It’s widely known that eating healthily may have a positive impact on mental health. In fact, there is a whole discipline dedicated to the treatment of mental illness through diet. It’s called nutritional psychiatry or nutritional therapy.
Former WWE wrestler Ashley Massaro was about to celebrate her 40th birthday in Las Vegas, but she didn’t get to celebrate this milestone birthday due to suicide. Massaro allegedly hung herself in her Suffolk County, NY home (where her body was found) just a few days before her birthday.
Let’s face it. Most New Year’s resolutions don’t stick. This isn’t to say that you shouldn’t aim to make healthy lifestyle changes in 2019, but you may want to consider changing your approach. Take, for example, participating in Dry January.
Just when I think I’ve heard it all, I discover that there are people who follow ‘junk food diets’ to lose weight.
I have been very fortunate to have lived most of my life in warmer climates. I lived in Jamaica for over 16 years and have been living in California for about 40 years. Not only do I find the warmer weather more enjoyable, but I firmly believe it helps keep me healthy.
According to the results of my genetics testing, ‘depression’ is embedded in my genetic makeup. In other words, I am prone to depression.
Actress Charlize Theron was just doing her job. For a new role where she played an overwhelmed mom, the normally svelte star had to gain 50 pounds. But she gained more than just extra weight.
Quite often, a person who struggles with alcoholism also suffers from depression. Reportedly, depression affects many of the 140 million people worldwide battling alcohol use disorders. And to make matters more complicated, alcohol worsens depression and depression worsens alcohol abuse.
Mothers with postpartum depression experience feelings of extreme sadness, anxiety and exhaustion. Sadly, this makes it extremely difficult for new mothers to accomplish daily tasks for themselves or for others.
Mental health has been a major topic of discussion lately, especially with the shocking deaths by suicide of celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain.
I recently came across this story of one of our veterans - Chris Ellis. During his time in the Army, Ellis lost many friends in battle and suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) when he returned home. He reported that his dog, which he got through a nonprofit called Stop Soldier Suicide, was the reason why he was able to overcome depression and suicidal thoughts.
Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States, and it has been in the news a lot lately. The recent deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, along with countless others, from depression are examples - very sad and upsetting!
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