• FREELANCING AND STRESS  Whether you have a regular forty-hour a week gig or are freelancing, work stress can be especially hard to deal with. As Forbes explains, “work pressure is one of the leading causes of stress,” and in the United States, 77% of people working have stated they have physical problems from stress. This can end up costing businesses $300 billion a year from employees calling out sick and healthcare costs.    So if you’re getting too stressed out from your job and need... Read Article
  • HOW TO FIGHT ANXIETY OVEREATING  Snacks are often what we can turn to when we’re stressed out, and while it can be one of the less dangerous things we turn to when we have trouble coping, it can become an addiction as well. So how do we fight stress overeating?    As Mercury News explains, cortisol, which makes us hungry, and eating sugar can release opioids in our brains. As one nutritionist explains, “Food can give us the same type of reward and pleasure that even drugs... Read Article
  • HOW MUCH EXERCISE CAN MAKE YOU HAPPY  Hitting the gym is crucial for good mental health, and many people can’t get enough of the gym. So how much exercise can it take to make you happier in life?    A report in Newsweek tells us that even “as little as 10 minutes of physical activity per week” made a “significant difference” in your mood. Of course, more time exercising and staying active is recommended, with this report continuing, “Those who engaged in between 150 to 300 minutes of exercise... Read Article
  • WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR IN DEPRESSION RELAPSE  Many times when you get the end of the tunnel of depression, it doesn’t mean you’ll be free of it forever. In fact, we wouldn’t be human if we didn’t feel sad or down from time to time, so Refinery 29 just ran a report on what to do if you experience a depression relapse.    As Refinery 29 points out, recovering from depression is “not a straightforward process, and relapses do happen.” As one doctor at the Montefiore Medical Center says, “We... Read Article
  • A POPULAR DIET COULD HELP TEENAGE DEPRESSION  Diet is a very important component to combatting depression, and now Good Morning America reports a popular diet can reportedly go a long way to combat depression and hypertension.  As Good Morning America tells us, DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. There will be a presentation at the American Academy of Neurology’s 70th Annual Meeting this April that will show that DASH can help depression. DASH is heavy on vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and it keeps out foods that are high... Read Article
  • A THREE DIGIT NUMBER FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION COULD BE HERE SOON Everyone knows the three numbers that can save somebody’s life, 911, but suicide prevention is a little harder to remember: 1-800-273-TALK. The rapper Logic certainly helped with his hit song, 1-800-273-8255, putting the number in the national consciousness, but there are now efforts to make it easier to call suicide prevention if needed.  As CNN reports, a number that’s easier to remember could help a lot of despondent people who aren’t sure where to turn. Senator Orrin Hatch has said,... Read Article
  • THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION CALLS OUT THE NEED FOR DEPRESSION REHAB The World Health Organization has now called depression “the world’s leading disability,” proving that there’s a greater need than ever for depression rehab, and other methods of treating depression such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy and medication. This February is Psychology Month in British Columbia, and according to estimates, “the economic burden of mental illness to the Canadian economy is more than $50 billion per year,” a staggering amount, and statistics also state that one in five people in Canada will... Read Article
  • PERFECTIONISM AND TEEN DEPRESSION A lot of teenagers and young adults push themselves hard, wanting a better education and a better future for themselves, but being a perfectionist can also make you depressed when you fall short of your expectations.  Newsweek reports that “perfectionists may be more susceptible to depression – unless they can be kind to themselves.” And in a survey that was done in Australia where a thousand teenagers were polled, it found “perfectionists who were more self-compassionate were less depressed, regardless... Read Article
  • DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY IN COLLEGE Teen depression and stress is prevalent in high school and college, and according to a report on Washington.edu, over a fourth of college students in the state have struggled with depression and anxiety.  This comes from a survey of over 10,000 students at 13 colleges in Washington, two and four year colleges, and as Washington.edu reports, the reason for this survey comes “as the state Legislature considers two bills that would fund suicide prevention resources in higher education and additional... Read Article
  • SELENA GOMEZ SPEAKS OUT ABOUT ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION With so many celebrities speaking out about suffering from anxiety and depression, one of the leading pop stars who has been open about suffering from anxiety is Selena Gomez. Gomez reportedly just went into a treatment center in New York for what The Blast calls a “tune up” for her anxiety issues, and she told ABC News, “I’ve had a lot of issues with depression and anxiety, and have been very vocal about it. But it’s not something I feel... Read Article