(NAPSI)—For many participants, team sports are more than just a game. In fact, a growing body of research supports the idea that physical exercise is associated with decreasing the risk of depression and reducing its symptoms.
Participating in athletics has many benefits, such as building fitness, teamwork and self-confidence. Further, participating in sports or fitness activities with others aligns with two of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) major dimensions of recovery—health and community.
However, athletics can also involve
- COUNSELING CORNER: Is there a link between diet and your mental health?
Say the word “diet” and the usual reaction is that we’re talking about losing weight. Today, let’s talk about “diet” as simply our daily food choices, the ones we often make without giving them much thought.
While our food choices certainly affect our weight, they also play an important role in our emotional well-being and overall mental health. Numerous studies have found that the foods we consume play a large role in how we feel and act.
Most parents, for example, have
- Mental Illness Awareness Week October 4-10, 2015
View the MIAW 2015 Website
Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition.
During the first full week of October, NAMI and participants across the country are bringing awareness to mental illness. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the movement grows stronger.
We believe that these issues are important to address year round, but highlighting these issues during Mental Illness Awareness Week provides
- Local Veteran Services, Nonprofits Expand to Meet Growing Demand
Surge in population signals need for employment, specialized health care resources in community
After serving as a Marine in the Vietnam War, Tomball resident Bill Schaffer has made a career out of helping the growing number of veterans who are in need of specialized health care and employment resources.
Schaffer, who works as the commander of the Tomball Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2427 and as a liaison between the post and the Tomball Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic, is one
- Bell attacks Garcia’s record at Harris Co. jail
Mayoral candidate Chris Bell took aim Monday night at former Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia’s record, the latest attack in a campaign that is shifting negative as Labor Day nears.
The former congressman’s offensive centered on Garcia’s handling of a 2013 case involving Terry Goodwin, a mentally ill inmate left for weeks
in a sordid Harris County jail cell.
“If you’re leading what you call the largest mental health institution in our city, then how those inmates were treated becomes a very significant
- Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
September 2015 is also known as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month which helps promote resources and awareness around the issues of suicide prevention, how you can help others and how to talk about suicide without increasing the risk of harm.
Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. Suicide is the third leading cause
of death among young people and is often the result of mental health conditions that effect people when they are most vulnerable. Suicidal thoughts and