Category: mental health

Mental Health and Exercise

Take Charge of Your Mental Health By Getting In Better Shape

January 30th, 2020

Today, I am happy to bring you a guest article from Marie Miguel, a writing and research expert for nearly a decade, covering a variety of health- related topics. Currently, she is contributing to the expansion and growth of a free online mental health resource with BetterHelp.com. With an interest and dedication to addressing stigmas

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Depressed? Try Exercising

December 23rd, 2019

An increase in physical activity can significantly reduce the probability of depression, even among people who are genetically predisposed to the condition, according to a new study from researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Published in the journal Depression and Anxiety, the research finds that “individuals who engaged in at least several hours of exercise each week were

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Is This Holiday Tradition Hurting Your Mental Health?

December 9th, 2019

The Holidays increase many people’s joy and happiness. Many experience an increase in mood when decorating their homes with twinkling lights and Christmas countdown calendars along with reading holiday cards from distant family members. But, which holiday tradition can make you annoyed and irritable? Hearing holiday music too soon can have the opposite effect. According

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Seniors and Sleep: There Is a Better Way

November 14th, 2019

There are many different reasons why we lose out on a good night’s sleep -- some involve the mind, while others concern the body. Have you ever felt exhausted at the end of the day, but as soon as your head hits the pillow, your eyes pop open?

Should Students Be Allowed to Take a “Mental Health Day” From School?

October 24th, 2019

New York Times on September 12, 2019, “On July 1, a law in Oregon went into effect giving students five mental health days in a three-month period. In 2018, Utah changed the definition of a student’s “valid excuse” to miss a day to include an illness “which may be mental or physical.” “ Following the example of Oregon and Utah, under a bill filed in the Florida Legislature for the 2020 session, public school students would be allowed to cite the need for a mental health day as an excuse to miss school.

Teen Suicide is “Skyrocketing”

October 22nd, 2019

"Sadfishing"

October 17th, 2019

Laughter is the Best Medicine

July 30th, 2019

Are the Midterm Elections Stressing You Out? Exercise

November 6th, 2018