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  1. Green Goods
    What can you do when a close friend or family member is suffering from depression? Recently, the media has been plagued by the shocking suicides of celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. Their suicides left the world at a loss, wondering how people who had seemed to 'have it all' been so...
  2. Green Goods
    Emotional pain is like all other pain - we try to avoid it. Here are some ways to feel your feelings instead of letting them get stuck inside. Often when we experience difficulties, we shove the feelings associated with them deeper inside. This prevents us from having to feel the intensity. The...
  3. Family Life
    Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that affects nearly three percent of the adult U.S. population. For mothers who suffer from bipolar disorder, family dynamics are impacted, particularly the relationships between mothers and their children. Sometimes loving my mother was hard. I...
  4. Green Goods
    Spending time outdoors with nature has been proven to improve health. A new study shows that teens, especially middle schoolers, who spend time outside around green spaces are at lower risk for depression. It's no surprise that fresh air is good for your health. Forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku...
  5. Green Goods
    The cold, dark days of winter make many people feel moody, sad, angry or depressed. If you feel similar, you may have seasonal affective disorder (SAD). I learned about seasonal affective disorder a few years ago. My husband, each winter, experienced more obvious mood swings. He seemed unhappy...
  6. Green Goods
    You've probably heard that suicide rates jump over the holiday season. While researching this article, I was surprised to find that this is completely untrue. In fact, across North America, suicide rates go down during the 'most wonderful time of the year.' But the holiday blues are real...
  7. Other
    Mothering is hard enough, but for those suffering from the baby blues, it can be downright overwhelming. A new study finds that probiotics may reduce the risk of postpartum depression. According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 1 in 9 U.S. women experience postpartum...
  8. Green Goods
    'Self-Care' is a term many mothers find awkward because we are so used to taking care of others, and often neglect ourselves in the process. But, it's important we take the time for us, and especially important if we're battling depression. When my mother died from breast cancer 14 years ago, I...
  9. Toddler & Child
    Living with food allergies is hard enough. Now researchers suggest there is a link between food allergies and childhood anxiety and depression. More and more, we hear the tragic stories of children dying from allergic reactions, and it's no surprise that children with food allergies (and their...
  10. Green Goods
    We're getting better at understanding mental illness and health, but there's still so much stigma. Why the hell is that? Let me break it down for you. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article about my depression. Much of it was written while I was mired in the thick bog of it. Often, my words...
  11. Green Goods
    I have suffered with anxiety and depression since I was a teen. It's not who I am, but it's always there. I am the mother of two children, ages 11 and eight, and we make each other laugh, a lot. I have a journalism degree and worked for 15 years before going back to school to earn a Health...
  12. Mental Health
    Yes, this is a long post. Please bear with me -- I need your help.
 
 My wife and I had our first baby just over three months ago. The labor and delivery couldn't have gone any better. We were so excited to be new parents, and we weren't worried about what came next, because we had been rocking...
  13. New Member Introductions
    Hi my name is Amanda and I am the mother of 6, 3 grew in my belly and 3 grew in my heart! My husband and I have been married for a very rough 4 1/2 years and we are still fighting for solidarity in our home. We are former military and have been back to civilian life for a few months now. I...
  14. Mental Health
    Hi everyone, I'm 27 years old and a little over 2 months ago I had my first baby, a son. He was born 10 days past my due date and the labour was oxitocin-induced. I ended up having an emergency cesarean section. Probably he wasn't quite ready to come out yet, but the doctors said that waiting...
  15. Mental Health
    After doing some research for my new article Whhttp://lifeofafighter.com/what-is-the-best-cure-for-depression/at is the best cure for Depression? I came across a study that stated "Natural raw materials such as Bacopa monnieri, Crocus sativus, Eleutherococcus senticosus, Griffonia...
  16. Baby
    Today has been World Autism Awareness Day, and Kim Stagliano despises it. The mother of three autistic daughters, she finds the "feel-good frippery" and air of festivity around the globe -- with the rallies, events, balloons, and everything in blue (even the Eiffel Tower) -- suggests a party...
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