Focus Essentials Blog: Information on a variety of mental health issues
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...
Regular Exposure to Cultural Engagements Reduces Depression Risk Later in Life
While depression isn't a natural part of the aging process, 58% of people believe that it is. Read more to learn about a recent research study that found those age 50 and above who regularly engaged in cultural engagements outside of the home had a significantly lower chance of developing depression.
As the Leaves Fall, Your Energy and Mood Don’t Have To: Combating Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Goodbye summer and hello fall, the season when six percent of Americans will begin to experience symptoms of mild depression known as seasonal-affective-disorder (SAD).
10 Natural Ways To Manage Depression
Depression is one of the worst mental illnesses around that so many people suffer from. It can make you feel helpless, and it also can make you believe that you're not good enough for anything. Depression holds the power to destroy your self-worth and self-esteem, and it can stop you from moving forward in life. Learn more about how to treat depression symptoms naturally.
The Mental Health Crisis Hits College Students Across America
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
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.
Diagnosing and Treating Bipolar Disorder
“I feel like I'm a snow globe and someone shook me up and now every little piece of me is falling back randomly and nothing is ending up where it used to be.” ― Amy Reed, Crazy
Understanding Depression: Symptoms, Diagnoses, and Treatment
“The sun stopped shining for me is all. The whole story is: I am sad. I am sad all the time and the sadness is so heavy that I can’t get away from it. Not ever.” -Nina LaCour