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Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 06:00  by Amanda T.
Thanksgiving is described by some as the eating holiday. Although it is a chance for family to gather and practice gratitude like the early American settlers, it is perhaps the only holiday tied so closely to a particular food — turkey! Holidays like Thanksgiving can be emotionally taxing for many reasons, but they are usually compounded by excessive consumption of foods that are not always the healthiest. Making healthy food choices around the holidays can help balance some of the emotional pitfalls these days can bring. Here are some ideas…
From networking events to company parties and dinners, work events required for many jobs can seriously ramp up your anxiety. Work events can be stressful for anyone, but if you struggle with social anxiety issues, it can be especially trying. With some planning, there are ways to manage your anxiety to comfortably get through those office functions that require you to be present, professional and social. Tips for Managing Your Anxiety at Work Functions When you struggle with anxiety, the key is planning. You may want to believe a particular…
Surgery can be a traumatic experience for anybody, and emotional trauma after surgery is very common in surgical patients. During the preoperative stage, surgeons frequently ask for a psychiatric consultation for many common psychosocial problems like anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, personality disorders, schizophrenia and more. If a patient has or is prone to one of these disorders, it may increase the likelihood of them developing post traumatic stress disorder following surgery. What Is Postoperative PTSD? Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the mental health condition that can be triggered by…
Vitamin D plays a unique and important role in your body. It is the only vitamin that functions just like a hormone, connecting to a few different key systems in your body and playing an important part in their function. When vitamin D enters your body through the sun on your skin or is consumed through food or a supplement, it goes straight to your liver and kidneys, where it is converted into a hormone. This hormone is usually referred to as “activated vitamin D” or “calcitriol.” Then, it helps…

The Benefits of Pets on Mental Health

Monday, 25 September 2017 18:41  by Courtney B.
Any pet owner will tell you that pets are a big responsibility, but well worth it. Pets are fun to play with and good company on lonely days. They always know when something is going on and care their owners. They also require you to create a routine and dedicate time to certain tasks. A frisky cat will not let you lay on the couch all day, and a hungry dog won’t let you skip mealtime. The Psychological Benefits of Owning a Pet Just about any type of pet can…

Fall Craft Ideas

Friday, 22 September 2017 06:00  by Courtney B.
Of all the seasons, fall may include the most visual, iconic symbols and the richest color pallet. Between the big orange moon and the colorful leaves, fall provides inspiration for the creation of many arts and crafts projects. Everywhere you turn, the season is full of visual stimuli. For those who struggle with their mental health during the colder seasons - possibly with a condition like SADS - Fall can be the beginning of a decline in your mood and motivation. This is the perfect time to immerse yourself in…

Why Pumpkin Is Good for You

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 06:00  by Martha L.
It is that time of year again when pumpkin-colored and pumpkin-flavored goodies start showing up in stores and restaurants. Pumpkins, a timeless Halloween symbol, are incorporated in all fall-themed products from air fresheners to lattes. It is a sign of fall — but also a reminder to be healthy. Health Benefits of Pumpkin Pumpkin is not just a seasonal ornament and flavor — it’s also very good for you. The orange color of pumpkin flesh announces a healthy dose of beta-carotene in every serving. Orange foods like pumpkins, carrots, and…
If you experience panic attacks, you may know that it is possible to experience one while sleeping. The last time you thought you were waking up from a bad dream, you might have been having a panic attack. A nocturnal panic attack causes you to wake up feeling scared and anxious. It could be accompanied by sweating, rapid heart rate and breathlessness. Panic attacks during sleep can be devastating to your sleep rhythm. The attack may only last a couple minutes, but it usually takes a while to calm down…

College Student Mental Health Statistics

Friday, 08 September 2017 06:00  by Annie R.
College presents a unique combination of challenges for freshman students and those returning after summer break. For some, the stress of academic achievement intensifies after high school, and there is also the increased pressure of living away from home for what might be the first time. The average college student is still going through the adolescent stage of brain development, although they may look like fully-grown adults. Decision-making and risk-taking behaviors among most college students put them at increased risk for mental health issues. 80% of college students surveyed feel…

Depression and Chronic Pain

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 06:00  by Andrea T.
People who suffer from certain chronic conditions or injuries can tell you that chronic pain is no joke. There are some conditions that cause severe pain every day, and almost every minute. When the root cause of the pain cannot be resolved, many look to pain management for relief. Chronic pain can have more than just physical effects, it can also affect your mental wellness and your overall quality of life. What is Chronic Pain? Chronic pain is long lasting, constant pain. Some medical professionals define chronic pain as pain…

Why Stress Can Be Good for You

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 06:00  by Taylor S.
When you hear the word “stress,” you might connect it with unpleasant feelings. Stress is something we all experience, whether it’s from final exams, interviews or other obligations. But stress isn’t a bad thing -- it has a lot of benefits that help us function on a day-to-day basis. Stress also helped our past ancestors survive, and it helps us live in our modern world. We wouldn’t be where we are today without stress. It’s a reaction that informs us how to act and respond to certain situations. While stress…
Although it sounds like vision therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is more about your outlook than how to see. The connection between eye movements and emotional memory are tapped to call an emotional response to trauma that plagues you like a broken record. What is EMDR? Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a type of integrative psychotherapy approach to treating stress caused by traumatic experiences that helps clients reprocess the traumatic information in order to help them overcome related disorders, such as PTSD. In EDMR treatment, your…
It is an exciting day when you see your daughter go off to college with accolades of successful high school completion behind her and the rest of the world in front. For even the most gifted student, though, college brings many changes. Academics are harder and require more self-discipline, and most college freshmen are living away from home for the first time. Your daughter no longer has you to monitor her curfew or make sure she gets her homework done. She is now responsible for herself in many ways. College…

How to Lose Weight When You’re Depressed

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 06:00  by Alyssa R.
If you battle depression, you may know how weight gain or trouble losing weight with depression go hand-in-hand. The problem can affect the approximately 16 million adults in the United States who suffer from major depression. Many people find they gain weight as they age regardless of being diagnosed with a major depressive disorder. Women often find it difficult to lose weight after the birth of a child and as their metabolism changes over time. Working at a sedentary job, or a “desk job,” after many potentially more active years…

Loving Someone With Anxiety

Thursday, 10 August 2017 06:00  by Annie W.
Maintaining a healthy loving relationship with someone who suffers from anxiety can be challenging. Anxiety is one of those conditions that can show up unexpectedly and affect your life in ways you did not anticipate. Loving someone with anxiety means there are a lot of inconsistencies in your life. You may not feel that you can fully count on your partner to be there and fulfill the daily responsibilities of life. When you love someone with anxiety, you often end up taking on more and allowing your partner to opt…
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