depression

Strength Training Can Reduce Depressive Symptoms

by Samoon Ahmad • June 15, 2018

A review of more than 30 separate studies published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry has found that physical activity, particularly weightlifting and strength training, can have benefits that go beyond improving your physique. Such exercise can also reduce depressive symptoms. While it would be a stretch to say that this kind of exercise is a […]


Celebrities Open Up About Struggles with Mental Illness

by Samoon Ahmad • June 8, 2018

There is a growing number of celebrities who are stepping forward to open up about their struggles with mental illnesses like anxiety disorder, depression and bipolar disorder. Such an act of bravery has multiple benefits. For one, it chips away at the social stigma surrounding mental illness and makes discussing the issue less taboo. It […]


Stigma of Mental Illness Prevents Some From Seeking Treatment

by Samoon Ahmad • June 6, 2018

Suicide leaves many questions unanswered. It is an incomprehensible act, in many cases with little to no warning, and it is insufferable for those closest to the victim.  Complicating the grieving for those left behind is the fact that the victim may not have sought treatment for their incapacitating despair. There are so many reasons […]