Monthly Archives: January 2013

A Good Defense Against Depression: Learning

 By Adrian Zupp There is a variety of studies that support the contention that learning new skills can play a significant role in battling age-related brain dysfunctions like dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. But there are also clinicians who hold the … Continue reading

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What is Positive Mental Health and How Do You Maintain it?

Dr. Darlene Powell Garlington Positive mental health is a state of well-being in which we realize our abilities, can cope with life’s normal stresses, and can work regularly and productively. Good mental health is the foundation for a person’s effective … Continue reading

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Recognizing and managing PTSD

By Christine Leccese As part of improving your mental health, it’s important to know the different kinds of common mental health disorders that people encounter. One of those conditions is posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It’s likely that you know someone … Continue reading

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Screening: It’s All About Health Management

By Adrian Zupp The first step to improving your mental health is knowing yourself. Sounds simple, right? And actually, with the right tools it is. As you probably know by now, Military Pathways® offers several anonymous, online, mental health screenings … Continue reading

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What Military Pathways has Learned Along the Way

By Adrian Zupp We try to cover as much ground as possible in the Military Pathways® blog about military mental health, and approach things from a variety of angles. Today, just to mix things up a little, we are going … Continue reading

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Good Mood Foods: How Eating (and Drinking) Well Can Improve Your Moods

By Adrian Zupp “Most people understand the link between what they eat and their physical health,” says registered dietitian Elizabeth Somer, author of the book Eat Your Way to Happiness. “But the link between what you eat and your mood, … Continue reading

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Sleep Your Way to Better Mental Health

By Adrian Zupp Anyone suffering from a mental disorder is encouraged to eat well, exercise, avoid alcohol, get some sun and get eight hours of sleep each night. Sleep can either contribute to, or be the result of, a mental … Continue reading

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Exercise Tips for the Lazy

By Christine Leccese Yes, I realize exercise is one of the most fundamental activities to maintaining a good quality of life. Scads of research show it can be as effective in fighting depression as anti-depressants.  Its benefits range from improved … Continue reading

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Thinking About Trying Therapy? A Therapist Tells You What it’s Like … and What it’s Not

If mental health is on your list of things to improve this year, you may be considering therapy.  Many people hesitate to take this step. Whether you think it doesn’t work or that it is just too scary, our program … Continue reading

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Make 2013 Your Year of Good Mental Health

By Christine Leccese You’re likely hanging your new 2013 calendar, eating some extra fruits and veggies and being extra patient with your children. It’s a new year and people all over are trying to start fresh. It’s another chance to … Continue reading

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