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
If acne or blemished skin has you feeling down, you’re likely not alone. A recent study revealed that those suffering from acne have an increased risk of depression within the first five years of developing it.
The study, conducted by the British Journal of Dermatology, found that people suffering from acne have a 63 percent higher risk for major depression that those who don’t hav
Therapy and antidepressant medications are common treatment options for dealing with the effects of depression. In addition to these methods, diet often gets overlooked as a way to manage symptoms of depression. Treatment options may vary from individual to individual, but taking steps to improve your diet may reduce some common effects that depression has.
Got the winter blues? You’re not alone. According to Psychology Today, the appropriately named Seasonal Affective Disorder—also known as SAD—affects an estimated 10 million Americans.
Today college students across the U.S. are dealing with depression at an all-time rate. In fact, the American College Counseling Association has noticed a steady increase of students reporting their battles with mental illness.
Although depression affects people differently, there are a few common signs to watch out for. The Mayo Clinic lists feelings of sadness, tearfulness, hopelessness, fatigue, irritability, problems sleeping and losing interest in activities as major indicators.
Depression can be crippling, confining its victim and limiting their daily experiences. Many of those who suffer with depression are at a lost of what to do. The first step is to not give up. There are treatments available for depression, and it is important to seek help. However, there are some great hobbies that…
Sinead O’Connor recently sat down for a very revealing and deeply emotional interview about her mental health. In an interview with Dr. Phil, the troubled Irish singer-songwriter opened up regarding her upbringing in an abusive home and the mental illnesses she deals with every single day.
Suicide is not a pleasant or easy subject to talk about. If you ask someone, it is highly possible that they have been, in some way, personally affected by suicide. If they haven’t, it’s almost a guarantee that they can point out someone in their life who has. In what seems like a never-ending tragedy,…