Why Depression is More than Being Sad

Why depression is more than being sad

Sadness is a three-step process involving your brain, body, and behaviors. However, when it comes to depression, it’s more than just being sad. Physiological Response of Being Sad Suppose you are given the news that your best friend is moving across the country. Suppose you lose the pet that has been with you for years.…

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Summer Seasonal Depression: 7 Tips

Summer seasonal depression: 7 tips

Summer seasonal depression is a real thing. It is also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), summer blues, or Reverse SAD. According to Mental Health America, 5% of Americans are diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder, most being affected in the winter and summer months. Also, four out of five people with SAD are women. Many Americans look…

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The Connection Between Stress and Mental Health

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Are you feeling stressed lately? While normal levels of stress can actually be healthy, higher levels of stress can have a profound impact on your mental health and may even lead to an anxiety disorder. If you’re feeling higher levels of stress, it’s important you understand how it impacts your mind and body and take…

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How Diet Affects Mental Health and Outlook

how diet affects mental health

Every person has neurotransmitters that send signals, telling the body and mind how to feel and act. Serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, GABA, and endorphins are a few examples. For many years, these neurotransmitters were thought to be in the brain only. However, recent research shows most neurotransmitters are located in the gut and send signals to…

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How to Start Journaling for Mental Health

How to Start Journaling for Mental Health

Writing down your thoughts and feelings can have a profound impact on your mental health. Here’s how to start journaling for mental health. Journaling takes on many different forms and is used for much bigger purposes, like improving mental health. Journaling today doesn’t necessarily mean writing on blank paper with pen or pencil.  In this…

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Exercise and Mental Health: The Key to Self-care

Exercise and Mental Health

As humans, we practice self-care every day. Unfortunately for some, self-care has been unhealthy. It includes working long hours at unfulfilling jobs, eating fast food and junk because it’s easy, skipping exercise. After all, you’re mentally and physically exhausted, you haven’t had a good night’s sleep in years, and you rarely do anything fun. You…

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How to Celebrate Mental Wellness Month in the Workplace

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Have you heard of mental wellness month? Whether you are working from home or are back in the office, your workplace environment affects the mental health of your employees. Mental Health America’s Mind the Workplace 2021 survey found nine out of ten employees feel their workplace stress affects their mental health. Four out of five employees…

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How to Get to Know Yourself

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Do you feel like you are living in survival mode? Like you are reacting to what life throws your way rather than experiencing it on your terms? Do the emotions you portray externally not really match how you feel internally? Do you feel disconnected even though you are fully immersed in responsibilities? You are not…

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How to Take Care of Your Mental Health During the Holidays

mental health during the holidays

While the holidays are a time for family, friends, and fun, they can also be a time of stress and anxiety. There’s shopping to do, parties to attend, food to cook. And then there’s the pressure from society that you should have everything just right: your house should be decorated beautifully; your table should be…

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The Correlation Between Addiction and Mental Health

addiction and mental health connection

Substance use and mental health disorders have a lot in common. They are both disorders of the brain that can become chronic the longer they go untreated. They can also interfere with daily functioning, preventing you from meeting obligations personally, professionally, and socially. When a person has both a substance use disorder and mental illness,…

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