some recommendations for that? is it more like time management or something more mental related>

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Pearl411 views

What's the one simple habit that enhances all aspects of life?

I mean how does adopting that one habit positively impact mental, physical, and financial well-being?

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Summer589 views

How could I possibly shadow or contribute to my mentoring?

I have found a mentor that is a professor and a social worker with her own practice. When we first met we discussed things I could do, such as research and just asking questions in general, one of her suggestions was to shadow, but we were both concerned about the ethical dilemmas that would form as I am a highschool student although I do dual psychology classes at college which technically made me a college student. Many college students shadow professionals in the mental health field because they are studying that field, would this make it more acceptable if I were to shadow my mentor while obviously following HIPAA laws, ethical concerns, and getting the patients okay.

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Regina359 views

What is the difference between Psychology and Psychiatry and how can this difference be a deciding factor in my career?

I'm interested in the mental health aspect of people and I really like listening to people and helping them. To my knowledge, both of these studies deal with helping people and their mental issues however I want to know which one is really about listening, giving advice, and being there to help.

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Elizabeth426 views

(TW) What are the base requirements for being a volunteer/operator on the suicide prevention hotline?

I’m a freshman in high school who might be interested in joining the suicide prevention hotline but I can’t find any of the training requirements online. Does anyone know what you need to do and how many hours it takes to become a volunteer or an operator on the network?

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Mara204 views

What is your daily routine as a mental health counselor, who do you work with in a day?

Want more information for project

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Zoe466 views

How to become a psychiatrist?

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Summer578 views

What does it take to double major?

Hi, I am currently a sophomore high school student that is also minoring in psychology and will be earning my associates in 2025-2026. I am looking to double major in psychology and sociology. I'm not the greatest in statistics or maths so I am comprehending whether or not I should double major in psychology or just stick with sociology. Starting my associates has shined a light on how demanding (time-wise) college coursework can be. I deal with mental health problems like Bipolar disorder, and other issues that make it hard to stay on track sometimes, and can easily lead to burnout. When it comes to work, I always have the habit of prioritizing work first, and then my mental health (this has been something I've been working on recently). With a double major, I understand that I will possibly have less time to do certain things, like working, which would put me into a deep hole of financial instability. And there is the possibility of my mind and body giving out. If I do decide to double major, is there anything I can do to lessen the rate of these risks? If you have double majored, can you tell me a bit how you schedule things like working, and time for yourself?

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Summer702 views

I have really good internship offers for the medical field, but Im really only interested in the Mental Health field, does anyone have any recommendations to what I should do?

Hi, Currently I am a highschool student who is also minoring in psychology at community college and plans to double major in psychology and sociology, then earn a masters in social work, recently I was presented the opportunity to be inscribed with the Congress of Future Medical Leaders Award of Excellence, which is a two day national academy of future physicians congress meeting that will also allow me to be featured on local TV stations and newspapers. The problem being that I'm not interested in the medical field as a future career path. If I were able to pass this over to someone else, I would but I can't. This would be a really big opportunity to put myself out there, and it would look really good on college applications, and on my academic profile, but it doesn't have anything that I inherently want for my future career path, and it also might look weird on my college applications.

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Jacob275 views

How understanding do you think you must be when you are talking with your patients, and trying to help them?

I'm in 8th grade, and I would like to know how understanding you have to be in this job field of a psychologist.

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Bella579 views

What should I do to work in law and psychology?

I have seen both. Criminal and forensic. Psychology what’s better to work with people

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Emily462 views

How do you help your mental health with a high stress job?

I am a sophomore in highschool and would like to know what is going to be my lifetime career!

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Ashley690 views

What do I need in order to become a psychiatrist??

I am currently a sophomore at Early College Highschool in Tyler Tx. I am majoring in general studies and want to become a psychiatrist once I graduate. But, I have no idea what I need to do in order to become what I want. Please help.

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Amber786 views

What is something that you realized while being a Psychiatrist in college?

What are somethings that you know about someone who is in the Psychiatrist feild of work? What are they doing now? How much money are they making if you know? How many jobs did they work while in college?

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Italy651 views

What should be my steps heading to be a Child Psychiatrist?

For context, I am an upcoming freshman in college. I’ve chosen the major Psychology (BS)

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CareerVillage Office Hours463 views

How did you get started on your job journey?

8th grade, I’m looking to go into psychology. Note: this question was asked anonymously by a student

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Heaven590 views

What are the drawbacks of being a Psychiatrist?

I'm looking into becoming a Psychiatrist and was wondering what the drawbacks are.

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Heaven477 views

What are the first steps to becoming a psychiatrist?

I'm looking into becoming a psychiatrist and was wondering what steps I should take.

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sophie669 views

What do you need to major in to become a psychiatrist?

I've wanted to become a psychiatrist for a while now but I don't know how I would start. Would it be something like premed?

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Summer420 views

What are some good clubs to join if you are a aspiring therapist (major in sociology)?

I am currently a sophomore in high school (private) that does not offer a lot for the studies I want to pursue. I am hoping to join clubs outside of my school (tri-state area) that focus around sociology, can anyone suggest any clubs for me to join?

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Jayleen386 views

What are the negative effects of being a psychiatrist?

Are there any things that some people may regret after becoming a psychiatrist?

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Amelia484 views

What made you want to be a part of the medical community??

What sparked your interest in your specific field?

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Jade399 views

Anyone who has gone to college to become a caseworker/health specialist, or to the military, what were your experiences, and would you recommend it ?

I'm a student researching career plans.

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Yessica324 views

What does it take to become a therapist or psychiatrist? How many years of school? What is the difference between the two fields of study? What classes should I take?

I’m wanting to go into the field of psychology, but I’m not sure which career would fit me best. Being a therapist or a psychiatrist peaked my interest the most.

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