Antidepressant Dependency Debate

In blog, Drug Rehab October 14th, 2019 No Comments

According to the American Psychological Association, antidepressant usage is on the rise. There has been a 64 percent increase in the number of people using antidepressants between 1999 and 2014.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that approximately 1 in 10 people aged 12 years and older take an antidepressant. The Independent…


The Link Between Poor Sleep and Depression

In blog August 11th, 2018 No Comments

People need at least eight hours of sleep every night in order to function at their best both physically and mentally. Our brains and bodies need that time to rest and recover so that they can operate in their healthiest state. Unfortunately the average American only gets about 6.9 hours of sleep a night and…


Are Your Social Media Habits Harming Your Psyche?

In blog June 18th, 2018 No Comments

Most people think of apps and websites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as fun ways to connect with their friends and people around the world. However, many studies consistently show that extended social media use can have a negative effect on your mental health. Many people are not even aware of how their social media…


Suicide Prevention Hotlines

In blog June 9th, 2018 No Comments

Mental health issues can affect people anytime and in all walk of life and different demographics. The recent suicides of both designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain are reminders that mental illness is a serious issue in this country. Even successful people can struggle with feelings of depression and without enough support may tragically…


Persistent Night Terrors and Mental Health

In blog May 21st, 2018 No Comments

It is natural for anyone to have a nightmare or anxiety dream every once in a while but people who experience very intense night terrors on a regular basis may be dealing with a sleep disorder. Night terrors are actually very different from nightmares which tend to occur after a day filled with tension, stress…


Why Addiction And Issues Of Mental Health Intersect

In blog May 20th, 2018 No Comments

When someone develops an addiction, it is rarely due to the addictiveness of the substance alone. While physical dependency plays a role in drug addiction, there are a wide range of other factors that make a significant contribution to whether or not someone will struggle with abuse. Genetic factors, cultural environment, and social influences all…


1 in 12 Americans Has Severe Depression

In blog April 11th, 2018 No Comments

Mental illnesses like depression have become a more prevalent problem in the U.S. and it can be difficult to quantify the full extent of the issue. However, studies have been tracking rates of depression in America over the course of many years and discovered that at least 8 percent of the population has the mental…


The Physical Effects of Depression on Your Body

In blog March 19th, 2018 No Comments

When people think of depression they associate the issue mainly with feelings of sadness and pain. While the emotional aspects of depression can be very severe, it is an illness that affects the whole person including their physical body. The changes that an individual experiences as their depression increases can affect everything from their brain…


Do You Have Seasonal Affective Disorder?

In blog November 10th, 2017 No Comments

Depression is a problem that comes in many forms and can be related to different mental health symptoms depending on the individual. A less commonly known type of depression is seasonal affective disorder or SAD as it is often called. This is a type of depression that is tied to a certain time period and…


Essential Oils for Anxiety and Depression

In blog October 24th, 2017 No Comments

Everyone experiences feelings of sadness and stress that can be overwhelming from time to time. Luckily there are plenty of natural mood boosters that act as a therapeutic way to ease some of your tension and help you feel more relaxed. Some studies show that the use of certain essential oils can be helpful in…

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