Category Archives: Wellness

Common Mental Health Issues Among Wheelchair Users

Wheelchair Users and Mental Health

The treatment of disabled individuals in the United States before World War II was cruel and heartless. Forced sterilization of mentally or physically incapacitated people occurred with little pushback from society at this time. In his book Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in America, author Alex Stern states: “…supported by legislators, social […]

Common Mental Health Issues Among Stroke Survivors

Mental Health Issues among stroke survivors

A stroke is a life-threatening condition that can be devastating and debilitating. Not only do stroke survivors face ongoing physical limitations, but they also must contend with psychological constraints. Wheelchair users’ mental health can also be severely compromised. With more than 80 million stroke survivors worldwide, the need for post-stroke care and ongoing support continues […]

Not Seeing Things: Mental Health with a Visual Impairment

Not Seeing Things

Vision loss impacts the way you experience and navigate the world. For many people, not only does it affect their ability to enjoy favorite hobbies, connect with loved ones and monitor their surroundings, but it can lead to a loss of confidence and independence. This often has a profound impact on their mental health. Fortunately, […]

How to Embrace Zoom Meetings as Social Opportunities

Socializing on Zoom Meetings

Video or Zoom calls are now a core feature of the business world. Some of us vastly prefer these meetings to the traditional, in-person ones, while others of us find them annoying. Whatever your stance may be, there is no denying that Zoom meetings are here to stay, thanks to recent global events and massive […]

Depression and the Gut-Brain Connection

Depression and the gut-brain connection

Gut health and anxiety and the overall importance of gut health and mental health are gaining increased media and scientific attention. Depression and anxiety disorders are rising worldwide, with those affected experiencing increased disability, lowered quality of life, and significant illness burden. While genetics, neurotransmitter imbalances, inflammation, and lifestyle play an important role in psychiatric […]