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World Mental Health Day 2019

According to the 2017¬†National Survey of Drug Use and Mental Health, approximately 0.6% of Americans 18 or older have attempted suicide at least once. That’s roughly 1.4 million Americans. World Mental Health Day, held every October 10th, raises awareness for those with mental health issues. The theme for World Mental Health Day 2019 is suicide…

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Effects of Meditation on the Brain

Numerous research has revealed the connection between meditation and the brain. New studies suggest that there are multiple benefits to meditation, specifically as it applies to addiction recovery. From changes in grey matter to improving nerve connections throughout the brain, there are several positive effects of meditation on the brain during a mindfulness based stress…