Why Am I So Depressed All the Time?

Why am i constantly depressed

Depression is a mood disorder affecting how an individual thinks and feels. Sadness and other symptoms of depression can interfere with activities such as school, work, and sleep and can also get in the way of maintaining healthy relationships. Depression is more common than you may think, and people experience different types. Some people may […]

How to Conquer a Fear of Social Situations

Conquering Fears of Social Situations

Humans are social creatures; we automatically mirror each other’s mannerisms and emotions and even brain activity during interactions, and numerous studies show correlations between happiness and social connectedness. While not everyone needs or desires the same level of socialization, it remains a key component for life satisfaction. It’s not unusual to feel uneasy about new […]

Are There Over-the-Counter Mental Health Meds?

Are there over the counter mental health meds

There are many energy and brain wellness options in the supplement aisle in drug, grocery, health, and vitamin stores. Some even tout “cures” for depression and other mental health issues. But are there over-the-counter mental health medications that may help ease some symptoms? Do they work? What are some of their effects? Overview of Over-the-Counter […]

Indecent Exposure and Its Ties to Mental Health

Indecent Exposure and Its Ties to Mental Health

Occasionally, you may hear about or maybe even see someone streaking nude at a sporting event or some other public activity. In these instances, the indecent exposure may seem harmless and even funny. At other times, though, the intentional act of showing one’s sexual organs in public causes harm to others, has serious personal consequences, […]

Self-Harm: Understanding and Overcoming the Struggle

Understanding Self-Harm and the struggles it brings

Trigger Warning: The topic of this article may be triggering for some readers. Caution is advised. Stories about individuals inflicting harm on themselves may be difficult to hear. But these occurrences are both a cry for help and a reminder that much more must be done to increase self-harm awareness and how people can help […]

Why Am I So Angry All the Time?

Why am i always angry?

Anger is a strange and complex emotion. Some experts view anger as an extension of the fight-flight-or-freeze response. By reducing other behavioral, cognitive, and psychological functions, anger allows us to face certain dangers more effectively. At the same time, too much anger can isolate someone socially, cause them to lash out at loved ones, or […]

How to Conquer a Fear of Heights

Conquering a fear of heights

Fear plays a critical role when it comes to our survival, motivating us to maintain a safe environment and minimize exposure to threats. While a certain dose of fear is healthy and beneficial, occasionally, this emotional response kicks into overdrive and becomes disruptive. In general, the more control over our environment we have, the safer […]