Anxiety Online: A New Approach to Mental Health

Anxiety Online: A New Approach to Mental Health

Can the Internet Help with Anxiety Disorders? Nearly 20% of American adults suffer from an anxiety disorder, less than half of which receive professional treatment. This is not necessarily due to a lack of treatment options, rather the barriers to treatment. Aside...
Trauma: An Experience with the Real

Trauma: An Experience with the Real

Split in Two by Trauma A recent article in Wired addresses the aftermath of the devastating 2017 fires in Northern California. The Tubbs Fire, the most destructive wildfire in California history, killed 22 people, destroyed 5643 structures, and has cost over $1.3...
Dealing with ADD/ADHD in Adulthood

Dealing with ADD/ADHD in Adulthood

ADD/ADHD and Adults People often associate attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) with children and adolescents but it can also affect young adults and adults. While ADD/ADHD is a commonly diagnosed mental health condition, it...
Healing the Herd Through Equine Therapy

Healing the Herd Through Equine Therapy

How Equine Therapy Increases Self-Compassion and Self-Awareness Self-compassion and self-awareness are improved through equine therapy because both horses and humans are based in the herd instinct (tribe, band, family, etc). Without the herd, isolation is fatal. The...
Empathic Equine Therapy at D’Amore Healthcare

Empathic Equine Therapy at D’Amore Healthcare

How Horses Demonstrate Empathy Empathy is defined as the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Horses are sensitive, feeling-oriented prey animals. Because of this, their survival depends on their ability to sense any incongruence in their...
Maternal Mental Health and Postpartum Depression

Maternal Mental Health and Postpartum Depression

New Moms: Take Care of Your Maternal Mental Health   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 10 women experience symptoms of depression in their lifetime. For new moms experiencing postpartum depression (PPD), that climbs to 1 in 7....
Getting a Handle on Mental Health Disorders

Getting a Handle on Mental Health Disorders

Understanding Mental Health Disorders First off, to understand mental health conditions, we need to understand the state of mental well-being in America. Surprisingly, over 50 million Americans suffer from mental health conditions each year. Additionally, youth mental...
REST. Sleep Better at Night

REST. Sleep Better at Night

R.E.S.T.: How to Sleep Better at Night Do you have trouble falling asleep and remaining asleep? Find yourself waking up repeatedly throughout the night? Do you constantly toss and turn? And, do you feel fully rested when you wake up in the morning? If you are a...
Postpartum Depression (PPD) Part 2 of 2

Postpartum Depression (PPD) Part 2 of 2

Functional Medicine Nutritionist, specializing in preconception and prenatal care   Postpartum Depression (PPD) Part II: How to Prevent It   Postpartum depression (PPD) is the most common complication of childbirth, exceeding gestational diabetes and preterm...