Does what we eat affect our mental health?

There is an old saying you are what you eat, and research shows that what we eat may be associated with wellbeing. A recent study according to the mental health foundation found that a Mediterranean diet high in vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, beans, cereals, grains, fish and unsaturated fat such as olive oil supplemented with … Continue reading Does what we eat affect our mental health?

How to tell the difference between an emotional slump and clinical depression

How to tell the difference between an emotional slump and clinical depression

Changes in mood and emotional ups and downs are natural parts of life. If you’re struggling with a low mood and lack of motivation, you may wonder if what you’re feeling is just normal or something more serious. Here are some ways to tell the difference between an emotional slump and clinical depression.  An emotional slump is often situational. Maybe there are some sad or stressful things … Continue reading How to tell the difference between an emotional slump and clinical depression

Successfully Surviving the Winter Blues

The calendar says spring is fast approaching, but for many of us, winter rages on. We cling to the moments of sunshine while wading through many inches of snow, longing for warmer days, pretty flowers, and the sound of happy birds. The longer winter is, the harder it becomes to battle back against the winter … Continue reading Successfully Surviving the Winter Blues

HOW ACCEPTING YOUR MENTAL HEALTH CAN BE LIBERATING

One might not think learning to accept your mental illness would be liberating but it can be. I'm serious. At least for me and my anxiety and panic attacks. Does it stop either from happening? No. I can't say that it won't ever freak me out really bad, but I can know that I can … Continue reading HOW ACCEPTING YOUR MENTAL HEALTH CAN BE LIBERATING

What I Learned After Neglecting My Mental Health

How often do you stop to think about your mental health? Has your mental health ever/always been a priority? For me, my mental health wasn't always a priority. The phrase "mental health" entered my vocabulary only three and a half years ago when I developed anxiety. It forcibly became a priority because I constantly felt … Continue reading What I Learned After Neglecting My Mental Health

Making It Through The Get-Togethers During The Holidays

As many people are writing at the beginning of their articles now, the holidays are here again.  With this information, it can create a great amount of joy. After all, we are all familiar with the “Christmas spirit.” However, when you have mental health issues, there are many, many other things to worry about. In … Continue reading Making It Through The Get-Togethers During The Holidays

How I Protect My Mental Health During The Holidays

The holidays can be very difficult for people who suffer from mental health troubles. I have anxiety and I get occasional panic attacks, which are a lot better now but they can still crop up from time to time when I’m under more stress than usual. Mostly when I have a heavy workload or worried … Continue reading How I Protect My Mental Health During The Holidays

Keeping Your Boundaries During the Holidays

The holidays are here! One of the most important parts of this busy season is self care. We get incredibly busy and often the most talked about part of Christmas is how frazzled people are from the shopping, wrapping, baking, writing out cards, attending plays and concerts, and figuring out how to pay for and … Continue reading Keeping Your Boundaries During the Holidays