Archive for the ‘Wellness’ Category

The Highs and Lows of Bipolar Disorders

September 28th, 2015

Holidays and Your Health

December 17th, 2014

The holidays are upon us. For many people, this joyous time of year can also be very stressful. According to an online poll by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, nearly three-quarters of people reported that the holiday season makes them feel very or a bit more anxious and/or depressed. The following are a […]

October 9th is National Depression Screening Day

October 7th, 2014

Depression is a common health condition that affects an estimated 1 in 10 U.S. adults. Thursday, October 9th, 2014, is National Depression Screening Day (NDSD). NDSD, developed by Screening for Mental Health Inc., brings awareness about depression and promotes online screenings for depression and other common mental heath disorders. MHAM has partnered with Screening for Mental […]

How are you feeling?

September 25th, 2014

20 percent of adults will experience a mental illness in any given year. Most mental health conditions can be treated effectively with appropriate mental health treatment. Unfortunately, of those who do experience a mental illness, many do not get help.   For the past 8 years, MHAM has been providing online mental health screening for […]

Meditation for mental health

June 10th, 2014

Many people believe that the goal of meditation is to sit still and stop thinking. In fact, trying to turn off thinking is not only pointless, but also very frustrating for beginning meditators, and can ultimately counteract the positive effects of a meditation practice. The human mind thinks, just as the ears hear and the […]

Men and Depression

June 5th, 2014

In observance of National Men’s Health Week, June 9th through June 15th, we are highlighting some information and resources on men and depression. More than 6 million men in the U.S. have depression each year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Not everyone will experience the same symptoms. For men, symptoms of depression […]

Yoga for Anxiety and Depression

May 19th, 2014

by MHAM Volunteer Stefanie Motta As anyone who has experienced anxiety or depression knows, support from friends, family, a therapist, or an advocate is crucial. Yet, learning skills to support ourselves through difficult times can empower us to heal throughout an entire lifetime. One of the most effective self-care practices that I have found is […]

What to Expect at Your First Appointment

March 20th, 2014

Seeing a health professional for any type of health condition can be daunting. Being prepared before an appointment can alleviate some of that pre-appointment angst and can create better outcomes after the visit. Below are a few possible questions that may be asked from your health professional and questions that you may want to ask […]

Contacting a Health Provider About a Mental Health Condition

March 12th, 2014

When symptoms of a mental health condition emerge, knowing whom to contact can be somewhat confusing.  Below provides some information on who to contact first, type of professionals one might see, and tips on seeking a provider. If you have health insurance, you can either contact your health care provider or contact your insurance provider […]

Getting Help

October 23rd, 2013

Most mental health conditions start to develop early in a person’s lifetime. Half of adult mental health conditions begin before age 14, and three-quarter of mental health conditions begin before age 24. Getting help for a mental illness is often delayed. In the U.S. the average duration of delay in treatment from onset of symptoms […]