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Video: How To Support Someone With Depression

Depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States between the ages of 15 and 44. Yet, there is still stigma around the condition. Many believe that you can “just snap out of it” or that depression is simply a bad day or two. In addition, using the word casually can minimize the...

Yes, There Is a Big Difference Between Mental Health and Mental Illness

Mental health and mental illness are not the same thing. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), mental illness refers to “conditions that affect a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, or behavior.” These can include but aren’t limited to depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or...

Podcast: Understanding the Link Between Physical and Mental Health

Jenn talks to Dr. Christopher Palmer about the connection between our physical and mental health. Chris breaks down the link between the body and the brain, shares strategies to support our own and our loved ones’ health journeys, and answers audience questions about how we can feel better, mentally...

How To Deal With Stress Caused by Working From Home

Routine and structure. For many people, these are two major keys to success in the professional world. Consistent schedules and deadlines, regular rules, and clear organization keep work on track and make coworkers, customers, and bosses happy. These days, work-from-home arrangements—made more...

Video: Your Everyday Guide to Stress Management

There’s no denying that we all experience stress in our day-to-day lives. While small doses of stress are good for us, it can cause big problems when it gets piled onto us. For those of us who are feeling overwhelmed by stress, there is hope. And yes, it’s possible to transform from a stressed...

Podcast: How To Support Someone With Depression

Jenn talks Dr. Christopher Palmer about navigating depression and aiding others experiencing this disorder. Chris explains ways to identify the mood disorder in ourselves and others, shares tips to support people we care for who are experiencing depression, and answers audience questions about...

Podcast: Why We Need to Talk About Men’s Mental Health

Jenn talks to Dr. Chris Palmer about men’s mental health. Chris explains why there’s still so much stigma present around mental illness in men, shares how we can talk to loved ones about their well-being, and answers questions about the silent mental health crisis occurring in those who identify as...

Podcast: Ask Me Anything About Keto & Healthy Eating for Mental Health

Jenn talks to Dr. Chris Palmer. He provides an overview of the ketogenic diet, explains its potential benefit in mental health treatments, and debunks myths and misunderstandings about keto and other healthy eating habits. Christopher M. Palmer, MD , is the director of the Department of Postgraduate...

Video: Why We Need To Talk About Men’s Mental Health

Men are less likely than women to seek mental health help for depression, substance addiction, and stressful life events, including anxiety and trauma. There are many reasons for it, including unwillingness to talk, social norms, existing stigma, and downplaying symptoms. But “I’m fine” can only get...

Podcast: Go From Stressed Worrier to Stress Warrior

In this episode, Christopher M. Palmer, MD , provides tips on stress management, ways to reshape our stress reactions, explains the impact of stress and anxiety on our lives, and answers related questions from the McLean community. Dr. Palmer is the director of the Department of Postgraduate and...

Video: Understanding the Link Between Physical and Mental Health

There are many associations between mental health and physical health. As the World Health Organization has stated, “There is no health without mental health.” Physical activity and good nutrition have been proven to positively influence how we feel and can help manage the symptoms of numerous...