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 […]

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 […]

Men & Mental Health: A Muted Cry

Posted by on Jun 15, 2018 in Anger, Coping, Vulnerability | No Comments
Men & Mental Health: A Muted Cry

“Not only do men and women communicate differently but they think, feel, perceive, react, respond, love, need, and appreciate differently.” John Gray, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: Practical Guide for Improving Communication Men don’t often verbally express their emotions. This unfortunately contributes to the notion that men don’t battle mental health stressors […]

Healing After A Loved One’s Suicide

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018 in Coping, Suicidal Thoughts | No Comments
Healing After A Loved One’s Suicide

It is never easy when a loved one dies from suicide. It often leaves family devastated and with feelings of disparity, anger, confusion, and guilt; but it is important to remember it is not your fault. You may have these feelings long after your loved one has passed away, along with nightmares, social withdrawals, and […]