Month: January 2019

Using Exercise for a Boost: The Expectant Mom and Her Mental Health 

Contributed by: Jane Sandwood Around 1/3 of postpartum depression cases actually begin during the pregnancy itself. In recent years, many healthcare professionals and mothers have come forward to say that pregnancy is anything but a serene and joyous occasion. An expecting mothers’ health does not just refer to her physical fitness; it’s about her mental well-being, too…. Read more »

Opinion Piece: 5 Ways to Stop Deaths of Despair

Contributed by: Matthew Boyle The world can feel like an overwhelming place. Without delving too deep into politics, let’s just say that sometimes it can seem like the amount of good in the world is at a disproportionate size to the amount of bad. In the United States alone, we’re seeing a confluence of signs… Read more »

The Mental Impact of Chronic Pain & How to Deal with It

Contributed by: Jane Sandwood Today, nearly 1 in 10 Americans have experienced long-term pain at some point in their lives. During a 2006 study by the Journal of Pain Medicine, 77% of individuals who experienced chronic distress claimed to show signs of depression. When patients are focused on alleviating their physical pain, they tend to neglect… Read more »