Stories covered today on Mainstream Mental Health Radio include:
Overweight kids face higher risk for depression as adults
As if it isn't tough enough being an overweight kid, a new study shows it could have long-lasting repercussions for psychological health, too. When compared with normal-weight kids who become overweight adults, overweight or obese youth in the study faced three times the risk of depression in adulthood, the research found. Overweight children do have a higher risk of developing major depressive disorder over their lifetime compared to normal-weight children," said the study.
Sleep deprivation can cause anxiety and depression—and the problem goes both ways
Good sleep is essential for our mental well-being. Just one night of disturbed sleep can leave us feeling cranky, flat, worried, or sad the next day. So it’s no surprise sleeping problems, like difficulty falling asleep, not getting enough sleep, or regularly disrupted sleep patterns, are associated with anxiety and depression.
Cathy Byrd is a residential real estate broker and mother of two young children who never had aspirations of becoming a writer until her two-year-old son Christian Haupt began sharing detailed memories of being a baseball player in the 1920s and ’30s.
Cathy has said “ The events that unfolded in our lives have restored my faith and convinced me without a doubt that our souls survive this earthly existence.”
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