Mental Health Resources
Learn the facts about Mental Health Disorders.
In general, only about 3% of the elderly living independently in the community will experience depression. That figure increases to around 20% to 30% of people in nursing homes or with chronic illnesses like emphysema, heart disease or diabetes.
Good mental health is just as important as good physical health. But we all face changes in life that can challenge our emotional well being.
A growing number of scientific studies indicate that optimistic people tend to live longer and have better physical and mental health than pessimistic people.
Emotional eating affects most everyone from time to time, but regularly letting your feelings guide your food intake can affect your health.
How do you know when your emotions are of the everyday sort, or when you could benefit from seeing a therapist?
Mental health support groups offer support, understanding, and helpful information to people struggling with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other conditions.
The unrealistic expectations of the season, time and financial pressures, missing loved ones and reflecting on past events as the year comes to an end all contribute to the blues.
At least some anger is necessary for survival. Frequent or intense episodes of anger, however, aren’t good for you or the people around you. If you find yourself boiling mad more often than not, try some of these tips to keep your temper in check.
Writing down your thoughts in a journal can have a positive impact on your mental health.
Conflict and anger are natural parts of family life. But how you handle them makes all the difference in having good relationships with loved ones.
While getting angry from time to time is inevitable, the way you express it isn't. Control your anger in a way that's better for both you and the people around you.
It's normal to feel stressed or anxious now and then. But it's time to call for help if emotional issues interfere with your life, your job or your personal relationships.
Quizzes and Assessments
Answer this one: Depression peaks at certain life stages. People in which group are likely to experience it most often?
Older adults often suffer from depression needlessly because they fail to recognize its signs or are reluctant to talk with their doctor about it.
Stress is a fact of life for most of us. Too much stress can have harmful effects on the body, mind, and emotions. Learn more about stress and its effects by taking this quiz.
Too much stress can affect both your emotional and physical health. This assessment will help you identify your life "stressors."