TBT: 13 Reasons Why

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→   The Netflix original series, "13 Reasons Why" has become the most tweeted about show in 2017. 

→   The drama-mystery series based on the novel by Jay Asher focuses on the story of a teen who commits suicide. 

→   The number of teens and young children that have been hospitalized for suicidal thoughts and actions has doubled in the past decade. Naturally, parents are concerned about how this series may affect its viewers, an already vulnerable population.  

Harvard Health has written an article on 5 recommended topics to cover with your child if they are watching "13 Reasons Why". 

Harvard Health's Physician Editor is being proactive with proper mental health education that counters how this series is potentially normalizing depression for teens.  Make sure to check it out!


Sources:

McCarthy, M. C. (2017, May 03). 5 things to tell your child about 13 Reasons Why. Retrieved July 16, 2017, from http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/5-things-tell-child-13-reasons-2017050211695

Peterson, K. (2017, May 08). The controversy behind Netflix's teen-suicide drama '13 Reasons Why' - and why it's hitting close to home. Retrieved July 17, 2017, from http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/tv/sd-me-thirteen-reasons-20170508-story.html

Scutti, S. (2017, May 05). 'Alarming' rise in children hospitalized with suicidal thoughts or actions. Retrieved July 17, 2017, from http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/05/health/children-teens-suicide-study/index.html

Wellness Wednesday: Should Days Off for Mental Health Count as Sick Days?

I wasn’t expecting the exposure, but I am so glad I was able to have such a positive impact on so many people.
— Ben Congelton, CEO of Olark Live Chat

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🔅  1 in 6 Americans are medicated for mental health.

🔅  The CEO of Olark Live Chat encourages his employees to take sick days not only for physical illnesses but also for mental illnesses. 

🔅  Without a healthy mind, workers are not able to perform to their full capabilities. 

It's always tricky balancing the burden of life's inevitable expenses and proper self care.  But sometimes you have to put your own gas mask on first to ensure that you are able to maintain career challenges.


Sources:

P. (2017, July 10). A Boss' Response to an Employee Taking a Mental Health Day Is Going Viral. Retrieved July 16, 2017, from https://www.attn.com/stories/18200/how-email-helping-break-mental-health-stigma?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=internal

Miller, S. G. (2016, December 13). 1 in 6 Americans Takes a Psychiatric Drug. Retrieved July 16, 2017, from https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/1-in-6-americans-takes-a-psychiatric-drug/

HH Services: Growth of NeuroStar

👍  Another NeuroStar success story in the testimonial below 👇

✔️  806 treatment sites currently in the USA alone 

✔️  NeuroStar can be found all over North America and has a particularly strong presence in the United States and in Japan.  There are positive growth trends internationally as the demand increases for neurostar and for TMS therapy in general now that the care benefits are better understood.  

✔️  The US has seen a 20% growth in NeuroStar systems in the past year. 

Great things are in motion with some serious momentum for NeuroStar TMS Therapy!


Sources:

NeuroStar® Advanced Therapy Depression Outcomes Registry Surpasses 500 Patient Milestone. (2017, May 22). Retrieved July 10, 2017, from http://www.wboc.com/story/35485332/neurostar-advanced-therapy-depression-outcomes-registry-surpasses-500-patient-milestone

[NeuroStar Advanced Therapy]. (2017, Apr. 19). NeuroStar - Patient Story - Kristi. [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVO25y55ptg

With ProvenNon-Drug Therapy. (n.d.). Retrieved July 10, 2017, from http://neurostar.com/en/

TBT: The Happiness Equation

Mo Gawdat lost his son 10 years ago and has made it his mission to solve happiness as a mathematical equation since then.  And much of his numerical research actually points to the power of now which is why he urges people to live in the moment and with intent.

Read more about Mo's full story here

Q: You weren’t able to find joy in your life. Is finding joy a skill that should be taught?
A: Absolutely. Happiness is very much like staying fit. You start with the decision that you are going to get fit, you find out how – but knowing that is not enough, you have to go to the gym to work out and eat healthily. To me the whole topic of happiness is exactly the same.
— Excerpt from Mo's Interview with The Guardian

A Full-Length Interview with Mo can be seen in the video below 👇

 

Take it from Mo. There are lots of diverse resources to keep the mind and brain fit!

Wellness Wednesday: Morning Routines

Morning routine for the CEO of Twitter includes:

1. Meditating for 30 minutes. 

2. Working out 30minutes. 

3. Drinks coffee. 

4. Checks Twitter for the news.

5. Walks for an hour to work. 

For Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, wellness is his top priority.  And while business success has helped make it possible for Jack to have time in the day to focus on his own well-being, he claims that it's also the very thing that allows him to stay on top of his game.  Daily routine requires great discipline any way you cut it, and few succeed without it.   

