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Can Stress Make You Sick?

77% Of People Regularly Experience Physical Symptoms Caused By Stress How Stress Affects Our Physical and Mental Health Stress has a significant impact on the health and well-being of people in the United States and worldwide. Research conducted in 2014 by The American Psychological Association found that 77% of people regularly experience physical symptoms caused…

Stressed at Work? Try These Tips

Managing Stress At Work Is Essential For Your Health Workplace stress is a familiar emotion for virtually every working adult across the world, and April is Stress Awareness Month. Stress Awareness Month has been recognized every April since 1992, but this year it seems particularly important. Learning to cope with our stress and finding healthy…

Do I Have Social Anxiety Disorder?

Social anxiety disorder affects approximately 15 million Americans, making it the second most commonly diagnosed anxiety disorder. It’s no surprise then that social anxiety is the subject of many highly relatable jokes, memes, and TikToks. Thanks to the internet and the popularity of memes and short format videos on social media platforms around the world,…

How to Set Goals When Living with Depression

How to Set Goals When Living with Depression Goal setting is one of the most important elements of success in our professional and personal lives. Empirical research supports the idea that having clear goals can positively impact day-to-day well being, but setting realistic and achievable goals can be challenging under the best of circumstances. If…

Is Social Media Making Me Depressed?

If you feel stressed, depressed or anxious after scrolling on your phone, there may be good reason why. The type of media you’re consuming, and which social media platforms you’re using may be affecting your mood. Recent news coverage has been full of studies examining the link between social media usage and increased depression, anger,…

Feeling Down This Holiday Season? It’s Normal – Here’s Why

Millions of Americans Suffer From The Holiday Blues, It’s Important To Seek Treatment Millions of Americans suffer from the “holiday blues” every year, and there are lots of valid reasons why. Even the simple pressure and expectation that you’ll be overwhelmed with the holiday spirit can be enough to set one on edge. Add in…

National Depression Screening Day Is October 7, 2021

Depression is more than just feeling down October 7, 2021 is National Depression Screening Day, a part of Mental Illness Awareness Week. Depression is more than just feeling sad or going through a rough patch. It’s a common, but serious mental health condition that requires understanding and medical care. Left untreated, depression can be devastating…

Postpartum Depression Symptoms

Recognize The Signs of Postpartum Depression It is very common to experience the “baby blues” in the days following childbirth. If you have the baby blues, you may experience mood swings, feelings of disconnection from your baby, crying spells, sadness, loss of appetite, or insomnia. If you continue to experience symptoms of depression after two…

COVID-19 Restrictions Are Being Lifted, Why Am I Still Feeling Depressed And Anxious?

COVID-19 Restrictions Are Being Lifted, Why Am I Still Feeling Depressed And Anxious? Large disease outbreaks have been associated with mental health problems, and the COVID-19 pandemic has had a major and long-lasting effect on our lives. The CDC reported that between August 2020 – February 2021, the percentage of adults with recent symptoms of…

Depression In Older Adults

Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment For Depression In Seniors In older adults, symptoms of depression can appear differently, but anxiety and depression are not a normal part of growing old. Many seniors and older adults are reluctant to seek treatment due to stigma associated with mental illness. It is estimated that one out of five people age 55…

How Is Mental Illness Diagnosed?

How Is Mental Illness Diagnosed? Mental disorders (or mental illnesses) are conditions that affect a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, or behavior that causes the person distress and difficulty functioning. There are more than 200 classified types of mental illness. Mental illness are conditions including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive…

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder Is A Type Of Depression Related To Seasonal Patterns Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression characterized by its recurrent seasonal pattern. Symptoms can persist for many months annually and share symptoms associated with major depression such as feeling down most of the time, losing interest in activities, and feeling hopeless…

How to Avoid Job Burnout

How to Avoid Job Burnout What is worker burnout? Burnout can be difficult to describe and even more difficult to identify but the most common definition of it would be a feeling or state of physical, mental or emotional exhaustion, often caused by external circumstances. It can also be a state of disillusionment with life…

ADHD and Your Job

How can I manage my ADHD at work? Staying focused, completing tasks on time, remembering important details, and staying organized can be difficult if you have ADHD. Dealing with ADHD in the workplace can seem like an endless struggle. But with the right strategies, adults with ADHD can stay focused, productive, and organized. While they…

The Importance of Mental Health in Minority Communities

The Importance of Mental Health in Minority Communities Mental illness affects people across all demographics. Minority communities face greater barriers to access high quality psychiatric and mental health services. Minorities are less likely to receive diagnosis and treatment for their mental illness, have less access to mental health services and often receive poorer quality care….

Do You Struggle With Undiagnosed ADHD?

Have You Ever Wondered If You Have ADHD? Have you have struggled throughout your life with poor concentration, inattention, anxiety, impulsivity, and getting organized? Have you wondered, or has someone one asked you, “Do you have ADHD?” If the answer to any of the aforementioned questions is yes, we recommend a professional psychiatric evaluation by…

8 Ways To Reduce Anxiety

8 Ways To Reduce Anxiety Anxiety disorder is one of the most common mental health conditions in the United States. Nearly 20% of U.S. adults experienced an anxiety disorder in the past year, and females are more likely to suffer from anxiety. The good news is that with professional treatment, anxiety is one of the…