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Mental Health Tips for Healthy Aging

As the World Health Organization projects the number of people aged 60 and over to double by 2050, it’s more important than ever to focus on healthy aging. Embracing a lifestyle that prioritizes social connections and mental stimulation can make a significant difference in your golden years. Staying socially active, whether through community groups, hobbies, […]

Health and Economic Benefits of Tobacco Use Interventions

Why Say No to Tobacco? Using commercial tobacco is the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. Here’s why quitting or avoiding tobacco can significantly improve your health and well-being: 1. Protect Your Body: Cigarette smoking harms nearly every organ in your body. It is a major cause of: 2. […]

You Don’t Need to Travel to Experience Vacation Vibes

You don’t have to travel far to experience vacation vibes; by creating a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere at home, you can achieve a similar sense of escape and rejuvenation. Transforming your living space into a personal retreat can significantly enhance your mental well-being. Simple changes like adding plants, playing soothing music, or dedicating time to […]

15 Best Vitamins and Minerals for Depression

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet rich in fresh foods can significantly enhance your mental well-being. Chronic depression, for instance, can be influenced by various factors, including deficiencies in essential nutrients. By incorporating a variety of whole foods into your diet, you provide your body with the vitamins and minerals it needs to […]

Signs of Childhood Trauma in Adults

Childhood trauma includes not only physical, emotional, or sexual abuse but also exposure to traumatic events, such as witnessing natural disasters or community violence. A child’s reaction to trauma is influenced by several factors, including their developmental level, ethnicity or cultural background, previous exposure to trauma, available resources, and preexisting family issues. A child’s developmental […]

Preventing Exposure to Secondhand Smoke in the Home

There is no safe amount of secondhand vape exposure, and the home is a primary place where children and adults inhale it. To protect yourself and others, do not vape or allow vaping in your home or car, and encourage family members to quit. Smoke and vape emissions can linger in a room for hours, […]

Understanding Your Risk for Cannabis Use Disorder

Signs of cannabis use disorder include using more cannabis than intended, failing in attempts to quit, spending excessive time using it, and craving it. It also involves continued use despite causing problems at home, school, or work, as well as despite social or relationship issues. People with this disorder may forgo important activities with friends […]

What Is Family Stress Theory?

Family stress theory dives into how families change and adapt when faced with stressful events. It all started back in 1949 with sociologist Reuben Hill, who was curious about the impact of World War II on families. He looked at how separations and reunions due to the war created crises in family systems and noticed […]

Overwhelmed? Do These 5 Things Today

Therapy is an incredible tool for managing mental health, offering a safe space to talk through issues and learn coping mechanisms. However, it’s important to remember that therapy alone can’t address all the stressors we face daily. Incorporating helpful strategies into your everyday routine can make a big difference in combating stress. Simple practices like […]

Cannabis and Heart Health

Cannabis use can cause an increased heart rate and elevated blood pressure immediately after consumption, which may raise the risk of stroke, heart disease, and other vascular conditions. Most studies linking cannabis to heart attacks and strokes focus on individuals who smoke it, as cannabis smoke contains harmful substances similar to those found in tobacco […]