It's important to note how Jack only uses Twitter as a part of his morning routine to read the news. Social media is truly revolutionary the way we are able to connect to almost anyone in the world within seconds! But this kind of accessibility can also be very consuming, so keep social media on your own terms.  Customize it, and use it how you want to.  But then carve out time to give your mind a break and an opportunity to unplug from technology.  This helps avoid things like focus fatigue and anxiety.

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Sources:

Wagner, K. (2017, June 21). Why Twitter's Jack Dorsey chose computer science over becoming mayor of New York. Retrieved June 30, 2017, from https://www.recode.net/2017/6/21/15845686/jack-dorsey-twitter-square-ceo-time-management-mayor-new-york

TBT: New Age of Anxiety

Nearly 38% of girls and 26% of boys between the ages of 13 to 17 suffer from a diagnosable Anxiety condition today.  There has been a Depression epidemic since the 80s, and there is a natural interplay between these two conditions, so there is no doubt that Anxiety has been prevalent in the past as well.  But have we dawned on a new age of Anxiety? A popular article from the New York Times earlier this month discusses how Anxiety meds like Xanax are now rivaling Depression meds like Prozac because of the Anxiety-inducing world that we experience in 2017.

TBT: National Mental Health Act of 1946

on July 3rd, 1946

The National Mental Health Act became law


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➲ The Act came into formation due to the mental health issues veterans returning from World War II were facing.  

➲ The Law was passed in recognition that patients benefit more from evaluation and treatment rather than being institutionalized. 

➲ The NIMH was placed as a leader for further research and analysis on the brain and psychiatric disorder. 

We are continuing to make progress in mental health with evolving treatments and philosophies.


Works Cited:

National Mental Health Act. (2017, June 01). Retrieved June 20, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Mental_Health_Act

Wellness Wednesday: Meditate While You Work 😙 😙 😙

You can not out-work a problem, you have to out-meditation it.
— A.G. Lafely, CEO of Procter & Gamble

Many companies, both large and smalls, are adding meditation to work. Whether starting your own business or trying to convince your boss, see below how different companies have incorporated the practice in the workplace. 

 

- Apple-  

Apple allows employees up to 30 minutes each day to meditate. On-site medication and yoga classes are offered as well as a meditation space.

-Google-

Google created the program, "Search Inside Yourself",  to help employees learn how to breathe mindfully, listen to their coworkers, and improve their own emotional intelligence. 

-McKinsey & Co.-

McKinsey & Co. collaborated with an Australian client to form a meditation program. The program itself saved the Australian business more than $20 million. 

 

Other large companies that encourage meditation through yoga classes and personal spaces: Prentice Hall Publishing, HBO, Nike, Deutsche Bank, Yahoo!, & AOL Time Warner, and more!

HH Input 


Works Cited

[Norman Rosenthal]. (2013, Apr. 2). Norman Rosenthal: How Meditation Can Help Your Business [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34Y99b6WadQ

10 Companies That Promote Employee Meditation | OnlineMBA. (2017, June 14). Retrieved June 20, 2017, from http://www.onlinemba.com/blog/10-big-companies-that-promote-employee-meditation/

HH Services: Panchakarma Detox Retreat with Dr. G

We are pleased to be hosting Ayurvedic Physician Dr. Scott Gerson this week for his Panchakarma Detox Retreat.  It is some powerful stuff!  We will continue to facilitate his care in the future for anyone interested in this type of alternative healing.  

Watch Dr. G discuss the origin of Ayurvedic Medicine in the video below 👇

Read about a 10-day traditional Ayurvedic retreat from Yoga Journal here.

Happy Friday: Sarah B Completing 29-Day Provider Challenge

We are so happy for Sarah and were honored to assist with her journey to heal! 👏👏

Wellness Wednesday: Yoga in Pro Sports

Flexibility, strength, mindfulness and focus.  These are all qualities that athletes are looking to achieve in order to put their best game forward.  And with the growing science behind the effects of Yoga, its practice, along with growing mindfulness techniques and technologies, is becoming more widely adopted in professional sports. 

Read about how Yoga is becoming the new norm in sports here

Yoga helps you to be a professional at whatever your trade is in life.

Happy Friday: -- Visualization

The phenomenon of manifesting your own reality can be explained by The Law of Attraction

Visualization and Persistence are Key 🔑

TBT: Buddhist Wisdom

Buddha was asked, "What have you gained through meditation?"  He replied, "Nothing! However, let me tell you what I lost: Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Insecurity, Fear of Old Age and Death."

