How Exercise can Improve Mental Health

Contributed by: Jane Sandwood For much of my 20’s I fell into a self-destructive cycle of depression mixed with seclusion, isolation, and poor eating habits. Those habits were cyclic because they led to poor health, weight gain and which made me feel even worse about myself. Admitting depression is still not easy because while awareness… Read more »

How Poor Sleep Can Affect Your Mental Health

Contributed by Sarah, Editor of Feeling the repercussions of being an irregular sleeper for far too long, she decided to do something about it. She learned why sleep is so important and how to maximize it, and is now helping others who are struggling to find their right sleep routine. Sometimes in life, you… Read more »

The Pros and Cons of Pet Ownership for those With Mental Illness

Contributed by Julie Morris Photo via Pixabay It’s no secret that pets have the ability to make you smile, even when you are having a bad day at work, or things are not right in your personal life. However, the advantages of having a pet can go far beyond that. Pets can play a… Read more »

To Advocates, From Mental Health America

Last week, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34) into law, signaling the most comprehensive mental health reform in more than fifty years. This was only possible because of your continued advocacy efforts – the Members of Congress even said so. In July, you ensured that the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis… Read more »