Mental Health Awareness Month Week 4: Learning to Love Yourself
I read a great quote by Charlie Chaplin that inspired me to inspire you on those days when you are feeling sad and depressed. Here is the quote: “As I began to love myself, I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health; food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first, I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is “Love of Oneself”. Learning to love yourself can seem pretty daunting, but well worth the
Mental Health Awareness Month Week 3: Are You Stressed or Burned Out?
Do you feel helpless, completely exhausted or disillusioned most of the time? You may be on the path to burnout. When you are burned out your problems will seem impossible and the smallest item may tip you into feeling overwhelmed. Everything looks miserable and you can’t get enough energy to care about anything or be able to even help yourself. This feeling of detachment and sadness can jeopardize your health, job and even your relationships. The good news is if you recogniz
Mental Health Awareness Month Week 2: Depression Can Physically Affect Your Brain
We know that depression can affect people psychologically, but new research is also showing that it has the potential to affect actual physical structures in the brain. It can range from inflammation and oxygen restriction to an actual shrinking of the brain. Depression impacts the central control center of your nervous system. Research has shown that the following parts of the brain can shrink due to being in a depressive state: · Hippocampus- plays an important role
Mental Health Awareness Month Week 1: Mental Health of Parents
What do you think of when someone says, “My friend has a mental health issue and I don’t know what to do?” Do you think that this person is unstable? Do you think they must be living in a hospital or recovery place? Do you think that this person must be on a lot of medication? What do you think this person looks like? Are they messy, disorganized, not dressed or they don’t have good hygiene? What does mental illness “look like” to you? Mental illness affects everyone. It may