You expect having a child to be one of the happiest moments of their life. That can make it all the more stifling when you find yourself suffering from postpartum depression. Many mothers feel a sense of guilt, that their postpartum depression must be their fault. This could not be farther from the truth.
Depression can take on many forms. It behaves differently for different individuals, but there are also different types of depression diagnoses. Although most people think of major depressive disorder — characterized by major depressive episodes that may last for a period of a few weeks, persistent depression is equally valid and impacts 2.5% of Americans
A diagnostic assessment is a brave journey to take, and it’s the first step towards mental wellness. You may have known for some time that something didn’t feel right. Maybe you’re struggling to focus at work, or struggling with your relationships. Maybe you just feel like you’ve been in a funk, and while you keep
We make a lot of separations between mental health, emotional health, spiritual health, and physical health. This makes the different aspects of your health sound as though they are compartmentalized, but that’s not true. Your health is interconnected, which means your physical health and your mental health often go hand-in-hand. One example of this is
You may have heard friends, family members, coworkers, or even celebrities talk about the ways meditation has changed their lives. Today, there are podcasts, apps, and YouTube videos that can all guide you through meditation as a way of being mindful and grounded in the present. But how effective is meditation? While meditation is not
Anxiety disorders are by far the most common mental health disorders that affect people all around the world. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) states that 30% of adults will face anxiety at some point in their lifetime. Anxiety is an umbrella term for several different anxiety disorders, including: Agoraphobia Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Panic disorder
You can become anxious about external situations — such as a stressful day at work, an upcoming date, or a competition you’ve entered into. When you become stressed or anxious, however, it sets off a chemical reaction in your nervous system. Ever wondered how your stress hormones and anxiety impact your body? Let’s dive into
May is Maternal Mental Health Month – a month dedicated to raising awareness about maternal mental health and its importance in the overall well-being of mothers and their children. Here, we highlight a bit more of the history of Maternal Mental Health (Awareness) Month, but also, the importance of Maternal Mental Health – year round!
Having a child can be a wonderful experience, but it is certain to have a profound impact on your life and on your body. Your sleep schedule, daily routine, your finances, hormonal balance, and even your sex life may all be altered after the birth of your child. Roughly 60-80% of mothers develop postpartum “blues”
Nearly 10% of all American adults suffer from some form of depression, whether it be major depression, dysthymia, or bipolar disorder. Depressive mental illnesses are extremely common, affecting 3.5% of American men and 5.92% of American women in 2019 alone. But symptoms will look different between men and women. In this blog, we’ll break down