Mental Health Warning Signs and When to Ask for Help

The signs and symptoms of mental health issues can vary widely in severity and frequency from person to person. That’s why it’s not always easy to determine if what you’re feeling is something situational that may pass on its own, or whether it’s something persistent that may require professional help. It’s important to know that[…]

Does Being Obese or Overweight Affect Your Mental Health?

Obesity is a common and serious condition that affects around 42% of adults in the United States. Obesity can increase your risk of physical health conditions, such as:   Type 2 diabetes Heart attack Stroke Certain cancers It can also put you at greater risk of severe complications if you develop COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.[…]

Protecting Your Mental Health In The Midst Of ‘Always-On’ Work Culture

Create Boundaries And Check In With Yourself   Social Worker Ebony Davis offers strategies helpful for people needing support in remaining emotionally and mentally regulated amid today’s demanding work culture.   Employee burnout has always been a work issue across industries, but in recent years, specifically the last two, the problem has only intensified amongst working[…]

Your Guilt-Free Guide to Taking a Mental Health Day

When stress gets the best of you, don’t think twice about taking a personal day. Learn how to take a successful mental health day that leaves your brain actually feeling better. Just because you’re not coughing up phlegm or in bed with a fever doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take a day off. No, that doesn’t[…]

Depression Signs, Symptoms, Latest Treatments, Tests, and More

Depression is one of the most common types of mental illness among Americans.   While everyone has experienced sadness, not everyone has experienced depression. In fact, if you’ve never been depressed, chances are that you don’t have a real grasp on what living with this complex mental illness is like. Depression is insidious. It affects[…]

Substance Use and Co-Occurring Mental Disorders

Overview A substance use disorder (SUD) is a mental disorder that affects a person’s brain and behavior, leading to a person’s inability to control their use of substances such as legal or illegal drugs, alcohol, or medications. Symptoms can range from moderate to severe, with addiction being the most severe form of SUDs. Researchers have[…]