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How Does Nutrition Affect Mental Health?

You may have heard the saying, “You are what you eat,” but what does that really mean? According to medical experts, the food that we eat should not only nourish our bodies; it should also nourish our minds, bringing both health and happiness to our lives.  Many do not realize that food, and nutrition more […]

The Risks of Ignoring Mental Illness or Not Taking It Seriously

It is estimated that, among the 57.8 million people in the U.S. experiencing a mental illness, less than half receive treatment or therapy. Oftentimes, those struggling with their mental health are afraid to acknowledge their problem and ask for help. This is because mental illness still carries a stigma – Many people are scared of […]

5 Lessons that Demi Lovato is Sharing About Mental Health Recovery

Like many people struggling with mental health disorders, Demi Lovato has experienced a lot of ups and downs throughout her life. It took her many years and treatments to feel like she had control over her life. Throughout her struggles, however, Demi Lovato has always been open about her battle with mental health and substance […]

The Mental Health Benefits of Summer and Why Summer Break is Vital for Students

Summer is in full swing, which means children, teenagers, and even some college students are back at home for a well-deserved break. There are many benefits of summer vacation for students, particularly in regard to their mental health. In fact, summer brings a myriad of benefits for everyone’s personal well-being, no matter your age or […]

What Does It Mean to Be Mentally Unstable?

It’s common to hear the phrase “mentally unstable” when referring to people who are struggling with their mental health. However, this description is not an official diagnosis, nor is it an appropriate phrase to use. In fact, calling someone (including yourself!) mentally unstable can be highly stigmatizing and demeaning, leading to misconceptions about mental illness. […]

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) vs. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): What’s the Difference?

Mental health disorders—such as anxiety, depression, and substance addiction—are complex conditions that can stir a range of symptoms in individuals. Everyone has a different experience with mental illness, including the severity of their disorder and how much it affects their day-to-day life. Some individuals struggle with multiple, co-occurring mental health problems. Therefore, no treatment plan […]

Can Drugs Cause Mental Illness? The Cause & Effect of Drugs on Mental Health

Research has long connected substance abuse to mental illness. Experts report that close to 40 percent of individuals with substance addiction also struggle with mental health disorders like depression and anxiety. Among adolescents, in particular, it’s estimated that 60 percent of those in addiction treatment programs also meet the diagnostic criteria for mental illness. But […]

Are You Parenting a Child with Mental Illness? Tips for Parents

Mental illness can affect anyone, of any age. Although it’s an unfortunate reality, it’s estimated that 1 in every 5 youth (between the ages of 3 and 17) has been diagnosed with a mental, emotional, or behavioral disorder. If you are a parent with a child who is also struggling, know that you are not […]

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for Anxiety and Depression

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is one of the most popular and powerful treatments for young people struggling with mental health disorders. A branch of cognitive behavioral therapy, DBT is largely known for its ability to address the underlying emotional dysregulation that accompanies anxiety and depression. DBT encourages individuals to develop important life skills, improve relationships, […]