Browse Category: Mental Health and Stress
It’s been on the news, television tabloids, and plastered across the newsstands. The popular teen Disney star Demi Lovato recently entered a treatment center seeking help with “emotional and physical issues” according to a statement released by a representative.
Growing older often means facing difficult changes. Serious medical problems or the death of a spouse leads to feelings of loss – and loss is painful. While it’s perfectly natural to grieve and feel sad for weeks or even months after a major loss, losing all hope and joy in your life is not normal. It’s depression.
Preparing for death is perhaps the most profound and sobering acts we will ever experience. We are all aware that death is an inevitable part of living but we spend the majority of our life thinking of it as some mysterious journey we’ll take far, far in the future. However, once we reach a certain age we realize the future isn’t infinite for mere mortals and we wonder how we will make the transition.
America has another health epidemic on its hands. Not only are we a nation of obese and prediabetic individuals, our mental health is on a downward spiral as well. The tragedy is that it's not because of the progression of mental disease. That would be heartrending enough. But experts suggest the real cause of this decline is the pharmaceuticals mainstream physicians pass out like candy to treat mental disabilities.
Are you at truly at peace with your life? Would you like to change your reality?
There is a secret that successful people know that unsuccessful people don't. It's not about working hard though successful people do work. Actually, “working” at something is the easy part. What's hard is making up your mind to do it.
“No, that color looks great on you…really!”
“Of course! You’re more than welcome to stay an extra two days!”
Oh, the little white lie. We are all guilty of telling one from time to time. And then there is the occasional whopper that escapes as well. Somehow, we seem to rationalize them as being the lesser of two evils. Hurt someone’s feelings or exaggerate/ dance around the truth? Depending on the circumstances, many of us would take the less painful route.
Yet, lying has emotional and moral consequences – as most of us would agree. But what we’re in the dark about is that lying has physical consequences as well. Consequences that could very affect your overall health.
If you’re feeling depressed lately, or even just a little down in the dumps, you may want to take a look at your diet. Recent studies are showing that what you’re eating (or rather, not eating) may lead to a depressive state. Essential nutrients such as the B vitamins, fish oil and even water may play a role in your emotional and mental health. Keep reading to find out the best ingredients for fighting depression and boosting your mood. . .
Dealing with depression, especially major depression, is clearly an uphill battle. Medications may not work, or may have other dangerous side effects. Therapy may only do so much. You may feel helpless to address your symptoms. But perhaps the solution lies in a more natural solution – Vitamin D. A recent study has revealed that having too little vitamin D in your system can result in this debilitating disease.
When it comes to our personal working spaces, we all tend to fall into one of two categories: the enviably fastidious and the hopelessly haphazard. If you fall into the second category, it’s time for a wake-up call. It is no longer acceptable to work at a desk that groans under the weight of neglected books, abandoned post-it notes, food crumbs and a small forest’s worth of printed paper. All that disorganization leads to stress, which has negative mental and physical effects. Isn’t it time you got your office clutter under control?
If you live in America, you’re no stranger to the economic stress of the present time. And with more and more evidence that stress can lead to any number of ailments, including heart disease, cancer, depression and anxiety, it’s critical to learn to address it properly. Before you turn to options such as prescription drugs or alcohol as a way to deal with your daily stressors, try these natural stress-relief methods.
As most of the country is easing into spring, some areas, especially those in the northernmost climate regions, have a few more weeks to go before seeing warmer temperatures and sunny days. Those of you who live in these climates know all too well of the long, drawn-out winters that can abound, and the depression and “blues” that can accompany them. But new research suggests that you don’t have to reach for an antidepressant to get through. Rather, a daily dose of vitamin D just may do the trick.
The health effects of too much sugar in the diet have been well established and well known for many years now. However, years ago it seemed the only worry was about sugar rotting your teeth. Not that that isn’t a serious condition, but it pales in comparison to the long-term impact of diseases like diabetes and obesity, which have been linked more comparatively recently. And now new research suggests that sugar can affect your mental health as well – even in diseases such as depression and schizophrenia.
Happiness in the face of adversity.
When it comes to the wintertime, there are many who struggle with depression . . . and you may be one of them. It appears that depression and winter go hand-in-hand and ultimately make a perfect partnership. Whether it is the weather itself or the “shorter” days, it is a known fact that more people get depressed in the winter than any other season. In this article, we will expand on three ways to fight wintertime depression; light therapy, talk therapy and melatonin.
Don’t worry . . . be happy! It’s more than just a popular song from the 1980s and more than just a new year's wish. In fact, according to research it’s a prescription for a longer, happier, healthier life. Science suggests that living with a “glass half-full” attitude can actually protect you from many negative health conditions and accelerated aging. Keep reading to find out how you can preserve your years simply by having a positive outlook on life.
It has previously been reported that losing weight has a positive impact on the psychological state and mood of obese and overweight people. But Australian researchers at CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) pointed out that the effects of a specifically low-carb
diet had only been studied regarding weight loss, not mood. The results of their study are at the very least interesting. Keep reading to find out more information.
If you have battled depression, or are close to someone that has, you would love to know the key to curing it forever. Well, you may have one option when it comes to addressing this debilitating condition. New research is now being done that indicates that there are foods that can actually help fight depression. Which foods, you ask? Keep reading to find out.
Bridges to Recovery (www.bridgestorecovery.com), one of California's only deluxe inpatient residential treatment centers, is designed for those suffering from psychiatric disorders who seek top quality treatment in a distinguished setting. The Center has proven so popular that it recently applied for and acquired a license to provide 6 additional beds at its facility.
Residential Treatment Center, Bridges to Recovery, is a beacon of hope for people afflicted with mood disorder such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and more.
What Is Happiness?
What is happiness, and why does it make people so miserable? Because we live in a dualistic world of good and evil, right and wrong, the have and have-nots, we tend to look at our feelings and emotions from this same perspective. If we are not happy, then we are miserable in varying shades of gray.