Getting Help for a Mental Health Illness

According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI), one in five adults experience a mental health issue each year. Post-pandemic, that number is estimated to have increased to as high as one in three adults. Unfortunately, many people don’t get the help they need. I tell people to follow this rule of thumb: if … Continued

Seven Tips to Help Adults Reduce Screen Time

According to the market research company Nielsen, the average adult spends between nine and 12 hours per day in front of a screen. There are benefits to using screens – for example, connecting with loved ones or learning activities. But too much screen time can lead to physical and emotional health issues ranging from obesity … Continued

Eight Simple Tips to Boost Your Mental Health

Today, more people than ever are suffering with a mental health condition. During the past year, there was an estimated 25% increase in the prevalence of depression and anxiety worldwide. According to a scientific brief from the World Health Organization in March 2022, “In the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, global prevalence of anxiety … Continued

What You Need to Know About Alzheimer’s Disease

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than six million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. By 2050, this number is projected to rise to nearly 13 million. Chances are, you or a loved one will experience or care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. Here are answers to some of the most common questions about the … Continued

The Sandwich Generation: Six Tips to Manage Stress

The struggle is real for the sandwich generation. This group includes people in their 30s, 40s and 50s who are caring for both children and aging parents. About 47% of adults help provide care for a parent who is 65 years or older while also raising children. In addition to providing more traditional care, one … Continued

Six Tips to Take Control of School Stressors

Going back to school means the return of waking up earlier in the morning, going to classes and seeing classmates. For some kids, it’s something to look forward to. But for others, stress makes it hard to enjoy the school year. School-related stress is common for kids of all ages and can stem from a … Continued

Helping Kids Deal with Cyberbullying

About one in five school-age kids report being bullied. What’s alarming is that the number is likely even higher because not all cases of bullying are reported. Although traditional forms of bullying persist, the type on the rise is cyberbullying. Bullying is unwanted aggressive behavior. Cyberbullying takes that aggressive behavior and hides it behind a … Continued

Take Control of Anxiety Symptoms

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issue in the United States, affecting 40 million adults and one in 10 children and teens every year. Anxiety presents in several ways, including generalized anxiety, social, academic, and/or performance anxiety, phobias, post-traumatic stress, obsessive-compulsive and panic disorders. … Continued

Eating Disorders: Watch for These Signs

According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, eating disorders affect more than 30 million people in the United States. These are serious health conditions that can result in muscle weakness, reduced cognitive function, infections, cardiac issues, organ failure and even death. Fortunately, with early recognition and treatment, it’s possible to overcome … Continued

What is PTSD?

It’s natural to feel fearful after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. Most people recover on their own over time, but if you continue to experience problems you may have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). View the slideshow to learn more.