Recent Mental Health Articles
The Relevance of Hydrotherapy in the 21st Century Introduction The practice of hydrotherapy is often clouded in mystery and apprehension. When we hear stories of 17th-century practitioners using hydrotherapy to inhumanely “cure” madness, we question the moral ethics behind this treatment modality. What is the truth about hydrotherapy? What was its original design? And does […]
Massage: Luxury or Necessity?
Growing up, I viewed massage therapy as a luxury. It was something well-to-do people did, people who could afford to dish out $100 plus twice a month and still have enough money to care for their basic needs. Coming from a family of seven, that wasn’t an option for us. My siblings and I were […]
Overcoming Holiday Stress
Holiday shopping, family gatherings, meal preparations, financial limitations, diet maintenance, schedule interruptions, loneliness, loss, grief… Holiday stress. It’s a familiar feeling for many. According to a poll done by Very Well Mind, a mental health website, about eighty percent of the poll-takers resonated with the idea that the holidays were ‘somewhat’ or ‘very’ stressful. With […]
Pandemic Priority – Unwrapping the Gift
During this time of pandemic fear, people are reprioritizing, they are turning not to politicians, pundits or even physicians, helpful as these groups may be. They are turning to God’s Word – and the results are intriguing.
Depression and the Brodmann Brain Areas
There is so much to learn about the brain. Let’s take a look at how Brodmann’s Brain mapping helps us understand depression and has influenced new treatments.
Seven-Step Mental Detox
With the age of technology and on-the-go mindsets, finding true peace-of-mind can feel very difficult at times. A Mental Detox can help you reset and find peace.
Hurt Feelings; You Have a Choice
We have all had our feelings hurt, but some of us experience this more than others. What we say to ourselves in these situations can determine our response.
The Imperfect Side of Perfectionism
Perfectionism is often seen as a positive trait that increases your chances of success, but it can lead to self-defeating thoughts and behaviors that do harm.
Grieving Well Includes Grief Work
Grief work can open the way to hope and understanding. Considering the alternative of feeling trapped in your suffering; grief work is such a better choice.
Good Food = Good Mood: The Connection Between Mental Health and Nutrition
Food choices not only impact your physical health, they affect your mental health as well. Your emotions, mental clarity and overall response to life are shaped by the food you eat.
A Video Journey Through the Wellness Principles of CHOOSE LIFE©
A video journey through the wellness principles of CHOOSE LIFE© by Beautiful Minds Medical Practitioners
Supporting Your Immunity on a Plant Based Diet
Our bodies are naturally equipped to fight off disease. Having a strong immune system is key. The high nutrition in plant-based foods support our immune systems.
Staying Well During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Learn how to mobilize the immune system with physical and mental practices that increase your body’s ability to defend against unwanted invaders.
A Blast from the Past: Clues from history about water therapy for coronavirus
What can we learn from the clues of history? Outcomes of hydrotherapy and other lifestyle interventions during the Spanish flu may provide some direction.
How to Find a Mental Health Provider That’s Right for You
Here are some questions to consider when searching for a mental health provider—one that will respect you as an individual and look for root causes of illness.
Research Connects Nutrition and Mental Health
Research is finding a strong association between a poor diet and mental health issues such as mood disorders and depression.
Brain Child: Media and the Adolescent Mind
Most of us interact with some sort of electronic devices throughout our waking hours. How does this affect our brain, relationships, and overall mental health?
Overcoming the Madness in Us All
Feelings of helplessness and of being unworthy of love are often at the root of emotional suffering. Understanding this can change the way we treat mental illness.
Celery Reduces Brain Inflammation
Celery. Most people either can’t get enough of it or can’t stand it. Either way, did you know that it actually has a lot of health benefits?
Changing Bad Grief to Good Grief
We often feel alone in our grief. We don’t talk about our pain and fall into a cycle of unhealthy grief. But we’re not alone and we can learn to grieve well.
Antidepressant-Induced Mania: When My Mind Became a Literal Hell
A prescription to antidepressant drugs turned a young man’s grief-induced depression into years of anxiety, disconnected thoughts and suicide ideations.
Lingering Side Effects of Quitting Antidepressants
After quitting antidepressants four years ago, Jane finally has her life back. She shares her strategies for managing the lingering side effects.
Broken Is Not All I’ll Ever Be: Military Veterans and Psychiatric Drugs
A military veteran shares his experience of how psychiatric drugs were causing irreparable harm and leading him on a path to death.
Is Meditation Healthy?
Eastern Meditation is very popular and may have some health benefits. Learn how it works with your brain and if there is a better form of meditation.
Talking About Psych Diagnoses and Drugs: A Primer for Parents & Professionals
Parents have a right to know the truth about psychiatric diagnoses and psychotropic drugs, as well as alternative approaches that may help their child.
For the Record—A story of a life changed by benzodiazepines
A personal account of how one woman’s life was changed by a careless prescription for Xanax and her long road to recovery.
Can We Become Nice, Loving, & Strong?
We are becoming lonelier and more heartbroken as a society. However, when we learn to establish personal boundaries, we can finally love with ALL our heart.
Burnout is Indistinguishable from Depression
New research finds that tools for assessing workplace burnout and depression seem to be measuring the same thing.
Psychological Supports Needed to Manage Antidepressant Discontinuation
In a new study, a team of researchers investigate what interventions are available for assisting people who are attempting to discontinue antidepressants.
Healing Three Generations
Three generations go plant-based and heal body, mind and spirit.
Social Connections and Recreation
How to increase social connections and recreation to improve your mood and overall mental health.
New Evidence for Brain-Gut Link in Depression
A new study explores the possible link between certain types of gut bacteria, the brain and depression.
Green Space in Childhood Reduces Risk of Mental Illness in Adulthood
Proximity to green space among children younger than ten years old has significant outcomes on wellbeing later in life new study finds.
Simple Ways to Build Mental Toughness
Although many of us spend so much time focusing on our physical health, whether it is going to the gym or for a morning jog, we often forget to spend time working on our mental “fitness”.
Study Shows ADHD Drugs Alter Developing Brain
This study provides evidence that the use of ‘ADHD’ drugs in children can alter the brain’s development in significant and potentially lasting ways. The long-term consequences remain to be established.
How Intimacy Changes the Brain – Part 3
Your associations can shape your mind, influence your behavior, and in eventuality impact your decisions.
How Intimacy Changes the Brain – Part 2
In an environment with loving people around them, 75% of war veterans willingly quit the use of addictive substances.
How Intimacy Changes the Brain – Part 1
An understanding of positive and negative neuroplasticity enables us to develop it when it is useful, or cut it short when it has negative effects.
Invisible Trauma: The Children Left Behind
Viewing human distress through a shared social/trauma lens may be the best chance for families to heal, yet these experiences remain unrecognized by some of the very people with the power to shed light on them.
How Connection Saved My Life
Auburn Journal Features Story on Beautiful Minds Event
Solutions to Emotional Overwhelm
I’ve Stopped Thinking About Killing Myself
Disability, Addiction and the Job Hunt
Do Antidepressants Work?
Psychiatric Drugs and Spirituality
Could Autoimmunity Be Causing Your Depression?
Beautiful Minds Wellness News
The Healing Food Highway
Interconnected: Not All In Your Head
How to Help Someone Who is Suicidal
Fathers Mental Health Matters
The Lie of Success & Suicide
10 Tips for Achieving Peak Mental Performance
G-Bombs: Foods that Destroy Disease
The mind CAN change the brain!
Increasing Antidepressant Dose Is Not Effective
Benzo Withdrawal: Why Don’t Doctors Know?
Why Gut Health is Important for Body and Mind
ADHD: Disempowered By Diagnosis
The Breaking Point – One Woman’s Story
Veggies and Happiness
Mercury, Neurotoxins and Mental Illness
Your Belly and Your Brain
A Scientific Look at the Chemical Imbalance Theory
10 Things We Can Do Immediately to Reduce Suicide
Cannabis Induced Psychosis Increases Bipolar, Schizophrenia Risk
The Opposite of Addiction is Connection
A Remedy for Loneliness
Do Antidepressants Increase Risk of Suicide?
Self-Care: Selfish or Sacrificial?
Mental Disorders or Suboptimal Nutrition
Study Finds Diet Rich in Plants Improves Mental Health
WHO to Recognize Gaming Disorder as Mental Health Condition
Youth – Mental Health First Aid
Youth – Mental Health First Aid May 18, 2018 – Rocklin, CA The 8-hour interactive course reviews the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents while emphasizing the importance of early intervention and how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Topics covered include: anxiety, […]
A Year of Beautiful Beginnings
Adult – Mental Health First Aid
Adult Mental Health First Aid The 8-hour interactive course introduces common mental health challenges of adults and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include: anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, addictions and disorders in which psychosis may occur. Community resources are also discussed throughout […]
Suicide Awareness and Prevention Trainings – Placer County
Suicide Awareness and Prevention Trainings – Placer County Safe TALK: Suicide Awareness Training Four-hour suicide alertness training which includes: presentations and guidance from a LivingWorks registered trainer; simple yet effective TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and Keep Safe, hands-on skills practice and development. January 30, 2018, Rocklin, CA March 15, 2018, Auburn, CA Click here […]
Benzodiazepine abuse decreases after low-cost community depression recovery program
Depression and Bipolar Support Group in Auburn, CA
Depression and Bipolar Support Group 2nd & 4th Thursdays of every month: 6-8 pm. Auburn, CA
Lifestyle Interventions Improve Brain Health
Luck Should Not Be Our Best Defense Against Suicide
Without Care in California
The State of Mental Health Services