CARE Resources

The Comorbidity Of Anxiety And Depression

by See Original Link • January 19, 2018

When a person experiences two or more illnesses at the same time, those illnesses are considered “comorbid.” This concept has become the rule, not the exception, in many areas of medicine, and certainly in psychiatry. Up to 93% of Medicare dollars are spent on patients with four or more comorbid disorders. The concept of comorbidity is widely… Read More »

The Impact Of Music Therapy On Mental Health

by See Original Link • January 16, 2018

When I worked at a psychiatric hospital, I would wheel my cart full of instruments and musical gadgets down the hallway every morning. Patients lingering in the hall would smile and tap on a drum as I passed by. Some would ask me if I had their favorite band on my iPad. Some would peek… Read More »

5 Sleep Tips That Can Help With Depression

by See Original Link • January 12, 2018

We all feel a little blue from time to time. Sadness is a fundamental part of the human condition. For the majority, feeling down is often a temporary experience connected to specific events. For others, a sense of sadness or hopelessness can be more persistent—this is what we all know as depression. Depression is a… Read More »

Mental Health Starts With Listening

by See Original Link • January 9, 2018

When was the last time you considered how sound might impact your health?  Most of us only think about sound pollution when there’s a jackhammer outside our bedroom window, but it turns out what you listen to all day can affect your wellness. And since music is the most complex sound system you encounter in… Read More »

Postpartum Depression: Ways To Cope And Heal

by See Original Link • January 5, 2018

If you’re a mom or dad, you’ve walked through the otherworldly time surrounding pregnancy and childbirth. The time following the birth of a child is incomparable: It brings the gift of life and the fun of seeing your family grow. Parenthood also brings upheaval. Daily routines become irrelevant, sleep is sporadic and scarce, and guilt… Read More »

The Pathway To Peace Of Mind

by See Original Link • January 2, 2018

To create the roadways of a city, it takes years of planning, developing and building. It’s a never-ending process as new ideas are constantly suggested on how to make everything more efficient and in tune with changing needs. Peace of mind is developed the same way. In the 1900’s, scientists believed that our brain was… Read More »

Strategies For Living And Working Well With ADHD

by See Original Link • December 26, 2017

Starting from childhood, it’s critical for school counselors to use evidence-based interventions to help students with ADHD stay organized and manage their time. And those skills can translate into the workplace as adults. According to [email protected], which offers an online master’s in school counseling from NYU Steinhardt, small steps to manage a child’s time in the classroom efficiently and minimize… Read More »

The Best Movies About Mental Health

by See Original Link • December 22, 2017

It’s becoming increasingly more common for Hollywood to highlight mental health conditions in films. Because mental illness affects millions of Americans, it’s an extremely relatable theme. Sometimes, these movies show mental illness in a way that is inaccurate or stigmatizing. For those in “the business” who don’t have lived experience, it can be difficult to… Read More »

Managing Your Mental Health During The Holidays

by See Original Link • December 19, 2017

During the holiday season, many look forward to festivities with friends and family. But for others, this time can bring on or worsen stress, anxiety and depression. There are a variety of factors that can bring on holiday anxiety and depression. Some people experience increased financial burden due to travel, gift and/or hosting costs. Others may feel… Read More »

Pets Help People Manage The Pain Of Serious Mental Illness

by See Original Link • December 15, 2017

(Check out this short compilation of baby goats! Mental illness can be isolating, making the companionship of pets even more precious. Any pet owner will tell you that their animal companions comfort and sustain them when life gets rough. This may be especially true for people with serious mental illness, a study finds. When people… Read More »