Tagged as Depression

Depression and anxiety were probably the unofficial mascots of 2020. Even people without a previous history of these challenges found themselves climbing the walls after COVID-19 struck, as the effects of isolation, uncertainty and social divide hit everyone hard. When times get tough, more people start to seek new ways to gain relief, which means new products with big promises are sure to hit the...
April 23, 2021
Most people have at least one friend or family member who suffers from a mental health disorder. Or maybe they are that person who has a mental illness. And if we love them, or are them, it's hard to think about the stigma that follows them around. Those who live with the stigma often have lives hard hit by misinformation, apathy and sometimes even downright cruelty. People with mental illnesses may...
April 2, 2021
The meat in your diet might be affecting far more than your risk of high cholesterol and heart disease. A meta-analysis recently published in - BMC Psychiatry - suggests a diet high in meat could actually increase your risk for depression. Searching All Avenues - The World Health Organization (WHO) reports -over 300 million people across the globe living with depression-, and their numbers are increasing...
February 22, 2021
The holidays are a joyous and magical time for many. But for some, loneliness and depression can dominate everything. Maybe it's because they're truly alone but for some, it's actually because they feel isolated even if others are around. But the thing is, no one wants to think about this or talk about it. But it's really the dark underbelly of the holidays and talking about it is the only way to start...
December 21, 2020
The holidays are supposed to be a time of togetherness and gratitude, but they can be a double-edged sword for many of us. For what might be multiple reasons, an abnormally high number of people die from heart attacks during the holiday season nearly every year. We have a breakdown of the possible culprits so you can avoid them. We'd like to see you stick around for next year. Only Shovel Snow If You’re...
December 21, 2020
We’re shopping for Halloween candy when we hear an unseasonably familiar tune. Hark, can it be true? - “It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas,” blares the loudspeaker above the Halloween costumes and autumn-scented candles. The holiday music season has begun. Is it Grinch-like or Scrooge-ish to want to escape Christmas music? Not according to some experts, who say we might actually benefit by...
December 21, 2020
Have you ever been told to “count your blessings” when you confess that you’re feeling depressed? Or perhaps a well-meaning friend has suggested that you create a gratitude list when you’re experiencing anxiety. Could practicing gratitude really help with anxiety or depression? Find out the surprising answer below. Can Gratitude Help With Anxiety or Depression? - If you're in that terrible place where...
November 17, 2020
For people with bipolar disorder, the stigma of mental health issues can be significant, affecting relationships, friendships, and even work life. New medications and a willingness to speak out about this condition may help people with bipolar disorder live better lives as advocates work to break down barriers and create a pattern of -education instead of shame. Celebrities are helping to remove some...
October 22, 2020
It’s natural to want to stay up to date on the news, especially when so much is currently going on in the world. With all of this uncertainty and worry, many people have come to a point where the weight of it all has become too heavy. But when we combine this restless worrisome uncertainty with a feeling of helplessness, we might begin to experience what's known colloquially a doomscrolling. “Doomscrolling”...
September 25, 2020
We might be lucky enough to grow up surrounded by family and friends. But eventually, whether from a move, or a loss of contact, a new school or in our first apartment, we all experience loneliness. By all accounts, loneliness is impacting many Americans in epidemic proportions. Some say ts the single greatest mental health crisis of our time. Yet we don't really seem to take it seriously as a problem. But...
August 24, 2020