We all feel down sometimes. Whether your issue is a symptom of chronic depression or just a short-term bad mood, finding ways to lift your spirits is key to feeling better and living healthier. There are a variety of options that can help improve you... Read more
My monthly weight loss support group sat around looking rather dismal at the first meeting following an unexpected autumn snowstorm. Winter was arriving sooner than anticipated, and my group voiced worrying thoughts about how they'd st... Read more
Although the foods you eat cannot treat depression, your diet does have significant effects on your mood, energy levels, mental health, and your ability to cope with stress. If you suffer from depression or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), certain... Read more
Many of us might say that being less active in the winter is the normal cycle of life. A less peppy mood may be typical in this season, but for some people, cold weather and lack of sunshine bring on more than the usual winter blahs. It can bring on... Read more
It's becoming more and more common for consumers to forgo medication when looking for a "natural" alternative to treating conditions like depression. No matter what method you choose, it's important to get all the facts. SparkPeople... Read more
I am trying to change my life. its been difficult. i went to the gym 4 days in a row this week. so i am impressed with that. today was more difficult because of the back pain plus my sleep patterns are all over the place. i cant fall asleep till earl... Read more
WOW!!! Today would of been one of my sister's 47th birthday,she died at the young age of 34 leaving 3 young kids behind( 10,12 and 16).She died from alcoholism!!!! I tried for 2 yrs. to get her to stop drinking as in 2000 my 46 yr. old brother passed... Read more
Lately, between working at a new Walmart during it's first ultra busy season (The community didn't want it there so the Holidays were very slow comparatively speaking. They were sending people home on Black Friday.) Living with my boyfriend's mother... Read more
I need help. I am so depressed that I haven't slept in a month and haven't eaten for 2 days but a large part of my anxiety is actually going to see a doctor and so I don't. I don't know how to get past this. I cannot be hospitalized because I will... Read more
i recently went back to exercising and making sure i work up a good sweat. i have noticed that my mood has been really good!! Prior to that i had been feeling really blah. is it proven that exercise helps ward off depression?... Read more
I read that yellow coffe mugs give you more energy. So i tried it. I learned that if I drink a cup of coffee in my yellow mug.....decaf or not it will give me more energy. I have seasonal depression and since yellow is bright like the sun it will act... Read more
Editor's note: If you or someone you know is suffering from a mental-health issue, please contact your health-care provider immediately. The information listed here is meant to inspire and offer hope but should not be interpreted as advice or recomme... Read more
For many people, cold weather and a lack of sunshine can bring on a mild depression known as the ''winter blues.'' People that experience the ''winter blues'' will generally lack motivation and energy. Others may even... Read more
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