How to Use Mindfulness to Reduce Stress and Anxiety | Guest Post by Evander Nelson

When people hear the word “mindful,” they might imagine a monk or a spiritual guru with incense burning in the background. But the truth is, anyone can practice mindfulness and reap its mental and physical benefits. In this tutorial, I’ll show you not only how to be mindful but also how it can help you […]

5 Surprising Factors That Can Affect Your Mental Health | Guest Post by Adrian Johansen

Greater than 50% of people will be diagnosed with a mental illness or disorder at some point during their life. These disorders can include depression, anxiety, or any other mental challenges that crop up. Chances are, you have already dealt with some sort of mental health issue. There are well-known triggers for mental health issues, […]

5 Tips to Reduce Anxiety While Waiting for Medical Imaging Test Results | Guest Post by Zach Norton

Waiting in limbo for a potentially life-changing result from a medical test is one of the most anxiety-ridden situations you can experience. While it’s perfectly normal to be uneasy, letting your anxiety take control can only make waiting worse. It’s best to try to mitigate your worry during this time, but of course this is […]

Should You Disclose Your Mental Illness to Your Employer? | Guest Post by Adrian Johansen

Living with a mental illness is never easy. In addition to managing your condition, you are also faced with many difficult questions concerning when, and how, to disclose your diagnosis. Unfortunately, far too many persons with mental illness continue to experience stigmatization in their communities and workplaces. Nevertheless, efforts to increase the public’s understanding of […]

Changing The Way We Think About Mental Health | Guest Post by George Newton

No one will ever forget the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. From lock downs to shutdowns, people were forced to stay home and to make due with what they had. Schools and businesses were closed, and families and friends were forced to follow social distancing guidelines to slow the spread of the virus. Now, fast-forward […]

How Can the Power of Scent Lift Your Mood? | Guest Post by Jane Sandwood

Essential oil diffusers, scented castles, and perfumes are just three items with a fragrance that human beings use almost every day to give themselves a mood lift. New research from Monash University scientists has discovered that there is a good reason why we are drawn to scented items: essential oils (which are an important ingredient in natural […]

Technology and the Future of Mental Health Treatment | Guest Post by Summer Larson

Technology is changing the way we understand and support mental health. Mobile devices like cell phones, smartphones, or tablets give people new ways to access help for themselves as well as monitor progress in an easy-to-use format that’s accessible no matter where you are! Many people with intellectual disabilities are unable to communicate their needs […]

Announcing Deborah Port as Please Live’s new Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Please Live, Inc. has selected Deborah Port as its next executive director. Deborah will succeed Alexa Moody, who founded and led Please Live for the last ten years and who remains in leadership as a Director and as Board Secretary. Deborah brings relevant experience to Please Live’s mission – from […]

Summertime Sadness: 8 Things to Know About Summer SAD | Guest Post by Mia Barnes

When you think of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), you probably imagine someone who gets blue in the winter. However, some people experience symptoms during the opposite time of the year. What causes what Lana del Rey called “summertime sadness?” How is it similar to the winter version, and what differentiates it? Here are eight things […]

Gut-Brain Connection: How Happy Gut Bacteria Affects Mental Health | Guest Post By Keith Myers

There is a direct connection between your gut health and your brain. The thousands of bacteria that live in your GI tract not only play an important role in your physical or gut health but the effects extend to your brain health and neurological systems too. Your gut bacteria play a key role in your […]