Defined: Peripartum/Postpartum Depression

By The BroglieBox Team2 min read For women with peripartum/postpartum depression having a baby can become very distressing and difficult.  Peripartum depression is a serious, but treatable medical illness involving feelings of extreme sadness, indifference and/or anxiety, as well as changes in energy, sleep, and appetite. It carries risks for the mother and child. Women can also experience depression during pregnancy. Peripartum depression refers to … Continue reading Defined: Peripartum/Postpartum Depression

Defined: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

By The BroglieBox Team5 min read Seasonal affective disorder is a form of depression also known as SAD, seasonal depression or winter depression. People with SAD experience mood changes and symptoms similar to depression. The symptoms usually occur during the fall and winter months when there is less sunlight and usually improve with the arrival of spring. However, even though it is much less common, some … Continue reading Defined: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Defined: Addiction/Severe Substance Disorder

By The BroglieBox Team5 min read Addiction is a complex condition, a brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequence. People with addiction (severe substance use disorder) have an intense focus on using a certain substance(s), such as alcohol or drugs, to the point that it takes over their life. People can develop an addiction to:– Alcohol– Marijuana– PCP, LSD, and … Continue reading Defined: Addiction/Severe Substance Disorder

Defined: Depression/Major Depressive Disorder

By The BroglieBox Team5 min read Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Fortunately, it is also treatable. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a … Continue reading Defined: Depression/Major Depressive Disorder

Taking Medicine Does Not Mean Something Is “Wrong” With You

By Christina, the Authentic Adventurer5 min read I never imagined that I would be personally affected by depression… I guess none of us ever really do. There were times as a young adult where I would get sad, which I expected everyone would get from time to time. And most of the time, I would blame it on hormones. But it wasn’t until years later, … Continue reading Taking Medicine Does Not Mean Something Is “Wrong” With You

School, Work, and Mental Health

By  Stephanie Catalano10 min read It’s not uncommon for people to put more emphasis on physical health, but it’s time to recognize mental health as essential. Mental Health is Important.We are living in a world where there is a lot of outside pressure and noise all of which can cause additional stress and interrupt one’s mental health. It’s crucial to take care of yourself to … Continue reading School, Work, and Mental Health

What Helps Me When the Panic Sets In

By Julia Broglie, Founder & CEO of BroglieBox10 min read Having a panic attack due to anxiety? Some people report that it feels as though they’re having a heart attack or even dying. Dizziness, chest pain, sweating, shaking, nausea, and hyperventilating are just some of the typical symptoms along with losing control or your sense of reality. Here are some tips that have helped me … Continue reading What Helps Me When the Panic Sets In

When I Woke Up to Where My Anxiety Was Actually Coming From

By Jessie Douglass-Smith McGraw10 min read Up until my early 30’s, I spent most of my life living with varying degrees of anxiety. I vacillated from extreme anxiety when I was little because I was always worried my parents were going to divorce, to a low hum of anxiety that was my constant, back to extreme anxiety as a professional dancer in my twenties that … Continue reading When I Woke Up to Where My Anxiety Was Actually Coming From

Four Ways to Improve Self-Esteem

By David Braucher, PhD10 min read In a culture where having good self-esteem is equated with feeling happy, insecurities abound. A stable self-valuation can’t be based on anyone feeling— a spontaneous occurrence that is always subject to change. But secure, positive self-esteem can be rooted in a commitment to work toward accepting all of our feelings as valid—whether pleasant or painful. We all aspire to … Continue reading Four Ways to Improve Self-Esteem