Bipolar Disorder & Nutrition

This is one of my favorite subjects to talk about. Many of us with bipolar disorder can suffer weight gain from medication, bouts of depression or both. Until I got a reduction in medication, I was suffering from extreme food cravings. I literally could not stop eating fried food, chocolate and candy. I packed on thirty pounds in less than a year. It is possible to maintain a healthy weight and take medication. It does take some work and dedication.
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The United States National Tragedy of Death by Suicide

Death is an inevitable part of living, and most humans struggle to remain alive for as long as possible. But, in the past century suicide has been romanticized as being a hero’s way to leave life, with Hollywood painting it as something that someone does as an act of love for his or her family.

However, the truth is much grimmer. There is nothing romantic about dying prematurely by your own hand because you have become overwhelmed and lost hope. Too many families are devastated every year, leaving them broken and wondering what they could have done to save the ones they loved.
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How green spaces help boost mental health

Depression is defined as a medical condition that negatively affects how one feels, thinks, and reacts. Depression causes feelings of sadness accompanied by a loss of interest in activities that a person previously enjoyed. It leads to a variety of emotional and physical problems and affects an individual’s ability to function in day-to-day life. Depression is different from the feelings of grief or sadness that occur from the loss of a loved one or due to physical or mental trauma.

Depression and anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults over the age of 18 and above each year in the U.S. alone. This is approximately 18.1% of the population.
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