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Tips to Improve Mental and Emotional Health

Tips to Improve Mental and Emotional Health

Improve Self Care Self-care encompasses many aspects of life. Here are a few suggestions: Mindfulness and Meditation: Learning more about these practices and putting them to use will help to relieve stress and improve relationships. There are many useful apps. I would...
Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Many Americans are not getting enough sleep. They are sleep deprived. It has become a badge of honor for some to let you know that they sleep 3 or 4 hours a night and do not care to waste hours asleep. DO YOU FEEL TIRED AND GRUMPY WHEN YOU GET UP? IN SPITE OF BEING...
Depression: Get Treatment Early

Depression: Get Treatment Early

Early diagnosis of depression, before it can develop from moderate to severe with potential grave risks, can have positive effects in all areas of life. We often equate depression with sadness but sadness and depression are very different states. Feelings of sadness...
Negative Thoughts are Often Part of Depression

Negative Thoughts are Often Part of Depression

Are Self Defeating & Negative Thoughts Contributing to Feelings of Depression? When you meet a new situation you will have a variety of thoughts about it. We tend to believe our own thoughts, including negative thoughts or self-defeating thoughts, rarely troubling...
Suicide Risk and Prevention

Suicide Risk and Prevention

Suicide Risk This past week, two people with familiar names to us, have apparently taken their lives by suicide. These sad events shock and confuse us. Questions such as “How could she leave her daughter?” ¬†in Kate Spade’s case or “How could...
Mental Health and Stigma

Mental Health and Stigma

Each year, May is Mental Health Awareness Month and its advent gives us pause to reflect on the stigma attaching to  mental health and mental illness illness. Unfortunately, this stigma can cause the close family members, friends or work colleagues of a person...