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How Does Yoga Help With Depression May 19, 2021

According to the Harvard Mental Health Letter, yoga can reduce the impact of stress, help with anxiety & depression, improve energy, & help self-soothe.

Many people choose yoga therapy to help with mental & emotional problems.  Yoga is a very gentle exercise that embraces...

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ADHD & Depression May 19, 2021

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) & depression are two conditions that can ofter occur together.  Having ADHD puts you at a 4x risk of having depression.  The reason being is the chronic frustration & disappointment individuals with ADHD have.  Individuals...

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Sleep & Mental Health May 19, 2021

Sleep & mental health are very closely related.  Deprivation of sleep will affect your mental health.  Also, those with mental health problems are more likely to have insomnia or some type of sleep disorder.

According to the Harvard Medical School, studies show that 65%-90% of adult...

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Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) May 19, 2021

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a form of alternative therapy treatment of physical pain or emotional stress.  It can also be referred to as tapping or acupressure.

People who use this believe that tapping the body can create a balance in your energy and treat physical pain. ...

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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) May 17, 2021

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy(DBT) can help you learn to get a handle on difficult emotions.  

DBT was created by psychologist Marsha Linehan, who specialized in working with patients with borderline personality disorder(BPD)  or continuous thoughts of suicide.  Today, it...

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Causes of Depression May 14, 2021

There are many causes of depression.  Here are some common causes:

  1. Childhood Trauma - painful or stressful situations from childhood could impact the way your body reacts to fear or stressful situations.  Examples of childhood trauma is physical & mental abuse.
  2. Family History -...
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Does Nutrition Affect Depression & Anxiety? May 12, 2021

One of the most excluded areas of mental health is nutrition.  Food does play a significant role.  According to Jodi Clarke, MA, reviewed by Dr. Steen Gans, when you are trying to cope with depression, small changes in your diet may help to decrease your symptoms & could have a...

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Tips To Manage Anxiety & Stress May 10, 2021

When you are feeling anxious or stressed here are some coping strategies:

  1. Eat healthy, do not skip any meals
  2. Limit alcohol & caffeine, which can trigger panic attacks and aggravate anxiety
  3.  Take deep breaths.  Inhale & exhale slowly.
  4.  Get enough rest.  When you are...
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How to Relax & Self-Care Tips May 07, 2021

Relaxing can help to keep yourself healthy, both mind & body, allowing yourself to recover from the stresses of everyday life.  Here are some quick & easy ways to relax:

  1. Breathe - Some breathing exercises are one of the easiest relaxation techniques that can effectively calm your...
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Depression & Anxiety: What are the differences? May 05, 2021

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is best described by exaggerated & continual worry about a number of different things. People with GAD find it challenging to control their worry. Their worries could be about things like money, family, work, or health.

GAD is diagnosed when a person finds...

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May Topic of the Month: Depression & Anxiety May 03, 2021

BLC is going to change it up here a little bit.  Instead of asking questions, posting inspirational quotes, etc., we have decided to take a topic for the month.  With that topic of the month, our goal is to educate & provide as much useful information as we possibly can. ...

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Stop Bullying Now behavior bullying childern Jan 20, 2021

Bullying comes in all different forms.  May it be name-calling, physical abuse, or emotional abuse.  It can happen to anyone at any age, either a child playing with friends on a playground or an adult.  It can happen to men/boys or women/girls.  No matter what, bullying...

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