Articles to Support Your Health and Well-being
There’s nothing like a warm, sunny day to brighten our mood and give us a boost of optimism. And after the spring we’ve had, we couldn’t be more ready for it.
What can we do when we find ourselves engaging with others in a negative way?
Although the symptoms of ADHD begin in childhood, ADHD can continue through adolescence and adulthood.
"I used to be passionate about my volunteer work, now I couldn't care less...", "Art used to be my favorite way to relax..."
"My boss must think I'm not able to do my job, I have to quit...", "If I don't get this internship, I'll never get a job..."
Bipolar disorder is much more complicated and grave than dealing with the ups and downs of normal life.
Do you know someone who is euphoric one day and completely depressed the next? That person may be suffering from bipolar disorder.
Close your eyes and take a deep breath. Let it out slowly. Feel better?
Struggling with a new move? Here are some things to consider when coping.
How to manage and change your emotions effectively with meditation.
What is CBT, what can it be used for and why is it so beneficial in dealing with mental health challenges?
Loss otherwise known as bereavement affects people in different ways. There's no right or wrong way to feel.
Learn how to manage anger during the coronavirus pandemic.
While a growing number of ads for nutritional supplements claiming to boost immune system functioning may tempt you, resist the urge.
Tips and strategies for coping with COVID
Some tips for managing the isolation we're facing during the COVID-19 pandemic
Learn tips to manage mental health and prevent acute stress.
"I don't remember what it's like to be happy...", "Sometimes, I get really angry and irritated with the people I love..."
Not everyone who is depressed experiences every symptom. Some people experience only a few symptoms. Some people have many. The severity and frequency of symptoms, and how long they last, will vary depending on the individual and his or her particular illness.
Most older adults feel satisfied with their lives, despite having more illnesses or physical problems. But depression in older adults may be difficult to recognize because they may show different, less obvious symptoms.
Depression is more common among women than men, likely due to certain biological, hormonal, and social factors that are unique to women.
When a person has depression, it interferes with daily life and normal functioning. It is a real illness. It is not a sign of a person’s weakness or a character flaw. You can’t “snap out of” clinical depression.
Depression, even the most severe cases, can be treated. The earlier treatment begins, the more effective it is.
"I mean to get things done, but I end up just wasting time", "I keep getting caught up and work, I don't know where I'm spending my time".
"My sleep is all over the place, I have no idea how much I get." "I keep waking up earlier and earlier." "I have to keep taking naps."
Do you feel very happy and energized some days, and very sad and depressed on other days? Do these moods last for a week or more? Do your mood changes make it hard to sleep, stay focused, or go to work?
Depression is a painful experience but one that does not have to continue. Read about the best scientifically-proven methods to relieve depression in this article.
While there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there are healthy ways to cope with the pain of loss.
Why our thoughts are powerful enough to impact the way our brains are wired.
Borderline personality disorder has historically been viewed as difficult to treat. But with newer, evidence-based treatment, many people with borderline personality disorder experience fewer and less severe symptoms, improved functioning, and an improved quality of life.
With awareness, motivation, desire for change, and repetitive practice, we can alter our thoughts and emotions.
Here are some tips to minimize procrastinating based on the understanding that it is impacted by our thoughts and feelings.
Here are some self-care activities that may help to relieve symptoms of depression, prevent depression from recurring, and/or help other treatments work most effectively.
Do you sometimes have trouble saying "no"? Don't worry - you're not alone!
When it comes to talking to a loved one about mental health, it can be very uncomfortable because as a society we are still living with a lot of stigmas and there isn’t enough information out there to help us know how to start such a conversation. Fortunately, there's a proven way to start that conversation.
If you’re concerned that someone you manage may be suicidal, start by having a conversation. You might feel unsure about what to say, but the main thing is to be calm and non-judgmental. You don’t need to solve their problems or understand ‘why’ – just listen and encourage them to seek support or check in with their health professional.
Sleep is an integral part of recovering from a heartbreak. The most important part is to establish a regular routine that will reinforce rest and relaxation.
Did you make New Year’s resolutions that are already forgotten? Avoid the emotional rollercoaster by setting yourself up for success.
The New Year is freshly upon us, and as we bid good riddance to the year 2020, we look ahead to how we want to shape our lives in 2021.
When feeling distressed or upset, we sometimes let our emotions and feelings determine our behaviour. In other words, we let our feelings dictate or determine our behaviour.
Learn how to manage complicated emotions facing those on the frontline
Managing emotions is a skill that can be learned and used to confront the most challenging feelings.
Men and women both experience depression but their symptoms can be very different. Because men who are depressed may appear to be angry or aggressive instead of sad, their families, friends, and even their doctors may not always recognize the anger or aggression as depression symptoms.
Telehealth can help make mental health services easier and more convenient to access and provide.
Use this meditation to work with difficult emotions, such as fear or body sensations, such as pain.
February is Heart Month, so it’s a great time to reflect on self-care for your heart.
If you think that you or a loved one may have depression, it is important to seek treatment. A person with depression cannot simply “snap out of it”—it is a medical condition that affects your quality of life. The good news is that, in most cases, depression is treatable in older adults.
As you get older, you may go through a lot of changes—death of loved ones, retirement, stressful life events, or medical problems. It’s normal to feel uneasy, stressed, or sad about these changes. But after adjusting, many older adults feel well again. Depression is different.
It seems like it's become harder and harder to date. How on earth do we make sense of the messy online dating scene?
"I felt like I was dying, It felt like I was having a heart attack.", "I got tunnel vision and I couldn't breathe"
"As soon as I wake up, my heart and my thoughts are racing...", "I cannot get on that plane, what if I can't control myself..."
With postpartum depression, feelings of sadness and anxiety can be extreme and might interfere with a woman’s ability to care for herself or her family.
Strategies for looking after yourself
When you live with depression it can be easy to neglect basic care for yourself but it doesn't have to be!
We’ve all experienced sadness but usually our sadness fades over time and gets better. But what happens when the sadness lingers?
Panic attacks are quite common. Ever wonder why our bodies are reacting in such a way? Let's break it down.
Know the signs to protect yourself and others.
Most of us have been touched by suicide in some way. Some of us have lost a loved one to suicide or know someone who has.
Know what the signs are - look out for those who need us most
The transition to motherhood can be challenging and full of unanticipated new realities. Here are the things I didn't plan for.
Never tried a massage? You may be missing out on more benefits than you realized.
Prioritize your sleep
Planning ahead for a relapse may help to reduce the severity of a future depression and make recovery that much faster
There are several types of depressive disorders. In this article, we explore each of these.
"I would scrunch my eyes and shake my head, but it would never go away...", "My whole body could feel it, like it just happened..."
Foundational tips to better yourself during stressful times
Borderline personality disorder is an illness marked by an ongoing pattern of varying moods, self-image, and behavior. Recognizable symptoms typically show up during adolescence or early adulthood, but early symptoms of the illness can occur during childhood.
Depression is more than a low mood. It can affect a person’s thinking, relationships, ability to carry out family and work responsibilities, and health.
A successful preparation starts with a healthier and happier you. Buckle-up and ring-in the New Year with Top 5 Dietitian Approved Tips.