May is Mental Health Month and an excellent time to educate ourselves on the various aspects of the disease. Many of us are not aware of the impact mental health can have on physical health and vice versa. Although there are several forms of mental illness, ranging from schizophrenia to bipolar affective disorder, one of the most common is depression. Continue reading
At the beginning of April, Netflix debuted its widely talked about new series 13 Reasons Why, based off the novel published a decade ago. Clay Jensen receives a package containing cassettes recorded by his classmate Hannah Baker, who killed herself two weeks earlier. The recordings say there are thirteen reasons why she ended her life. The series tackles hard-to-handle topics like suicide and depression. Continue reading
Mental Health Month raises awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in Americans’ lives, and to celebrate recovery from mental illness. Mental health is essential for a person’s overall health. Prevention works—treatment is effective and people can recover from mental disorders and live full and productive lives. Continue reading
Being healthy means feeling your best. To mark Mental Health Month, we are going to chat & chew about feeling your best mentally and emotionally—not just physically. Our mental health affects our physical health and vice versa. While there are many causes behind depression—you have always felt this way, or experienced a life event that contributed—one of those triggers can be a sign of a health condition. Up to 33% of heart attack patients end up developing some degree of depression1, and diabetes doubles the risk of depression2.