Dr. Holland’s Mental Health Tips

Poor sleep and job stress even more toxic than predicted

Poor sleep and job stress even more toxic than predicted

Every job situation will come with varying degrees of stress and frustration that ebb and flow. Burnout, however, is more than that. It is an all-encompassing feeling that you are being pulled in every direction at once and that no matter what you do, you are unable to make progress or move forward. If chronic burnout is left untreated, it can lead to issues with physical and mental health.

Companion Pets Help to Ease Symptoms of Grief

Companion Pets Help to Ease Symptoms of Grief

Researchers found all individuals who lost their spouse experienced higher levels of depression. However, people without a pet experienced more significant increases in depressive symptoms and higher loneliness than those who had pets. In fact, those who had a pet and experienced the death or divorce of their spouse were no lonelier than older adults who didn’t experience one of those events.

The many mental health benefits of therapy pets

The many mental health benefits of therapy pets

Most people love dogs, and there’s many good reasons for that. Whether you own a dog or just love the idea of a dog, there are many psychological benefits associated with having a canine companion in your life. Numerous research studies help to point out that dogs improve their human companion’s mental and emotional and physical health in some surprising ways, and at every stage of our lives.

Can early therapy improve lifelong cognitive function?

Can early therapy improve lifelong cognitive function?

New study indicates that poor mental health may take its toll on cognition. With up to 20 percent of the population suffering from depression it’s important to recognize its role in cognitive aging, While most studies have pointed to its association in later life, this study shows that depression in early adulthood may lead to lower cognition 10 years later and to cognitive decline in old age.

Suicide. Let’s talk about it!

Suicide. Let’s talk about it!

Major warning signs for suicide can include talking about killing or harming oneself, writing about death or dying, and most importantly attempting to find anything that could be used facilitate a suicide attempt, such as poison, weapons, and drugs.

College students experiencing depression, anxiety, loneliness at peak levels

College students experiencing depression, anxiety, loneliness at peak levels

A survey by a Boston University researcher of nearly 33,000 college students across the country reveals the prevalence of depression and anxiety in young people continues to increase, now reaching its highest levels, a sign of the mounting stress factors due to the coronavirus pandemic, political unrest, and systemic racism and inequality.