April 4th is National Vitamin C Day! Most associate vitamin C as a way to fight off colds, but did you also know it has shown the ability to improve your mood? The brain actually holds more Vitamin C concentration than it does in the rest of the body! To get a little technical, Vitamin... Continue Reading →
The Effect of Divorce on Children
Divorce is a common happenstance in today’s world, something that effects 50% of children across America. While it can happen to half of the children population, it is not an easy thing for young children and adolescents to deal with. Divorce can cause many long term, psychological issues for children. This phenomenon also occurs with... Continue Reading →
Are you Struggling with Mental Burnout?
Stress is something that most Americans struggle with at some point in their life. Levels of reported stress have increased nearly 19% for adults since 2019 due to the corona-virus pandemic. That is a lot considering the previous reported rate was at 5% of the adult population in America. With concerns for physical and mental... Continue Reading →
Daylight Savings: A Reduction of Depression?
It is time again for daylight savings time! No more darkness at 4:30 p.m. for awhile and instead, brighter days and nights for us all. After a long, cold winter in the Midwest, it is a joy to experience some warmth. For many, daylight saving also brings an upward swing for moods all around. In... Continue Reading →
World Teen Mental Wellness Day: How You Can Help
On March 2nd, we recognized World Teen Mental Wellness Day, a day where the psychological health of teens around the world is given awareness. It is an important day to highlight the importance of the mental health of adolescents across the world and to encourage removing stigma about their struggles. 1 in 5 teens across... Continue Reading →
COVID-19 & MENTAL HEALTH
The SARS-CoV-2 virus, infamously known as COVID-19, has been for the past year the world’s largest enemy. Taking into consideration everything that has happened since December 2019, COVID-19 had monumental impact on the health of everyone in the world. The Association for Psychological Science (APS) states that increased emotional and mental stress on an individual’s... Continue Reading →
At Home Treatment for PMDD (and even PMS)
Recently we made a post about Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), which is an extreme form of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) that many women experience. To recap, PMDD is a disorder that affects around 5% of the female population in America. Many women experience extreme mood swings, including bouts of depression, anxiety, panic, and irritability. They often... Continue Reading →
PMDD: Are you experiencing extreme PMS symptoms before your period?
In the United States, three out of four women report experiencing symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) before their monthly period. These symptoms can range from physical to emotional including cramping, irritability, headaches, etc. Some women also experience symptoms of depression and anxiety, but these can be very mild. Other women however, experience much greater symptoms... Continue Reading →
What is childhood trauma? Childhood trauma is when something scary, violent, dangerous, or life threatening happens to a child between the age of 0 to 18 years old. Childhood trauma can happen to any child, at any time. It is important to note that trauma doesn't have to occur directly to the child, watching someone... Continue Reading →