Sunlight stimulates the production of endorphins-the chemicals that give us a boost of happiness and energy. As a result, it’s no wonder many people prefer sunny days to overcast ones, and why clouds and rain have come to be associated with gloom. If sunlight helps people to feel happy, it’s only natural that days with…Details
Eating disorders are among the deadliest mental illnesses there are. Because secrecy plays such a part in these disorders, they are often difficult to detect. Since the disorder has gone undetected for so long, its mechanisms are often firmly entrenched by the time the person seeks help, making it very tough to overcome.
“If you’re going to be thinking, you may as well think big.” – Donald Trump, American business magnate, TV personality and author (born 1946) Why do we limit ourselves when it comes to thinking and planning goals for our future? One reason may be that we’re not used to thinking big, as in contemplating a…Details
You’ve made it through the first step. You’ve admitted you are powerless over your addiction and that your life has become unmanageable. Perhaps you’ve made it several steps beyond.
The holiday season brings with it multiple parties dripping of sugary treats and toasts to health and happiness with festive alcoholic drinks. For many who are recovering from an alcohol addiction, holiday parties involve temptations that could risk their health and happiness. The holidays are an especially difficult time for recovering alcoholics.
One would think that the instance of mental disorders would occur similarly across various cultures. At least, that is the hypothesis when mental health issues are not greatly distinguished from physical ailments.
The fight against eating disorders is no longer limited to addressing the battlefield in one’s mind but also enabling websites that help perpetuate the disease for so many. The Proud2Bme Summit held October 13 in Tampa at the University of South Florida sought to help spread the news that a positive alternative exists at Proud2Bme.org.…Details
In recent years, bipolar disorder diagnoses have become more common, particularly in adolescents and young adults. While the National Institute of Mental Health has been hesitant to attribute the rise to any one factor, they do point out that we can interpret the rise in a number of potential ways. Specifically, NIMH states that the…Details
Bombardment with images of super-thin models and celebrities is everywhere. Magazines, television, billboards and catalogues are filled with pictures of women who exemplify beauty and style and they are all rail-thin. The cumulative effect of this is that women accept the media-projected standard of beauty and too often see themselves as something less. The repeated…Details
The holidays are a time of celebration. Families and friends gather together for meals, gifts, and festive drinks. Champagne toasts to the New Year, warm rum toddies near the fireplace, and glasses of red wine on the table often go hand-in-hand with the holidays. At the end of the evening, when guests make their way…Details