When These Muscles Are Fitter Your Brain Is Also Fitter

The brains and bodies of identical twins were compared over ten years. Stronger leg muscles are linked to better brain ageing, a new study finds. It’s the first time a connection has been found between power in the lower limbs…

3 Signs of Depression In Young People

The teenagers described a wide variety of sources of stress. Few young people use the word ‘depressed’ to describe what often looks like depression, new research reveals. Instead they refer to being ‘stressed’ or ‘down’. Dr Daniela DeFrino, study co-author,…

10 Recent Psychology Studies On Children Every Parent Should Read

If parents are happier than non-parents, why are brothers and sisters so different, discipline, sleep, the dangers of television, etc… One of the many reasons why raising a child is an impossible job is that everyone gives you advice, and…

5 Elements of Western Diet Linked To Alzheimer’s Disease

Study tests if western diet contributes to the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Poor diet and inactivity probably account for around one-quarter of cases of Alzheimer’s disease, recent research finds. Now, a new study suggests that a ‘western diet’ may…
When Should You Ask for Help?

When Should You Ask for Help?

Depression is a complex mental health issue that varies widely between individuals. This is why it can be difficult for some people to recognize what may be a situational discomfort that may pass on its own, and what may be more serious and require professional help....

Meet Our New Therapist! – Jennie Pogreba

Meet Our New Therapist! – Jennie Pogreba

Jennie Pogerba, MSW LGSW Jennie has clinical experience working with individuals and groups with issues related to grief, depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic health concerns, strained relationships and life transitions. Jennie will be practicing out of our Spring...

The Healing Power of Nature

The Healing Power of Nature

One only needs to read a few lines from poets such as Frost, Wordsworth, and Thoreau to recognize the love for and connection to nature human beings have always had. Nature stirs our souls and imagination and brings beauty to our everyday lives. But it turns out,...

What are the Symptoms of OCD?

What are the Symptoms of OCD?

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) affects 2-3% of the population. The disorder is characterized by a pattern of unwanted thoughts or fears (obsessions) that cause an individual to perform a set of repetitive...

What is a Dual Diagnosis?

What is a Dual Diagnosis?

There are times when a person is diagnosed with a mental health issue, such as depression or anxiety. Other times, someone might be diagnosed as having a substance abuse issue. When someone has both a mental health issue and a substance abuse issue, we call it a dual...