Browse Category: Mental Health and Stress
Pssst . . . did you hear about Demi Moore’s breakdown? Damn that Ashton Kutcher and his cheating ways! Oh, and did you hear that Seal and Heidi Klum are breaking up? Shocking, isn’t it?
Where do you stand on same-sex marriage? The trend seems to be moving in the direction in favor of legalizing marriage between two men or two women . . . even if it is ever-so slowly. But what if there were actual scientific reasons for allowing same-sex partners to be married?
Feeling depressed? Anxious? Stressed out to the max
? Sure, it might be your surroundings, your financial situation, or your relationships. Or, it could be something else . . . something that might be easily addressed.
The new year is a time to reflect on what you want to accomplish in the upcoming days. It is a time for bright beginnings, hope and usually some special projects. Many people select this time of year to set new year's resolutions
, but they often “shoot for the stars" when making these resolutions. So in the end, most of these promises that you make to yourself are broken within a few short months of being made.
There are four common stressors that occur on New Year’s Eve: overindulgence, drunk drivers, unrealistic expectations, and loneliness
. So what are you going to do about it?
You are feeling a little stressed out and lightheaded, so you decide to go check out what's wrong with you by taking a trip to...your car? I maen I've heard of the "bookmobile" but the "docmobile"?
As the holidays approach it’s no secret that your stress levels increase
. Not only do you have to deal with all the holiday parties, shopping, school events, and cooking activities; but you also have to deal with other stressed people, friends, and family members!
When Andy Williams sang about “the most wonderful time of the year,” he clearly left out how stressful the holidays can be
. . . and the fact that some of what he sings about actually makes the list of the five worst holiday stressors!
Since we all know of someone who seems to always be under a lot of stress
, considering a few stress-busting gift ideas for that person only makes sense. We have come up with a list of the six best holiday stocking stuffers for the most stressed person in your life so that you can give them the gift of a little relief and relaxation this holiday season.
They say that family is an important part of your life, but just how important is it? With the upcoming holidays arriving closer with each passing day, you may be thinking about family a LOT! Actually, regular family reunions and social gatherings, as well as more personal relationships, can have a significant and beneficial impact
on your overall health and wellbeing . . . even if those gatherings include your not-so-favorite in-laws!
It’s no fun to talk about, especially around the holidays . . . but it’s especially relevant because that’s when the number of suicides generally goes up around the world. There has been recent talk of the “suicide gene.” So, does this gene really exist – and might you be susceptible to dark thoughts and actions because of it?
Even twelve years after the Columbine High School shootings, music and video games
are still under intense scrutiny by the media and public advocates. Just as controversial rock superstar Marilyn Manson was blamed for inspiring the Columbine murders, recent events like the killings that claimed the lives of over 70 people in Norway have caused people to lay blame on violent video games.
It’s not a question you might think to ask yourself, but is the area where you live negatively affecting your mood
? Perhaps you've just taken on a stressful new job . . . or maybe you've lost your job. OR, maybe living too close to your in-laws is putting you in funk. Well, a federal report that was recently released notes that suicide rates and attempted suicides are much higher than usual in some states when compared to others.
Do you have an iPod, MP3 player or smartphone? If you enjoy music, you probably have at least one of these devices filled with some of your favorite tunes. You probably also crank the music during slow days at work to help you get through the day faster. Or at the gym to keep your mind busy, and your body motivated to move with the rhythm. Or on the drive home
while singing along to the newest hit single from your favorite artist. However, it seems as though your tunes don't just serve as a good way to pass time; a new study suggests that music can actually help treat and prevent depression.
Are you the type of person to be easily embarrassed by such things as getting called on in class, getting recognition at work or tripping in public? A recent study from researchers at UC Berkeley suggests that people tend to trust those who are easily embarrassed more than those who are not. The findings confirm that people who get embarrassed easier really tend to be more trustworthy and generous.
You've read about scientists using Twitter to track the moods
of the United States and the rest of the world. So what else could they possibly do with the social networking site? According to engineers from Rice University and Motorola Mobility, a lot more can be done.
All people fundamentally begin with a clean slate. It is only the choices we make that determine our paths. Born neither good nor bad, we are shaped by the choices we make within our environments. Even those who are raised under seemingly disadvantaged circumstances ultimately have a decision to make. They can either continue along their same abysmal path, perpetuating their own poor health and unhappiness, or make their own future. We have all heard the rags to riches stories. The real-life Cinderellas don’t have fairy Godmothers. They have the perspicacity to realize their choices and take ultimate control of their own lives.
For over a century, experts in psychiatric medicine have debated if bipolar disorder
and schizophrenia were separate, distinct mental disorders or if they were somehow connected. Two years ago a monumental study tracking the two conditions within families provided evidence that the two do indeed share a common genetic cause.
Did you tweet today? Hop on Facebook
to see what your friends were up to (or stalk them)? Check out the up-and-coming Google+?
These days it seems like depression is all around us
. Depression about your weight, the economy, living the single life . . . all reasons to be a little down in the dumps. But could where you live actually contribute to your state of mind as well?