Mental health has become a serious issue that cannot be ignored. Depression, never-ending anxiety, and other debilitating disorders can feel impossible to overcome. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened to 18 -year-old Kyle Gamboa, who took his own life by leaping from the Golden Gate Bridge five years ago.
The rapidly rising number of individuals affected by some form of mental health disorder has become a cause for serious concern. In the United States alone, one in five adults suffer from a mental illness. Globally, 15.5 percent of the population is afflicted, with an estimated 50 percent going largely untreated. While medical professionals, psychology…
The term “clinical study” may sound big and scary, but in reality, it’s just an efficient way to learn about certain mental health disorders and how to develop the most effective treatment plans for them in the future. The best way to get data that can actually prove useful in treating the symptoms of depression, anxiety, and many other psychological disorders is by working with actual people.
In 1983, President Reagan declared November Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, something that is still recognized today. With over five million people currently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, it’s crucial to spread awareness on the debilitating disorder that currently does not have a cure.
Researchers in Japan have uncovered a new potential cause of depression that may aid in the development of new medications that better treat the mood disorder that affects over 300 million people worldwide.
A new study suggests that regular exercise can reduce instances of poor mental health. Researchers concluded that all exercise types contributed to better mental health among participants, but that team sports, cycling and aerobic and gym activities had the largest positive effect.
Many new mothers will experience intense feelings of sadness and anxiety following childbirth, which is often a result of postpartum depression. Postpartum depression is a mood disorder similar to other variations of depression that occurs after childbirth.
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