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Mood Swings: A Bad Day or Something More?

When to worry about mood swings?
Mood swings. We all have them. One day you're on top of the world, and the next, you can't get out of bed. It seems like your mood is constantly changing for no reason at all. It's perfectly normal to have days like that now and then. What if they disrupt your life and prevent you from living the way you want? Here's a closer look at mood swings and how to tell if yours are a sign of something in need of attention.

The Impact of Chronic Illness On Your Mental Health

The emotional stress of living with a chronic illness is often compounded by other factors. You might feel like a burden on friends and family members, struggle financially, experience physical limitations, and social isolation.

5 Ways to Reconnect with Others In Meaningful Ways

How to reconnect with the ones you love
Relationships and social wellness are critical components of our mental and physical health. We need a strong social network to provide support through hardships and everyday challenges. Not only that, but good social wellness helps us to be more resilient and respond better in the face of stress.

Clearing Up 3 Major Misconceptions About PTSD

People suffering might feel a sense of crippling fear even when there’s no present threat. One small trigger can bring back all of the horror surrounding the initial trauma making it hard to function. PTSD affects around 8 million people a year in the US alone. Those who suffer have been far misunderstood because of the stigma surrounding mental health.