Tagged as Mental Health

Dogs not only give us companionship and love, the human-animal bond provides healthier lives and combats anxiety. Steven Feldman, the Executive Director of the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), has researched the many benefits of owning a pet and has shown that -there are positive effects for those with depression and anxiety.- The evidence shows how the emotional and social well-being...
Most people would agree that teen mental health is deteriorating, - especially with the increase in use of technology - over the last decade. Despite initiatives to help kids get the care they need faster, the endless epidemic of depression and suicide cases is only getting worse. We have to do something, and fast – and researchers believe that the answer just might be less time in front of a smartphone...
Have you ever noticed how the people you surround yourself with the most can affect your moods and overall health? As a mental health advocate, I understand how this can be because I suffered from mental health issues most of my life. Now that I’ve overcome the majority of those issues, I realized how much my moods, mental states, and overall health improved dramatically after letting go of toxic people...
This is an interview with Luci Gabel. She helps executives and their organizations sharpen their leadership edge and produce breakthrough results in health through food, movement, and brain science. She- works with people from around the world, through one on one coaching, virtual learning programs, and in her latest book: Eat to Lead. All of this can be found on her website: -http://lucifit.com/ -...
Here’s a secret to extending your life: Don’t argue or fight with your spouse, children, or friends. A number of research studies establish that your relationships are as important as your diet and your exercise for extending your life. Every time you argue with your kids, you are traumatizing them and shortening your own life. Researchers found that stresses related to excess demands, conflicts, and...
Despite advances in medicine, mental health care is still unable to keep up with the mental health needs of society. For the most part, research has always focused more on physical ailments than mental ones. Infant mortality, chronic illnesses, and infectious disease have seen vast improvement as far as life expectancy is concerned, but the question that everyone keeps dancing around is “what progress...
Even for those who do not suffer a mood disorder, some decline in mood can occur during colder weather, during longer nights and sometimes when we set our clocks ahead and back. Feelings of sadness, hopelessness or anxiety may manifest, along with disruptions in sleep, leaving one fatigued and irritable. Limited exposure to sunshine can produce depressive symptoms by disrupting our circadian rhythms....
As a huge advocate for houseplants, - my living rooms - and kitchen are filled with them. My living room is a jungle, and I love it! - Surrounding a living space with plants offers many benefits, which segue to mental and physical health. An Aid For Seasonal Depression - When blankets of snow cover the landscape, many struggle to be released from Winter’s firm depressive grip. Seasonal depression prevalence...
There is a strong connection between friendship and health. Recall the happiest times of your life, and those memories likely include friends celebrating with you. Just as important, true friends support you through the bad times that happen in every life, from everyday disappointments to the heartbreak of loss. That's what good friends do. Friendship enriches our existence and makes life's journey...
Have you ever found yourself lost in negative thoughts that you’re unable to get out of your head? How about a depressed mental state that causes you to think you’re on the verge of a mental breakdown? If yes, then - CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) - can be a beneficial aspect of personal development and mental health. CBT is a general technique of treating - mental disorders - and illnesses and...