Take Control of Chronic Pain

According to the National Institutes of Health, chronic pain affects 20 percent of American adults and costs our society about $560 billion dollars annually. Chronic pain covers a large spectrum of issues. It can be related to your joints, muscles, bones – even your mental and emotional health. It’s difficult to point to a single … Continued

Who Should Join a Breast Cancer Support Group?

Facing breast cancer alone can be overwhelming. But facing it with others makes it easier. It’s because of that shared experience and sense of community that many breast cancer patients choose to take part in a support group. These groups provide a safe space for both current patients and survivors to open up about their … Continued

The Case for Mental Health First Aid

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately one in five adults in the United States experiences mental illness in a given year. That means it’s more likely you’ll encounter a person experiencing emotional or mental distress than a person having a heart attack. Many of us are trained in CPR – but not … Continued

Getting Help for Depression

Depression is one of the leading causes of disability and time off work. It affects all aspects of a person’s life making it difficult to function normally and accomplish everyday tasks. Think of your brain like the control center in your car. If you have bad shocks or tires that are low on air, the … Continued

Beating Common Depression Stigmas

Nearly 20 percent of men and women in the United States will experience depression at some point during their lives. Although depression is common, there are still many misconceptions and stigmas surrounding the condition. Many people still believe that depression is not a real illness and that people who suffer from the condition can choose … Continued