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cannabis and mental health

Cannabis and Mental Health

While some small studies have shown the benefits of cannabis ( marijuana) for specific types of anxiety (public speaking) and insomnia, more research needs to be done on the effects between cannabis and mental health conditions including depression, mood, or anxiety disorders. Since cannabis is not regulated by FDA, it is difficult to determine what chemicals …

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How Foods Effect You

How Foods Effect You

Did you know that discovering how foods effect you can help influence how you feel and even improve your overall wellbeing? Making good food choices is an excellent way to help your mood. The foods we choose can not only affect how our brain functions, but also influence our mood for hours after eating. Nutrients …

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Anxious or Stressed Teenagers

Anxious or Stressed Teenagers

Dear Parent, Anxious or stressed teenagers, a normal occurrence pre-pandemic, are a far more common occurrence now, but the youths may not acknowledge it or talk about it. Most adolescents want to show a face of competency and confidence. They may be under pressure with the culture of competition around colleges, stress from school changes …

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Adults can have ADHD

Adults can have ADHD

Many people who have heard of ADHD may think of hyperactive children who struggle paying attention or have issues with impulsivity. Adults can have ADHD too. About 5% of adults in the United States have it, but few are diagnosed and treated. Every adult who has ADHD had it as a child.  While many kids …

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Kids and the Pandemic

Kids and the Pandemic

In these uncertain times, we have more reasons than ever to be grateful for our children. This article found below in the Washington Post sums up two things pretty well and kids and the pandemic: 1. It’s been a rough few years and there simply isn’t enough help to go around. 2. It takes personal …

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Men’s Health Awareness Month is an annual event that brings attention to the unique needs of men and boys.

Men’s Health Awareness Month

Men’s Health Awareness Month is an annual event that brings attention to the unique needs of men and boys. Throughout the month it is common for issues such as cancer, heart disease, and other issues to be discussed while mental health issues are less frequently brought up. Please consider these recent figures: Mental Health America’s …

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy allows people to confront negative thoughts

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) involves psychoeducation, cognitive and exposure therapy and stress management. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy allows people to confront negative thoughts from PTSD, anxiety, and substance abuse. Negative thoughts have a significant impact on the way we view ourselves and the action we take. One goal may be to bring awareness to difficult experiences …

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ADHD Management

What Is Mindfulness Meditation?

Your provider may recommend mindfulness meditation as part of your treatment plan. Many people have different impressions when they hear “mindfulness” or “meditation”, but mindfulness meditation is really about attention and awareness training. Mindfulness meditation can help you increase awareness of your internal state and learn how to more effectively regulate emotions. It is a …

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