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Monthly Archives: August 2013



Take advantage of the fresh summer produce

Feed your body, feed your brain.  It sounds trite, a bit of a cliché, but it is a very important concept.  Your brain depends on the nutrients from a balanced diet in order to function optimally.  This function includes managing your emotions and your mood disorder.  Remember that one of the Basics of Mental Health is following a good nutrition plan: three balanced meals a day of healthy foods including lean protein, grains, fruits and[…]

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Summer Vacation and Depression

The summer can be a very difficult time of the year for those with major depression or bipolar depression. The sun is welcoming, the weather is good, and people are out and about, or so it seems. There is a lot of pressure to be in a good mood. You are not “supposed” to be down at this time of year – it’s summertime! It may appear to you as though everyone else is off[…]

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