Articles with the tag mental health

5 Holistic Trends for Improved Mental Health

Mental health is a concern for many people. Adults, teens and kids can all suffer from mental health issues. Thankfully, there are holistic treatments that can help ease the effects of depression and anxiety. Holistic therapies can treat the mind and body, relieving some of the stress caused by these illnesses. Find out why things […]

Seasonal Self-Care Tips for the Winter Blues

As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, it’s common for many people to experience symptoms of the “winter blues.” For some, signs may include a lack of energy or feelings of sadness and irritability. For others, the “winter blues” may actually be seasonal depression. Seasonal depression, more formally known as Seasonal Affective […]

Understanding Postpartum Depression

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?

How to Support Men’s Mental Health This No-Shave November

Ever notice that more men are sporting beards around Thanksgiving? No-Shave November is likely at the root of it. It’s a movement that encourages men to put down their razors for an entire month in order to raise awareness for men’s health issues like mental wellness. In recent years, it’s been a hugely successful movement, […]

Fighting the Stigma around Mental Health and Addiction

Discrimination of any kind is reprehensible. Pigeon-holing people based on this or that trait or condition is unethical on every level. When it comes to the bias that exists around those suffering from a mental health disorder or addiction, the end result can be nothing short of devastating. Those battling these afflictions are often branded […]

How Peers Can Help First Responders in Need of Support

First responders—including police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical service workers—face mental health struggles at disproportionately high rates. Repeated exposure to death and disaster in their fields causes emotional trauma that can lead to anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and suicide. In fact, a report commissioned by the Ruderman Family Foundation found police and firefighters […]

The Physical and Mental Benefits of Houseplants

Houseplants are one of the best ways to add some tranquility, purification, and an interesting design feature to your home, workspace or office. Not only are they great to look at but houseplants have associated health benefits, both physically and mentally, as well as other unique properties beyond health and well-being. 

Why You Should Consider Camping to Enhance Your Psychological Health

Everyone knows that camping is fun. Not only do you get to spend some time in nature in the fresh air, but you also get to spend some quality time with your loved ones. However, did you know that camping brings many other benefits to you as well? It can certainly help you with your […]

10 Tips for Boosting Your Child’s Immunity to Mental Illness

Most parents know how to support a healthy immune system in their child— but preventing mental illness and improving their mental health? Not so much. Many parents wonder to what degree they really can help a child overcome a family history of addiction or mental illness. And they question what it will take to help […]