California Mental Health Helpline supports the advancement of research as well as the increased coverage of mental health issues in the news and local events. We strive to keep this stream of updates available to those who wish to keep up and learn more about personal experiences in the field as well. We also hope this information is able to inspire, inform and help readers.

For additional resources, please contact California Mental Health Helpline online or at 855-559-3923.

How are a good night's sleep and mental health connected?

How are a good night’s sleep and mental health connected?

A good night’s sleep can work wonders for a person’s physical, emotional, and mental health. Sleeping allows the brain and the body to rest giving them the time to recuperate and rejuvenate. This is the reason why most elders would insist on a good night’s sleep before taking any major decisions or appearing for major exams.

Mental health and sleep have a bidirectional relationship. People suffering from mental health disorders find it difficult to sleep and poor sleepers are prone to develop mental health disorders like depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and other similar conditions. Scientists also believe that treating sleep disorders can help in treating mental disorders and managing their symptoms. Read more

How insomnia affects mental health and 5 ways to deal with it

How insomnia affects mental health and 5 ways to deal with it

Insomnia or the inability to sleep properly at night is a common condition affecting nearly 33 percent Americans. Studies all over the world have proved that adults should get at least eight hours of sleep to maintain their physical and mental health.

Mental health and sleep are closely related. While disturbed sleep patterns may suggest a mental health problem, people with mental health disorders are poor sleepers. Additionally, treating sleep problems in people battling a mental disorder can help diagnose and treat mental disorders. Read more

5 habits of happy people

5 habits of happy people

What is happiness? Happiness is a balanced emotional state of mind characterized by feelings of joy, calm, satisfaction, contentment, and fulfilment. According to studies across the world, we control 40 percent of our happiness quotient. If you ask me, it is quite high and something that we should aim at achieving. But how? Read more

Why we experience Exaggetered emotional pain due to depression

Why we experience Exaggetered emotional pain due to depression

Emotional pain refers to pain or suffering from non-physical sources. Sometimes, this emotional burden is the result of the behavior of others. In other cases, it may be due to regret, sadness or loss. This may be also caused by an underlying mental illness (such as depression or anxiety. Regardless of the reason, this psychological pain can be serious and can severely affect many aspects of your life. Although it is generally considered no less than physical pain, therefore it is important to take emotional pain seriously. Many common feelings associated with emotional pain can affect your physical and mental health. Read more

Benefits of reading mental health blogs

Benefits of reading mental health blogs

With the world facing a second wave of corona virus, people are again left with no choice but to face another lockdown. With social distancing becoming even more important, most of us are left wondering what to do.

Facing a lockdown is difficult for everyone, and even more for people with mental health illnesses. The long distance relationships make sharing their struggles with loved ones impossible leading to deprivation of emotions and bottling up. In such a condition, resorting to reading is a good choice, especially mental health blogs. This enables judicious use of social media and an opportunity to express oneself. Here, we discuss some benefits of reading mental health blogs. Read more