Focus Essentials Blog: Information on a variety of mental health issues
Stress Management Behaviors Developed by Teen Years Impact Health More Than We Thought
Growing up with conflict in the home can be difficult for children and adolescents alike. High amounts of stress in the home can affect offspring in a number of ways. What researchers are just discovering is that these effects reach further than originally thought.
Researching Micronutrients for Treating Mental Health Disorders
There's been a considerable amount of talk surrounding the health benefits of taking a micronutrient supplement to help manage symptoms of mental illness. Learn more about the research conducted on the effectiveness of using micronutrient supplements to treat mental illness.
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.
Tips for Maintaining Diet and Exercise for Overall Mental and Physical Wellbeing
There isn't enough to be said about the importance of eating a healthy diet and engaging in regular exercise for better overall health and wellness. In our busy society today, this can be difficult. Here are some tips for managing a healthy diet and exercise for overall physical and mental wellbeing.
Tips for Coping with Depression and Sadness During the Holidays
There are numerous reasons as to why the holidays can be difficult. Regardless of the reasons, 64% of people who suffer from mental illness say their stress and symptoms are increased during the holidays. The silver lining is that there are ways to manage these feelings and cope.
Cultivating a Mindset of Gratitude
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.
10 Daily Habits for Improved 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.
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
Stress: How it Impacts Us and How to Conquer It
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 ...