6 Simple Ways to Calm Your Mind and Fall Asleep

Sleep is such an important part of having good mental health, especially if you are dealing with a mental illness. It helps your body and brain function at a more productive level.

When dealing with depression you will find that you either can’t get to sleep, don’t get enough sleep or sleep too much. Of course there are medications out there that you can get a prescription for. However, they usually come with side effects and who wants to add another medication to what they are already taking.

Listed below are some tips to help with sleep: Read More

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7 Tips to Boost Your Mental Health and Lower Depression

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It’s important to remember things that we are grateful for in life. When we write down or think about what we are grateful for it brings the positive to the front of the brain.

This will send the negative thoughts away while we focus on the positive.

It is always a good idea to keep track of all of your accomplishments. When you’re depressed it becomes all too easy to focus on the negative. That we are failures at everything we do. Read More

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Depression Stigma: What to Know and How You Can Help

Depression Stigma: What to Know and How You Can Help

Stigma surrounds every mental illness. The stigma varies from illness to illness but it is different for depression from the rest of the mental illnesses out there.

Depression has such a negative aspect to it which makes people dealing with it seem to be unreliable and unattractive.

There is also a self-stigmatization which makes people feel ashamed of themselves and causes them to be secretive about their illness. This is a big barrier in causing the person to seek out treatment for what they are going through. Read More

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5 Ways Exercise Can Enhance Your Mental Health

These days everyone knows that exercise is healthy and good for their bodies. However, what most people may not be aware of is that it is also one of the best ways to improve mental health.

Regular exercise can have a profound effect on ADHD, Anxiety, and depression among other illnesses. It also helps to improve memory, relief of stress, helping you sleep better and give a boost to mood.

You don’t have to be exercising for hours a day to reap the benefits. If you can find a way to include twenty minutes of exercise into your daily habits, you can still reap the benefits. Read More

Life With Depression: First Major Crash

To understand my first major crash after moving back to Canada and realizing my mistake with my daughter I need to take you back in time a little bit to give some background information.

Growing Up With My Step Dad and Mom

My mom and my stepdad provided very well for me growing up. I wasn’t abused, I was given everything that I needed, and was raised quite well by them. However, in some ways, they weren’t there for me. By that I mean emotionally. Read More

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4 Tips to Help You Get Motivated When You are Depressed

Depression is a killer to energy, focus, interest, and motivation. People suffering from depression get what they are supposed to do but the question they often ask is how?

At the very beginning, it can be extremely difficult to get yourself motivated when dealing with depression. If you can get a bit of a kick starter it can often time make things easier. How though, do you get that kick starter and get the engine running? Read More

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How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Help Depression

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, also known as CBT, is a type of psychotherapy. CBT helps to modify a person’s thought patterns which in turn help to change behaviors and moods. The basics of the idea are that negative feelings or actions result in distorted thoughts or beliefs.

CBT gives a blend of both behavioral and cognitive therapy. The cognitive side will focus on a person’s thoughts and moods. The behavioral side focuses on the behaviors and actions of the person. Read More

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Life With Depression: Moving Back To Canada

My depression only continued to get worse. After my third cry for help, I had decided that if no one else cared why should I? I finally gave up caring.

At that point, I decided that I would take the core of who I was and partition it in a deep corner of my mind and walled it up.

I figured that I wouldn’t let the depression taint and completely destroy the essence of who I was. This helped me to protect myself as I finally let the depression run rampant through my body. Read More

Green Tea and Vitamin B12 For Depression Experiment Results

In my post, Green Tea and Vitamin B12 for Depression Experiment, I gave some background to how the experiment came to be and outlined the experiment. 

In this post, I will be discussing the results of my experiment after giving it a try for one month. I was only able to drink the green tea twice a day. As mentioned in the experiment post the optimal consumption of green tea is four times a day.

However, even at the two cups a day I was able to see some results. From the results, I have had I hope to increase the green tea consumption to three or four cups a day and see if it helps more.  Read More