MAY: Postpartum Depression Awareness Month
After having their baby, new moms may experience intense feelings of long-lasting sadness, or postpartum depression. Postpartum Depression isn’t synonymous with being a weak or bad mother. It is a medical condition and, like other medical conditions, can get better with treatment. Remember that many new moms experience a range of emotions from excitement and joy to fear […]
Mental Health Month – May 2015 – May 31st
Don’t go it alone. Tell your goals to someone you trust and ask them to help you stick with a plan. Studies show that social support helps you achieve your goals.
Mental Health Month – May 2015 – May 30th
Take a few minutes to breathe deeply – in through your nose and out through your mouth. Try this technique: Pretend you’re taking a giant whiff of a bouquet of flowers, then pretend to blow out a candle.
Mental Health Month – May 2015 – May 29th
Take a break from social media. Looking at social media can raise your levels of anxiety.
Mental Health Month – May 2015 – May 28th
Give yoga a try. Stretching and other forms of exercise help relieve tension caused by stress.
Mental Health Month – May 2015 – May 27th
Give yourself a break! Take 10 minutes out of your day for a walk. Small breaks (and exercise) improve your ability to deal with stress.
Mental Health Month – May 2015 – May 26th
To deal with a difficult task, write out steps you can take to complete it. People facing stress feel less depressed after problem-solving.
Mental Health Month – May 2015 – May 25th
Enjoy Memorial Day! Make sure to enjoy 15 minutes of sunshine, and apply sunscreen. Sunlight synthesizes Vitamin D, which experts believe is a mood elevator. (This was made without knowing it would be raining all day!!!) Happy Memorial Day.