It’s natural to feel stressed from time to time, but how do you define stress? What effect does it have on our overall health? What can we do to better understand how to deal with it? When we are under stress, our bodies react in a certain way. A major challenge or threat causes chemicals and hormones to surge throughout your body. We instinctively respond like this in the face of danger, and it’s why our ancestors overcame occasional dangers.
There is nothing more joyous than spending time with family and friends during the holiday season. But unwelcome guests — stress and depression, can cause the holiday blues. As the Covid-19 pandemic threatens to negatively impact our plans and activities this year, it can be difficult to keep a positive attitude and stay safe. This time of year can be lonely for those who are unable to see their family or friends. But, even when you are with people […]
Mental health officials increasingly see substance abuse and addiction as mental health issues. In recent years, it has been viewed less as a sign of criminal activity and more as a mental disorder worthy of empathy and compassion, just like any other health condition.
The use of substances stimulates neurochemical changes that release dopamine and strengthen the association between a desired emotional state and a particular behavior. An individual is more likely to relapse if they use the substance regularly and […]
After more than a year of being in the frontlines of the pandemic, healthcare workers have had to deal with strong emotions — such as stress and anxiety. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention emphasizes the need for healthcare workers to recognize what stress looks like and take adequate steps to cope with it.
How The Pandemic Added To The Industry’s Stress
Stress from traumatic events impacts each individual differently. In August of 2020, the CDC released […]
At some point in our lives, most of us wanted a pet. Whether that pet was a dog, cat, horse, or even a hamster, we all wanted something to take care of. Something to bond with, to play with, to be our companion. However, did you ever think of the mental health benefits that pets have on humans? The Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) has done extensive research on this subject, which is called The Pet Effect.