Mental and Emotional Health

Mental Health

Mental health is a broad category that encompasses our emotional, psychological and social health and well being. Your mental health affects how you feel, think and act. It also determines your response to handling stress and daily life events.

Mental health is a broad category that encompasses our emotional, psychological and social health and well being. Your mental health affects how you feel, think and act. It also determines your response to handling stress and daily life events.

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Beating the Winter Blues

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What is a Healthy Lifestyle?Mental Health
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What is a Healthy Lifestyle?

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Overcoming Chronic WorryingMental Health
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Overcoming Chronic Worrying

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Parenting: How to Deal with Picky Eaters

Parenting: How to Deal with Picky Eaters

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Finding and preparing foods that children will eat is a challenge most parents can relate to. Typically, parents complain that their preschoolers will eat only certain items, for example, pasta,…
Tips for Boosting Your Brain Power and Memory

Tips for Boosting Your Brain Power and Memory

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Until only a few years ago, scientists believed that starting in early 20’s brain function inexorably declined with age. This meant that your memory and ability to learn new things…
Overcoming Chronic WorryingMental Health
April 15, 2020

Overcoming Chronic Worrying

Do you constantly worry about your health even though regular checkups by your doctor reveal nothing wrong? Do you constantly worry about what your boss and coworkers think of you?…
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April 11, 2020

Motivating Children to Exercise

Did you know that physically active children are also more likely to sleep better, be healthier, more alert and academically successful? They are also less likely to develop chronic illnesses…
Beating The Winter BluesMental Health
January 18, 2021

Beating the Winter Blues

If all you feel like doing these days is climb in your bed, pull the covers over your head, and not come out until spring, you’re not alone. An estimated…

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Mental Health

Early Signs of Mental Health Concerns:

  • Eating too much or too little
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Chronic low energy
  • Unexplained aches and pains
  • Feeling a sense of hopelessness
  • Feeling as though nothing matters to you anymore
  • Smoking, drinking and using drugs
  • Strained relationship with family and friends
  • Feelings of forgetfulness, edginess, upset, anger, chronic worry
  • Severe unexplained mood swings
  • Not being able to stop thinking about memory or thought that is bothersome
  • Believing things that are farfetched or clearly not true to others
  • Thinking of causing harm to yourself
  • Inability to perform your usual daily tasks – a sense of extreme overwhelm
  • Socially isolating yourself and avoiding interactions with others
  • Not getting enjoyment or pleasure from any activities
Mental Health

Early Signs of Mental Health Concerns:

  • Eating too much or too little
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Chronic low energy
  • Unexplained aches and pains
  • Feeling a sense of hopelessness
  • Feeling as though nothing matters to you anymore
  • Smoking, drinking and using drugs
  • Strained relationship with family and friends
  • Feelings of forgetfulness, edginess, upset, anger, chronic worry
  • Severe unexplained mood swings
  • Not being able to stop thinking about a memory or thought that is bothersome
  • Believing things that are farfetched or clearly not true to others
  • Thinking of causing harm to yourself
  • Inability to perform your usually daily tasks – a sense of extreme overwhelm
  • Socially isolating yourself and avoiding interactions with others
  • Not getting enjoyment or pleasure from any activities

Can my mental health directly impact my physical health?

In the last few years there has been much research to support the idea that poor mental health can have a huge negative impact on one’s physical health. Surprisingly, chronic mental illness can actually reduce life expectancy by 10 to 20 years in some cases. 

Mental Health

Many clients ask how their mental health impacts their physical bodies. These are the links that we currently understand:

  • Chronic depression can impact heart health and increase the likelihood of cardiovascular disease
  • Chronic depression and anxiety can increase your risk of cancer. It also inhibits the treatment and recovery process.
Mental Health

Many clients ask how their mental health impacts their physical bodies. These are the links that we currently understand:

  • Chronic depression can impact heart health and increase the likelihood of cardiovascular disease
  • Chronic depression and anxiety can increase your risk of cancer. It also inhibits the treatment and recovery process.

When it comes to mental health, depression tends to be one of the most diagnosed concerns in clients / patients. Depression specifically may physically manifest itself in the following ways:

  • Weight gain or loss
  • Chronic pain and achiness, headaches, muscle pain
  • Inflammation including autoimmune disorder, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Type 2 diabetes, and arthritis. In this case it is not clear whether depression causes inflammation of if inflammation over time can lead to chronic depression.
  • Abnormalities in the level of stress hormones
  • Depression can impact your sexual performance, libido, and general relationship health
  • Trouble sleeping including sleep deprivation and insomnia
  • Gastrointestinal problems including constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea
  • Poor Energy Levels
  • Avoiding interaction with other people
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Chronic pain and achiness, headaches, muscle pain
  • Inflammation including autoimmune disorder, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Type 2 diabetes, and arthritis. In this case it is not clear whether depression causes inflammation of if inflammation over time can lead to chronic depression.
  • Abnormalities in the level of stress hormones
  • Depression can impact your sexual performance, libido, and general relationship health
  • Trouble sleeping including sleep deprivation and insomnia
  • Gastrointestinal problems including constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea
  • Poor Energy Levels
  • Avoiding interaction with other people

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Mental Health

Parenting: How to Deal with Picky Eaters

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Mental Health

Overcoming Chronic Worrying

Do you constantly worry about your health even though regular checkups by your doctor reveal…
Tips for Boosting Your Brain Power and Memory
Mental Health

Tips for Boosting Your Brain Power and Memory

Until only a few years ago, scientists believed that starting in early 20’s brain function…
Beating The Winter Blues
Mental Health
Beating the Winter Blues
What is a Healthy Lifestyle?
Mental Health
What is a Healthy Lifestyle?
Children's TV might be harming your toddler’s development
Mental Health
Beware! Children’s TV Might be Harming your Toddler’s Development