Mental Health

This is what happens to your brain during a panic attack

BY: NADIA ZAIDI I used to be one of those people who thought panic attacks were over-dramatized for the sake of attention seeking. I know how horrible that sounds, but admittedly it was a reflection of my ignorance on anxiety…

9 foods that improve your mental health

What you put in your body doesn’t just affect your physical health but also your mental health. Certain nutrients and minerals like omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, and tryptophan have significant effects on the neurotransmitters that affect our mood and…

5 ways disconnecting improves your mental health

A millennial needs their smartphone the same way a hat needs a head. A whopping 86% of Americans aged 18-29 own a smartphone while over 68% of the general populace also do according to the PEW Research Center. Head down, ear phones on…

What is Major Depression?

Depression. One of the most widespread mental illnesses today. But unbeknownst to most, there are various types of depression. Major depression, also known as unipolar depression or major depressive disorder (MDD), is a “persistent feeling of sadness or lack of interest…

Five of the best silent retreats around the world to help you find your inner zen

“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.” – Baba Ram Dass How long do you think you could go without talking? One day, maybe two? How about a week or even a month? How long you could be silent…

How food affects your mental health

It’s been said our digestive system is our “second brain”. It is the largest part of our neurological system so naturally, what goes in it has an effect on our brains. After all, our diet changes depending on our mood…

Mental illness and video games: how it helps

Healing mental illness is a continuous process that involves plenty of fun activities with gaming on the forefront. The gaming industry in America alone is worth close to $20 billion and researchers at SuperData recently revealed that the video game-streaming service,…

9 activities to help improve your mental health

Like our bodies, our minds also need to be exercised to keep it active and healthy. Real life dictates we engage in plenty of activities that may not be the best for us mentally or we neglect the ones that will…

5 signs that you might be depressed

Depression affects at least 350 million people worldwide according to various reports including the World Health Organization (WHO). There could be much more due to many unreported cases and a lack of awareness is partly to blame for this. There’s a fine line…