Mental Health

Mental Health

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Expert Ways To Strengthen Your Mind and Body During Winter
Do you look forward to or dread winter? No matter what your feelings are towards this season, it's important to enter winter with a positive and determined outlook. In this article, I'll discuss ways to maintain (or improve) your mood and strengthen your body all while the snow is falling down. Start with good body mechanics As we get older, snow...
4 Ways Chronic Pain and Depression Feed Off Each Other
Are you one of the millions of patients with chronic pain who has a comorbid diagnosis of depression? Each condition is difficult enough to manage independently. The two together? They are a devastating combination and can feed off each other. Here's how they often interact — and how you can cope.  1) Both are isolating When you have chronic pain, your energy...
Here's How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Helps You Overcome Addiction
Sometimes it's hard to understand how people become addicted to drugs. In fact, we automatically associated these people as “addicts” who lack willpower. Addiction is considered a chronic relapsing disease caused by changes in the brain’s neurocircuitry. Similar to other chronic illnesses, addiction is a highly treatable and curable disease, especially when combining addiction treatment medication with behavioral therapies. In...
Signs of Physical and Emotional Trauma (and How To Address Them)
We all know the toll traumatic, catastrophic events have on life. Trauma also comes in the form of recurring and persistent experiences. This includes living in areas with high crime, chronic illness, homelessness, bullying, neglect, abuse, and more. Because trauma has many forms and looks different in each person, it is hard to describe a specific presentation. Some people come...
My Personal Top 5 Natural Stress Relievers
It seems like the older I get, the more stressed out I become. When I was a kid, I thought I had problems. In high school, the world nearly ended when a girl I like publicly rejected me. And then, in my 20s, I started learning about anxiety. And the most important thing I learned is that it gets...
4 Habits To Avoid For a Healthy Mind-Body Union
The association between mind and body can be seen all around us. If you are a professional sports player, you must have an intense mental focus in order to complete the physical actions required of you. If you are having a bad day, with increased stress, your concentration is broken and you have difficulty performing physically. These are basic...
The Most Common Mental Health Disorders Among Millennials
There’s a reason why we spend so much time talking about the millennial generation. They’re different than any generation that came before them and, honestly, they had no choice. Kids who grew up in the millennial generation never knew what it was like to live without the internet. For the most part, technology was always a major part of their...
Here's Why Depression and Addiction Often Occur Together
There’s something seriously troubling with how we educate youth about the dangers of addiction. We tend to speak of drugs as an alluring evil, almost like the proverbial devil on the shoulder, which they may get hooked on because they're fun. The narrative of marijuana as a gateway drug epitomizes this approach. One thing leads to another, and before...

Do You Have a Marijuana Addiction?

Do You Have a Marijuana Addiction
Are you concerned that you or a loved one may have a marijuana addiction? To be honest, this is a valid concern! Marijuana is generating more inches of newspaper print than it once did as it continues to gain legal status in a number of states. While federal laws in the United States still prohibit the use or possession of...