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Depression and Anxiety May Be As Harmful to Physical Health as Obesity and Smoking

Depression and Anxiety May Be As Harmful to Physical Health as Obesity and Smoking
When we think about physical health and the most obvious factors that can jeopardize it, smoking and obesity are oftentimes at the top of the list...

8 Ways to Prevent Holiday Overeating

8 Ways to Prevent Holiday Overeating
The holidays can be an extremely stressful time of year for those who suffer from anxiety and depression. Depending on the nature of one’s depression or anxiety symptoms, the first thing a person may want to do to self-soothe and alleviate symptoms is to eat. Here are 8 ways to avoid holiday overeating.

Cultivating a Mindset of Gratitude

Create mindset of gratitude to reduce depression
As we make plans to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends next week, there's no greater time to begin working on making a list of the things we're thankful for in our lives. This simple act can help improve our overall mental health. Here are some fun ways to begin cultivating a mindset of gratitude.

Schools Struggle to Cope As Childhood Anxiety Rises Across the US

Childhood School Anxiety
One out of eight children suffers from an anxiety disorder. While many will outgrow this with age, 41% will have lingering issues. As children age into young adults, anxiety becomes more prevalent with  25% of teens age 13-18 suffering from a form of mild to moderate anxiety. This leaves schools with much to overcome as they try to address the growing mental health needs of their students across the country.

10 Daily Habits for Improved Mental Health

Habits to improve mental health
With one in four Americans suffering from at least one mental health disorder in a given year, the need for mental health awareness and education is real. Managing good mental health may seem like an impossible feat, but by implementing these 10 daily habits into your life you'll be well on your way to experiencing more smiles than frowns and everything else in between.

10 Natural Ways To Keep Your Anxiety Under Control

Keep anxiety under control naturally
There's no doubt anxiety can be excruciating to face, and when a person has an anxiety disorder, it can make them feel constantly on edge. Anxiety can be so severe that it paralyzes you to the point that you can't even leave your home. Read more to learn how to manage anxiety naturally.

The Mental Health Crisis Hits College Students Across America

Depression crisis on college campuses
It's no secret the United States is facing a mental health crisis, but did you know that it's hitting colleges and universities around the country hard? Learn more about the stats surrounding mental health among college students and how we can help.

7 Tips to Help You Stay Focused and Present this Fall

Focused and Present
It can be difficult to focus throughout the year, and with school just beginning and the holidays around the corner, stress, depression, ADHD and anxiety are likely. Here are 7 wonderful tips for staying focused and present this season.

Moody? Possible Causes and Practical Solutions

Irritable mood in children
Do you or someone you know suffer from chronic moodiness? You're not alone. There are a vareity of causes for moodiness. Cases rooted in mental health will find comfort in a new holistic treatment solution for managing mood disorders and beyond.

Stress: How it Impacts Us and How to Conquer It

Harmful effects of stress
It's no secret that stress is an unpleasant part of life that can leave a person feeling down. Sweaty palms, rapid heartbeat, and racing thoughts ...

Do You Have an Anxiety Disorder? Here's How to Tell

Anxiety disorder
Are you one of the 40 million Americans suffering from anxiety? If you're unsure you can gain some insights from reading more.

A Country Reliant on Psychotropic Meds—Consequences and Solutions

Psychotropic meds for depression

Over 55 million Americans relies on at least one psychiatric medication each year. We dive deeper into this issue, and take a look at the consequences of this reliance on medications, as well as the solution.