Secret Signs of Depression

Depression is an extremely common illness that in the affects over 40 million adults in the U.S. every year. While many people can identify when a friend, coworker, or loved one has depression by the obvious signs, there are many people who suffer silently with less-obvious displays of depression.  The most known signs of depression are sadness and loss of interest in activities. Additionally, many … Continue reading Secret Signs of Depression

What Are Anxiety Attacks?

Many people have felt anxiety before whether it’s before a job interview, a big game, or maybe even a social setting.  In fact, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America about 18.1% of adults in the U.S. have an anxiety disorder. Many people who have a high amount of anxiety frequently suffer from anxiety attacks. An anxiety attack can be described as an … Continue reading What Are Anxiety Attacks?

Importance of Community

Feeling connected in society can have the most positive effects on mental health. It gives a person a sense of belonging, the feeling of having a purpose, and the support for when times are hard. Belonging Being able to identify yourself within a group gets rid of that lonely feeling. When you can be your true self and feel accepted by them, it will cause … Continue reading Importance of Community

Connection in Progress

Mindfulness is focusing on the awareness of present moments while acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and body. It is meant to be a type of therapeutic technique like meditation. The key is to start doing tasks more mindfully. Think of why you are feeling this way or doing something a certain way. You can do this with just about anything. People tend to do … Continue reading Connection in Progress

National Wellness Month

August is National Wellness Month, and while every day should be a day of wellness, this is a great time to focus on setting healthy routines, practicing self-care, and managing stress.  This month is great for promoting these habits, and for some people who may already have these routines and practices established, this month can help them to refocus on their lifestyle. There’s always something … Continue reading National Wellness Month