Going to bed is not just something that you do after a long day. It is also something that rests you, refreshes you, sets the tone for the following day, and has a major impact on your physical and mental health. Despite the importance of getting a good night's slumber, millions of Americans have failed to develop healthy sleep habits to such an extent that the Center for Disea ...

Once you hit middle age, growing older often has negative connotations. You hear phrases like, "Our best years are behind us" or "When I was in my prime..." enough to start to believing that this applies to you. Nip that thinking in the bud! Instead of complaining about all you've lost and lamenting over the loss of the "good old days, " focus on ways to improve your health rig ...

September is Suicide Prevention Month, and while suicide is a difficult topic to talk about, it is important to learn more about suicide prevention, and to educate others. Many people who intend to attempt suicide give some clues to the people around them: knowing those clues and what to do if you notice them can save a life. Signs include talking about wanting to die, feeling ...

If you find yourself feeling drained and tired a lot, you probably think about your need to sleep more and eat well. While those things can certainly increase your energy, you may be surprised to learn about other things that may be taking your zip. Procrastination can be a major drain on your energy and mood. Who wants to go about their day worried about a task they need to g ...

Show me someone who never gets stressed and I'll show you someone who is kidding himself. Everyone experiences stress, even if they have different triggers. The good news is that you can control stress. Below are a few easy, positive steps you can take to wrestle control away from those stressors and get some peace of mind. Move your body. There's a reason that people say that ...

Drinking water is typically associated with staying physically healthy and fit, but did you know that it affects your ability to think and your mental health? When you do not have enough water in your system, you may feel lightheaded and have trouble focusing on simple tasks. This may in turn make you irritable and/or confused. Dehydration also directly impacts mood. Many peop ...

Everyone regularly experiences anxiety, from minor concerns such as getting the grocery shopping done on time to the fear of missing a flight. It is not surprising, then, that anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorders in the United States. However, the commonplace nature of worry in our society can make it difficult to discern everyday concerns from a diagno ...

Bipolar disorder, which used to be referred to as "manic depressive disorder" is a condition that causes extreme and unpredictable swings not only in mood, but in energy and activity levels. There are an estimated 5.7 million people living in America with bipolar disorder, and only about half of them receive treatment for the condition. Unlike someone who is simply "moody," pe ...

When you think of depression symptoms, you probably think of someone looking sad and withdrawing from friends. While these are, in fact, some of the symptoms of depression, depression can also manifest itself in physical symptoms that appear to be unrelated to a mental health issue. It is fairly common for people with depression to suffer headaches. It also causes regular migr ...

Yes, it is something that seems to be on everyone’s minds. It is the talk on all social media and yet, it never seems to go away. Could it be, that stress is just a part of everyday life? I wonder if stress shows up outside of a relationship. That is to say, if you are not engaged or better yet interacting with another person then can you be stressed? I know that sometimes situations can be stressful, so rather you are interacting with another person you will always have the opportunity to interact with yourself. So, stress is very much a part of our lives.