Ways to increase your mental health this May

CHILLICOTHE— May is Mental Health Awareness Month and is a time when it is recommended to examine yourself and your mental health. Several things, both genetically and environmentally, can impact a person’s mental health throughout life in either a positive or negative manner. Local therapists have collected several tips and tricks that can help people increase their mental health this month.

Learn about mental health

Before bettering your mental health Lesha Malone from Whole Life Counseling said it is important to understand what mental health is and what it encompasses biologically, socially, psychologically and spiritually. She said that often people will focus on one aspect of mental health but not the others, which eventually leads to another decline. She said it is important to focus on all aspects of mental health in order to make a difference.

Dr. Cathy McDaniels Wilson from the Adena Counseling Center also recommends learning about

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My Name Is Earl’s Ethan Suplee looks unrecognisable after losing 21 stone

MY Name Is Earl star Ethan Suplee looks totally unrecognisable as he showed off his impressive weight loss.

The 46-year-old actor looked totally unrecognisable in several gym snaps after losing over 21 stone.

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Ethan Suplee first rose to prominence as Randy Hickey in the noughties sitcom alongside the likes of Jason LeeCredit: Getty
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AI Confirms Our Unrealistic Body Ideals

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by Heather Widdows, University of Warwick, and Jessica Sutherland, University of Birmingham

Last week the New York Post reported on what artificial intelligence (AI) purportedly regards as the ideal body type, drawn from the engine’s interpretation of social media (left). The article draws on the Bulimia Project’s research project Scrolling Into Bias which aimed to understand what the “ideal” body types promoted on social media actually look like. If you have spent any time on social media – especially Instagram – it won’t surprise you that the ideal body is one which bears little resemblance to how most flesh-and-blood human beings actually look. Even the most prominent action-movie stars rarely measure up to the gym-bunny, visible muscles which are on display: Both the ideal man and the ideal woman, as pictured in the post, have truly impressive six-packs. The woman pictured is particularly hard to

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U.S. Surgeon General Warns That Social Media Can Harm Teens’ Mental Health

TUESDAY, May 23, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Social media presents a “profound risk” to young brains, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., warned on Tuesday.

In the new report — Surgeon General’s Advisory on Social Media and Youth Mental Health — Murthy warned about the risks of social media use for young people and called on policymakers, tech companies, researchers and parents to “urgently take action.” The full effect of social media is not well understood, he noted. Among the concerns are that if children are using social media frequently they may actually be altering their developing brains, specifically in the amygdala and the prefrontal cortex. These are important for emotional learning, emotional regulation, impulse control, and social behavior. This “could increase sensitivity to social rewards and punishments,” the report stated.

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