Understanding Major Depression: Symptoms & Treatment Options

Major depression is a serious mental illness characterized by a continuous sense of despair, depressed mood, and persistent hopelessness. The patient takes no interest in life and finds very little to no pleasure in living. Some other symptoms of the disease include constant feelings of guilt and failure, a disturbed sleep schedule, and suicidal thoughts.      … Read More »

Depression and Insomnia: How Sleeping Patterns Impact Mental Health

Insomnia is very common among people with depression and affects about 10 to 15 percent of the United States population. Multiple studies in clinical research have shown that a lack of sleep can result in a reduced quality of life, causing an imbalance that can lead to depression. The National Sleep Foundation suggests that people… Read More »

World Healing Day: Heal the World Starting with Your Mind

“The way you help heal the world is you start with your own family.” These were the words of Mother Teresa, and they’re especially important to remember this Saturday for World Healing Day. On April 28th, people from all over the globe will come together with a goal of wrapping our planet in a wave… Read More »


A Spring Cleaning List for Your Mental Health

Spring is a time for regrowth and renewal. Many people spend time cleaning their physical spaces, and while a clean house can help clear your mind, spring is an even better time to “take stock” of your mental health. Being mindful allows us to be better prepared to handle any life stresses and be more… Read More »

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How Pets Help Manage Major Depression

When you’re suffering from major depression, many find comfort with their pet – their best friend and biggest supporter. For tens of thousands of years, pets have been mankind’s best friend. Many even consider them part of their family. Whether it’s their unconditional love or their sixth sense when it comes to compassion and understanding,… Read More »

The Link Between Parkinson’s Disease and Depression

When you have Parkinson’s disease, it’s not unusual to become depressed. In fact, fifty percent of people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease experience clinical depression. Like the physical symptoms of involuntary tremors, both physical and mental symptoms are caused by changes in the brain chemistry. April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month, and over the past decade,… Read More »

Numbing the Pain of Depression with Alcohol

If your idea of a fun weekend includes the consumption of alcoholic drinks amongst friends and family, you’re not alone. Millions of people indulge every weekend. For healthy men, 4+ drinks per day (or 14 per week) is considered “heavy” drinking. For women, 3+ drinks per day (or 7 per week) is considered “heavy” drinking.… Read More »