The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

By Tonny Wandella People who exercise daily do so because it offers them a tremendous sense of well-being. They have more energy all through the day, sleep well at night, have clearer memories, and are more relaxed and optimistic about themselves and their life. It’s also an effective treatment for a variety of common mentalContinue reading “The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise”

8 Reasons Why Health is Your Greatest Wealth

By Power Foward The greatest “wealth is health.”  I believe that, but can’t take credit for that quote. It is attributed to Virgil, an ancient Roman poet. So we’re not talking about a new discovery here; more like a tried and true fact. Recognizing the direct correlation between health and wealth should not be overlooked,Continue reading “8 Reasons Why Health is Your Greatest Wealth”

11 Building Blocks of a Morning Routine for Mental Health

by By Courtney Telloian Morning routines can vary depending on individual needs. What works for one person may be burdensome for another. Explore the building blocks of mental health friendly morning routines below and start thinking about what elements you could incorporate into your morning to enhance your well-being throughout the day. 1. Prepare You’veContinue reading “11 Building Blocks of a Morning Routine for Mental Health”

10 tips to boost your mental health

“Mental health” refers to your overall psychological well-being. It includes the way you feel about yourself, the quality of your relationships, and your ability to manage your feelings and deal with difficulties. Anyone can experience mental or emotional health problems — and over a lifetime, many of us will. One in five Canadians lives withContinue reading “10 tips to boost your mental health”

How to Help and Support Someone with Bipolar Disorder

Erica Cirino is a writer, artist and researcher who works globally. Helping someone with bipolar disorder If you have a friend or loved one with bipolar disorder, you know this condition can be a challenge. The erratic behaviors and extreme shifts in mood can be hard for the person with the condition, as well asContinue reading “How to Help and Support Someone with Bipolar Disorder”

What to Eat for Optimal Mental Health

BY UMA NAIDOO The food you eat can have just as profound an effect on your brain and your mental health as the drugs prescribed by your doctor. The reason: Your gut and your brain are in constant communication with each other. I once had a patient who was confused as to why I talked aboutContinue reading “What to Eat for Optimal Mental Health”

Challenging the inevitability of inherited mental illness

By Lindsey Phillips With a family history that famously includes depression, addiction, eating disorders and seven suicides — including her grandfather Ernest Hemingway and her sister Margaux — actress and writer Mariel Hemingway doesn’t try to deny that mental health issues run in her family. She repeatedly shares her family history to advocate for mental health andContinue reading “Challenging the inevitability of inherited mental illness”

13 Brain Exercises to Help Keep You Mentally Sharp

Sara Lindberg, BS, MEd, is a freelance health and fitness writer. She holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and a master’s degree in counselling. The brain is involved in everything we do and, like any other part of the body, it needs to be cared for too. Exercising the brain to improve memory, focus,Continue reading “13 Brain Exercises to Help Keep You Mentally Sharp”

Mental Health Issues at Work Are Incredibly Embarrassing (I Hid Mine for Decades)

This moment makes me extremely emotional. Most of my career was spent fighting an invisible battle in my head every single day. Things got so dark that I contemplated leaving the workforce forever and living with an elderly relative who survived on government benefits. Thinking about what could have happened if I kept going downContinue reading “Mental Health Issues at Work Are Incredibly Embarrassing (I Hid Mine for Decades)”

5 Best Books for Dealing with Anxiety and Depression

About Mark, he is a two-time #1 New York Times bestselling author whose books have sold over 14 million copies worldwide. His work has been translated into more than 65 languages and hit bestseller lists in sixteen different countries. According to Amazon Charts, his book The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck was the most-read non-fiction book in 2017.Continue reading “5 Best Books for Dealing with Anxiety and Depression”