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May is National Bike Month! Cycling and physical activity can not only improve ones physical health, but their mental health and mood. Only a few lifestyle choices have as large an impact on your health as physical activity. People who are physically active for about seven hours a week have a 40
Everyone has feelings of sadness and even grief. These feelings are normal and even healthy; however, there is a difference between the blues and depression. Feelings of sadness or grief that persist or linger for two or more weeks could indicate depression.
A new study published by JAMA on suicide risk and drug dosage found that the risk for deliberate self harm doubles when depressed young adults (under age 25) start treatment with a high dose of antidepressants. The study of 162,000 patients ages 10 to 64 found that 32 incidents of self-harm per
A paper published in the American Sociological Review this week states that as students become more popular, their risk of being bullied increases.
Mental health illnesses, like depression, affect millions - even those who seem happy and outwardly successful. "The recent suicide of Robin Williams reminds us that we need to continue to raise awareness about mental illness," said Kimble Richardson, a licensed mental health counselor at Community Health Network.
Anxiety disorders commonly occur along with other mental or physical illnesses, including alcohol or substance abuse, which may mask anxiety symptoms or make them worse. A primary care physician and mental health professionals can help with determining the subtle differences and can recommend the best treatment strategies for each condition.
Over seven percent of Americans suffer from social anxiety disorder. For most, antidepressants are used to treat their anxiety. However, a recent study revealed that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can be more effective than anti-depressants when treating the disorder - and effects are
Feeling extremely run down, tired, or even depressed? Well, there may be a reason for that. You could be experiencing the “winter blues” or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). It’s estimated that about three percent of the U.S. population suffers from SAD, and is more common in women than
This time of year, malls are packed with families anxiously waiting to see Santa. But what do you do when your child is scared of the man in the red suit? Should you encourage them to take a picture and face their fear, or will doing so cause mental harm? We asked licensed mental health counselor,
Never cry. Don’t show your feelings. Man up. Sometimes social pressures convince men that they cannot talk about their emotions, mental health or depression. We want to show men that their mental health is just has important as their physical health, especially during Movember—the month celebrating men’s health.
Community Health Network Foundation recently launched its end-of-year effort geared toward suicide prevention among Hoosier youth and teenagers. The campaign will support Community's Zero Suicide Initiative, the non-profit health system's bold and aspirational goal to achieve a zero percent suicide incident rate among patients in the next ten years.