Issues de Jour
Navigating the Holidays
The holidays can be stressful for someone who is struggling with an eating disorder. We get it. A lot happens this time of year—extra family time, busy schedules, social gatherings—and most of it centers on food. To help you prepare for the upcoming holidays, our staff has come up with some tips and words of… Read More »
Holiday Drinking: What Is Normal?
I recently read an interesting article about a Caron Treatment Centers study titled “Many Americans Oblivious to What High-Risk Drinking Looks Like.” Dr. Harris Stratyner was quoted as saying “Alcohol is still the number one cause of damaging behavior at holiday celebrations throughout the U.S”. The information in this article got me thinking… are the holidays a time and… Read More »
14 Tweets From Parents About Halloween That Will Make You Laugh Your Butt Off
“Treat or Treat!!” 1. Twitter: @Six_Pack_Mom 2. Twitter: @FatherWithTwins 3. Twitter: @ReaganGomez 4. Twitter: @PetrickSara 5. Twitter: @Cheeseboy22 6. Twitter: @WalkingOutside 7. Twitter: @XplodingUnicorn 8. Twitter: @simoncholland 9. Twitter: @MattWalshBlog 10. Twitter: @mommy_cusses 11. Twitter: @WalkingOutside 12. Twitter: @OBfromNJ 13. Twitter: @drinksmcgee 14. Twitter: @sarcasticmommy4 By Krista Torres https://www.buzzfeed.com/kristatorres/14-jokes-by-parents-about-halloween-that-will-make-you?utm_term=.bxrMMpVygL#.algxxYlB1p
Go Take A Hike (And Get Some Vitamin D)
Do you ever feel less energized, motivated or happy during the winter months? If you do, you aren’t the only one. Many people’s moods and feelings are affected by the amount of sunshine and vitamin D they receive. “Some studies suggest an association between low vitamin D levels in the blood and various mood disorders,… Read More »
Less Sunlight Means More Blues For Some
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that recurs regularly at certain times of the year, usually beginning in late fall or winter and lasting into spring. While the reported incidence of SAD in the general population is four to 10 percent, some studies suggest that up to 20 percent of people in… Read More »
The Importance Of Maintaining Mental Health In College
Did you know that colleges and universities are more aware of college students’ mental health needs now than ever before? Thanks to current research findings, they are doing a much better job understanding the link between mental health and academic success. The American College Health Association informs colleges (and all of us) that mental health needs… Read More »
Mental Health in the Workplace: The Value of Rest
Earlier this week, I found a scrap of paper while cleaning that stopped me in my tracks. On it, I had written “take a year off” followed by a short list of commitments in my personal and professional life. The list included things I had entered into with excitement—like training other people in my profession… Read More »
Was Anyone Else Worried They Were Accidentally Going to Look Directly at the Eclipse?
Don’t look at the eclipse, worried optometrists have been warning for weeks. It could cause serious, permanent eye damage, but you won’t even know it’s happening because you won’t feel it — our stupid retinas are apparently not equipped with pain receptors. And in some kind of horrifying twist out of a dark fairy tale, you won’t realize… Read More »
‘Magic 6 hours’ could dramatically improve your relationship
Do you have 6 hours a week to devote to your marriage? Find out how to keep the romance alive even when life gets busy!