5 Easy Tips for Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder and how to cope with it.

Winter can be an unfortunate period of time for many reasons, ranging from the irritation that comes with scraping ice and defrosting your car each morning to the frustration that accompanies higher heating bills. However, for some, winter can be more than just a bummer — it’s a cause of a legitimate form of depression known as Seasonal Affective… Read More

Holidays Exacerbate Depression in LGBTQ+ Community

Holiday Depression in the LGBTQ+ Community

The holidays can be stressful for almost anyone. Hosting family, buying gifts, and preparing for festivities starting in late November and lasting until early January can put a strain on anyone, regardless of the specifics of their identity, but it’s undeniable that the LGBTQ+ community bears the brunt of this stress more than other populations. The Unique Stresses… Read More

When is Holiday Depression a Cause for Concern

When to get concerned about depression -during the holidays

For many people, the holidays are a time of fun and family at the end of a long year. From giving thanks and enjoying a great meal at Thanksgiving to exchanging presents with friends and family members at Christmas or Hanukkah, there’s a lot to look forward to during the winter holiday season. However, not everyone finds the… Read More

Is Too Much Screen Time to Blame for Your Depression?

Is too much screen time causing Depression

If you are struggling with depression and want help relieving the pain, one of the first things professionals have begun recommending is reducing the amount of time spent looking at your computer and phone screens. Studies now show that the impact from screen time has detrimental impacts on individuals struggling with depression in how they view themselves and… Read More

10 Signs You May Need Mental Health Treatment

10 Signs you may need mental health treatment

If you’re like many people, you have a sticky relationship to mental illness, a stigma that isn’t helped by the media. But the truth is, mental health issues are more common than you might think–nearly one in five Americans live with mental illness. In fact, over one’s entire lifetime, the average American has a 47.4% chance of having… Read More

Can Cannabis Actually Increase Anxiety and Depression

Can CAnnabis actually increase anxiety and addiction? FHE - Blog

With the growing legal support and decriminalization of marijuana in the United States, it would seem there is a consensus that the there are benefits of use and exaggerations of medical concerns. However, there is a looming debate over how cannabis impacts feelings of anxiety and depression, in addition to the potentially damaging effects it may have on… Read More

Different Faces of Addiction

Millions of people in the United States are addicted to some kind of chemical substance or some kind of action that triggers chemicals in the brain’s reward center. Most of those addicts have multiple addictions, in fact. Addiction is a disease that affects the brain’s pleasure center, keeping the addict coming back for more of what feels good…. Read More

Chris Cornell’s Widow Talks About His Battle With Addiction

Chris Cornell

Rock legend Chris Cornell had been struggling with depression Speaking on Good Morning America, Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky spoke about the details of his recent overdose death – which has been ruled a suicide. As reported by Blabbermouth.net, Vicky Cornell, the widow of SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell, spoke about her husband’s tragic death in an interview on ABC’s… Read More

‘Teen Mom’ Star Adam Lind Refuses to Enter Rehab

Adam Lind

TV Stars Struggle On and Off the Screen As fans know, Teen Mom is filled with drama, love and loss, and also dark struggles. For many of the actors, these struggles spill over into real life. Jenelle Evans struggled to get clean from heroin while Catelynn Lowell self-mediated with marijuana. Now, Chelsea’s ex, Adam Lind, is also being… Read More

Demi Lovato Announces Mental Health Ambassador Status for Global Citizen

Mental Health

Demi Lovato Announces Mental Health Ambassador Status for Global Citizen In addition to being a singer and actress, Demi Lovato is also well known for being vocal when it comes to body positivity, self-esteem, and mental health. Lovato, who is coming up on six years of sobriety, said that she considers speaking out about mental health and addiction… Read More