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Depression in Men: It Happens More Than You Think

Depression in Men: It Happens More Than You Think 0

Women are thought to be twice as likely as men to be depressed, but that doesn’t fit with men’s disproportionate representation in “deaths of despair” (males are 72% of alcohol abuse deaths, 70% of drug overdoses, and 80% of suicides). Could it be that the psychology field has a flawed system for identifying depression? Some (including me) say yes.

Turns out, depression symptoms were defined by the way that women typically react to, and display, depression. Depression in men may look different.

Mental Health and Partner Abuse Resources for Men

Mental Health and Partner Abuse Resources for Men 0

There aren't a lot of online mental health and partner abuse resources that are geared to men, so I'm putting together a resource list. 

I'll be adding to the list as I find more resources.

The Benefits of Drinking Water for Anxiety, Mood, and More

The Benefits of Drinking Water for Anxiety, Mood, and More 0

Your body is mostly water. If you don't get enough water, you don't feel as good as you could physically or mentally. 

I spent 4 years researching and writing a book about the impact of diet on anxiety and specific anti-anxiety foods and supplements. The number one recommendation on my list of anti-anxiety foods is . . . water. 

There are lots of other foods to add to your diet, or subtract from your diet, to help you be more stress resilient and reduce anxiety, but getting enough water is a simple place to start. 

5 Grounding Techniques for Anxiety and Emotional Distress

5 Grounding Techniques for Anxiety and Emotional Distress 0

Anxiety and other stressful emotions can cloud your mind and hijack your brain. Grounding techniques engage your body to quickly reset your mind to a calm, grounded, logical state. They interrupt the fight-flight-or-freeze response to stress. 
Best Anxiety Quotes

Best Anxiety Quotes 1

Is anxiety making your head spin, wearing you out, keeping you awake, . . .?

Here's a collection of quotes to help you understand anxiety, provide anxiety-relieving direction from experts, and lift your spirits; PLUS resources with practical anti-anxiety tips and techniques to make your life better.

Quotes to Inspire You to Stop Toxic Perfectionism

Quotes to Inspire You to Stop Toxic Perfectionism 2

You may think that perfectionism helps people get things done. It doesn't.

You might think that perfectionism helps people get things done well. It doesn't.

You might think that perfectionism helps people be better partners and parents. It doesn't.

The reality is that perfectionism is toxic to relationships and life. It wears out the perfectionistic person and people they are close to.

Perfectionists are chronically disappointed in themselves and others. They have trouble trying to do things because of being immobilized by fear of failure.

Here's a collection of the best quotes to help inspire you to be happy in your imperfection.