Is Your Teenager Experiencing Stress?

A recent US News article, “Teen Stress: How Parents Can Help,” examines some concerns that promote teenage stress. Among the many issues that create tension for teens are anxieties about social pressure, grades, and finding a job. Furthermore, some teens also worry about the stress in their family life, such as their parents’ jobs or marriage. [...]

Psych Meds: Is the Perception of Them Changing?

Psychiatric medications can be beneficial for enhancing mental stability and helping you have a happier, healthier lifestyle. Patients take these medications for a variety of reasons, some of which include depressed mood, anxiety, mood stabilization and reduction of psychotic features. It can be overwhelming and traumatic to be diagnosed with a mental health issue and then [...]

Sandy Hook Shootings Provide Pressure to Provide Mental Health Services

A January 23, 2013 NBC News report recently indicated that the Sandy Hook shootings are affecting the way state government is viewing mental health care. Formerly, many states were saving money by downsizing expenditures on mental health care. Given the current pressure to provide mental health care services, many states expect to allocate more revenues [...]

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Is Anxiety Controlling Your Life?

Everyone feels fear and stress at some point in life. Jobs, relationships, money concerns and other problems can dominate our thoughts and lead to anxiety. Nevertheless, if you worry about problems constantly, you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder. When you suffer from panic attacks or experience extraordinary anxiety, your physical and mental health [...]

Eating Disorders Education: National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week includes activities throughout the country that will help educate people about eating disorders. Some events will raise funds to assist patients suffering from eating addictions and disorders. Additionally, there are events that promote positive self-esteem. In the Philadelphia area, locals can attend several activities that promote awareness of eating disorders. [...]