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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
There hasn’t been a lot of study on the effects of CBD for mental health, but there’s been enough to point to it having a generally positive effect on people’s mental wellness. Mental health is affected by a lot of different things, from stress in our lives to brain chemistry to physical illness. CBD is […]
Defining a codependent relationship can be quite complex. If one partner is codependent, what does that make of the other person in the relationship? Do both of them have mental issues? Then too, don’t all relationships have some degree of dependency? Codependency became a buzzword a few years back. Here’s a more precise description of […]