Keeping a houseplant isn’t only a good hobby that will add beauty to any indoor space. Aside from the aesthetics, houseplants can also benefit your mental health. Plants are more than just decor or a hobby to keep; caring for them can give you a sense of purpose and help you destress
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Our lives can get quite stressful from time to time, which is why it is essential to remind ourselves to take a break. Our work lives can drain our entire energy and lead to serious mental health problems like burnouts and anxiety issues. When you are starting to feel the stress taking its toll on your mind, it’s time for a break.
Some people may wonder if what they eat affects their mental health. The answer is yes – the foods we eat can positively or negatively impact our mental health. It is easy to forget food can be eaten for enjoyment rather than just weight loss. We often forget to include food for mental health.
Significant life changes can cause increased mental health struggles. Switching jobs, moving across the country, the death of a loved one or ending a long-term relationship are all changes that can prompt periods of depression. Childbirth, a tremendous change in the life of a mother, is no exception.
Antidepressants are typically an effective way for depression to ameliorate. However, while they can help someone return to a sense of normalcy, antidepressants can interfere with one’s ability to perform intimately. But that doesn’t mean you have to stop taking antidepressants or that there aren’t options. Instead, there’s still a good chance of balancing antidepressants with your sex life.
Suicide is a subject that puzzles many of us, motivates researchers and directs the development of many medical strategies and treatments. The motives behind such behavior are not usually visible, or they might even seem incomprehensible to those left behind. Suicide rates vary according to age and gender: women attempt suicide three times more than men, yet men end their lives three times more than women.
Pets are an integral part of our lives. The joy they bring to everyday activities is infectious. With almost 40% of U.S. households having dogs and just over 25% owning cats, this feeling of joy is experienced by about 70 million households across the country.
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Exercising is not just for keeping yourself physically fit. It can keep you mentally healthy as well. Research has proven that exercises such as running, cycling, walking, swimming, dancing and even gardening (yes, digging holes and carrying bags of dirt is a workout, too) reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Mental health issues are one of the most significant issues in America. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) revealed in 2018 that mental health is a factor that 15% of Americans struggle with each year. Unfortunately, many mental illnesses cannot be prevented, but there are early warning signs and ways to help their mental health.
Mental illness and heart health are intimately connected. Your mind’s health can positively or negatively affect your heart’s health, potentially increasing your risk of everything from stroke to heart attacks. Likewise, if your heart is unhealthy, any strokes you experience could increase your risk for mental illness
The refusal to go to bed when you should is a psychological phenomenon known as “revenge bedtime procrastination,” which describes the decision to sacrifice sleep for more pleasurable activities such as bingeing and scrolling through social media.
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