I have been pretty open about the fact that I have battled depression and anxiety. If you have followed along on my blog, you know it got dark but you probably don’t know HOW dark. It has been five years and I am now mentally ready to share a little more in-depth about the battle I faced. It is not a pleasant experience to talk about but I find people need to hear that others have gone through it and made it through.
Fighting Depression Naturally with Diet and Exercise
How you can reduce the symptoms of depression with a carefully constructed diet and exercise program.
Twenty percent of Americans suffer from depression each year and of that number six percent will suffer a Major Depressive Disorder. That is one-fifth of the population suffering this crippling disease and at least ten of that twenty percent will no doubt suffer in silence. As our day to day lives become more and more crammed with responsibilities both at work and at home, that number is only going to increase. So, is there something we can do now to prevent depression and anxiety from taking over our lives? The answer is yes and it can be found in the food we eat every day.
Have Elderly Relatives? 4 Things They Need to Stay in Good Mental Health
About 16 percent of Americans over the age of 65 are clinically depressed. Signs of clinical depression often include a shortage of energy, inability to sleep, incapacity to concentrate and a lack of appetite. If you think an elderly relative is suffering from poor mental health, then here are some things you may want to consider doing to help.
I am going to let you in on my innermost thoughts for a moment. I am one of the most insecure women I know. You know why? Because most everyone else puts on a front just like I do. SO, in my mind, I am the most insecure woman I know! Most people who know me may think the opposite. We try to act like our insecurities don’t control us yet deep down in, most women (including me) battle intense insecurities.