Month: April 2017
A study comparing the rate of heart attack in New York City, after its trans fat ban, compared with that of other state jurisdictions, shows a 6% reduction. Here’s the link.
The World Health Organization lists depression as the leading cause of disability in the world with 350 million suffering worldwide. In the US, 6.9 % of the population is estimated to be affected.
The symptoms of depression include sleep problems, eating problems, lack of energy to do the simplest tasks, and suicidal thoughts. This is not just feeling a little blue. This is not just disappointment with a bad day or outcome. This is when it is impossible to carry on with normal life.
In 20 years, members of Health Pursuits have dealt with depression many times. Society is quick to blame depression on life events but some people can cope with terrible times while others cannot. Why is this?
As always we looked at depression from all angles, upside down and sideways. 🙂
The good news is that simple strategies can help immensely. You might need help in implementing them at first but, in many instances, the improvements are very quick. Positive social contact is always important whether you are depressed or not.
This is not to say that there are people whose depression is resistant but simple things are definitely worth trying.
Since May is Mental Health month, we are showing related videos April 11, May 9 and June 6, 7 pm at Isabel Turner Library while the Community Foundation of Greater Kingston is having a speaker series on May 8.
For more support more, go to the web site www.healthpursuitsgroup.com to read the general strategies or to join us on the healthpursuitschatgroup for $25.
Although the following meetings are in Kingston, we do have the videos. If you want one, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We decided to chime in with the Community Foundation of Greater Kingston speaker series on Mental Health on May8.
TUESDAYS at 7PM
SERIES ON IMPROVING FOCUS & MOOD
Apr. 11, 2017
Mental Balance & the Nutrition Connection
Video of medical publisher, Helke Ferrie, & discussion
May 9, 2017
Food, Mood & Well-Being
Video of Dr. R. McCaldon & discussion
Jun. 6, 2017
The Current Autism Epidemic
Video of Dr. R. Coombs & discussion
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POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH STUDY
Interesting on CBC radio this morning, an interview about a post-traumatic growth study at Algonquin. If you go to victimjusticenetwork.ca, you will find the questionnaire related to the study.
Perhaps we should inundate them with information about the MEND factors that help people recover. I know myself that recovery from concussion and other trauma required all the strategies. It all depends on your genetic variations.
The orientation of Benjamin Roebuck and Jennifer Barkley to the subject may neglect those MEND factors.
As usual, there are many paths to healing. It is unfortunate when people have to try so many before they happen on the right ones.
Hey, that’s where we come in! Education to shorten the search.