Americans are getting older. Currently, about 15 percent of the population are 60 and over. By 2050 Americans 60 and over will comprise about 25 percent. With the aging of our population, we are seeing an increase in the number of people dealing with depression and other mental health disorders. Several factors are contributing to […]
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The primary function of Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance is to provide free peer-led support groups for people living with a mood disorder. There are many benefits from attending a peer support group meeting. The most important benefit is that you learn you are not alone. You’ll meet and interact with others with similar situations. […]
Following an optimum diet, in addition to medication and other therapies, can enhance living with a mental illness. The goal is to eat as healthily as possible. There are foods that should be avoided and foods that should be added to one’s diet. Among the foods to avoid are sugary drinks such as sodas and […]
by Mark Brennaman Gather round and let me tell you how I discovered the miracle of the half-smile. Half-smile, you wonder. What is a half-smile? A half of a smile? Yes, a half-smile. Not a grin from ear to ear. Not a big smile. Just a half-smile. Barely turn up the corners of your mouth. […]