Healthy Holidays / Family Stress The Relatives

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and that kicks off the start of many Family Gatherings at our house, which can be great fun and also cause great stress. Every family, no matter how close and loving has some sort of dysfunctional aspect.  It is just part of being human.  We aren’t perfect therefore all […]

Traumatic Brain Injury Tied to Increased Risk of Suicide

A traumatic brain injury doubles your risk to die by suicide.  The good news is suicide is a rare event.  But those with a traumatic brain injury increase their risk for emotional problems, depression, memory impairment, concentration problems, headaches, dizziness and neck pain.  The worse the brain injury the greater the risk of suicide. A […]

Exercise Really Can Chase Away the Blues … to a Point

It has been long believed that the more exercise you do, the better your mental health. However, new studies are showing that this is not necessarily the case. While exercising is one of the most effective ways to combat depression, over or under doing it can actually worsen your mental health. Studies have shown that […]

More Women May Be Experiencing Depression During Pregnancy

While postpartum depression has been a known ailment that affects new moms, there has been a shift recently that is making more moms-to-be depressed. Instead of the depression and anxiety setting in after the baby is born, women today are beginning to get depressed in their third trimester. This depression seems to be predominantly rooted […]

We’re In The Grips Of A Loneliness Epidemic And Here’s Why

In an increasingly hyper connected world, loneliness is on the rise. It seems like a dichotomy, but social researchers say it actually makes sense even as it also forces a heavy toll on those of us who are heavily connected but increasingly isolated despite all our social interactions. Recent surveys show that more than fifteen […]


Many U.S. Adults Take Medicines That Can Cause Depression

If you start feeling down, it could be something you’ve been taking for another medical problem. More than one in three people in the United States take a medication that could be causing them to experience depression. Many of these medications are ordinary, even common, though most patients taking them aren’t aware of the documented […]

Resistance Exercise Linked to Reduced Depression Symptoms

Exercise is good for more than just your physical health. It can bolster your mental health as well. A recent review of existing research looked at nearly two thousand adults who participated in other research studies. The review divided the participants into two groups; those who engaged in resistance training as a form of physical […]

Study Affirms What Many Know: Antidepressants May Lead to Weight Gain

Depression is a real and very serious mental health problem, a disease that medical professionals recognize even if they sometimes struggle to successfully treat. Patients who deal with depression are often all to aware of how tough it is to handle. And there are many side effects that come along for the ride when depression […]

Stressed Out Middle-Aged Workers Have Higher Risk of Mental Health Issues

It is more likely for middle aged adults to develop mental health problems down the road if they are constantly over stressed from work. There has been a  scientific study done in the UK where they collected responses from over 6000 workers. Based on the results, about one third expressed that they could not control […]

This Simple Hack Will Turn Your Anxiety Into Excitement

Anxiety can be a crippling problem for many; one that those who do not suffer from extreme levels of it can struggle to understand. For many people, anxiety and excitement are often similar states of mind; and the one can lead to the other. When you deal with anxiety problems, a simple state of intense […]