Don’t Sweat Family Holidays
Holiday gatherings can trigger stress from disrupted plans to concentrated face time with family. A psychiatrist from Vanderbilt created a list of tips to help cope with holiday chaos.
When Peanuts Become Weapons
"Hey little Johnny! Want some peaaaaanutttts ? They're goooooood for you! Here, touch them!" Sounds like standard child teasing, right? Unless Johnny has a serious peanut allergy.
Coping With Cancer During Holiday Cheer
The holiday bustle can be a bit much to cope with for people going through cancer treatments or those who have lost someone to cancer. Here are a few tips to manage the holidays.
ICU Stays Linked to Dementia
For the elderly, a stay in the intensive care unit (ICU) can be stressful and may be linked to dementia. A recent study found that some ICU experiences may raise the risk of dementia.
Getting Some Therapy for Surgery Stress
Surgery is stressful. The anticipation before and the recovery process after can trigger further depression, anxiety and even alcohol use disorders in people with mental health issues.
Cancer Coping with Mindful Art Therapy
The body and mind go hand-in-hand. Coping and managing stress are essential to beating disease and coming out on top. Mindful practices and artful expression may help.
Great Creativity in the Great Outdoors
Ever needed a walk to clear your head? Needed some fresh air while mulling over a problem? You're not the only one. In fact, taking a break with Mother Nature may boost our creativity.
Tragedy Can Sometimes Beget Tragedy
Losing a parent as a child is difficult for anyone. Losing a parent to suicide can present even greater challenges for children to overcome in the grief process.
That Which Doesn't Starve You…
They say that which does not kill you makes you stronger. In one sense, that may be right. African-Americans who went hungry as kids saw their cognitive skills last longer as seniors.
Dealing with the Loss of a Child
It is not surprising that a parent who loses their child is at a higher risk for depression and anxiety. But do their mental health risks depend on how their child died?