Flowers are blooming, the sun is staying out longer, and soon we will be donning shorts and sandals, which can only mean one thing — spring is here! This season represents new beginnings, growth, and change, which many of us could use following a dark and cold winter.
People from all walks of life can suffer from mood disorders. In fact, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly 10 percent of American adults experience some form of mood disorder throughout the year. Of that percentage, 45 percent report experiencing severe symptoms which impact their daily lives.
Fibromyalgia affects an estimated 5 million Americans, and while there is no known cause of the disorder the effects are well known by those suffering.
A new year means new mental health habits! Make 2019 the best year yet by adding some of these mental health tips into your daily routine.
We often use words that exaggerate a person or situation, which can be quite hurtful to a person who may be struggling with mental illness. Words like “crazy,” “psycho” and “schizo” can be quite damaging to someone who can’t help the fact that they have a mental condition and are working hard to manage it.
There are many small, incremental steps you can take to improve your mental health. From eating some dark chocolate to exercising to coloring, there are plenty of easy activities and habits, especially when combined, that will serve to improve your mental health. Something that can often get overlooked — that is proving to be increasingly more effective in improving mental health — is the effect that flowers and plants can have on human
We all deal with it at some point. Aging is a natural human process. While we can’t keep our youthful looks forever, youthfulness is not all about our outside appearance. Aging can also have a negative effect on our brains. According to Nobel prize-winning biologist Elizabeth Blackburn, we can take steps to not only maintain our young-looks, we can also preserve cognitive function and keep a stronger immune system through five steps.
Imagine yourself walking from your car to the door of your local department store. The winter cold is in full effect and even the heavy jacket you’re wearing doesn’t protect you from the shivery breeze. As you open the door you are welcomed by the warm sensation of the heated store. You’re immediately taken in by the bright lights and spectacular decorations. Then all of a sudden it happens – you hear the sound of the song “Jingle Bells” for what seems like the 1000th time.