The 3.3-pound human brain makes up 2% of our body weight and is responsible for at least a quarter of our metabolic functions, so, our grandmothers were absolutely right to stress proper nutrition for optimum mental health.
There is an impressive amount of evidence that links diet and mental health, making it harder and harder to deny that indeed, what we put into our bodies not only affects us physically, but also cognitively. Continue reading How to Eat Your Way to Mental Health
1 in 10 Americans and 121 million people worldwide suffer from some form of depression.
– by Luanne Rossi, LCSW / Talkspace Therapist
Depression usually affects more people than the individual it attacks. Family members of the person afflicted can experience a multitude of life changes, including financial difficulties, strained relationships within the family and unanticipated shifts in the overall dynamic. A lack of education about depression can cause close friends and family members to disassociate from the afflicted person, intensifying his or her feelings of loneliness. Continue reading Depression: How One Disorder Became A Family Affair