Young People's Mental Health Issues Skyrocketed Over The Last Decade, Study Finds

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Today's young people experience drastically more mental health issues than they did in the past decade, according to a new studypublished in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. In particular, the study showed a significant spike in psychological distress, major depression and suicidal ideation among Americans aged 12 to 25 after 2011. Click here to read more…

How to Get Yourself to Work Out When You’re Depressed

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Exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health, both physical and mental. But just knowing that it's good to get your heart rate going doesn't mean that it's easy to get moving if you're experiencing a depressive episode. You're not always going to feel great about exercising—and that's more than okay—but if you're trying to stay consistent with a routine, there are steps you can take. Click here to read more…

The Effects of Anxiety

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What are the effects of anxiety? Many people are familiar with anxiety; indeed, "anxiety" has become a common household word, and for good reason. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported in 2015 that almost 265 million people worldwide lived with an anxiety disorder1. This figure doesn't include all the people who experience anxiety but not as a diagnosable disorder. Yet despite its prevalence, anxiety can be hard to describe and can leave people wondering if what they're feeling is anxiety or something else. Anxiety is a mental health condition with many effects. Here's a look at what anxiety is based on its effects.  Click here to read more…

Siblings of Children With A Disability: What Parents Need to Know

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As parents, we’re constantly concerned with doing the best for our children; with the time, resources and energy we have. And as parents of a child with a disability, much of life is focussed on providing additional support to meet their needs. Extra time, different rules and more appointments. With so much focus on a child with a disability, how do we make sure we’re meeting the needs of their siblings? Click here to read more…

The Power of Sharing Stories

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Can Storytelling Improve Your Mental Health?

As Joe Clemons was growing up, he used to listen to family members share stories. Some stories were imaginative and rousing, while others were more monotonous. Nevertheless, hearing accounts of how his elders experienced life before him was a form of bonding and had a large part in shaping his selfhood—especially the stories his father told him about coming of age as a black man at the height of the civil rights movement. Click here to read more…