The Importance of Community


The Importance of Community

Mental health significantly impacts quality of life and so it makes sense we would prioritize working to improve our relationship with our mind and body. Such efforts could include working to eat healthier foods, exercising more consistently, or obtaining quality sleep each night. In addition to the above, a sometimes overlooked factor contributing to our well-being is a sense of...[ read more ]

The Truth About Perfectionism

We live in a society that values the appearance of perfection. While there is opportunity to obtain apparent perfection - perhaps architects can draw a perfectly straight line, mathematicians can solve an equation with a perfect calculation, or a chocolate cake can be perfectly moist, humans can never achieve a state of actual perfection because we are a perpetual work...[ read more ]

How Daily Exercise Can Treat Depression

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 9% of American adults live with depression. In addition, a Major Depressive Episode is the leading cause of disability for Americans ages 15 to 44. Antidepressants are commonly prescribed to treat moderate to severe depressive symptoms. While helpful, these medications can also produce uncomfortable side effects - headaches, nausea, sleep...[ read more ]

Why Depression Is Misunderstood

Of all the words in the English language, depression could be one of the most misunderstood. Why does this term seem to confuse so many people? Why is its real meaning so hard to grasp? It is because the term has two starkly contrasting meanings, depending on who is using it. Among clinicians, the term depression is used to describe...[ read more ]