• HOW SUPERHEROES ARE HELPING PEOPLE DEAL WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES  Many times when kids are growing up they look up to superheroes for comfort. It’s wonderful to think you could have a super power and be strong against so many things in life, and it’s a wonderful idea that can help kids, as well as adults, through their lives. And for one writer and lover of superheroes, they have helped her come to terms with her own anxiety and depression.    As Courtney Enlow writes in SyFy Wire, “Nothing in the world can... Read Article
  • DID KANYE WEST SUFFER FROM OPIOID ADDICTION OR IS HIS MENTAL HEALTH IN CRISIS?  Opioid addiction hits people of all walks of life, as Prince’s death has proved. Now there’s speculation that Kanye West could be another celebrity who has tangled with the deadly painkiller as well, or he may be having another mental meltdown.    Page Six reports that Kanye may have confessed to this to a DJ on Hot 97, claiming that when he reportedly suffered from a nervous breakdown that he had a problem with opioids as well. In a rambling interview, West said,... Read Article
  • Multitasking and Anxiety   In the modern world multitasking is a must. Firstly, the majority of people have their multitasking gadget, the smartphone, always by their side, in a purse or the pocket. These tiny devices give us so many possibilities: You can check your email, make a photo, share your post on social media, rate a café where you just had a cup of coffee on yelp, chat with your friends, check scores of football and basketball games, book a hotel or a... Read Article
  • 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