Category: Mental Health

  • The Social Benefits to Music

    It is a language spoken as universally as mathematics and money, though some would argue with more culture.  Music – audible poetry, able to move the emotions with little more than an array of intricately woven sounds.  Some sing, some play instruments, some simply participate through listening  to live concerts or with headphones on their […]

  • Living a Long Life: How Stress Affects Your Health

    Contrary to what you may think, not all stress is harmful to the health. There are two main types of stress. Eustress is the positive energy that gives you the drive to accomplish things. In moderate amounts, this kind of stress can energize you and give you a good buzz. It can also elevate your […]

  • How being in nature can help with your mental health

    Aimed at bringing out the best in young people who have mild to moderate mood disorders, the Anasazi Foundation Wilderness Program encourages healing, understanding and positive behaviour management. Who is it for? The program focuses on nurturing youth aged 12-17 and young adults aged 18-25. Personal issues vary but include depression, self-harming, lack of motivation, […]

  • How – and Why – Employers Must Tackle Stress In The Workplace

    The modern American workplace is a stressful place. With the impulse to spent 24-hours a day checking social media, monitoring email, and staying connected to coworkers in different time zones, it can be difficult for high powered employees to leave work behind. With the pressures of keeping a business running in a tumultuous economy and […]

  • Top 5 Most Refreshing Ideas to Prevent Stress from Controlling You

    “I am feeling stressed!” A statement most of us are familiar with these days due to some underlying condition or multiple causes affecting our well being. The reason can be anything, ranging from exam results to parenthood, job hunting and performance reviews from work. Each causal factor has its own level of intensity and impact […]

  • 25 Unknown Facts About Dementia

    Author: Audrey Throne Dementia, often confused with Alzheimer’s disease, is not a disease itself. Rather, it is an umbrella word used for different disorders caused by a number of brain illnesses that affect memory, ability to think and carrying on everyday tasks. Dementia is progressive in nature and its symptoms worsen with time. Dementia is […]

  • Post-Stroke Therapy: Combatting Speech And Language Difficulties

    In the United States and Canada, more than one million people suffer from a stroke every year, occurring most often over the age of 65, and an adult person’s chances of an oncoming stroke doubles each decade after hitting middle age. Most debilitating of all is that sufferers rarely come out of a stroke without […]

  • 11 things only a true hypochondriac will relate to

    You should probably get that checked out. Hypochondriacs: You know, those people that are constantly concerned they’re suffering from any and all of the latest and greatest debilitating diseases because of that one tiny symptom they may or may not even have.The imagination can do amazing things. Check out these 11 signs your imagination has […]

  • Feeling Anxious? Here’s How Counseling Can Help

    Has your worry tipped over into the realm of compulsive worrying about this, that, or whatever? It’s not only you. According to one source, anxiety disorders affect 40 million people in the U.S., about 18 percent of the population. Despite being a common mental illness, in fact the most common, only one third of sufferers receive treatment. […]