Category Archives: Mental Illness

Five Enlightened Ways to Think About Mental Health

It’s time to eradicate stigmas. Life is hard even under the best of circumstances. Without physical and mental health, it’s difficult to enjoy life and to thrive. It makes good sense to take care of ourselves and that includes getting help when we suffer physically or psychologically. When we feel sick we get ourselves to […]

The Relationship Between Suicide and Mental Health

No suicide attempt should be dismissed or treated lightly! Why Do People Attempt Suicide? A suicide attempt is a clear indication that something is gravely wrong in a person’s life. No matter the race or age of the person; how rich or poor they are, it is true that most people who die by suicide have a […]

Caregiver Issues and Stress

Caregiver issues can affect both professional caregivers who are paid to provide care to individuals in their homes or in a health care setting and unpaid individuals who provide care to a loved one, friend, or family member. These issues may include stress, isolation, and fatigue, to name a few. It can be rewarding to […]

2016 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures

The Alzheimer’s Association recently released its 2016 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report. This annual compilation of national statistics and information, which is the most-cited source covering issues related to Alzheimer’s and other dementias, provides an in-depth look at the increasing prevalence, incidence, mortality and economic impact of the disease. In addition, 2016 Facts and […]

Mental health expert Lynne Shine discusses getting rid of bad habits

Lynne Shine, mental health counselor at Audubon Counseling recently appeared on Wake Up! to discuss tips on replacing bad habits with good ones. For example, let’s say someone wants to spend less and focus on saving money. In terms of spending money, set realistic goals. Don’t set overall general goals (ie. “I’m going to save […]

10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms. Every individual may experience one or more of these signs in different degrees. If you notice any […]

9 Ways to Treat Seasonal Depression

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of seasonal depression triggered by the change in seasons, primarily winter. More than half a million Americans experience a winter depression but are better come summer. “It is important to treat SAD, because all forms of depression limit people’s ability to live their lives to the fullest, to […]

What are the warning signs of depression?

With the recent passing of comedian Robin Williams, we wanted to shed some light on the topic of depression. Although depression affects people in different ways, there are many common symptoms of this illness. It’s important to be able to distinguish depression from the normal ups and downs of everyday life. According to the National […]

Understanding Mental Disorders

Mental disorders are common in the United States and internationally. An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older or about one in four adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. When applied to the 2004 U.S. Census residential population estimate for ages 18 and older, this figure translates to […]