We Need Courage
Those of us with mental illness go through periods of time where we have very little strength. It is almost impossible to do the menial every day things just to stay afloat, like showering or brushing our teeth. Sometimes just breathing is hard enough. This is the reason that we need a lot of courage; we need to just survive those days of little strength and make it to the other side alive. If we can do that consistently, the battle is ours.
TMS: An Alternative to Treating Depression without Medication
TMS therapy is a brain stimulation method that uses focused magnetic pulses to help depressed brainwaves react as they should. While treating depression with TMS, the goal is the stimulation of the nerve cells in the area of the brain the is believed to control mood. It could be an effective treatment for depression without the need for drugs. Click Here to Read Entire Article
How Does Diet Affect Mental Health? A New Study Shows The Way Age Factors In
Researchers at Binghamton University in New York say our diet affects our mental health in different ways as we get older, so millennials and baby boomers should actually eat different diets to support their mood. Click Here to Read Entire Article
Holidays Are Not Always Cheerful For Those Battling Depression
The holiday season is underway and as families gather to celebrate, it’s important to remember it’s not always the most wonderful time of the year for everyone, especially for those battling mental illness, like depression and anxiety Click Here to Read Entire Article
The Reality Of Depression
Depression can be a hole that can swallow you hole. Don’t try to overdo things on your bad days, those days you are just surviving, and that’s ok. My novel The Flawed Ones goes deep into the real darkness of depression, which I have sufferend from since childhood. Check it out here.
This Artist Uses Paper Clips To Illustrate Mental Illnesses We Just Can’t Seem To Understand
To make people aware of various metal disorders and help them understand how it feels, designer Eisen Bernard Bernardo has created beautiful artworks using paper clips. Click Here to Read Entire Article
Australia: Why Youth Mental Help is In Need Of Urgent Help
A new survey of 24,055 young Australians, released today by Mission Australia, shows mental health has been identified as the most important issue in the nation. It is the first time mental health has topped the list. Click Here to Read Entire Article
Psych Central: 10 Therapist Approved Apps for Mental Wellness
Over the past few years, smartphones have become ubiquitous in our society. As a therapist, one of the ways that I’ve seen and helped clients utilize their phones is to use the myriad of apps available. There are many mental health apps out there. I’ve sorted through them and come up with a list of my top 10, in no particular order. Click Here To Read Entire Psych Central Article
New Study Finds Different Types of Anxieties and Depression Exist
Five new categories of mental illness that cut across the current more broad diagnoses of anxiety and depression have been identified by researchers in a Stanford-led study. The five categories, defined by their specific symptoms and areas of brain activation, are: tension, anxious arousal, general anxiety, anhedonia — the inability to feel pleasure — and melancholia. Click Here To Read Entire Article
Is There A Link Between Social Media And Teen Suicide?
Experts are exploring the connection between increased social media usage and the increase of teen suicides. The Yakima Herald explores the phenomenon. Click Here to Read Entire Article