Maintaining Your Mental Health During Cancer Treatments

Posted by on Oct 9, 2018 in Coping, Vulnerability | No Comments
Maintaining Your Mental Health During Cancer Treatments

This article discusses how important it is for physicians to treat the “whole person” and not just the illness in cancer patients. Chronic diseases and certain mental health issues like depression, fatigue, and anxiety are almost always connected. “The mind, body, and spirit have a reciprocal relationship and each affect the other. What we believe […]

Four Common Mental Illnesses in the Elderly: Learn the Risk Factors and Symptoms to Watch For

Posted by on Sep 5, 2018 in Coping, Memory Loss | No Comments

September 10th  is when the world celebrates grandparents. Let us not forget our elderly population and their mental health. Research suggest that over 20% of adults over the age of 55 have had a mental health concern but only 2/3 have received any kind of treatment. This article indicates that “while mental illness in the […]

Eat Right to Think Right: Diet and Mental Health

Posted by on Aug 20, 2018 in Growth, Memory Loss | No Comments

Studies have shown that good nutrition is critical for mental health. An increase in mental health conditions has been linked to poor eating habits. Food is essential in the management and prevention of specific mental health conditions like depression, schizophrenia, ADHD, and Alzheimer’s. Your brain needs the proper amount of complex carbs, amino acids, vitamins, […]

Q & A with Leah Eckley, Associate Director of Smart Support with SW Human Development: The importance of mental health in early childhood development

Posted by on Aug 7, 2018 in Parenting, Youth | No Comments

National data shows that pre-K children are expelled at three times the rate as K-12 students for challenging behaviors. A child’s early years can be a roller coaster of emotions and behaviors, but when do challenging behaviors cross the line into mental health issues? What does early childhood mental health look like? Early childhood mental […]

Exercise For Mental Health: 8 Keys To Get And Stay Moving

Posted by on Jul 27, 2018 in Coping, Growth, PTSD | No Comments
Exercise For Mental Health: 8 Keys To Get And Stay Moving

“Exercise has been researched and validated for treating a variety of mental issues and mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia,addictions, grief, relationship problems, dementia, and personality disorders. Additionally, exercise alleviates such conditions such as bad moods, stress, chronic pain and chronic illness.” Dr. Hibbert goes on to talk about the […]