Myth #1: Mental health means getting the right medication To see the rest of the article, “The 6 Myths that Can Rob Us of Our Mental Health,” click on photo. Keep it Real Photo by Andrew Officer
Reblogged, author Yoni Freedhoff, MD • • • A great deal of well designed research has been published demonstrating that exercise is just as good, if not better, than antidepressants for mild to moderate depression. One of the best papers on the matter was published in 2000 in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine. In it Michael Babyak … More Walk Briskly Away From Your Depression?
One of the greatest challenges to recovery is invisible. How we talk about the problem of addiction impacts all of us. It creates stigma and a belief that a person will never overcome their behavior. For the rest of the article, “4 Things About Addiction and Recovery that You May Not Know” click on the … More Why The Greatest Challenge to Your Recovery May be Invisible
“Taking everyday little risks is good for us and is vital for our emotional and mental health, and our well being.” For the rest of the article, “Is Regret Robbing You of Your Well-Being?” click on the photo. Keep it Real Photo: JJ Firefox
Guest post by Claire Godden ___ While alcohol and drugs may provide a temporary reprieve from symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), the combination only serves to worsen the condition over time. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear” – Mark Twain Seeking early treatment for OCD is extremely important … More Guest Post: OCD and Addiction
30 Things You Don’t Realize If You Feel You Aren’t As Far As You Should Be In Life ___ By Brianna Weist, Reblogged from Thought Catalogue • • • 1. Your impact on humanity is not something you measure with a line on a résumé or nice Instagram photos. You leave your legacy in the minds … More Not as Far in Life as You Think You Should Be?
Recently, I was counselling a mother of two whose 16 year old son is using substances and currently not living at home. She talked about her own personal experience with trauma and abuse and how she went through her own substance use in her late adolescence. She looked at me and said, “I have learned … More Everything in Your Life is “D.E.A.L.Able”
“It’s not age that makes you wise.” Imagine Dragons • • • Wisdom… I used to think that being wise would make you well. After living for half a century, I think I’ve learned a few things. But most of what I’ve learned has come through facing hard things, learning from my failures and from … More You Can’t Age Your Way into Good Mental Health
“Do we really need to separate our emotions from our mind, our behavior, or from our spiritual selves?” For article, “Is Good Friday Good for Your Mental Health?” click on photo. Keep it Real
Reblogged from the New England Medical Journal; article By Michael S. Weinstein, M.D., M.B.E. • • • One might have predicted my fall. I have had depression and dysthymia since my teen years. When I was a third-year resident with increasing operative independence, a couple of surgical complications threw me into a funk. I convinced myself … More The Doctor and His Quiet Depression