May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

Did you know that one in five Americans live with mental illness? Since 1949, May has been observed as Mental Health Awareness Month!

Englewood Stigma Free Task Force Town Hall Meeting

Englewood Stigma Free Task Force Town Hall Meeting

Englewood Municipal Alliance Stigma Free Task Force held their 3rd annual town hall meeting at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. The stigma free initiative is a collaborative campaign happening amongst different counties across NJ. The goal is to raise awareness of mental illness and substance use in order to create a culture wherein residents feel supported by their community without the fear of stigma. According to the stigma free task force, 'Stigma occurs when an individual is negatively labeled by their illness and experience judgment and prejudice'. 

How To Overcome Social Anxiety

How To Overcome Social Anxiety

Do you get nervous around crowds of people? Do you become nervous before giving a public presentation? These are common examples of social anxiety. Social anxiety is defined as anxiety anticipating a social situation or anxiety during or after that situation. People who have social anxiety simply don't want to stand out. They want to be as inconspicuous as possible. Thankfully, there are some steps that you can take to become less socially anxious!

What is Schizophrenia?

What is Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder that can include delusions, hallucinations, trouble with thinking and concentration, and lack of motivation. About 1% of the population is diagnosed with schizophrenia. About 1.5 million people will be diagnosed with schizophrenia this year around the world. Schizophrenia affects men and women equally, but there is usually an earlier onset in males.

What is Binge Eating Disorder?

What is Binge Eating Disorder?

Binge eating disorder (BED) is also known as compulsive overeating. This is characterized by consuming large amounts of food, in a small period of time, while feeling unable to stop or control the behavior. Binge eating episodes usually occur a minimum of twice per week for longer than six months. It often leads to the development of weight gain, which can indirectly reinforce further compulsive eating.

What is Postpartum Depression?

What is Postpartum Depression?

Becoming a new mom can be extremely challenging: getting used to life with a newborn, lack of sleep, new responsibilities, and physical effects from childbirth. But what about the deep emotional pain that some women feel after childbirth that doesn't seem to let up? While some people get 'baby blues', that will typically go away after a week or two. Postpartum depression on the other hand, is a severe form of clinical depression that is related to pregnancy and childbirth. 1 in 7 women with newborns report experiencing postpartum depression. 

Why SMART Goals Mean Success

Why SMART Goals Mean Success

Everyone's vision of success is different. It could mean getting a job, completing a daunting task, or going back to school. Goals should be different each year, as you accomplish more in your life. Whatever you are aiming to do, setting SMART goals will help you get there. This means having reasonable and measurable long-term and short-term objectives.

Modern Therapy Walks: 2018 Lake Como Walk MS

Modern Therapy Walks: 2018 Lake Como Walk MS

Modern Therapy spent this Sunday walking at the Lake Como Walk MS event to raise awareness for Multiple Sclerosis. Walk MS is hosted by the national MS Society, who is the largest private funder of MS research in the world. Each year, 300,000 people participate in more than 400 Walk MS events! Walk MS brings together a community of passionate people to connect and raise funds to change the world for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis. Since 1988, these walks have raised more than $1 billion to drive groundbreaking research, provided life-changing services and guaranteed a supportive community for those who need it most.

How to Help a Grieving Friend

How to Help a Grieving Friend

The truth is that no one can truly comfort a friend who just lost a loved one. The void left by death is too large to be filled by another, but simply being present, may be the best thing that you can do! Being present means being available, being open, and being receptive. However, these passive activities can seem a little ambiguous, especially when you're emotionally preoccupied. Below are some ways that you can best help a friend that is grieving. 

What is Chronic Pain?

What is Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain is pain that lasts for longer than six months and is different from acute pain, which is short-lived and usually has a clear medical cause. Some common sources of chronic pain are back aches and neck pain, although it can occur anywhere in the body. Chronic pain ranges from a small irritation to a debilitating condition. Due to this, chronic pain can severely affect your mental health.