Stigma of Mental Illness

Stigma of Mental Illness

A stigma is a negative connotation towards a certain characteristic or trait. There are stigmas associated with mental health problems which cause some people to veer away from seeking help. Stigmas can lead to discrimination against people with a mental illness or...
The Best Brain Foods

The Best Brain Foods

Whether you are suffering from a concussion, improving your memory, or just want to have a healthier brain, there are certain foods to eat to improve its function. These “superfoods” help maintain the health of your brain if added into your diet. They add vitamins,...
How PTS and PTSD Differ: Part 2

How PTS and PTSD Differ: Part 2

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a commonly known mental illness diagnoses. It is listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and the criteria is constantly changing. You can be diagnosed with PTSD if you have experienced or witnessed a...
Effects of a Concussion

Effects of a Concussion

Concussions can be minor or can be traumatic injuries to the brain. Concussions occur when there is a blow to the head that causes the brain to move quickly back and forth. The sudden movement results in the brain bouncing against the skull and can damage cells and...
How PTS and PTSD Differ: Part 1

How PTS and PTSD Differ: Part 1

Many times post-traumatic stress and post-traumatic stress disorder are used interchangeably. Though they have overlapping symptoms, they are two different conditions. Both conditions are associated with feeling afraid, nervous, avoiding activity or places that are a...
Common Head Injuries

Common Head Injuries

A head injury can be any sort of injury to the brain, skull, or scalp. Head injuries range for a mild bump to a traumatic brain injury. Concussions are among the most common brain injury along with hematomas and hemorrhages.   An injury can happen from two...