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Wellness Wednesday: You Are What You Eat

What we eat, we become 🤔

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HH Services: Genetic Testing

After being tested, it was discovered that my body does not metabolize SSRI’s and that I needed to be on a NSRI. I am so thankful to my Doctor for recommending this test. Feeling better everyday, FINALLY.
— Account of Genomind Experience from Michelle D

✔️  Through Genomind, The Healing House is able to use cheek swabs to determine the genetic compatibility of prescription medications.

✔️  Genetic testing is suitable for individuals with depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, bipolar depression, PTSD, autism, schizophrenia, chronic pain, and substance abuse.

✔️  Genomind reduces overall medical costs by helping to eliminate some of the trial and error that comes with medication management.   

GenoMind can determine what genetic predispositions should be considered when prescribing medications for mental health.  Nobody should have to suffer through unnecessary medication trials, and this scientific process can make sure you have the information you need within 1 week's time of a simple mouth swab. 


Sources:

About. (n.d.). Retrieved May 15, 2017, from https://genomind.com/about/

[genomindscience]. (2015, Dec. 14). Genomind Segment on Discovery Channel's "Innovations" TV. December 2015. [Video File]. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wo12PHHhb6I

 

 

Motivation Monday: Motivation and Discipline

"Motivation gets you started, discipline keeps you going." - People Are Awesome


Sources:

[New York Post] (2016, Sep. 23). Watch a little girl make her dad feel like the worlds greatest hairstylist. [Video File]. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5cHDyqWzz8

 

 

TBT: The 10% Myth

 

✖️  Through misinterpretation and media, many people have come to believe that we only use a portion of our brain. 

✖️  100% of the brain is always active, even while you sleep, but at a different states of activity.

✖️ Research also reveals that when any section of the brain is removed, there are functional deficits.  

 

The brain is always active and very powerful in terms of its connectivity and processing capability.


Sources: 

[eOnefilms]. (2011, Feb. 1). Limitless Movie Trailer [HD]. [Video File]. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUkAfjfWh5g

H, E. (2015). Neuroscience For Kids. Retrieved May 17, 2017, from https://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/tenper.html

L, B. (2004, March 04). Do we really use only 10 percent of our brains? Retrieved May 17, 2017, from https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/do-we-really-use-only-10/

[Seeker] (2013, Sep. 27). Do we Really Use Only 10% of Our Brain? [Video File]. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDF2rjFd8hY

 

 

 

Wellness Wednesday: Probiotics

Evidence from clinical research demonstrates that adding ‘good’ bacteria to the diet promotes a healthy digestive and immune system.
— Dr. Allan Walker, Professor of Nutrition and Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

 

🔅  Bacteria converts complex carbohydrates in our diet into fatty acids butyrate, acetate and propionate. Butyrate leaves the gut to cross the blood brain barrier where it influences and suppresses the levels of BDNF. 

🔅  Reduced levels of BDNF are correlated with impaired cognitive function and depression. 

🔅 Consuming probiotics aids in producing a sustainable environment for healthy gut bacteria.

🔅 Foods with probiotics: kombucha, yogurt, sauerkraut, pickles, dark chocolate, miso soup, to name a few...!

 

More and more research is indicating that gut health is related to inflammation in the brain which can cause or contribute to the symptoms of depression and other mental illnesses. Protect that microbiome for preventative mental health!


Sources:

[Infognostica]. (2016, Sep 10). Human Science (Part 1) - The Gut Brain Axis, Microbiome & the power of Probiotics. [Video File]. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E479yto8pyk

Wenk, Gary. "Healthy Gut, Healthy Brain". Psychology Today. N.p., 2015. Web. 16 May 2017.

HH Services: TMS Therapy is Proven

TMS Therapy is the most effective treatment on the market for depression.  With over double the effectiveness of any antidepressant on the market and virtually no side effects, it is a much more viable option than drug therapy, plus you can remain on the medications that work both during and after care as directed by your supervising psychiatric physician.  TMS Therapy is non-invasive and requires no anesthetics like ECT.  Nearly half of the patients that participated in the FDA-approved clinical studies achieved full remission from Major depressive disorder, and over 75% responded significantly!  The research and clinical delivery is now proven for this cutting-edge treatment option 📚 🔢 ☑️ 

TMS Therapy is...

✔️  FDA cleared for depression

✔️  Non-drug treatment

✔️  Non-invasive

✔️  No side effects like with drugs

✔️  Long lasting symptom relief

✔️  Has delivered over 1 million treatments

 


Sources:

[NeuroStar Advanced Therapy]. (2014, Nov. 30). NeuroStar TMS Therapy - What to Expect. [Video File]. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hU7RU1w5nRE