The challenges of daily life can take a toll on a person’s sense of well-being. Depression is a common problem that has a broad range of causes, but there are available treatment solutions that are effective in most situations.
Nowadays, about half of Americans seek treatment from a therapist to help them with a variety of issues in their lives. Anyone who tells you that you don’t need a therapist, or that you should just work it out on your own, is wrong. Maybe you’ve had a traumatic break up, or are struggling with mental health issues — a therapist can help with both of those things.
Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that’s characterized by excessive shifts in mood. If you think that your mood swings may be a result of bipolar disorder, it’s important to seek help right away. Mood swings, as well as the symptoms below, may be an indicator of bipolar disorder.
In January and February, it can be hard to summon a positive attitude about winter. The holidays are over, but the days are still extremely short. The weather is frigid in most parts of the United States, and there’s isn’t another fun holiday until Valentine’s Day, which most people are conflicted about anyway. If you’re just feeling down because of the crummy weather, here are some little tips that will help boost your mood this winter.
Statistics paint a disturbing picture about the ever-escalating costs of health care. The fear of rising costs is complicated by the fear of losing medical deductions under Trump’s tax plan. Middle-class citizens are especially concerned about their ability to deduct medical expenses.
If you’ve ever realized that a chronic, unpleasant feeling in your life is emptiness, you’re not alone. With the advent of globalization and open borders comes freedom, and people are moving around more than ever before. Trips across the ocean are cheaper than they’ve ever been, jobs regularly move to new cities, and families that used to live within a single block are now spread around the globe. On an individual level, it’s now easier than ever to ignore our feelings, and distract ourselves with a potent cocktail that includes but isn’t limited to work, social media, food, alcohol and drugs, and shopping.
Research has shown that people tend to keep resolutions when they’re SMART, an acronym made up by the time management gurus at FranklinCovey that stands for specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. Resolutions fail when they’re too vague or based on other people’s perceptions and ideas rather than your own. This year make positive resolutions that you’ll actually achieve. Here are some ideas for unconventional but awesome New Year’s resolutions.