Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health

Healthy Ways to Use Social Media

It probably doesn’t come as a surprise that research has proven that social media can have ill effects on our mental health, but we’re here to help you find healthy ways to use it and protect your sanity. Ashley Crumby, M.D., a psychiatrist at Hackensack University Medical Center, shares a few tips for using social media in healthy ways.

Behavioral Health

Giving to Others Gives You Better Health

It’s the season of giving, so it isn’t uncommon for many of us to give back to others during this time of year. Whether you toss change in a collection bucket, give a toy to a child in need or make a large monetary donation, it turns out that being generous can be good for your health as well.

Behavioral Health

The 4 Things That Define a Healthy Relationship

Ask your mom, and she might have one answer. Ask a friend, and he’ll have another answer. Ask a coworker, and yet again you might get a different response. There are always going to be varying opinions on what defines a healthy relationship, but many of them are just that…opinions. From a behavioral health viewpoint, research shows us that there are certain things that truly define a healthy relationship – whether that is a romantic relationship or a friendship. Here are four things that define a healthy relationship

Behavioral Health

Does Emailing After Work Hours Impact Your Health?

Many studies have shown the detrimental impact that emailing and working after work hours can have on an individual and their relationships. Stacy Doumas, Residency program director & vice chair of Education in the Department of Psychiatry at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, offers her take on this practice and if it is harmful to your mental and physical health.