On Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 the fifth World Maternal Mental Health Day will be observed. This day is meant to raise awareness that any mother or mother-to-be can suffer from perinatal anxiety and mood disorders that can happen at any time during pregnancy, and up through the first 12 months after giving childbirth, and that [...]
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Since 1949, the United States has observed Mental Health Awareness Month every May. There are many events across the county during the month that are held to bring awareness of mental health issues, reduce the stigma of having a mental illness, and the help available for mental health issues. Each year has a specific [...]
A recent study of nearly 500,000 people by researchers at the University of Queensland, Australia has shown a genetic relationship between mood and gut health. The researchers have confirmed a link between depression and stomach ulcers. Dr. Yeda Wu of IBM has indicated that this finding shows the need for a holistic approach to caring [...]
If you are a caregiver or parent taking care of a loved one suffering from a mental or physical illness, or a caregiver of an aging parent, it is inevitable that you will feel overwhelmed, exhausted, angry, sad, or frustrated, or perhaps a combination of all of these at times. This is quite natural, and [...]
While it’s no surprise that getting enough sleep is important for everyone, teenagers who are not getting enough sleep can be especially putting their mental health at risk. Research has shown that the physical, mental, emotional, and social changes and challenges that accompany teenage development are depended upon length and quality of sleep for wellness. [...]
As we enter the 1-year anniversary of COVID-19, even with the roll-out of vaccines, it will take more time and continued preventative measures to work towards remaining safe and to keep others safe from the spread of the illness as much as possible. Continuing to follow guidelines as suggested by the CDC, for example, will [...]
Not only for physical well-being but for mental wellness, it is important to try and stay physically active and as fit as you can during the pandemic. So many people are eating more, eating mindlessly, and are falling into a routine of working from the couch and then spending the evening on the couch not [...]
What is TMS? TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) is a depression treatment that uses a targeted magnetic field to stimulate areas of the brain that control mood and are thought to be underactive in people with depression. TMS Therapy is indicated for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder in adult patients who have failed to receive [...]
While it is not surprising that living during COVID-19 has affected the way we live, think, and interact, the CDC reported that in June of 2020, 31% of adults living in the U.S had indicated that they were struggling with the symptoms of depression and/or anxiety, while 26% reported struggling with stress-related disorder [...]
Did You Know? For middle and high school age youth (ages 12-18), suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death. (2016 CDC WISQARS) For college-age youth (ages 18-22), is the 2nd leading cause of death as well. (2016 CDC WISQARS) Over-all, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for youth and young adults ages [...]