Posts Tagged 'mental health'

Why Depression Should Be Taken Seriously

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Depression is more common than many people think. In fact, it’s one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States, affecting about 6.7% of adults. That’s 16 million Americans: people who have to cope with the sometimes debilitating effects of the illness in their everyday lives. The problem is severe enough that the WHO (World Health Organization) has declared depression the top cause of disability worldwide. Estimates suggest that more than 4% of the world’s population as a whole are affected by depression. Like many mental illnesses, it’s common for depression to be taken less seriously as it should be—as if it isn’t an issue that greatly impacts everyday life for those who suffer from it. Here’s why it’s important that we start shifting these views in the United States and worldwide.

Posted by Audrey Willis Mar 13, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

8 Ways To Take Care Of Your Mental Health

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Depression has become a serious health condition in the United States.  It is sad to see and hear about people on a killing rampage in the news, and America has been getting a lot of the spotlight.  While the media and the larger portion of the public see guns, others see the problem could be deeper.  It could be mental health, and according to the Center for Disease Prevention and Control, more than 1 in 20 Americans who are 12 years old and older reported depression.  That was just back in 2005 and 2006.

Posted by Jazz Pollard Oct 21, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

5 Mental Health Benefits of Regular Exercise

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Mental illness is extremely common, and can manifest itself in many different ways. Unfortunately, not everyone gets the help they need to stay healthy—60% of American adults do not receive treatment for mental illness, even after diagnosis. With the stigma associated with mental illness, some are afraid to seek diagnosis and treatment. Treatment can also be expensive, or cause unwanted side effects that can be worse than the illness itself, and our ability to treat and eliminate mental illness is still limited. Though it cannot solve all the problems associated with mental illness or addiction, exercise can be a tool for people struggling with these issues, as it has numerous benefits and is completely free and accessible. It’s also a great tool for people who are often stressed, anxious, or have trouble relaxing. Here are just 5 of the many reasons exercise can have a positive impact on mental health:

Posted by Sarah Daren Oct 19, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

New Telehealth Technology Used to Better Employees’ Mental Health

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Lost workplace productivity in America is costing employers more than $44 billion dollars annually, through things like untreated mental illness like depression. This information has been furnished by the Depression Center at the University of Michigan. In the year 2014 alone, mental health problems and issues were experienced by over 43.6 million Americans who are 18 years of age and older. These staggering reports and statistics show us how Americans in their prime are having many problems related to various mental health issues. There is no question that these reports are of great concern. The good news to report is that all across America an increasing number of employers are turning to electronic mental health services to help remedy the problem.

Posted by Sarah Daren Aug 10, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

PTSD Awareness Day: The Effects of Mental Healthcare Budget Cuts

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June 27, 2016 is PTSD Awareness Day. While most people have some awareness of PTSD, there is a lot more to learn.

Posted by Audrey Willis Jun 29, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

The Future of Rehabilitation: Using Virtual Reality to Heal

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We are in an age where our current technological advances were once just a dream of 80’s children. Hover boards, computers in our pockets, and augmented or virtual reality are now a part of our world. These devices are becoming progressively more prominent in the market, and interesting developments are creating worlds we couldn’t even imagine 30 years ago.

Posted by Katie McBeth Jun 20, 2016 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Staying Positive Through Your Journeys

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In previous blog posts, I’ve mentioned where I first developed my love for nutrition and people with disabilities. Typically when I blog, I write an educational piece about portion sizes, certain nutrients, and other nutrition tips; however, I think it is also neat learning about people’s journeys — the good and the bad parts along the way. Sometimes, it takes me a while to realize my own personal successes because I am the type of person who wants to praise someone else for their achievements and experiences first. Needless to say, looking back on my own journey so far has truly been a blessing to me and has landed me where I am today — working with the National Center on Health, Physical Activity, & Disability. I’ve been extremely fortunate with some incredible opportunities.

Posted by Rebecca Cline Feb 24, 2016 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

2015: Top 10 Global Health Issues

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Many non-profit organizations across the globe are trying their best to work against many deadly diseases. At the beginning of 2014, global health community (GHC) was focused to fight against the diseases like family planning, HIV, maternal health, etc. At that time, no one had thought that, Ebola would take up the entire limelight, pushing others on the side.

Posted by Alice Mason May 21, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized 4 Comments

Tackling Anxiety With Exercise

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According to statistics, anxiety is one of the most common mental illnesses in the world, affecting more than 40 million adults in the United States alone.

The typical causes of anxiety include personality, brain chemistry, life events, genetics, and the disorder is also frequently linked with depression, which I discussed in my last blog post.

Posted by Henry Croft Sep 09, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

A Healthy Perspective: Lessons From Some Leaves

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It’s fall y’all!!! While the peak of autumn has already come and gone in my home state of New Hampshire, my favorite season has finally arrived in Alabama, my current state of residence.

Posted by Katie Henley Nov 04, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments