Recent Mental Health Articles

16 Feb

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 […]

02 Mar

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 […]

28 Jun

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.

08 Jun

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

30 Feb

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.

30 Oct

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.

25 Jan

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.

03 Oct

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.

15 Jun

Healing Three Generations

Three generations go plant-based and heal body, mind and spirit.

30 May

Social Connections and Recreation

How to increase social connections and recreation to improve your mood and overall mental health.

20 Mar

Auburn Journal Features Story on Beautiful Minds Event

02 Sep

Beautiful Minds Wellness News

17 Jul

Fathers Mental Health Matters

16 Feb

Mental Disorders or Suboptimal Nutrition

26 Jan

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 […]

07 Oct

Benzodiazepine abuse decreases after low-cost community depression recovery program

26 Jan

Depression and Bipolar Support Group in Auburn, CA

Depression and Bipolar Support Group 2nd & 4th Thursdays of every month: 6-8 pm. Auburn, CA

13 Aug

Lifestyle Interventions Improve Brain Health

18 Jun

Luck Should Not Be Our Best Defense Against Suicide

05 Jul

Without Care in California

15 Sep

The State of Mental Health Services

19 Jun

Warning Signs of Suicide

25 Sep


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 […]

19 Feb

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.

05 Feb

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.

12 Jan

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.

14 Sep

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.

01 Oct

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.

30 Jul

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.

01 Jun

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.

20 May

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.

02 May

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.

02 May

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.

02 Apr

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.

09 Feb

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?

27 Mar

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.

03 Mar

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?

19 Sep

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.

31 Aug

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.

23 Aug

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.

02 Aug

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.

15 Jul

Burnout is Indistinguishable from Depression

New research finds that tools for assessing workplace burnout and depression seem to be measuring the same thing.

31 Jun

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.

18 May

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.

26 Apr

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.

04 Apr

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”.

22 Mar

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.

07 Mar

How Intimacy Changes the Brain – Part 3

Your associations can shape your mind, influence your behavior, and in eventuality impact your decisions.

05 Mar

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.

03 Mar

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.

27 Mar

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.

21 Mar

How Connection Saved My Life

01 Mar

Solutions to Emotional Overwhelm

12 Feb

I’ve Stopped Thinking About Killing Myself

12 Feb

Disability, Addiction and the Job Hunt

04 Jan

Do Antidepressants Work?

10 Oct

Psychiatric Drugs and Spirituality

06 Oct

Could Autoimmunity Be Causing Your Depression?

02 Sep

The Healing Food Highway

29 Jul

Interconnected: Not All In Your Head

27 Jul

How to Help Someone Who is Suicidal

14 Jul

The Lie of Success & Suicide

10 Jul

10 Tips for Achieving Peak Mental Performance

07 Jul

G-Bombs: Foods that Destroy Disease

03 Jul

The mind CAN change the brain!

31 Jun

Increasing Antidepressant Dose Is Not Effective

27 Jun

Benzo Withdrawal: Why Don’t Doctors Know?

24 Jun

Why Gut Health is Important for Body and Mind

21 Jun

ADHD: Disempowered By Diagnosis

08 Jun

The Breaking Point – One Woman’s Story

08 Jun

Veggies and Happiness

07 Jun

Mercury, Neurotoxins and Mental Illness

09 May

True Truth

04 May

Your Belly and Your Brain

30 Apr

A Scientific Look at the Chemical Imbalance Theory

25 Apr

10 Things We Can Do Immediately to Reduce Suicide

21 Apr

Cannabis Induced Psychosis Increases Bipolar, Schizophrenia Risk

11 Apr

The Opposite of Addiction is Connection

07 Apr

A Remedy for Loneliness

28 Mar

Do Antidepressants Increase Risk of Suicide?

21 Mar

Self-Care: Selfish or Sacrificial?

14 Mar

Study Finds Diet Rich in Plants Improves Mental Health

09 Feb

WHO to Recognize Gaming Disorder as Mental Health Condition

26 Jan

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, […]

26 Mar

A Year of Beautiful Beginnings

26 Jan

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 […]