Using Online Depression Quizzes With Caution

Google recently announced, in a press release, a new search tool linking to online depression quizzes. The new collaboration with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) responds to your specific Google searches related to depression. Now, anytime you use Google to search the “word” depression in the United States, you will be given the... Continue Reading →


When Rheumatoid Arthritis Gives You a Headache

If you live with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you likely suffer from headaches. Here is what you need to know about RA-related headaches, including symptoms, causes, and rheumatoid arthritis headache relief. Prevalence of Rheumatoid Arthritis Headaches Research from the International Journal of Headache, Cephalalgia, finds up to 17 percent of people with RA experience headaches. The headache study... Continue Reading →

New Year’s Resolutions for Chronic Pain Relief

If you are motivated to make changes to improve your quality of life and reduce your pain, try the following resolution ideas to help you manage pain in the New Year. Increase Your Activity Level Regular exercise for pain management is often recommended in addition to medicinal treatments.  Moreover, research shows physical activity plays an... Continue Reading →

The Link Between Sleep Quality and RA Symptoms

About one-third of RA patients have trouble sleeping, and considering the relationship between pain and sleep quality; it’s not surprising that people struggle so much. After all, sore, inflamed joints are distracting, and a lack of sleep heightens those RA discomforts. Learn how to break the cycle of poor sleep and painful mornings so you... Continue Reading →

Handling Social Situations When Struggling With Depression

Lack of socialization and depression often go together. If you are keeping mostly to yourself and not interacting with others, the isolation may worsen depressive symptoms. Therefore, managing depression requires some socialization each day, regardless of how small or simple it is. What Are the Mental Health Benefits of Socializing and Why Is It Important to Socialize?... Continue Reading →

Parenting While Managing Depression and Anxiety

Parenting is difficult even on your best days. But when you live with both depression and anxiety, being a good parent might seem impossible. It doesn’t have to be, however, living with anxiety and depression doesn’t make you any less loving or effective in your parenting. In fact, I find it makes me a better parent because... Continue Reading →

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