The Importance of Mental Health Awareness

The Importance of Mental Health Awareness

The Importance of Mental Health Awareness

Mental illnesses affect 19% of the adult population, 46% of teenagers and 13% of children each year. People struggling with their mental health may be in your family, live next door, teach your children, work in the next cubicle or sit…

Construction Workers at Higher Risk for Suicide

Construction Workers at Higher Risk for Suicide

Construction workers are statistically at a higher risk for mental health issues than virtually every other profession. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one third of all suicides in 2012 were workers in the construction and…

Tips for Talking to Someone About Self-Harm

Tips for Talking to Someone About Self-Harm
The stigma surrounding self-harm behavior can make it very challenging for those who struggle to seek and find help. Many of the people who self-harm carry great shame regarding their method for managing emotions as a result of the stigma...

How Psychology Can Help After a Heart Attack

How Psychology Can Help After a Heart Attack

According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, more than a million Americans have a heart attack each year.1 The key to recovery? Paying attention to the mind as well as the body. That’s because a heart attack can affect…

Seasonal Affective Disorder is More Than “Winter Blues”

Seasonal Affective Disorder is More Than “Winter Blues”

Awakening to another gray, cold, snowy day gives many Midwesterners the urge to pull the covers up over their head and hibernate until April. However, for about 6 of every 100 people, this slightly glum feeling gives way to Seasonal…

How Cancer Can Affect Mental Health

How Cancer Can Affect Mental Health
Cancer can affect your mental health - according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the link between physical and mental health is two-fold. Not only are patients with a serious physical illness more likely to develop depression, but...

Tips for Managing Depression During the Holidays

Tips for Managing Depression During the Holidays

The holiday season can be emotionally taxing for everyone. However, it is often particularly miserable if you are struggling with managing depression during the holidays. You know you should be excited to spend time with family and should be enjoying…

How to Count Your Blessings When You Have Depression

How to Count Your Blessings When You Have Depression

“What if I just don’t have any blessings to count this holiday season?” For most of us, Thanksgiving and the holiday season that follows represents an opportunity to count our blessings and have an attitude of gratitude. But for people…

Depression at College: Tips for Parents, Friends and Roommates

Depression at College: Tips for Parents, Friends and Roommates

College can be an exciting time, however it does come with significant and abrupt changes to daily life and routine. Some students settle in just fine after an initial adjustment period, while others may struggle with acclimating to their new…

Could My Teen Have Depression?

Could My Teen Have Depression?

A certain amount of moodiness and acting out is normal for teens, so I’m often asked how to know if a teen is struggling with depression. We usually think of sadness as the main symptom, but depressed teens may act…