Are You Depressed?

Do you think you could be depressed?

Sometimes we don’t know whether we’ve just fallen into a slump, need a change, are recovering from a disappointment or are becoming clinically depressed. A good way to start figuring these things out is by writing down the feelings you’re experiencing on a regular basis. Are you finding yourself losing interest in activities that you used to enjoy before? Are exercise and good eating not helping your mood?



This is in no way medical advice or a professional diagnosis – please seek professional help if you are having suicidal thoughts immediately.

Ideas on ways to help turn depression around:

Medication – There are many medications that can help with depression, but they need to be prescribed. Talk to your doctor abour your symptoms and see if thats something that can work for you.

Therapy – Psychotherapy is a really effective tool that can help you get to the root of your issues and figure out what triggers are happening in your life that are causing you to feel stuck. Getting those root issues worked out can help you feel like a new person that doesn’t even feel a need to take medication.


Exercise – Exercise is a well know antidote for depression. It is a great way to get natural dopamine flowing in the brain and help you get clarity in life decisions.

Sleep – Poor sleeping habits or insomnia can wreak havoc on your peace of mind. Make sure you are getting a full nights sleep every night.

Eating Habits – Excessive sugar, refined carbohydrates and junk food can contribute to a depressed mood. These foods make it harder for us to think clearly and feel ‘up’. Focus on eating lots of fruits and vegetables, healthy fats and take vitamins and see what they does for you. Cut out junk food for a week and see how you feel!

Do You Have Anxiety?

It’s normal worry about difficult things that are happening in our lives. But, when we start feeling anxious in general, not specific to any certain event or difficulty and those feelings don’t subside, there’s a chance of having generalized anxiety.


Generalized anxiety anxiety that is going on but unrelated to any specific reason. Generalized anxiety can be related to something that should not be a cause for anxiety, like, going to the store or making a simple phone call. Here is a list of some of the symptoms of anxiety to help you see how many of these symptoms you might have. Keep in mind, there are lots of ways to help reduce generalized anxiety.


Other ways to reduce anxiety:

Try Counseling: Meeting with a therapist or mental health counselor can help you identify troubling elements in your life or past that may be currently causing you anxiety. Working through past trauma or difficult circumstances can really make a big difference in helping you with your ability to cope.

Try Medication: If counseling and breathing techniques aren’t helping, talk to a psychiatrist about medication. There are a lot of anti-anxiety medications on the market that really help with day to day living for those who are struggling with generalized anxiety.

Try Breathing Techniques: Taking deep breaths and breathing out slowly helps bring oxygen to the brain that helps calm the central nervous system. When you feel anxiety coming on, this is a great way to help get centered again.

What Is The Best Way To Relieve Stress

Stress is definitely something that has a great impact on the lives of most people. The question that all of us are wondering is, how do we get rid of it? Well it takes more than the stress relieving hand sanitizer at Bath and Body Works that’s for sure… After taking the poll for your best strategy, read down below what some of the best proven ways to relieve stress are.

How Do You Relieve Stress?
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Web MD gives 5 amazing, effective, and stress relieving tips that take only up to 15 minutes each! The first is to meditate for a certain amount of time for each day, this will alter the brain’s neural pathways and lead to less stress in the brain. The second thing you could do is take a step back from any stressful situation and breathe deeply. It may sound cliche to say “just take a deep breath,” but it really works!

The next thing to consider while handling stress, is to be present in the situation. When your brain starts to get all worked up, it can be very hard to take a step back and be present in the situation. Another tool you might not have considered before is reaching out to other people. Having a face-to-face conversation can be very helpful in relieving feelings of stress and anxiety, especially if it is someone you really trust. The final way you can relieve stress is tuning in to your body, this could go along the lines of meditating as well.


What Is Your Sexual Orientation

The LBTQ community is one that is rapidly growing and fighting more and more for equality in today’s society. Vote your sexual orientation in this poll and look at the results! If you do not identify with any of these categories, then click “other.”


Did you know that the Kinsey scale was developed in 1948 by Alfred Kinsey to rate and describe a persons sexual orientation. The scale goes from 0, heterosexual, to 6, homosexual. Anything in between, would be for people with various attractions to the opposite/same sex.

Sexual Orientation Statistics:

Among U.S. adults aged 18 and over, 97.7% identified as straight, 1.6% as gay or lesbian, and 0.7% as bisexual. These distributions differed by both sex and age. A higher percentage of women identified as bisexual, a finding consistent with other documented estimates of sexual orientation (14).


In a Williams Institute review based on an June–September 2012 Gallup poll, approximately 3.4 percent of American adults identify themselves as being LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender), though that number has increased to 4.1% in 2016.

What Gives You The Most Anxiety?

Choose any or all the options below that apply. What gives you the most anxiety in life? Is it deadlines? Someone you have a crush on? Do you have social anxiety where you freeze up and panic in social situations or large groups? What about a family situation? Is there someone destructive in your life that is causing you anxiety?


Take the poll and see how many others are dealing with anxiety from similar things. See others results after you vote! Also, you can add your own responses and let other people vote on them too!

What Gives You The Most Anxiety?
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Anxiety can be caused by so many different things. If you are struggling with anxiety, exercise and sleep are some of the things that can help the most. Also, consider meeting with a trained counselor or therapist to see if you can work through some of the troubling issues in your life or if you can be helped with medication.


There is hope for those who struggle with anxiety, as you can see from this poll it is a VERY common thing for people to struggle with!

How Many Zits Do you Have Right Now?

Take The Poll & See How Many Everyone Else Has!



Weird Facts about Acne

THERE ARE 6 KINDS OF ZITS

There are six different types of acne, and some are tougher to treat than others. Common whiteheads and blackheads, caused by blocked pores, generally go away with over-the-counter products. More difficult to treat: papules (raised, solid bumps) and pustules (papules with pus in them). Worse still are nodules and cysts, which form deep in the skin and can really hurt. Visit a dermatologist near you for treatment advice.

WORKOUTS COULD MAKE BACK ACNE WORSE

Does your back or body ever breakout after exercising? The sweat rubbing and building up against your skin is likely to blame. Amy Kim, MD, a dermatologist affiliated with Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, offers a simple solution: “I tell my patients to buy over-the-counter anti-bacterial soap and keep it in the shower. When you see a breakout coming, just lather some on. It usually helps settle the skin down.”

BEING TOO CLEAN CAN BACKFIRE

Do you scrub your skin to get rid of acne? Turns out, zits may not respond well to that. In fact, excessive cleaning can aggravate skin, which can cause even more pimples.

Contrary to popular belief, acne isn’t usually caused by a dirty face. All the biological activity that leads to acne actually begins beneath the skin, so over-scrubbing does nothing but make it worse. Gently wash your skin no more than twice a day with warm water and a mild cleanser.

ZITS TAKE FOREVER TO GO AWAY

If you’re bummed out that acne treatment results aren’t great after a couple weeks, here’s the hard truth: Breakouts take an average of six to eight weeks to disappear. Be patient with your acne treatment, and if at 10 weeks you don’t see any changes, reach out to your dermatologist to discuss an alternate treatment plan. However, if you have cystic or nodular acne, reach out to your doctor sooner to get help and prevent scarring, since over-the-counter remedies won’t help these types of acne.

Stop Breaking Out

Here are the 5 things that you’re probably doing that are causing your face to breakout or worsen your existing acne.