Entries by Jonathan W. Crowell

What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)? How Well Does it Work to Treat Depression and Anxiety?

Depression and anxiety have a new treatment option, and it is becoming more widely used all across the United States. What is transcranial magnetic stimulation, otherwise known as TMS? How well does TMS work? Does it sound too “science fiction-ey”? More than 16 million adults in the United States experienced a major depressive episode between…

Who Will Save Our Mental Health from Technology?

A Former Google Manager is Spearheading Efforts to Limit the Negative Effects of Technology and Social Media What are the negative effects of technology and social media on us? We’re aware of its influences on our mental health, with studies linking excessive social media use to depression and anxiety. What other grips does cyber-reality have…

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Celebrating 70 Years of Mental Health Awareness Month: “Seizing the Awkward,” 2019

How is Mental Health Awareness Month celebrated? Since 1949, May has been deemed “Mental Health Awareness Month,” raising awareness among millions of people through media, screenings, and local events. Whether you deal with depression, anxiety, PTSD, or whatever else might be challenging you, this is your month, and in a good way! This year, Mental…

The Best Reasons to Let Jasmine Plants and Their Essential Oils Help with Your Depression, Anxiety, and Panic Attacks

Scientists have concluded that the scent of jasmine has such therapeutic benefits that it could possibly end up being used as a medication alternative for depression, stress, anxiety, sleep, and other disorders.  Is jasmine (or any other plant) really capable of helping boost your mood and relieve anxiety? It’s common knowledge that one benefit of…

Water, Depression, and Anxiety

Can drinking plenty of water help alleviate depression and anxiety? Several approaches can be taken to help manage mental health issues like depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Common approaches to managing mental health include: counseling, medications, removing stressors from your life, exercising consistently, getting enough sleep, proper diet, meditation, yoga, etc. The list goes on. There…

Journaling to Help Depression and Anxiety

Can journaling help depression and anxiety? You may have heard others talk about or counsel you to just take up a daily journaling habit to help you organize your thoughts, express gratitude in order to appease depressed feelings, or even just to give you a sense of accomplishment each day. But you’re skeptical. How can…