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The Brain-Body Connection: Anxiety and Physical Illness

Anxiety is a mental health challenge that often gets dismissed. Some might say that others will “grow out” of social anxiety or that generalized anxiety disorder is nothing more than someone being overly sensitive. This isn’t true. Anxiety might often be dismissed, but it can have harmful physical symptoms and consequences if not taken seriously. … Continue reading The Brain-Body Connection: Anxiety and Physical Illness

How Building Architecture and Layout Affect Mood: A Guest Post by Gary Ashton

The spaces we inhabit can impact us in more ways than we might think. From our homes to the places we work, architecture in our environment can have both positive and negative consequences on our mental health. While some aspects may be more impactful than others, even small details can influence our mood in subtle … Continue reading How Building Architecture and Layout Affect Mood: A Guest Post by Gary Ashton

High-Functioning Mental Illness is Valid

    In a post for The Mighty, Marisa Lancione told the story of a time she sought help for her depression. When she went to counseling services, a counselor told her “Well, you’re dressed nicely today. You don’t look like you’re struggling.” Marisa was wearing a lace pink cardigan with long sleeves to cover up … Continue reading High-Functioning Mental Illness is Valid

Eating Disorders and Depression

    In the discussion of mental health challenges, the topic of eating disorders often falls by the wayside. But why is this? Eating disorders are no less challenging or harmful than depression or anxiety. Eating disorders often go hand in hand with other mental health challenges. In a study of 2,400 women diagnosed with … Continue reading Eating Disorders and Depression

Kindfulness Connects: Q&A With a Volunteer

Brandon K. shares his adventures as a volunteer, his mental health journey, and the insights that he has gained along the way. Q: How did you first become involved with Project Helping? A: I first became involved with Project Helping while volunteering at the Action Center in Lakewood, CO. I enjoyed meeting the other volunteers … Continue reading Kindfulness Connects: Q&A With a Volunteer

4 Ways to Improve Employee Moral With Your CSR Program

Quick Tips to Improve Employee Moral Within Your Company It’s time to improve employee moral within your company. Are your employees visibly unhappy? Do they dread going into work each morning, and struggle to get through the day? Low morale causes employees to lose interest in going the extra mile. This leads to poor cooperation … Continue reading 4 Ways to Improve Employee Moral With Your CSR Program

How Loneliness is Affecting Communities

Correlation of Loneliness and Depression within Communities Aging can often attribute to loneliness. We lose the elasticity within our skin, and the joints between our bones start becoming strained. Physical changes followed by mental and emotional changes. According to the Behavior Health Trends in 2014, individuals ages 50 and older have maintained the highest percentage of having … Continue reading How Loneliness is Affecting Communities

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