Do you know what it’s like to feel depressed? If not, let me try to describe it for you (this is my account, though, and it may be different for another person who also goes through it). You wake up tired. Your body hurts all over, especially your joints and muscles. It’s like the flu […]
The first few months of motherhood and meeting your new baby is a time of joy and happiness for many (not to mention mild stress and sleep deprivation, of course). But what happens when your experience is very different from this?
Every year in September, the United States observes National Suicide Prevention Week, a campaign to spread awareness about this social ill, its prevention, and the warning signs. It aims to promote a better understanding of suicide to the general public with a view to erasing the stigma associated with it, encouraging people to seek mental […]
According to the American Psychiatric Association, depression affects an estimated one in 15 adults (6.7%) in any given year. And one in six people (16.6%) will experience depression at some time in their life. But what exactly is depression? Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way […]
by Brett Grayson “Sawyer, stop looking at me like that.” Sawyer’s my dog. He doesn’t speak English. I wish he did. Then again, maybe he wouldn’t love me as unconditionally. His small brain makes him loyal and willing to stay in bed until noon with me.
Everyone knows there’s a connection between your mind and your body, but most people think in terms of physical health or fitness and its effect on your mental state. But it should be just as clear that your mental health can influence your body as well. There are a number of fascinating research studies, both […]