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The Number of People with Depression Is Increasing

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 05:00  by Annie F.
Depression can be caused by a variety of factors, but one of its most common catalysts is stress. In recent years, the number of people experiencing anxiety or depression has increased. It’s easy to understand why when we consider the 24-hour news cycle reporting trauma and tragedies taking place around the world. Our electronic age also places higher demands on people to accomplish more in shorter periods of time. Depression Statistics The number of people suffering from depression worldwide is increasing. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 350…

The Importance of Work-Life Balance

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 05:00  by Taylor S.
While the later decades of the twentieth century saw more women entering the work force and placing higher importance on their careers, many struggled to balance a full-time job with the realities of managing other responsibilities at home. Even in our modern society, women are often expected to take on multiple roles, building a career while maintaining a household and even taking the lead in social responsibilities and event planning. Benefits of Work-Life Balance Work-life balance is easy to understand, though not always so easy to implement. It means creating…

The Effects of Social Media on Mental Health

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 05:00  by Courtney B.
Social media like Facebook and Twitter have changed everyday life in many ways. Information and opinions from people hundreds of miles away are delivered to you in an instant. In many ways, though, social media is like a 24-hour a day soap opera. Once you are hooked, it is hard to turn away. However, spending too much time with social media can have negative consequences on your mental health. Why Social Media Is Bad for Mental Health There are some positive aspects to social media, like keeping in touch with…
In this digital era, smartphones are something both young and old find central to their lives. Smartphones have their advantages. They can connect people across the county and globally. They provide us with quick information and can be invaluable in an emergency. How much is too much, though? Approximately 90% of the population of the whole world is using mobile phones, and the time they spend on these phones is increasing — but usage of mobile phones can have some negative health impacts. Can Cell Phones Cause Depression? The constant…
Natural disasters affect millions of people every year. Earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, fires, hurricanes and tsunamis are catastrophic events that destroy homes and lives. While we can prepare for natural disasters and predict them to some extent, nothing can completely stop them from happening. Statistics tend to count up the lives lost and economic devastation of these events, but it is less easy to quantify the psychological impact of a disaster. The people left in the wake of these events have lost homes, loved ones and sometimes an entire way of…

Tips for Coping With Holiday Depression

Monday, 23 October 2017 06:00  by Taylor B.
The holiday season is a happy time for many people, but for some, it can bring negative emotions and stress. Depression during the holidays can spoil your festivities as well as harm your health. If the holiday season brings depression and stress, using a few practical tips can get you through it and help you enjoy the season. What Is Holiday Depression? Holiday depression is symptoms of depression that occur during the holiday season due to seasonal reminders of past stress-points, such as issues with family, or the demands of…

Healthy Fall Side Dishes

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 06:00  by Amanda T.
Fall brings lots of opportunities for gatherings and dinners with family and friends. Fall gatherings can be emotionally taxing for many reasons, but they are usually compounded by excessive consumption of foods that are not always the healthiest. Making healthy food choices around the holidays can help balance some of the emotional pitfalls these days can bring. Here are some ideas for healthy side dishes you can serve along with your turkey. They will be appealing to the palate, but they won’t leave you with a food hangover afterward. Healthy …
From networking events to company parties and dinners, work events required for many jobs can seriously ramp up your anxiety. Work events can be stressful for anyone, but if you struggle with social anxiety issues, it can be especially trying. With some planning, there are ways to manage your anxiety to comfortably get through those office functions that require you to be present, professional and social. Tips for Managing Your Anxiety at Work Functions When you struggle with anxiety, the key is planning. You may want to believe a particular…
Surgery can be a traumatic experience for anybody, and emotional trauma after surgery is very common in surgical patients. During the preoperative stage, surgeons frequently ask for a psychiatric consultation for many common psychosocial problems like anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, personality disorders, schizophrenia and more. If a patient has or is prone to one of these disorders, it may increase the likelihood of them developing post traumatic stress disorder following surgery. What Is Postoperative PTSD? Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the mental health condition that can be triggered by…
Vitamin D plays a unique and important role in your body. It is the only vitamin that functions just like a hormone, connecting to a few different key systems in your body and playing an important part in their function. When vitamin D enters your body through the sun on your skin or is consumed through food or a supplement, it goes straight to your liver and kidneys, where it is converted into a hormone. This hormone is usually referred to as “activated vitamin D” or “calcitriol.” Then, it helps…

The Benefits of Pets on Mental Health

Monday, 25 September 2017 18:41  by Courtney B.
Any pet owner will tell you that pets are a big responsibility, but well worth it. Pets are fun to play with and good company on lonely days. They always know when something is going on and care their owners. They also require you to create a routine and dedicate time to certain tasks. A frisky cat will not let you lay on the couch all day, and a hungry dog won’t let you skip mealtime. The Psychological Benefits of Owning a Pet Just about any type of pet can…

Fall Craft Ideas

Friday, 22 September 2017 06:00  by Courtney B.
Of all the seasons, fall may include the most visual, iconic symbols and the richest color pallet. Between the big orange moon and the colorful leaves, fall provides inspiration for the creation of many arts and crafts projects. Everywhere you turn, the season is full of visual stimuli. For those who struggle with their mental health during the colder seasons - possibly with a condition like SADS - Fall can be the beginning of a decline in your mood and motivation. This is the perfect time to immerse yourself in…

Why Pumpkin Is Good for You

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 06:00  by Martha L.
It is that time of year again when pumpkin-colored and pumpkin-flavored goodies start showing up in stores and restaurants. Pumpkins, a timeless Halloween symbol, are incorporated in all fall-themed products from air fresheners to lattes. It is a sign of fall — but also a reminder to be healthy. Health Benefits of Pumpkin Pumpkin is not just a seasonal ornament and flavor — it’s also very good for you. The orange color of pumpkin flesh announces a healthy dose of beta-carotene in every serving. Orange foods like pumpkins, carrots, and…
If you experience panic attacks, you may know that it is possible to experience one while sleeping. The last time you thought you were waking up from a bad dream, you might have been having a panic attack. A nocturnal panic attack causes you to wake up feeling scared and anxious. It could be accompanied by sweating, rapid heart rate and breathlessness. Panic attacks during sleep can be devastating to your sleep rhythm. The attack may only last a couple minutes, but it usually takes a while to calm down…

College Student Mental Health Statistics

Friday, 08 September 2017 06:00  by Annie R.
College presents a unique combination of challenges for freshman students and those returning after summer break. For some, the stress of academic achievement intensifies after high school, and there is also the increased pressure of living away from home for what might be the first time. The average college student is still going through the adolescent stage of brain development, although they may look like fully-grown adults. Decision-making and risk-taking behaviors among most college students put them at increased risk for mental health issues. 80% of college students surveyed feel…
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