The urgent need to address student athletes’ mental health issues

Research has shown that exercise and other physical activities can boost moods and improve overall mental health. However, playing sports does not mean student athletes are immune to mental health disorders. In fact, multiple studies and surveys through the years have revealed that anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues are prevalent among student athletes:

6.3% of collegiate athletes were found to be clinically depressed, while 24% had clinically significant low moods (Wolanin A, Hong E, Marks D, et al.

Why dads also need support for postpartum depression

When people talk about postpartum depression (PPD), they often only think of moms. After all, PPD affects 13% of women who have just given birth around the world. However, growing evidence suggests that dads must be part of the conversation too. A 2010 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that 10% of fathers worldwide experience paternal PPD. This number even spikes to 26% during the three- to six-month period after the baby's birth.

How perinatal depression affects the entire family

Over the years, more and more women, including celebrities and other famous personalities, have opened up about their struggles with depression as a new mother. This has led to greater awareness and dialogue about postpartum depression. But have you ever heard of perinatal depression?

What is perinatal depression?
Prenatal depression is the type of depression that occurs during pregnancy, while postpartum depression happens in the first 12 months after the baby is born.

Benefits of getting a second opinion

When you are diagnosed with a mental health disorder, you may be tempted to start with treatment right away. While that may be necessary in some cases, taking the time to get a second opinion may be a good idea. Here’s why.

Protect yourself against possible misdiagnosis
Getting the right diagnosis is the first step toward an effective mental health treatment plan.