What You Need To Know About The Link Between Sleeping Pills And Suicide

By Sarah DiGiulio | Sleep Reporter for The Huffington Post Experts say evidence shows that sedative-hypnotic medications (the class of drugs to which Ambien and Lunesta belong) are linked to increased risk of suicide, but this evidence still does not fully explain which patients are at highest risk.   Prescriptions sleeping pills are common. As many as four percent of U.S. adults ― …

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Wellness Wednesday | Can essential oils help treat depression?

By Ruben Castaneda | Staff Writer for U.S. News and World Report   Can essential oils – which people throughout the world have used for therapeutic purposes for nearly 6,000 years – help treat depression?   Some physicians say yes – particularly mild, situational forms of the ailment. But others caution that they wouldn’t recommend treating more serious forms of …

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#GivingTuesday | Make Mental Health Matter!

To donate go to: http://www.themhf.org/get_involved/do… Mental Health Matters! Join the movement this Giving Tuesday to benefit nonprofits in Grand Rapids, specifically the Mental Health Foundation. All donations will go towards MHF education programs such as be nice., Live Laugh Love, and Mental Health First Aid. Our programs teach people the signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety and ultimately provide them …

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Mental Health Monday: 25 ways to fight holiday stress

By Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen at Health.com Holiday stress-busting tips The shopping and crowds. The back-to-back diet-busting parties. The interminable chats with the in-laws. We understand how easy it is to feel not so wonderful at this most wonderful time of the year. That’s why we’ve rounded up these 25 expert-endorsed ways to help you dodge the seasonal blues and stay happy, healthy, …

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Wellness Wednesday: Tips for Managing the Holiday Blues

By Laura Greenstein for the National Alliance on Mental Illness   Many people can experience feelings of anxiety or depression during the holiday season. People who already live with a mental health condition should take extra care to tend to their overall health and wellness during this time.   Extra stress, unrealistic expectations or even sentimental memories that accompany the …

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Mental Health Monday: What It’s Like Having PPD As A Black Woman

We attended a Survivors of Suicide convention last weekend and depression within the black community came up a couple of times. While it can be difficult for anyone struggling with a mental illness to get help, it can be even more difficult for those who feel like they’re failing cultural expectations. I remembered reading this article and I thought others …

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Wellness Wednesday: 4 Breathing Exercises to Help You Think, Perform & Sleep Better

An article from the Utopian life    The average adult takes between 17,000–30,000 breaths per day. Every single one of those breaths are done unconsciously. But the minute you switch from unconscious breathing to conscious breathing, you experience significant physical and mental benefits.   Conscious breathing can improve your ability to concentrate; increase your athletic performance; reduce stress and anxiety; strengthen your immune system; and …

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Anxiety, invalidity, and seeking help – A letter to remind people they matter

By Caroline Meister – MHF contributing writer   I recently made an appointment for myself at the counseling center on campus. When I called, they told me the next opening was at the end of the November, which was over a month away. Later that day, I was talking to one of my friends who attends another out-of-state college and …

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Mental Health Monday: A Beginner’s Guide To Starting Therapy

Experts share their tips on finding the therapist who’s right for you. Written by BuzzFeed staff writers Heben Nigatu, Arianna Rebolini and Katie Heaney   1. How do you even find a therapist?   It’s absurd how daunting and confusing this first stage can seem, especially when it’s likely that part of the reason you’re seeking therapy is that you’re …

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A Surprising Family Legacy: the Molecular Scars of Trauma

Research suggests trauma leaves a biological imprint that can be passed down through generations.   By Stacey Colino a contributing writer for U.S. News & World Report If you think the trauma of a grandparent’s experience with the Holocaust or a parent’s wartime combat service or flight as a refugee from a war-torn country ended with them, you may be sorely …

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