Mental Health | Health Eagle - Part 4

Archives for Mental Health

Your Mental Health Care & Birth Defects

by R. Carnavale December 2nd, 2014 | Health Observance, Mental Health
When you're pregnant, you can help maintain your mental health before, during and after pregnancy by taking extra care about what you put in your body so that you can help prevent birth defects from occurring in your unborn baby. If you're self-medicating or using prescription drugs to treat a mental illness, you'll want to inform all of your doctors about your pregnancy and what medications you're taking in order to ensure the health and well being of you and your unborn baby. If you're currently using any of the following substances for any reason, be sure to ask
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Mental Health and Alzheimer’s National Awareness

by Jessica B. November 27th, 2013 | Health Observance, Mental Health
It is Alzheimer’s National Awareness Month and an important time to increase awareness about one of the most debilitating mental health illnesses that can strike the elderly. Almost three fourths of dementia cases are caused by Alzheimer’s disease – a neurodegenerative disease that wreaks havoc on the brain and leaves the sufferer a shell of their former self.

How does Alzheimer’s affect mental health? – Alzheimer’s can have many different affects on the average person’s ability, some cases move faster than others. It attacks memory, language and thought processes, making a variety of actions difficult. Things as simple as putting
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Dealing With a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

by Jessica B. October 30th, 2013 | Health Observance, Mental Health
This month is breast cancer awareness month, and like every month, there will be thousands of women who get the devastating diagnosis that they will have to fight this disease. Getting a cancer diagnosis can be a challenge to anyone’s mental health, but thanks to the rising awareness of breast cancer, there are many ways for patients to help make sure they are taking care of their mental health while they are fighting breast cancer. Here are a few steps to take:

1) Join a support group – Most hospitals run a wide variety of support groups, so you should
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Fall into Fitness for Your Mental Health

by Jessica B. September 4th, 2013 | Health Observance, Mental Health
Fall is slowly approaching, and by taking small steps to fall into fitness, you can find that you not only improve your physical health but your mental health as well. Fall can be a challenge, mentally for many. I know shorter days and longer nights, rainy weather and long gray days can drain me mentally as I get ready to deal with winter SAD (Seasonally affected depression), so a great fitness program can really help stave off these problems before they begin. Here are some tips for aiming towards a successful ‘fall into fitness.’

Make it a habit – They
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When to Seek Rehab

by Jessica B. August 7th, 2013 | Mental Health
If Hollywood was any sort of measuring stick, you would be certain that everyone and their mother was checking into rehab on a regular basis. Exhaustion, stress, addiction...the answer to any public scandal these days is a stint in rehab. But if you are a person out of the headlines, and who will have to be arguing with their insurance company about payment, getting expensive in-patient treatment can be a complicated and lengthy affair. Here is how you know it may be time to do so.

1) Professional advice – If your trusted mental health provider, or even your general
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