A Lack Of Sleep Is A Big Deal, Especially For Boomers 

A recent study conducted by the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found evidence which suggested that in older adults, insomnia may increase the risk of having difficulty overcoming depressive symptoms.

Drinking During Pregnancy May Cause A Depressed Child In Late Adolescence

A recent study found evidence which suggests that pregnant women who drink are at an increased risk of having children who will suffer from depression in late adolescence.

Playing Games May Help Avoid Depression

There has been a good amount of research recently to see what benefit, if any, playing games such as Mahjong, Scrabble and Bingo, or doing crosswords, Sudoku or jigsaw puzzles, could have on boomer mental health. The answer is, “a lot!”

America’s Most Popular Vegetable Oil May Be Bad For Your Brain

A recent study found evidence suggesting that consuming soybean oil may have a negative effect on the brain and influence neurological conditions such as autism, Alzheimer’s, anxiety and depression.

If You’re a Smoker, You May Want to Quit For the Sake of Your Mental Health

TV host and actor Jon Stewart started smoking cigarettes when he was just 15-years-old. He is now 57 and allegedly quit smoking back in 2000.

Let’s Remove the Stigma From Discussing Mental Health at Work

I’ve been running a business for three decades now, so employee morale and, more importantly, employee health are things that have always weighed heavily on my mind.

Death of Rising Rap Star Opens Up Discussion Once Again About America’s Opioid Epidemic

The recent death of rapper Jarad Higgins, more commonly known by his rap name as Juice Wrld, is hard to digest in more ways than one. Not only because it’s incredibly tragic (he was just 21), but also because the way he died is very complicated and troubling.

The Real ‘Happy Meal’ May Be Fruits and Vegetables

It’s widely known that eating healthily may have a positive impact on mental health. In fact, there is a whole discipline dedicated to the treatment of mental illness through diet. It’s called nutritional psychiatry or nutritional therapy.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Learn How You Can Be Proactive About Mental Health

Former WWE wrestler Ashley Massaro was about to celebrate her 40th birthday in Las Vegas, but she didn’t get to celebrate this milestone birthday due to suicide. Massaro allegedly hung herself in her Suffolk County, NY home (where her body was found) just a few days before her birthday.

Embrace a Dry January & Start Your New Year Off Right

Let’s face it. Most New Year’s resolutions don’t stick. This isn’t to say that you shouldn’t aim to make healthy lifestyle changes in 2019, but you may want to consider changing your approach. Take, for example, participating in Dry January.

Is Your Diet Damaging Your Brain?

Just when I think I’ve heard it all, I discover that there are people who follow ‘junk food diets’ to lose weight.

Moving to Warmer Weather Might Help You Drink Less

I have been very fortunate to have lived most of my life in warmer climates. I lived in Jamaica for over 16 years and have been living in California for about 40 years. Not only do I find the warmer weather more enjoyable, but I firmly believe it helps keep me healthy.

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