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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

What Are the Benefits of Equine Therapy?

There are many types of therapy available to teens to improve emotional health and recovery, but one you may not be familiar with is equine therapy. What is this type of therapy, and how can it help your teen? Horses may not be the first thing that you think of when you think of therapy. […]

Intermittent Explosive Disorder or IED: What You Need to Know

A diagnosis of intermittent explosive disorder, or IED, can sound scary.  If you’re the parent of a child or teenager who’s been diagnosed with IED, you may be wondering exactly what the diagnosis means for your child’s future – and for their present, for that matter. Take a look at some of the things that […]

Help Your Teen Start the New Year With Self Appreciation

It’s common for teens to occasionally struggle with their self-esteem and diminish their self appreciation. The teenage years can be challenging and sometimes confusing, and when teens begin to struggle, it’s easy for them to internalize their frustrations, which can result in them feeling bad about themselves. But confidence and self-esteem are key ingredients for future […]

A New Year Means New Mental Health Goals

Setting goals for the new year is a time-honored tradition, but this year it’s time to focus on creating positive mental health goals to reduce anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues. A lot of common goals or resolutions focus on things like finances, weight, health, relationships, or family. But if you really want to […]

How to Help Your Teen Set Positive Goals for the New Year

Anytime is a good time to set new, positive goals, but it can help to have a milestone or significant occasion to connect those goals to. This year, you can help your teen to make goals to better their mental and emotional health, here’s how. That’s why so many people make New Year’s resolutions. Your […]

The Health Benefits of Outdoor Winter Activities

Some people see the beginning of winter as their cue to get out of the house and partake in outdoor winter activities – they can’t wait for the chance to go skiing, snowboarding, or ice skating. Many others, however, would prefer to do the opposite – curl up inside a warm house with a blanket […]