Depression and Happiness Pursuit: A Surprising Link

Recent studies show that there is a surprising link between depression and happiness pursuit – but how can chasing happiness lead to feelings of depression? Nobody wants to feel depressed. People want to feel happy. So it makes sense to pursue objects, relationships, and goals that you think will make you happy. Pursuing happiness is […]

What Connects Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD?

Mental health disorders are nothing to be ashamed of. They’re very common, and anybody can suffer from one. Mental health disorders like anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are common, but aren’t completely understood. The public and even people whose job is to study mental health disorders don’t always understand what causes mental illnesses. […]

3 Ways a Companion Animal Can Help With Mental Health Recovery

It’s becoming more and more common for a companion animal to be used in therapy sessions or for mental health recovery purposes. Some therapeutic interactions with animals may sound strange to some. Most pet owners can testify to the comforting aspects of having an animal companion.Furthermore, it’s not at all unusual for animals to serve […]

3 Ways to Manage Teenage Stress

If you’re the parent of a teen, you’re probably under some form of stress, different from the teenage stress exhibited by your child. You have to work all day or run the household (or both), pay the bills, maintain your relationship with your spouse or partner if you have one, keep up with your teen’s […]

Random Acts of Kindness: Ideas to Promote Positive Mental Health

[lwptoc numeration=”none”] Did you know that performing random acts of kindness for others can have benefits for you as well? It’s easy to think that when you are kind to somebody without expecting anything in return from them, you don’t get anything in return at all. But that’s not the case, and if you think […]

Understanding Social Manipulation and Bullying

Social manipulation can be difficult to spot and even harder to put a stop to. Parents look for signs of physical bullying when they’re worried that their child is bullied. Alternatively, they will look for signs of cyberbullying: If their teen is stalked online Sent threatening messages Harassed via text or social media However, they’re […]

Navigating Social Situations When You Have Depression

For those suffering from depression, it can be extremely difficult to navigate social situations, even if they want to be social. If this resonates, check out these 3 tips to maneuver social events. When someone who’s never had depression or been close to somebody who has depression tries to picture what depression looks like, they […]

How Physical Environment Affects Your Teen’s Mental Health

[lwptoc numeration=”decimalnested” skipHeadingLevel=”h5″] Mental health isn’t something that happens entirely inside a person’s head. Yes, mental health problems often involve brain processes and brain chemistry, but other factors matter as well, including the physical environment a person lives in. The physical environment can trigger dormant mental health problems or exacerbate existing mental health problems. This […]

How Teen Nutrition Affects Mental Health

The way that your teen eats now will also set the precedent for their diet going forward in life, so good teen nutrition is an important factor in long term health. [lwptoc] You know that nutrition is an important factor in your teen’s physical health. Teenagers are developing rapidly, and their bodies need the nutrients […]

3 Ways to Be the Best Role Model for Your Teen This Year

Every parent wants their child to grow up to be the best version of themselves. That’s why, as a parent, you worry about the role models that your child looks up to.  You want the actors, musicians, politicians, or other public figures that your child admires to act in ways that you would want your […]