• I could list off a metric tonne of behaviors and mindset shifts one could adopt to drastically improve their relationship with anxiety. Paradoxically, that might terrify you and induce even more anxiety. Welcome to the world of self-help, where everything appears complicated and the mind of a newbie is overwhelmingly over-stimulated, resulting in a prophecy of destruction causing anxiety levels to spiral out of control. Much of anxiety is individualistic and subjective to many variables. A quick intervention with someone... Read Article
  • MORE DEPRESSION MYTHS THAT NEED TO BE DEBUNKED When seeking help for depression, getting the wrong advice can be very harmful. There have also been myths about depression that have kept people from getting help until they realize what they were told was wrong. Bustle just listed several “old wives tales” about depression that should definitely be debunked as soon as possible, and the first on the list is you can talk yourself out of depression. *Bustle cited a quote in Psych Central that summed it up: “I... Read Article
  • A NEW LOOK AT JOURNALING YOUR WAY TO MENTAL HEALTH Keeping a journal is a useful tool for keeping yourself mentally healthy. It's an excellent way to keep a record of your progress as you heal, and it's a healthy way of getting your feelings out of your system. As Bustle reports, “Journaling was long thought of a practice reserved for writers and middle schoolers who have a top-secret diary), but that’s no longer the case: People of all ages have found journaling for mental health to be an efficient,... Read Article
  • CUTTING MORE THINGS OUT OF YOUR LIFE TO REDUCE STRESS A lot of times in life you can do things that make you very stressed out without even realizing it. Bustle just published a checklist of things we all do that make us stressed out, and how we can eliminate them from our lives. *A big one that's hard for a lot of people to let go of? "Scrolling through your phone all day." That's definitely gonna be a hard one for a lot of people to ditch, but as... Read Article
  • HOW ADOLESCENTS CAN HELP EACH OTHER THROUGH TEEN DEPRESSION HOW ADOLESCENTS CAN HELP EACH OTHER THROUGH TEEN DEPRESSION There’s an old saying that it takes one to know one, and many times teens can be more perceptive about what their peers are going through than others. Now according to a new study, kids in high school can “improve their peers’ understanding of depression and their attitudes about seeking help for themselves and others,” as a report in Futurity tells us. Ten high schools were polled for this study, where... Read Article
  • MARVEL STAR CLARK GREGG ON DEALING WITH ANXIETY  It’s encouraging to see many in the Marvel universe speaking out about their problems with anxiety, which shows the world that even superheroes can be vulnerable. Now Clark Gregg, aka Agent Phil Coulson, is the latest actor in the world of Marvel to speak out about maintaining healthy mental health.  As Gregg told Men’s Health, he started having “these strange episodes” when he was on vacation. One time he was in Provence, “sitting there in this incredibly beautiful place after working... Read Article
  • ANOTHER TRAGIC LOSS WITH ANTHONY BOURDAIN  The same week that Kate Spade took her life, Anthony Bourdain also died of suicide. Like Spade’s passing, Bourdain’s death brought out a great deal of sympathy from the world who have loved his show and were in shock that he took his life.    With two high profile suicides in a week, many of the reports on Bourdain’s death have included information where people can get help if they feel at risk. Many are confused and bewildered by Bourdain’s death, and... Read Article
  • BIPOLAR ROCK AND ROLLER SHOWS MAURO RANALLO MAKING HIS WAY THROUGH MANIC DEPRESSION  Maura Ranallo is not just known as the sports announcer for Showtime Boxing, MMA and WWE, but he’s also now a very public face for manic depression with the new documentary Bipolar Rock N Roller.    The Showtime documentary came out just in time for Mental Health Awareness Month, and Ranallo candidly opened up his life, warts and all. “I wanted it to be biopolar,” he told Sporting News. “I wanted it to feature the roller coaster ride that is my... Read Article
  • DJ MANIC FOCUS TALKS MANIC DEPRESSION  A number of musicians have been coming forward about their struggles with mental illness and how the music industry can do more to help, and it’s not just in the worlds of rock n roll or heavy metal that mental disorders tend to flourish. In fact, mental problems and addiction have haunted the DJ world as well, and now DJ Manic Focus has just spoken to Forbes about his struggle with bipolar disorder.    Manic Focus, aka John McCarten, learned his was bipolar... Read Article
  • A LOOK AT THE BEST MOVIES ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH  There is a lot of focus these days on the importance of good mental health, and it’s long overdue. As evidenced in movies like Ordinary People, when people had mental problems or suffered in a dysfunctional family, it was a deep shame that many would hide. Thankfully times are changing, the stigma is hopefully disappearing, and now Parade takes a look at some of the best films that dealt with mental illness, depression, and the importance of good mental health head-on.    The... Read Article