Five Surprising Triggers for Depression

Knowing what triggers your depression can help you manage your mental health. Depression is a common illness, affecting 280 million people worldwide. When you think of depression, you may think of people shuttered away in their bedrooms with the curtains drawn, unable to get out of bed. While this is one form of depression, thereContinue reading “Five Surprising Triggers for Depression”

How to Snap Yourself Out of a Mental Funk

You must be mindful of your mental health. The past five years or so have been a real test for the mental health of all Americans. Between the stress of politics and the pandemic, depression rates have skyrocketed, and mental health has come to the forefront in terms of the public discussion of overall wellness.Continue reading “How to Snap Yourself Out of a Mental Funk”

How to Snap Out of a Mild Funk

All depressions are not created equal. If you’re like me, the past few years have been a roller coaster of emotions. The world is going through a huge upheaval in terms of politics, the pandemic, and new technology like social media, finding new ways to play on our insecurities every day. Prioritizing your mental healthContinue reading “How to Snap Out of a Mild Funk”

Five Ways to Cope with Loneliness

Loneliness can be a pandemic all on its own. As a mother of multiple children, the Covid-19 lock-down has been both a blessing and a curse. It was a blessing because I got to spend a lot more time with my family, and get to know them even better than before. Facing a world-wide healthContinue reading “Five Ways to Cope with Loneliness”

Five Foods to Fight SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

The season changes can wreak havoc on our moods. In terms of seasonal weather, we are approaching the darkest night. January and February tend to be the months where we start to really feel the winter affect us. We have endured months of cold weather, and we honestly don’t know when it is going toContinue reading “Five Foods to Fight SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)”

Is it Better for Society if Instagram Does Away with LIKES?

Social media absolutely affects your mental health. We live in an interesting time. We put our entire lives online for the world to see, and then get mad if people aren’t looking. Personal privacy used to be something we valued, but now we want the world to know everything there is to know about us.Continue reading “Is it Better for Society if Instagram Does Away with LIKES?”

Three Ways Sports Can Help Fight Depression

Taking part in sports can help you combat feelings of depression. Of all the mental illnesses in the world, depression is the most frequently diagnosed. Depression is tricky, because it isn’t constrained to one age group, race, gender, or ethnicity. In the United States, 26 percent of adults will suffer from depression at some pointContinue reading “Three Ways Sports Can Help Fight Depression”

How to Help a Suicidal Friend

Suicide is a complicated issue, but it can be prevented. With the recent deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, suicide has become a hot button issue in social media. 1.4% of all deaths globally are a result of suicide, and that number is only rising, especially in the United States where the budget forContinue reading “How to Help a Suicidal Friend”

Is Indoor Tanning Linked to Depression?

Could indoor tanning actually cause depression? When we think of addiction, we typically think of alcohol, drugs, or cigarettes. What we really need to understand is that the psychology behind addiction has nothing to do with the actual vice, and is more about the mentality of the person involved. Indoor tanning is probably something mostContinue reading “Is Indoor Tanning Linked to Depression?”

What You Should Know About Exercise and Multiple Sclerosis?

Exercise cannot help prevent MS, but it may help women deal with it. Multiple Sclerosis is a debilitating disease wherein a person’s immune system attacks their central nervous system and creates all kinds of unpredictable symptoms, from fatigue, to dizziness, difficulty walking, numbness, vision issues, and problems with the bladder or bowel. Depression is alsoContinue reading “What You Should Know About Exercise and Multiple Sclerosis?”