Be Equipped for Recovery

If you want to be healed, make a commitment right now to begin the process of grieving. Take steps forward, even when you have to force yourself. These daily devotions introduce you to the tools you need for working through the process of grieving. We want you to be equipped for recovery. You may feelContinue reading “Be Equipped for Recovery”

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month: Mental Health Among Asian Americans

Akua Mind Body > Mental Health > Minority Mental Health Awareness Month: Mental Health Among Asian Americans Posted in Mental Health Posted on July 2, 2021Posted  by Kristen Fuller, M.D. Minority Mental Health in America “Minority Mental Health Month is a nationwide effort developed by Mental Health America to shed light on the multitude of mental health experiences within BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People ofContinue reading “Minority Mental Health Awareness Month: Mental Health Among Asian Americans”

Cognitive Biases that Can Feed into Social Anxiety

This post is a follow-up to a conversation Winter Dragonflies and I were having about different mental errors that can feed into social anxiety. We … Cognitive Biases that Can Feed into Social Anxiety

Genes and Depression

Depression is a common mental health condition. The World Health Organization (WHO) says depression affects about 300 million people worldwide. It’s the most common illness and the leading cause of disability across the globe. Depression affects how a person feels, think, and act. Patients with depression may have a hard time eating, sleeping, and working.Continue reading “Genes and Depression”

Antidepressant Side Effects & Delayed Therapeutic Effect

Have you ever wondered why antidepressant side effects seem to be worse at the beginning, or why it takes so long for them to actually start doing … Antidepressant Side Effects & Delayed Therapeutic Effect

Addiction Should Be Treated, Not Penalized

Nora D. Volkow APRIL 27, 2021 NOTE: A Spanish translation of this article is available from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the large racial health disparities in the United States. Black Americans have experienced worse outcomes during the pandemic, continue to die at a greater rate than White Americans, andContinue reading “Addiction Should Be Treated, Not Penalized”

Difference Between Stress & Anxiety

Individuals under stress will eventually start to feel mental and physical symptoms, such as irritability, anger, fatigue, muscle pain, digestive troubles, and difficulty sleeping. Stress can often lead to anxiety, and these terms are often used interchangeably; however, there is a significant difference between stress and anxiety. Stress is a response to an external factor, such as an impending deadlineContinue reading “Difference Between Stress & Anxiety”

DEPRESSION…THE MISCONCEPTION FOOLING US ALL

Sitting in her bed, she can feels her eyelids heavy across her eyes. She lays there still, reciting all the things she knows she should do, what she knows she would normally want to do – get out of bed, go for a walk, lay in the sun, reach out to a friend, meditate, eatContinue reading “DEPRESSION…THE MISCONCEPTION FOOLING US ALL”