Our mind and body work in coordination, so mental health is a key part of overall health. Having good mental health is more than just the absence of mental disabilities and disorders – indeed, it’s proactively maintaining a balanced psychological state. But that’s easy to say, not so easy to do. Many people deal with
Mental Health Treatment
Developed in the 1960s by Dr. Aaron Beck, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a structured, time-limited, and goal-oriented type of psychotherapy that numerous studies have proven to be effective for the treatment of a wide variety of mental health conditions. CBT’s basic premise is that it is a person’s interpretation of a situation—and not the
According to the Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA), major depressive disorder (MDD) affects roughly 16.1 million adults in the United States and is the top cause of disability for people ages 15 to 44. Major depressive disorder is a lifelong mental health disorder characterized by pervasive feelings of emptiness, despair, or sadness; fatigue
Depression is a surprisingly common condition. It can range from mild to severe, and the symptoms can vary from person to person – and even from one period of your life to another. The most alarming symptom of depression is suicidal thoughts. Suicidal thoughts can also occur after a traumatic event or hearing tragic news.