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Cell Phone Addiction – Tips to Help to Get Off the Phone

For the last twenty years or so, it’s gotten harder to deny society’s cell phone addiction to the small “super-computers” everyone carries in their pockets, purses, backpacks, or in holsters hooked to their belt. More often than not, people have their smartphones out, eyes glued to texts they’re composing, games they’re playing, pictures they’re taking […]


Nutritional Psychiatry’s Growing Importance in the Treatment of Mood Disorders

One of the most important power-players in mental health and wellbeing is the neurotransmitter serotonin. It allows the body and mind to manage mood, regulate sleep, appetite and even reduces physical pain. What might come as a surprise to anyone that’s not a nutritional psychiatrist, though, is that 95 percent of the body’s serotonin is […]


9 Famous People With ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

When the subject of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder makes the news, most people associate the mental health condition with children. They’re not entirely incorrect either. ADHD – which causes symptoms such as difficulty staying focused or paying attention, problems controlling behavior or mood and bouts of near manic energy – is one of the most common […]


Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week: Erasing the Stigma and Embracing the Future

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day is Thursday, May 10, 2018 The second week of May – 7th thru 13th – is dedicated to Children’s Mental Health Awareness. Bringing attention to the difficult and painful symptoms that younger Americans, who might not have the voice or capacity yet to understand what’s happening, raises the profile of […]


Mental Health Warmlines vs. Crisis Hotlines (A Trained Listener in Times of Non-Emergency Distress)

Bouts of mental pain and sorrow are a common part of even the healthiest person’s life. These situations are often brought on by external factors – personal, professional or family worries – and while they might not be dire emergencies, having the opportunity to talk to a trained listener can help people sort out their […]


New York State to Require Mental Health Education in Grades K Through 12

It’s difficult to overstate how important mental health is, especially for children who are often unable to articulate symptoms of depression, anxiety or other mental health conditions. In a lot of cases, their actions, which may be the result of an underlying disorder, are mistaken for rebellion, laziness or contempt for authority. Misdiagnosing the symptoms […]


Diet and Depression: Landmark Study Confirms Link Between Diet and Recovery From Major Depression

There’s still a public squeamishness about major depression. The stigma, in fact, is part of the mental disorder itself. Feelings of shame, guilt and hopelessness are not generally subjects people want to talk about in personal social circles, much less at work or some other professional environment where they might fall prey to biases associated […]


Hygge [hew-guh] to Beat the Winter Blues and Improve Mental Health: The Danes Know What They’re Doing

As the grip of post-holiday wintertime clamps down on North America, it’s all too common to allow the shorter days, frigid temperatures and stress of getting back to work push us into isolation, both physically and mentally. In Denmark, where the average temperature in January is about 28 degrees Fahrenheit and 0 degrees in February, […]


Be Foodie, Not Moody: Neurotransmitter Boosting Foods to Improve Overall Wellbeing

Waking up on the wrong side of the bed may have more to do with diet than most people might think. One of the key factors in regulating mood and avoiding anxiety, depression or a general malaise in mood or outlook are neurotransmitters in the brain. Foods don’t actually contain neurotransmitters. However, the right kinds […]


The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Addiction

The environment a child grows up in is not the single determining factor for their overall health and wellbeing as an adult. For example, countless children of alcoholics leave home to become productive adults who never struggle with alcohol or drug abuse. In other words, the child of a banker robber won’t necessarily become a […]


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